Did you ever think using food as skin care? I would guess yes, since you are reading this article right now. I read a quote a while ago:” eat like your life depends on it, because it does!” I would like to say same about the skin care:” Choose your skin care products, like your health depends on it, because it does!”It matters what we apply on the skin, because skin is millions of cells bonded together. It absorbs all these beauty products and moves through the body: lymph system, blood other body organs. So, if you don’t want these nasty chemicals in your body, and trying to avoid them in the food, you should not choose skin care that contains difficult to pronounce ingredients. I love to play in the kitchen, making up new recipes for dinner or to put it on my skin. My husband and my kids are used to seeing my face covered in all different colors: red, blue, yellow…this time was rich GREEN. Here it is a Exfoliating, firming, brightening facial mask recipe with my favorite Super Foods: Spiraling and Chlorella!
A natural alkaline exfoliating refreshing DIY mask Recipe and benefits.
1 tablespoon Aloe Juice
3 tablespoons Rice Flour
1 tablespoon Honey (preferably raw)
1 teaspoon Spirulina
1 teaspoon Chlorella
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
Rice: Used as an exfoliant to scrub the skin. Doing so leaves the skin smooth, reducing pores, and giving a healthy glow to the skin. Recent research has shown that using a rice starch-soak is effective in improving the dry skin lesions of eczema! Applied topically can really change the texture and clarity of your skin, smoothing it and brightening dark spots.
Aloe Juice: is able to penetrate the skin at a much deeper level than water. Water about two layers of skin, aloe about 7 layers! Aloe is known as the medicine plant, it can be used to treat burns, infections and accelerate the body’s natural healing process. In addition, aloe is a wonderful skin softener.
Chlorella: Organic Raw Cracked-Cell Chlorella Powder is packed with phytonutrients to assist in normal cell growth and repair. Some studies have shown that treatment using Chlorella can help with the effects of scars on the skin. Chlorella was applied topically and orally to heal wounds on mice and showed “both oral and topical routes appeared to have beneficial effects on skin lesions.” (NCBI) Chlorella is said to make you look younger by improving the appearance of your skin. Because of its contents (vitamin A, vitamin C, and glutathione) it can make your skin look younger. These help to protect your cells and also get rid of free-radicals that otherwise cause damage.
Spirulina: The presence of vitamins A, C, E, K and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, zinc, copper, manganese, phosphorous, iron, potassium, selenium and calcium in spirulina makes it a wonderful food for toning skin as all these nutrients are essential for glowing skin.
Honey: benefits for Acne: Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it’s great for acne treatment and prevention. Aging: Full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down aging. Complexion boost: It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow. Honey acts as a great anti-aging agent and moisturizer. It is rich in natural antioxidants that have anti-microbial properties. They help protect your skin from harmful UV rays and facilitate the skin’s ability to rejuvenate. Honey also has the ability to absorb and retain moisture and this helps in keeping the skin well hydrated, fresh and supple.
Lemon: are rich in vitamin C and citric acid, so they can help brighten and lighten your skin when used over time. Vitamin C is a great antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals and boosting collagen production. Acids in lemon helps with blackheads and is super antibacterial!
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