Acne, wrinkles and puffiness are all common skin complaints. Calm and cleanse your skin with these all-natural recipes.
Chocolate Oatmeal Facial
Wondering which culprit in your diet is giving you acne? It could be that milk is causing the production of testosterone to clog up your pores with excess oil. If you find that acne is a consistent problem, try swapping regular milk with almond milk and monitor the results. This facial recipe features chocolate, an antioxidant that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth, and oatmeal, a natural cleanser that will unclog your pores.
2 tbsp chocolate
1 oz oatmeal
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp cottage cheese
1 tbsp honey
Melt chocolate. Mix the rest of the ingredients together and apply. Apply for 20 minutes, then rinse off with cool water.
Strawberry Cream Mask
Wrinkles are a normal part of aging. If you are concerned about premature wrinkling, monitor your sugar intake. Excess sugar can damage collagen and elastin, fibers that support your skin. For a healthier sugar fix, try incorporating blueberries into your diet; they are high in vitamin C, which will help strengthen collagen and prevent skin from wrinkling and sagging. This simple anti-aging recipe will moisturize your skin and its high vitamin C content will minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
1/4 cup fresh strawberries
1/4 cup plain yogurt
Mash strawberries, and then mix in with yogurt. Leave mask on for 20 minutes, and then rinse with cool water.
Banana Honey Face Mask
Frustrated with puffy skin? The food that is sabotaging your skin might be processed meat. The excess chemicals and salt in these meats cause water retention, which can contribute to puffy skin. For a less salty alternative, replace processed meats with grilled chicken breast. This easy to make recipe has anti-inflammatory benefits that help to minimize the look of puffiness.
1 ripe banana
1 tbsp organic honey
A few drops of an orange
Mash banana. In a bowl mix together mashed banana, honey and orange juice. Apply for 20 minutes, and then rinse for 20 minutes.