bookmark_borderFoods for Your Face

I’m sure you’ve read before about what foods you should eat to improve your skin, but what about the foods you should put directly on your skin? Whether you’re applying them directly, mixing up your own DIY facial mask or purchasing a product that includes one of the ingredients, here are some examples of foods that you can put on your face to improve your skin.

  • Honey. Mixed with other ingredients such as milk, honey can work as a great moisturizing and smoothing facial mask. Honey is a natural humectant, which helps to minimize the look of fine lines and give you a youthful appearance.  Honeyi s also antibacterial and can help to control breakouts.
  • Avocados. Doing  a simple Google search for avocado face masks will yield thousands of results. Avocados contain tons of healthy fats that work to help your skin when they are consumed as well as applied directly to the skin. Their vitamins and nutrients work to rejuvenate tired skin and improve the elasticity.
  • Eggs. You can use all parts of the egg on your face- both the white and the yolk. The entire egg can moisturize the skin, while using just the white is known to tighten your pores and firm your skin. Apply the egg, let it dry for a bit, and then wipe away and see the benefits.
  • Yogurt.  Dairy products in general have benefits for certain skin issues. The lactic acid in yogurt freshens up your skin and can brighten dark spots and uneven tone. It’s also a moisturizer, which is an added bonus.
  • Olive oil. Oil on the skin can sound counter-productive, but it isn’t true. Olive oil is great for moisturizing your face and can be mixed with sugar or oatmeal to exfoliate dead skin away. When applying directly to the face, try to use extra-virgin olive oil, since it’s generally is less processed.

bookmark_border4 Foods That Are Good for Your Skin

They say you are what you eat, but I wouldn’t take it quite that far. However, it is true that the foods you put into your body have a large impact on the quality of your skin. While you don’t have to drastically change your diet based on these facts, adding in a few new foods and being mindful of what you put into your body could help your skin. Here are 4 examples of foods that are good for your skin.

  1. Walnuts. Many types of nuts are good for the skin (and healthy, too!), but walnuts specifically can work wonders. They contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can improve skin’s elasticity. As an added bonus, using skincare products that have ground walnuts can act as an exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells and improve the texture of your skin.
  2. Salmon. Salmon contains fatty acids that are great for the skin. Examples of fatty acids are omega 3 and omega 6, which help not only your health, but your skin as well.
  3. Green tea. Green tea is full of antioxidants, which are great for your skin. Green tea is also known to help reduce redness and inflammation due to its calming ingredients. Studies have shown that drinking green tea daily may have to prevent skin cancer.
  4.  Avocado. Guacamole’s main ingredient is known to be a great source of vitamin E, which can boost your skin’s vitality and add a luminous shine. Vitamin C, which can be used to reduce skin inflammation, is also a main ingredient that is great for the skin.