I love discovering new skincare products (whether it’s store-bought or homemade). And I think it’s so awesome that so many ingredients for at-home remedies can be found right in our own kitchen. Understanding the properties of certain food items and the effects they have, can be an advantage when applying it in your skincare routine. Am I the only one that raids my pantry/kitchen to whip up homemade skincare remedies, using food?
Food for the skin (Using food to beautify skin)
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Pumpkin is great for the skin and hair. I eat pumpkin, and also feed it to my dog. It has a wide array of health and beauty benefits. I've heard of pumpkin facials but have never tried it. I prefer eating it because I rarely have the time or patience for facials.
I'm not sure if you're exclusively in search of homeopathic topical solutions, but I do know that eating salmon is amazing for the skin as well.
Salmon skin contains high concentration of omega 3 fatty acids that work wonders for the complexion. I wouldn't eat too much of it though, more is not always necessarily better. Salmon (wild or farm-raised) may also contain environmental pollutants (such as mercury) you need to watch out for. Farm-raised contains more dioxins than wild salmon. It's best to be informed where you get your salmon from. I actually bought some for tomorrows dinner, and forgot to ask..
Raw greens. I can attest to this. Along with a clean-eating lifestyle.
Not food, but flaxseed oil is suppose be great too. It adds elasticity (plumpness to the skin). I just started taking it. What i really saw a difference in skin and hair is with biotin capsules. My skin and hair are so much shinier.
My favorite homemade facial includes a combination of egg whites, lime juice, and honey. My face feels so invigorated afterwards. It leaves my skin smooth, softened, brightened, and refreshed. I love pumpkin based products too. I'd rather make my own at home than spend a fortune for the same benefits. Pumpkin is so rich in vitamins, and leaves the skin moisturized and smooth. I love facials because I feel so refreshed afterwards.
My Indian pal and I made one yesterday coincidentally. Using an aloe vera plant Indian recipe
Put a cup of olive oil or coconut oil on to heat and add the biggest, darkest, greenest aloe vera leaves. as many as you can. we used 12 about 6 inch... chop em up small and keep on a very low heat for an hour or so till the leaves turn black. strain n then u have a great skin oil.