Welcome to “Beauty Inside Out,” a ten part series that features natural and practical beauty tips for the organic woman.
As a busy mother of two young boys and an entrepreneur, it’s difficult to find time to do anything, let alone maintaining a skin regiment. Luckily, maintaining healthier, younger looking skin does not require a lot of time or cost. All it takes is developing and keeping healthy habits.
When you use your kitchen for cooking, you can “feed” your skin also! You’ve probably heard many of the body and health basics: drink plenty of water to stay hydrated; eat plenty of fruits and vegetables for anti-oxidants, maintain a well-balanced diet and exercise program, etc. Add skin to your list of health basics!!
Here is the first of ten easy tips to help you maintain healthy and radiant skin from head to toe.
#1 Fruits ‘n Veggies: What you can do for your skin while eating your anti-oxidant rich fruits and vegetables is to use them also to wash your face or mash them for a facial scrub to exfoliate your skin. There is a whole list of fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, avocados, papayas, mangoes, cucumbers, peaches and the list goes on, that have great benefits for your skin.
For myself, I prefer to snack on tomatoes and Carrots, which are great for your skin as they are rich in Lycopene and Carotene.
It’s best to eat them raw for optimum nutrition. I usually sprinkle a dash of salt on my tomato, which makes it delicious. Don’t hesitate while feeding on your carrot or tomato to use the juice to wash your face and/or mash it for a quick facial.
Of course not all fruits and vegetables work for everybody. Some may cause sensitivity in some skin types. You’ve got to try several and find the ones that work best for your skin. If you have sensitive skin for example then stay away from the citrus fruits and go for cucumbers instead.
Cucumber is well known for its soothing and softening properties. Also cucumbers have been widely used as effective eyes pads to relieve puffy eyes and dark circles around the eyes.