I have written about the benefits of various foods for quite sometime now and I couldnâ€™t help but notice how some foods can also be used as beauty products.
From Oats to milk numerous healthy foods are also used as beauty products.
So which foods in my kitchen can also be used as beauty products?
There are numerous foods that can be used as beauty products and some of them are commonly eaten as breakfast foods. These foods include the following:
Honey: Honey is a food made by bees using the nectar from flowers. It is a common alternative to processed sugar and a staple in my kitchen. You can make various beauty products from honey including facemasks and hair conditioners. To create a honey face-masks apply honey directly to your face leave in for ten minutes and rinse off with warm water.
To use honey in making a hair conditioner, mix equal parts honey and olive oil, apply to washed hair and rinse out thoroughly. Honey can also be used to treat burns to prevent scarring.
Milk: Milk is a liquid produced from the mammary glands of mammals. Milk contains lactic acid, which is a natural softener. It can be used to soften the skin and as a facial cleanser. To use milk to soften rough skin like the soles of your feet, soak your feet in a small basin of milk mixed with warm water for ten minutes before your pedicure.
Avocado: This delicious fruit is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. It tastes great eaten raw, in salads and even shakes. But itâ€™s also great for the skin and hair. To use avocado as a face mask, mash it up and apply it on your face. Leave it to dry for about 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly. To use avocado as a hair condition mash it up and massage it into your hair. Wait for 15 minutes then, rinse thoroughly.
Oatmeal: This rich grain has numerous nutritional values including the reduction of cholesterol levels, blood sugar regulation and weight management. But oatmeal can also be used as a scrub. To use oatmeal as a scrub, mix in a tablespoon of water with 2 tablespoons of oatmeal. Make it into a thick paste and apply liberally, massage the paste in gently in a circular motion then rinse off with warm water.
Coffee: Coffee doesnâ€™t only give you a boost in the morning its also a great beauty product. To use coffee grains as a scrub mix Â˝ cup of coffee grounds with a tablespoon of olive oil, make it into a thick paste and apply liberally. Massage the paste in gently in a circular motion then rinse off with warm water.
Yogurt: In addition to being full of pro-biotic and delicious, yoghurt is a great cure for sun burns. To soothe your sunburn apply some Greek yoghurt to the affected area to help ease the pain and reduce redness.
Bananas: This delicious fruit is a rich source of potassium and tastes great eaten raw, made into pastries and even shakes. But bananas are also great for your skin. They can be used as both a face mask and skin softener. Make bananas into face mask by mashing them up and applying it on your face. Leave it to dry for about 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly. Use bananas as a skin softener by mashing them up and applying to the affected area. Leave in for 15 minutes then rinse off.
To be continued …
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