Do you suffer from breakouts and acne? Are your lotions and creams just making your complexion more irritated and red? Try eating a diet full of protein (wild-caught fish, chia seeds, beans, goji berries), organic vegetables and fruits (especially ones full of antioxidants, like berries), nuts, and seeds. Also be sure that you are including plenty of “good fats” in your diet from foods like coconuts, olives, and avocados. Stay hydrated with plenty of good quality water during the day and avoid soda, caffeine, and alcohol.
Do you suffer from acne? Are all of your expensive cleansers and face washes just not cutting it? Zinc, vitamins C, E, and B vitamins are important for maintaining healthy skin free from acne. Try incorporating avocados, Brazil nuts, spinach, watercress, and oats into your diet. Avoid foods that are full of refined sugars and increase the amount of fiber in your daily diet from fresh vegetables and fruits. This promotes good digestive health and clear skin.
This is another fabulous face mask from one of my favorite books, Natural Beauty at Home. This is a tropical mask that helps promote a clear complexion and a healthy glow. It’s so good that you just might try to eat it! Enjoy pampering yourself.
Pina Colada Face Mask
- 1/4 C fresh, chopped pineapple
- 1 Tbsp coconut milk
- 2 tsp macadamia nut oil (optional for oily skin types)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Spread the mixture in a thin layer over clean skin. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse well with warm water. Pat dry.
References: Cox, Janice (2002). Natural Beauty at Home. New York, NY. Henry Holt and Company, LLC.
Did you know that nutrition does more than make you feel good on the inside? In the mood to pamper yourself? Try using food for topical beauty treatments such as face masks, skin toners, shampoo, and more. Click the link below to see some of my favorite beauty treatments using authentic foods and ingredients. If you are interested in learning more, I highly recommend you check out the book Natural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox. It’s a fantastic resource full of different beauty treatments that you can make from the comfort of your own home.