Beauty is more than skin deep and it’s a well known saying and fact… that you are what you eat.
Here’s some regular everyday foods that can have super charged positive results for your skin.
The Carotenoids in pumpkin and carrots are like wrinkle fighting pigments that help neutralise free radicals in the skin, keeping them from damaging the cells that fast forward aging. Winter is the perfect time for roast pumpkin & pumpkin soup. So add this natural beauty into your weekly menu to stay healthy inside and out.
Check out the DIY Pumpkin Face Mask recipe below treat yourself to a night in with this low cost DIY face mask, designed to help you achieve a healthy, glowing complexion.
Pomegranates are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits. Research shows this fruit’s juice has more inflammation-fighting antioxidants than red wine or green tea.
A liver cleansing hero. Rich in iron, vitamins and minerals, it fights wrinkles and nourishes your hair and nails. Add beetroot to your daily juice or roast it for a yummy beetroot and feta salad.
A rich source of dietary fibre to flush out toxins and create clearer skin. Say no more!
Rich in omega-3 fats and B vitamins that strengthen your skin cells to lock in moisture and nutrients, keeping your skin glowing and plump. Sprinkle walnuts over Greek yoghurt and berries for a full flavour bomb. Ya –um!.
DIY PUMPKIN FACE MASK
2 tbsp pumpkin puree (simply boil up 100gms of Pumpkin cut into cubes and mash once soft)
1/2 tsp organic honey
½ tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp milk (soy, almond or dairy)
1: Start with clean skin. Remove all makeup and wash your face with your regular cleanser.
2: Combine pumpkin puree, honey, olive oil and milk in a small bowl and mix well.
3: Apply the mask using your fingers or a medium-sized makeup brush; avoid getting the mixture too close to the eyes. You can also apply to the neck and décolletage, but you’ll probably need to double the ingredients.
4: Allow the mask to set for about 20 minutes.
5: Gently wash off the mask with a warm, damp washcloth and follow with a moisturiser
Article by Anastasia Skin Crusader
A reformed mainstream beauty addict, Anastasia now goes by the title of skin crusader and has been embarking on an educational crusade over the past 10 years to revolutionise the way people care for themselves and the planet. Via her public speaking engagements, products and blog. She hopes that this knowledge passes on a legacy to future generations, so they too can embrace the philosophy of less equals more and save our skin and the world we live in.