10 Ways Food Can Make You Beautiful Inside and Out

by Health Manix Staff
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Did you know that people from a long time ago were already using food to make them beautiful?  Egyptians used a mixture of honey and milk as moisturizing face masks.  Not only this, but they also use oils to fight wrinkles and look young.  In Ancient Greece, people used ground olives and olive oil as exfoliating face masks.  They also used honey, milk, yogurt, flowers, and herbs to nourish their skin.  Food cannot only make your body healthy, but it can also give you good-looking and glowing skin.

  1. Eating your greens can prevent or reduce wrinkles

Did you know that your facial expressions cause lines to form on your face?  As you grow older, your skin becomes dry and less flexible, making the lines turn into facial wrinkles.  Factors like ultraviolet light, smoking, and alcohol also makes your skin dry and wrinkly. Leafy green vegetables like kale, broccoli, spinach, and mustard greens help nourish and hydrate your skin.  These vegetables contain Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Selenium, which build up collagen and renew sun-damaged skin.

  1. Using food with antioxidants can whiten your skin

avocadosHave you tried a guacamole mask?  Avocado facial masks have become a popular way to renew and revitalize skin.  Avocados are rich in glutathione, an antioxidant found in the liver as well as in meats, fruits, and vegetables.  Research shows that glutathione actually helps whiten your skin, thanks to its antimelanogenic properties.  So, the next time you find yourself thinking of getting a glutathione shot which might cost anywhere from $200 to $4,000, consider mashing some avocados at home first as a safer and cheaper alternative.

  1. Protein-rich food gives you acne-free skin

Acne is a very common skin problem.  Triggered by sebum, or oil from beneath your skin, acne can be prevented or treated by eating food that is rich in protein, non-starchy veggies, and drinking a lot of fluids.  A detox diet plan to deal with acne should include broccoli, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, poultry, fish, seafood, meat, and eggs.

  1. Use celery and cucumber to moisturize your skin

Did you know that cucumber not only reduces the dark circles under your eyes but can also moisturize your skin?  Cucumbers and celery have silica, which gives skin moisture and enhances the skin’s elasticity.  Silica encourages the production of collagen, which makes your skin look soft and smooth.  Make celery masks at home by mixing grated celery or blended cucumber, oil, oatmeal, and yogurt. Or, if this is too much work, then add a good amount of cucumbers and celery in your diet.

  1. Buy bananas and oatmeal for supple skin

If you have a habit of eating bananas and oatmeal for breakfast, then don’t bother yourself with expensive moisturizing creams.  Face masks made from bananas and oatmeal are now becoming a trend in skin care. Bananas have vitamins C and B6 as well as magnesium, which can make skin supple and smooth.  Meanwhile, oatmeal is ideal for dry and sensitive skin.

  1. Vinegar is a stress-free way to tone your skin

Dating back to ancient times, vinegar has been known to cleanse and tighten skin.   Instead of spending on commercial facial washes, mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with water and be on your way to a cleaner and firmer- looking skin.  The alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid in apple cider vinegar stimulate circulation and minimize pores.

  1. Fruits can give you young-looking skin

Apple does not only keep the doctor away but make you look young.  Researchers have discovered that plant stem cells can help skin stem cells to regenerate, which results to revitalized skin and reduced signs of aging.  Because of the plant cells’ ability to self-renew and replace damaged plant cells, cosmetic companies have started incorporating plant stem cells into their products.  Certain apples, grapes, and raspberry, as well as plants like the Edelweiss and Gotu Kola, have properties which, among others, trigger dormant skin cells, increase the skin’s UV tolerance, and maintain the characteristics of healthy skin cells.

  1. Milk and potatoes can help brighten your skin

Not only are milk and potatoes tasty, but they can also give you clear and brighter skin.  If you have dark spots from scars or acne or age spots, then all you need are slices of potatoes.  You can place the potato slices directly on the spots and leave them for a few minutes.  Or, you can soak a cotton ball in milk and dab your skin with it.  Alternatively, you can mix milk or mashed potato with honey for a refreshing facial mask.

  1. brown sugar scrubExfoliate with papaya and sugar

A skin regiment will not be complete without exfoliating products.  Sugar and papaya have been used since ancient times as great skin exfoliants, helping you get rid of excess oil, dirt, and dead skin cells which results in acne and other skin blemishes.  Sugar and papaya scrubs are easy to make at home so you can have clean and clear skin at any time.

  1. Eating nutrition-filled food improves your complexion and help battle the colder weather

Like harmful UV rays from the sun, cold weather can also damage skin and make it dry.  While food-based facial masks can help you deal with common skin issues, nutritious food can help you maintain your healthy complexion. Remember that your outward appearance is a result of what happens inside you. Fill up on healthy food so your body can give you clearer, smoother, and fairer skin.

Conclusion

Food played a significant role in skin care in ancient times. Today, more and more people are turning to nutritious food to attain total well-being.  Cosmetic companies infuse plant stem cells into their products.  People are starting to experiment with food-based skin remedies like facial masks and sugar scrubs.  Truly, health food not only makes people feel better, but it also makes them look better.

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