DIY tips for Healthy Skin

Incorporating these nine foods into your diet makes for healthier looking skin (and body too!)

Water, dark leafy greens, orange vegetables, avocado, fish, eggs, fruit

Specialty face masks and scrubs:

Honey almond body scrub: The perfect shower treat that will leave your skin soft and sweet.

Brown sugar: 1c
Almond oil: 1/2c
Honey: 2tsp
Vanilla extract: 1tsp

Mix together and use scrub in shower after washing your skin with soap. Rinse with warm water.

Avocado face mask: This two-part recipe couldn’t be easier to get smoother skin.

One avocado
Extra-virgin olive oil: 2tsp

Mash avocado and mix with olive oil and spread on face, the results will banish that winter dryness.

Dark chocolate face mask: Dark chocolate is full of compounds that can highly benefit the skin.

Cocoa powder: 1/3c
Honey: 1/4c
Plain yogurt: 2tbsp
Oats: 3tbsp

After blending the ingredients, you should leave mask on your face for 15-20 min.

Other useful household items:

– Use a small amount of sparkling wine (yes, wine!) on a cotton ball on your face to help reduce oil and detoxify

– Cut a lemon in half and rub it all over your face once a day to help fight blackheads

– Use lemon juice anywhere on the body to brighten and soften the skin

– Combine honey, lemon juice and olive oil and add to dry skin areas, let set for 10 min, rise

– Combine coconut water and lemon juice as an in-shower moisturizer, both hydrates and brightens your skin

– Combine 1/2c of strawberries, 1c of milk and 1c of corn starch into a smooth paste. This mask (2x per week) will help repair skin as well as act as an anti-aging agent

– Mash carrots with honey into a mask to help moisturize, repair, protect and tone your skin

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