We’ve all heard about the benefits of “superfoods” and how they can help improve and clear up the skin. If you’re someone who has acne prone skin then you’re going to want to read on about these miracle foods. Not only are they great for the skin, but they’re also great for detoxing and helping improve the overall health.
Egg whites are the answer
We all have different skin concerns and if large pores happen to be yours then you need to try out some egg whites. Egg whites are a great form of protein and when applied directly to the face it can help reduce large pores.
Egg white mask
Separate an egg and discard the yolk. Use a clean facial brush and apply the egg white directly to the skin. Leave on for 15-20 minutes or until it has dried out. Rinse with warm water and repeat once a week for best results.
Olive oil for the win
Olive oil has been used for centuries in the Mediterranean beauty game. This miracle ingredient is loaded up with anti-oxidants and is easy to incorporate into your lifestyle. Drinking a tablespoon of olive oil daily will help improve the skin by hydrating and nourishing it. If you don’t like the taste of plain olive oil then try lathering it directly onto your face after cleansing and toning.
Everybody needs a date
You might be wondering what dates have to do with skincare, and, the answer is everything. Dates have been used in Middle Eastern culture to help clear up the skin. Specifically, Medjool dates, they help the body absorb iron which results in the skin producing more collagen.
If you don’t enjoy eating dates then try this DIY date facial mask:
- Remove the pits of 2 dates and blitz it up with a teaspoon of water.
- Add in a drop of honey and a teaspoon of milk.
- Apply to the face for ten minutes before washing off with warm water.
Lemon loves your skin
Drinking lemon water is probably one of the most popular detoxing methods known to health gurus. Besides having tons of health benefits it’s also great for applying directly to the skin. Lemon removes toxins from the body by draining the lymph’s, which helps get rid of puffiness and acne.
Lemon DIY mask
- Squeeze one lemon and mix with one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of nutmeg
- Apply to the face for 10-15 minutes
- Rinse off with lukewarm water
*Always ensure that you’re not allergic to any of the foods before consumption.
Apple Cider Vinegar your way to clearer skin
Apple cider vinegar has been one of the best-kept beauty secrets and there’s so much you need to know.
This winning ingredient should be introduced into your daily skin care regime because it has multiple benefits. This includes helping to balance the pH levels in the skin and illuminating acne. ACV is also known to kill bacteria while removing excess dirt from the surface of the skin.
Try this ACV toner
- Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar with distilled water.
- Store in an airtight container.
After cleansing, the skin grab a cotton ball and soak in the apple cider vinegar toner. Gently wipe the face and neck in an upward motion and moisturize.
Green Tea for brighter eyes
Green tea is something you either love or hate. Regardless, this beverage is known to have multiple advantages not only for your health but on your skin too. The anti-oxidants in green tea can assist with weight-loss and clear skin. Luckily, if you’re someone who doesn’t particularly enjoy drinking green tea then you can apply it directly to your face.
Infuse two green tea bags in water and remove after a few minutes. Place the tea bags in the fridge for 30 minutes and apply directly to the under-eyes. This will help with darkness and minimize puffiness around the area, leaving you with brighter under-eyes.
Fine lines could mean the beginning of wrinkles and we all want to be forever young. Greek yogurt is an incredible food to either eat or apply to the face if you’re worried about fine lines. It’s a rich source of vitamin B and, helps moisturize and detox the skin.