Archive for ‘Fruits & Vegetables to Improve the Skin’

June 1, 2011

Carrot Facial Mask!

How to make a carrot & honey facial maskHi everyone,

Its been awhile. Sorry! I am trying to get back into my blogging routine:) So I just tried this Carrot Facial Mask a couple days ago and became a huge fan. It is super easy to make and truly works. I am not a fan of the smell, but I enjoyed the feeling it gave my face. I think it’s a great alternative if you need a quick remedy. Carrots are very high in vitamin A and C!

Here is how you all can make it:

-2 large carrots (Carrots help regenerate skin cells and protect skin from free radicals)

-Peal the carrots and steam until they are soft.

-Then mash the carrots into a creamy consistency. 

-1 tablespoons honey (Honey will reduce inflammation as well as swelling.)

 

Enjoy!

 

Love, Veronica<3

April 18, 2011

Fruit Facial Mask with Peach!

Hi everyone,

So this week’s mask is one of my favorites. It is made with real fruit and an egg white.  Peaches contain an enzyme that tightens up loose pores and this will help improve the look, texture, and feel of your skin.

How to make a fruit maskHere is how you can make it:

-Remove the peel and pit of a fresh peach

-One Egg White

-Whip both the egg white & peach together

-Smooth all over the face and let it sit for 15 minutes

-Rinse with luke warm water

Enjoy!

Love, Veronica<3

March 24, 2011

Fruits & Veggies to Improve Skin!

fruits & veggies good for the skinHi everyone,

Here is a list of Fruits & Vegetables that can help improve the skin. Enjoy!

Broccoli: Is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A which improves the clarity of the skin.

Brewer’s Yeast: Has a “skin respiratory factor-that allows it to be applied topically to accelerate the healing of skin problems.”

Bee Pollen: This improves the appearance of the skin and retards wrinkles by increasing the flow of blood to the skin cells and by stimulating the growth of new skin tissues.

Cucumber: The skin of the cucumber contains silica which strengthens the connective tissue of the tendons, muscles, bones, and ligaments. Cucumber’s skin also adds elasticity to our skin and is great for complexion.

Carrots: Helps improve acne conditions and is beneficial for dry skin problems.

Celery: Used to treat acne. Celery cools the body and is high in silicon and will renew joints, bones, and all connective tissues of the hair, skin, and nails.

Cabbage: Has an abundance of sulfur which purifies the blood and improves the skin.

Flaxseed: This is high in fiber and Alpha-linolenic acid. It contains 57% omega 3’s essential fatty acid.

Kale, Collards: Contains significant amounts of sulfur, therefore is excellent for the skin. One cup contains more calcium than a glass of milk. This also lowers blood sugar.

Parsnips: Known as the “beauty vegetable.” Strengthens hair, nails and improves skin quality. This is especially good for people that suffer from acne because of it’s unique balance of potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, chlorine, and vitamin C all flatter the skin.

Peppermint: This calms upset stomach, stimulates digestion and helps to digest fats.

Spinach: Fights uric acid buildup and the symptoms of aging skin. It is high in fiber and in chlorophyll.

Wheatgrass or Barley Grass: This is natures’s finest medicine. It is a complete food containing all known nutritional elements; cleanses, heals and detoxes. Works at the cellular level; a must if you want to improve your skin.

Fruits

Apples: Stimulates the production of digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid. The skin of apples are high in vitamin A.

Grapes: Grape seeds contain protective flavonol compounds that scavenge free radicals & promote the growth and repair of connective tissue of the hair, skin, and nails.

Cantaloupe: Most of its valuable nutrients are in the flesh and rind, so it’s best to juice them.

Bananas: The pulp of the banana makes a great facial and is a wonderful skin cleanser.

Pineapple: Reduces swelling due to arthritis; promotes the healing of wounds, curbs appetite and relieves sinusitis.

Watermelon: Contains Zinc and makes them valuable to the calming and repair of the skin. It re-oxygenates cells.

Oranges: It is a great protector against colds, flus, bruising and strokes. It strengthens collagen in the skin, joints, and brain.

Lemon: It is the highest in vitamin C and citric acid of all the citrus fruits. This aids digestive juices and relieves constipation.

Grapefruit: This eases constipation and improves digestion by increasing the flow of gastric juices. Also strengthens blood vessels and capillaries in the skin.

Love, Veronica<3