7 Foods for Skin: Homemade Beauty Treatments


| 1/16/2013 12:20:00 PM


We all want great skin and a gorgeous face, but who wants to shell out the big bucks for top-dollar products? Thankfully, natural beauty (and great skin) is close at-hand—as close as the kitchen, in fact! Many foods commonly found in the pantry are brimming with nutrients beneficial for skin. So next time your skin feels dry or those wrinkles look too deep, raid your pantry for these seven skin-improving foods.

7 Foods for Skin

Turmeric

Prized for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and astringent effects (among other health benefits), turmeric is great for skin. In Asia, turmeric is used in natural beauty treatments to tighten skin and reduce inflammation. Try turmeric for yourself by mixing this herb with flour and water to make a paste. Rub the paste on your skin while in the shower, then rinse off.

avocado on cutting board
Avocados can help lock in moisture on skin. Photo By Jon Chiang/Flickr.

Avocado



Avocados are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats that can help stimulate production of our skin’s own natural oils, help lock in moisture, reduce inflammation and heal skin issues. Take advantage of the goodness in avocado with this two-ingredient Avocado Facial Mask recipe, Tropical Body Polish recipe, or Lavender-Avocado-Honey Mask recipe.



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