6 Beauty Foods from your Kitchen

Why go outside and purchase expensive beauty products when the most effective of these are available right in your kitchen?

Here is a look at some favorites to improve the look of your skin and hair.

Honey helps rejuvenate dull skin, has hydrating properties and is great for facial masks. Honey contains many antioxidants that can help against premature aging of the skin. It can make hair shiny and strong and may also be used on face and lips.

Egg yolk can help relieve dry skin, has vitamin A that can help reduce scaring. The beta carotene in eggs can help fight fine lines and wrinkles. Eggs also contain vitamin B that helps hair growth, hydrates hair and nourishes it. Egg whites on their own can be used in firming facial masks, and help fight wrinkles and fine lines.

Avocados are rich in antioxidants that help regenerate cells. Other nutrients like vitamins B and E, zinc, and copper are also found in avocados. Many of these protect against premature aging and help keep teeth strong. Avocado oil is hydrating and nourishes both skin and hair.

Lemon is a well-known antiseptic. Lemon can help fight pimples, brightens skin, can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines, age spots and blemishes. In addition, it firms skin, softens hands, helps make nails stronger, makes hair shinier. It’s great for acne problems as it can help reduce blackheads and pimples.

Olive Oil is filled with vitamins and minerals that soften, nourish and repair the skin. It can correct many types of skin and hair damage caused by the sun, pollution, cigarette smoking and eating the wrong foods. Olive oil contains vitamin A and E to help keep skin young and may be used for hydrating and softening hair, nails, face, body, and feet.

Oatmeal is rich in vitamin B, E, zinc and copper. These nutrients help the skin, help hair with shine, and are great for masks and scrubs if you have sensitive skin. Try adding it to your bath water!

Source: http://www.whfoods.org/