Food Not for Thought…But for Skin
There are a range of different foods and ingredients out there that are actually fantastic for our skin, and a lot of them we would never ever think of!
First Beauty Secret – Olive Oil
Our first amazing beauty skin care ingredient has to be Olive Oil! Most people neglect thinking about using olive oil in their skin care regimen because they think it’ll make skin oily, but contrary to popular belief, Olive Oil can help to maintain good health, a fresh, dewy complexion, lustrous hair and much more.
It’s fabulous for not only your skin, but for your hair, lips, hands, cuticles, and nails. So, if you suffer from brittle nails, or ragged cuticles, try soaking your nails in a small cup of olive oil for half an hour to help strengthen those claws! For your skin, it’s a fantastic skin care moisturizer cream, perfect for dry or cracked areas of your skin, and did you know that the base ingredient in many hair products! It can help repair split ends, heals dandruff, and makes your hair shiny, silky, and lustrous.
Second Beauty Secret – Sunflower Seeds
Our second beauty secret, is Sunflower Seeds! Sunflower seeds are rich in Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant. It helps slow down the aging of the skin, and provides essential fatty acids that help keep the skin lubricated and soft. It’s also selenium rich, which helps combat and prevent the return of Acne. Other foods such as Brazil nuts, cashew nuts, fresh tuna, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and wholemeal bread can also help achieve the same effect.
Third Beauty Secret – Fruits and Vegetables
We’ve probably heard time and time again to fit more fruit and vegetable into our diets, but how many of us actually pay attention? If you’re yet to jump on the Fruit & Veggie wagon, then get jumping today! Because fruits and vegetables are really good for us, and are actually great beauty skin care secrets. Sweet Potatoes and Tomatoes, in particular, replenish your skin’s antioxidants, and they help combat ‘Free Radicals’. Free Radicals are highly reactive oxygen molecules that damage cells and contribute to just about everything that can go wrong with your skin, from typical dryness upwards. Fruit wise, oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit are rich in Vitamin C, which helps keep the collagen in our skin strong and resilient, to prevent wrinkles and signs of aging.
Fourth Beauty Secret – Water
And don’t forget to keep hydrated! Water is fantastic for our skin, but not many people know this. Drinking plenty of water clears toxins out of your body, and keeps our skin looking fresh and hydrated! You’ve all been told to try and fit 8 glasses into our daily routines, and it’s not too hard once you start trying. Teas, coffees and juices do count, but for great skin, it’s best to stick to plain!
So in the future, for killer results without the price tag, instead of paying for beauty advice, pop down to the grocery store, and pick up some food for skin, and give it a try, you’ll definitely be surprised by the results, and you’ll feel healthier too! It’s worth a try, it’s not hard to achieve and it doesn’t feel like a chore! See what you think, your beauty skin care efforts will definitely show through!