Monday, September 23, 2013

Face Food

Ruth Applies Food Directly to Her Face!

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A hormone rich diet is the natural solution to younger skin.  Forget the creams and miracle potions, you should put healthy food on the inside of your body, but also directly onto you skin.  Here are some facial ingredients that are probably in your refrigerator right now.

Healthy Facial Masks and Moisturizers from Food

Strawberries - You can put strawberries directly on your face by softening them into a mask, or by just rubbing them over your skin. They’ll combat oil, work as an antioxidant, and brighten your face.

Eggs - You can use the whole egg, or you can just use an egg white. The whole egg will offer a little more moisturizing, and the egg white alone will firm your skin and tighten pores. Just rub it over a clean face, let it dry, and you have a simple, easy egg-white facial mask.

Baking Soda - This is the cheapest, most effective microdermabrasion ever. Start with a freshly washed face, and lightly scrub it with a paste of baking soda and distilled water for about 10 minutes.

Lemon juice - This is a fantastic addition to just about any mask. Lemon juice tightens up pores, cuts through oil, and squeaky cleans your face to a nice, bright shine. You can put it directly on your face (wash off within 5 minutes, so you don’t over-lemon yourself) or add it to an egg-white mask.

Honey - This is a little like lemon, in that it can go in just about any facial mask or scrub you make. It’s moisturizing, antibacterial, and helps control breakouts. Leave it for 20 minutes.

Bananas - They exfoliate like crazy and give new life to a dull complexion. They also moisturize, and are great for all types of skin. Mash it up (add a little honey if you’d like) and rub it on your face. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse.

Oats (grinded) - They are a really great moisturizing scrub with a little water. Or add some milk and turn them into a very luxurious way to soothe dry or sunburned skin. Oats are a staple in many scrubs and masks.

Yogurt - The lactic acid in yogurt leaves your skin fresh and exfoliated. Yogurt brightens your face, while it moisturizes.

Almonds - Grind them up in the food processor and turn them into a powder. Use them as a facial scrub. They moisturize, exfoliate, and cleanse. Just like ground oats.

Olive Oil - Women have been using olive oil on their face as a moisturizer since the days of Cleopatra.   Use extra virgin, first pressed, and organic when you can. They’re going to be higher in antioxidants.

By Ruth Gantman, HHC, AADP, Holistic Health Coach

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Also visit Ruth's site for more information on nutrition and diet at Nurtured By Nature.

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