Jazz up your skincare routine with these food items. Some you eat, and some you apply, but they ALL have beneficial results.
1. Ketchup [Tomato]
Lycopene in tomatoes can be more readily absorbed into the body when it is processed into sauce, pulped into juice, or pressed into paste and ketchup. A dollop of ketchup a day can protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging. Try this… Sweet potato fries dipped in Ketchup is simply delish! Scrub then slice up the sweet potato, toss in olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings. Roast in 425 degree oven for 15 min. Flip and another 15. Try adding a little cumin or cayenne pepper to jazz it up.
Cleanses pores from the inside out, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol and contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Try this… Set your oven to 400 degrees, peel the paper-thin part of the garlic away, chop off 1/4″ of the top, place on tinfoil, drizzle garlic oil, wrap and roast in oven for about 40 minutes or until soft/caramelized. Remove the skin and serve with crackers. Makes a wonderful appetizer!
Beets are full of antioxidants for the skin and detoxifiers that target the liver. Try this…Take fresh beets, scrub them up, cut off the ends, mix with olive oil and seasonings and roast in the oven. Once roasted, remove the skin and use in salads. Also yummy on a cracker w/ goat cheese.
Contains the most vitamin C of any fruit. Vitamin C is key to maintaining smooth skin. All Citrus fruits are packed with Vitamin C to help bolster your immune system and reduce the risk of arthritis. Try this… Make a Kiwi smoothie for breakfast in the morning! Use 2 Kiwi’s, a handful of strawberry’s, vanilla yogurt, and a little almond milk. Yum!
One of the best ways to tighten and tone your skin is to crack an egg open and use the egg white as a mask. This works best on oily skin; it shrinks large pores on the skin and reduces excess sebum. Try this… Mix a tsp of lemon juice, 1/2 tsp of honey to one egg white and chill out for 15 minutes. Rinse and feel the softness 😉
Go apes over bananas! They are a wonderful skin moisturizer! Vitamin A which is in the banana helps to restore lost moisture in skin. It also helps to repair dreary, damaged skin. Try this… Mash up a banana, add some yogurt and a tsp of Vitamin E oil, and apply to your skin for 30 minutes. Your skin will Glow!
7. Lemon/Lime (s)
Soothe away mental and physical strain by soaking in a tub full of lemon and/or lime slices. Not only will it relax your tense or sore muscles, but it will also pull out harmful toxins. Expect to see your skin tone even out. Try this . . . Use four to five sliced lemon/lime (s) and allow to soak in tub for five minutes before enjoying bath. The scent is amazing!