There are two main ways that you can use superfoods to help you get a wonderful clear, soft and energised skin. Two? Well, yes, as well as eating foods to make our skin healthy, we can use foods to make healing and soothing marks and treatments.
So here are some ideas for both foods you should eat, and foods you can whip up into an emergency skin rescue system. First off, one of my favourite outer skin treatments, which is especially good if you suffer from acne and other breakouts.
Egg and honey healthy skin boost
Take a free range, organic egg and separate yolk and white. Whisk the white until it is stiff. Add the egg yolk to about a tablespoon of liquid honey and a tablespoon of organic oatmeal. Add in the whisked egg white, smooth over your skin and rest for 15 minutes. Wash off with cool water. This has worked like magic for young friends with problem skin.
Avocado dry skin mask
Take a very ripe avocado, mash the flesh up, smooth over your face, leave for half an hour, rinse with warm water and admire your naturally hydrated skin.
Not a food as such, but a vital ingredient for you skin health regime. Ensure that you drink eight glasses of good water each day. Bottled water is not necessarily better than the stuff that comes piped to your home – do your research and find a bottled water or filter system which is right for you.
Anything which has the word “berry” in its name is a great antioxidant for your whole body. Strawberry, raspberry, loganberry, blueberry – packed with vitamin C, the berry family is your skin’s friend.
Your mother knew what she was saying when she told you to eat your broccoli. Broccoli is possibly the ultimate superfood for your whole body, and of course your skin, with cell building properties to renew and restore tired skin.
One of the very best, and of course, most delicious, sources of selenium, a powerful antioxidant, and one which is vital to keep your immune system in good shape.
Many people wonder why their skin looks dry and old, when they have subjected their body to years of fat deprivation. Eat small amounts of natural fats – olive oil, nut oils, avocado oil, organic butter, oily fish and the fat from naturally reared meat, and see what a marvellous difference it will make to your skin and your overall health.
Omega 3 and Omega 6
These absolutely essential oils which will build and protect your skin, helping it to be elastic and soft, can only be obtained from foods. Eat walnuts, walnut oil, linseed, flax seed, and give your skin a real superfood boost.
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