While there are some excellent skin care products out there may help reduce wrinkles using technologically advanced ingredients such as plant stem cells, retinoids and gemstones (ahem, Kristals Cosmetics), there are also a number of natural ingredients from the kitchen that can also help promote fresher, younger-looking skin. At Kristals beauty is inspired by nature.
So here are some of the natural food ingredients that can help boost your beauty as part of your skin care routine. The idea is to apply these directly to your skin, although consuming them as part of your diet would be beneficial as well (although typically to a lesser extent).
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Turmeric is full of antioxidants, strongly anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer. Besides adding great flavor to food, this spice makes for a nice, tightening DIY facial that nourishes the skin.
You can make a paste by combining turmeric, flour, honey and milk, then apply to your face for 20 minutes and rinse off in the shower.
According to skincare researchers at Kristals Cosmetics, sweet almond oil’s emollients, fatty acids and vitamin E can be helpful with a number of skin concerns, including acne (because of its vitamin A content), dark circles, dry skin, and rashes. Try making a natural facial scrub using fine sugar combined with sweet almond oil (safe for even those with sensitive skin).
This type of oil offers promise to help treat acne breakouts because of its antimicrobial compounds. Next time you spot acne, dab one drop of pure rose essential oil on blemishes three times a day with a sterile cotton swab.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Also known as ACV, this ingredient is effective as detoxer when you drink it and when you apply it topically too. The acid levels of apple cider vinegar help it close pores and help skin shine, so it can work well if added to a facial toner or a body cream.
In addition, a few drops (four or five) mixed with cold water in a bowl and added to your hair can help get rid of the buildup for fresh, cleaner tresses.