There are many foods found in your kitchen that are not just beneficial for eating, they make great skin care products as well. The best thing about that is that there are no chemicals and you know exactly what is in it, plus it’s cheaper. Of course no product will work the same on everyone and everyone’s skin type is different but the intention is the same. Listed are just a few of the foods that can be found in your kitchen.
Plain Yogurt – Yogurt can be used to lighten the skin; clear pores, clears acne, and has an anti-aging property that helps fight wrinkles. Yogurt contains multiple nutrients such as Zinc, Calcium, B-Vitamins, Lactic Acid.
Avocado - Avocado is known to act as a great skin moisturizer and nourishes dehydrated skin, however it also balances the oils in your skin so you it won’t promote and oily face. It also cleanses and detoxifies your skin and protects from environmental toxins. Also helps reduce wrinkles. Avocado contains vitamins (A, B, C, E, and K), copper, potassium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus.
Cucumber – Cucumbers are used to fade dark circles and reduce puffy eyes, fade freckles, improve complexion, and shrink pores. Cucumbers contain Vitamins (A, C, E, and K), Calcium, Iron, and Zinc.
Lemon – lemon brightens and lightens your skin but there are other benefits as well. It helps clear blackheads and treats acne. It can also be used as a lip exfoliator. Lemons are a good source of Vitamin C.
Egg Whites - egg whites can help fight against the environmental harm that affects your skin. Egg proteins contribute in maintaining the elasticity of skin. Egg whites aid in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, shrink pores, treat acne and rashes. Egg whites are high in Vitamin A and collagen.
Honey (raw organic) - Honey is naturally antibacterial which makes it great for helping treat acne. It also slows down again skin, moisturizes skin, and unclogs pores. Also works like peroxide when healing wounds.
Milk – Cleopatra took milk baths to help her skin stay soft and glowing. Milk improves complexion, makes an excellent cleanser, removes dead skin cells, shrinks pores, reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin radiant, and makes a great moisturizer.
Try it out! Mix yourself some ingredients and see how they work for you. Always test a small area on your arm and wait 24 hours before using anything on your face in case you have an allergic reaction.
My personal favorite - 1-tbsp Yogurt, 1/2 avocado, cucumber (enough slices to create a paste). Mix it well, apply to your face and let sit for about 10-15 min.