Some natural products containing healthy food ingredients can actually help in enhancing your skin and hair.
A healthy diet can likewise be included in your daily beauty routine. Regularly choosing natural foods is a good start.
Many foods that are healthy to eat also offer powerful benefits for your skin and hair — and they’ve found their way into a wide variety of beauty products.
Here are some natural ingredients that can aid your beauty regimen:
Known as nature’s sweetener, honey has been also proven to help speed the healing of wounds and superficial burns. Because it kills bacteria, products containing honey are highly-recommended to patients with acne. Look for honey in lip balms, soaps, and moisturizers, among other skincare products.
Olive oil has been revered for centuries as a natural moisturizer, and with good reason — it is ultra-hydrating. It creates a barrier that protects dry skin and is particularly helpful for people who have psoriasis or eczema. Use it straight from the bottle — yes, the same olive oil you use to make healthy salad dressings — to slather on after a shower. Or try it as a homemade hair treatment for split ends. You can find olive oil in numerous skin and hair care products, including soaps, facial washes, moisturizers, shampoos, and conditioners.
Aside from being healthy for the heart, oatmeal can also soothe rashes and irritations caused by poisonous plants, such as poison ivy and oak, as well as pain and itching caused by chicken pox and sunburn. Simply sprinkle some dry oatmeal into a lukewarm bath and soak for 10 minutes. Because of its grainy texture, oatmeal is also ideal for gentle skin exfoliation: Mix with warm water, apply to your face with circular motions, let dry for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off.
While you would never apply salmon directly to your face or body, cold-water fish like salmon contain DMAE, short for dimethylaminoethanol, a compound that helps rejuvenate skin. You can get the benefits of DMAE by eating cold-water fish or by applying it to your skin by means of creams and moisturizers. Products that contain DMAE are thought to help firm skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
As you grow older, your skin cells turn over less frequently and that causes a duller appearance. Pumpkin can be a help in that aspect. It contains an enzyme that gently peels away dead skin, speeding the production of new cells. In addition, pumpkin is rich in essential fatty acids, which hydrate the skin, and the antioxidant vitamins A and C, which fight free radicals that can age skin. Look for pumpkin products in facial and body peels and in treatments for the hair and scalp.
Seaweed is a popular skincare ingredient across the globe. That’s because it’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids and is thought to have a host of cosmetic benefits, including reducing inflammation and irritation, cleansing, firming, and softening. Because seaweed is also thought to help improve circulation, it’s a key ingredient in many cellulite-reducing creams and is used in detoxifying body wraps at spas. Several varieties of seaweed are used in skincare products.
Aloe, which is instantly cooling and soothing, has been used medicinally for years to heal light burns, including those caused by the sun and certain chemicals. Its gel provides a barrier that protects against irritants and bacteria, and it hydrates and reduces inflammation. For the most potent burn relief, break a piece straight from a plant and squeeze the gel directly onto the burn. Moisturizers and other products that contain aloe are generally nonirritating, so they are a good choice for people with sensitive skin.
The many health benefits of drinking green tea are widely known — it can help reduce cholesterol and may protect against certain cancers and glaucoma. When applied to your skin, green tea is a potent antioxidant that helps skin retain moisture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Look for green tea in facial and body washes, masks, and moisturizers. For a refreshing treat, apply green tea bags dampened with cold water to your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes.
Consider these key ingredients that can improve your skin and hair when you buy food and beauty products.
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