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4 Superfoods For Great Skin Care


Retaining your beauty shouldn’t harm your skin yet that’s what so many of the creams, lotions, peels and procedures tend to do causing long-term irreversible damage all in the name of beauty. It is important to use products with natural ingredients. The following are some great super foods to consider:

  1. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera increases collagen production 100% naturally for a youthful, wrinkle-free complexion and plump, beautiful skin which makes it the ultimate botox alternative!

The inner gel of the aloe vera leaf contains around 200 active compounds with over 75 nutrients. These include 20 minerals, 18 amino acids and 12 vitamins . Aloe vera also has anti-microbial properties fighting fungi and bacteria and houses anti-inflammatory plant steroids and enzymes.

Aloe vera is best eaten fresh when possible (you can order large aloe vera leaves which last a few weeks refrigerated). Scrape out the inside gel, avoiding the outside of the leaf which is a strong laxative, and blend with fruit for the ultimate beautifying smoothie. Aloe vera has a mild flavour though a slight bitter edge, thus is best combined with fruit.

Aloe Vera helps the skin in following ways

  • Aids in digestion and elimination
  • Boost the immune system
  • Help expedite wound healing
  • Moisturizing and rejuvenating the skin
  • Naturally stimulating the production of collagen
  • Great for acne and scaring
  • Helps Balance hormone

 

  1. Avocados

Avocados are a good source of healthy fats to include in our diets. They are rich in certain mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fats that keep our hearts healthy. They lower cholesterol and they also contain fiber and protein to keep us full. Avocados are one of the best anti-aging foods you can eat. While we enjoy eating avocados, they are also excellent to apply on the skin topically.

Avocados are smoothing and softening for the skin and easily absorbed; compared with almond, corn, olive, and soybean oils, avocado oil has the highest skin penetration rate.  Avocados contains vitamin C which is needed for the creation of elastin and collagen, which bind your skin cells together and maintain their firmness and structure. This super food also contains Vitamin E assists in preventing free radical damage from oxidizing fats in your skin cells that lead to aging skin.  Additional benefits of avocados are:

  • Deep moisturizer for the skin
  • Helps with the treatment of psoriasis
  • Protects the skin from sun damage
  • Prevents and treats acne and acne scars
  • Removes sun tan
  • Help Reduces Wrinkles

 

 

  1. Honey

Honey’s often thought of as a healthier sweetener, but you might be surprised to learn that this ingredient has tons of benefits to the skin. Raw honey is incredible for your skin thanks to its antibacterial properties and hefty serving of skin-saving antioxidants. Honey can help your skin in the following ways:

  • Helps Reduces Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Great deep moisturizer for the skin
  • Excellent for cleansing the pores
  • Gentle Exfoliator
  • Reduces the appearances of scars
  • Gives you skin a natural glow
  • Help reduces acne breakouts
  • Useful in the treatment of Sunburn
  • Brighten the skin complexion
  • Hydrates the Skin

 

  1. Coconut oil

Coconut oil is incredibly beautifying and moisturizing for the skin and has antioxidant properties which protect against free-radical damage, keeping the skin youthful and healthy. Taken internally or externally coconut oil is a great ally for any beauty skin care regime. It also contains lauric acid, an anti-microbial fatty acid that kills bacteria, viruses and fungi. The following are a few ways you can coconut oil in your beauty regimen:

    • Used to highlight your cheekbones
    • Great for removing make-up form your face
    • Use as a body and face moisturizer
    • Used as a lip gloss to moisturize lips
    • Helps to soothe dry hands and feet
    • Great as a deep condition treatment for the hair
    • Useful for adding shine to your hair


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