I have done some extensive research on foods that are good for your skin and came up with the following recipes based on that.
****Warning: Please test out recipes on a small area of skin. If redness or itchiness occur, please rinse off immediately and contact your health care professional.****
1. Banana Face Mask
-2 tablespoons honey
-1 tablespoon of cinnamon
-1 tablespoon of nutmeg
Mix all of the ingredients and leave on the face until dry. Rinse off with cold water.
Banana's have many vitamins that are used for anti-aging products. Honey acts as another anti-aging, complexion boosting agent, as well as helping with opening pores and acne. Cinnamon and Nutmeg prevents bacteria and heals wounds, which would be great for acne prone skin.
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Cucumbers reduce puffiness in the eyes. All you have to do is cut two fairly thick slices and leave them over your eyes for a bit. I find it's best to take a nap with them on. Do not exceed more than 30 minutes with them on, as redness may occur.
3. Green Tea Bags
Green Tea reduces dark circles and puffiness in the eyes as well. It is not bad to combine the cucumbers and alternate them with the green tea bags.
Just boil two bags green tea (drinking the tea is optional), then put the bags in the freezer for 30 minutes. Place them over eyes before a night out to reduce puffiness and dark circles and cold, good feeling will do wonders for your complexion.
4. Oatmeal Face Scrub
-Two tablespoons of the oatmeal of your choice (blending better)
-1 tablespoon of honey
-brown sugar (as much as you need for the texture you'd like)
Mix all ingredients
Oatmeal is great for acne/general skin problems and this scrub will be great for any complexion.
5. Lemon Body Scrub
-Half a lemon
-1 tablespoon of olive oil
-sea salt (as much as needed to make it feel scrub-like)
Mix all ingredients and scrub all over dry areas.
Lemons act like a toner and will even out your complexion.
****DO NOT OVERDO THE LEMON, AS APPLYING TOO MUCH MAY CAUSE BLEACHING OF THE SKIN****
6. APPLE VINEGAR FOOT SOAK
-1 part apple vinegar
-2 parts water
Mix ingredients and soak for 30 minutes for hydrating new-like feet. Don't worry about the smell, as it will do wonders for cracked, rough, smelly feet
7. Vanilla Lip Scrub
-2 parts sugar
-1 part olive oil
-vanilla extract to taste
This scrub will get rid of rough, dead skin on and around the lips. No one wants chapped lips where you can see the lines under your lip color, so this scrub is perfect!
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