Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Natural Recipes for Beautiful Skin

A great diet and plenty of water are not only good for the body but also basic fundamentals to having gorgeous skin.
Try these homemade recipes to remove impurities and create a glowing complexion and remember afterall, you are what you eat!

Bon Appetit!

Avocado Homemade Face Mask Recipe

Avocado is outstanding for radiant skin. It is a source of antioxidants to protect from free radical damage, including vitamin C, which is necessary for the formation of collagen, and essential fatty acids to hold in moisture.

Use ripe avocado to soften, cultivate, and prevent wrinkles.

Mash an avocado and put it on the face and neck. Leave on until it dries. Use a warm wash cloth to wash away. Splash the face with cool water and pat dry.

• For dry skin add one teaspoonful of sesame oil.

• For mature skin mix with a whipped egg white.

• For sensitive skin mash with two drops of chamomile essential oil.

• For oily skin mix in one tablespoon of witch hazel.

Fruit Recipes for Glowing Skin

Grapes, Strawberries, Apples, and Pineapple are all tremendous sources of alpha-hydroxy acids. These fruit acids act as natural exfoliants, removing dead skin cells to reveal new, healthy cells and glowing skin.

There are many outstanding skin care products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids. You can also make a homemade face mask using any of these fruit recipes. For each recipe, blend all ingredients and apply to your face. Leave on for thirty minutes and rinse well.

1/4 cup pineapple

1/4 cup grapes

2 tablespoons honey

1/2 cup strawberries

1 tablespoon rose water

1/4 cup papaya

1/4 of a ripe banana