Beauty fixes; the natural way

Did you know that there are foodstuffs that you can use as masks, hair products, and so on?  I am sure you do. In today’s blogpost, I am only going to mention a few natural ingredients, found in products and/or kitchen cupboards alike.  In many products today, natural ingredients like avocado, coconut oil, macadamia oil, and so on, are added to body- and hair products.  We will also look at a few products that you should add to your diet, to nourish and replenish the skin from the inside.

Avocado:  used in many hair- and beauty products alike.  It is full of fatty acids that helps the skin’s natural moisture barrier and it fights redness and irritation.  Used as a mask, or as a bath oil, it lathers the skin whilst targeting dry areas.

Kale:  packed with vitamins, kale, together with cucumber, broccoli, Aloe Vera and green tea, helps to combat free radicals and nourishes the skin.  Next time you go shopping, look out for a skincare brand that has kale in.

Blueberries:  suffering from an oily skin and/or wrinkles?  Then be on the look out for products that contain blueberries.  Loaded with antioxidants, it defends your complexion against free-radical molecules, caused by environmental exposure, which causes ageing.  Blueberries are also rich in essential fatty acids; thus the berries nourish and smooth your face.

Pomegranate:  a wonderful source of polyphenols (powerful antioxidants), that helps to protect you against sun exposure.

Grapefruit:  traditionally, grapefruit oil and extract have been used to ease muscle fatigue, acne and fluid retention.  But it also aids in toning the skin, increases circulation, stimulates the lymphatic system and can help to regulate body weight.

Walnuts:  a handful of walnuts not only contains your daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids, but also encourages healthy skin renewal. If you don’t like walnuts, cashews, almonds and brazil nuts are just as good.

Red pepper:  it contains a lot of vitamin A, which aids in the repair of body tissue, nourishes the eyes and calms dry, scaly skin.

Broccoli:  an excellent source of alpha lipoic acid (ALA), broccoli contains anti-inflammatory ingredients and can soften the look of stretch marks.

There are many other foodstuffs and herbs that are used in beauty- and/or body products.  Mother Nature is full of wonderful products that more and more brands are starting to use.  If you have a sensitive skin or suffer from allergies, make sure to test it on a small area of your skin first; especially if you have never used it before! 

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