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Natural Beauty Foods That Work

10 Foods That Belong on Your Face

Right now, you probably have some the gentlest yet most effective skin care ingredients sitting around your kitchen. Foods are often the source of costly skin care ingredients, after all. But have you ever considered just putting the raw version on? Learn how to be a real natural beauty when you keep reading.

  • Green tea — Full of antioxidants and helpful for reducing redness, rinsing your face in cool green tea is a great way to gently soothe skin.
  • Avocado — An excellent moisturizer, avocado is great as a face mask, mashed up in hair, or use just about anywhere you could use a little extra hydration.
  • Cherries — Another antioxidant superstar, these guys are also great for evening out skin tone.
  • Oatmeal — For a fast-acting soother, look no further than oatmeal, which has major anti-inflammatory properties. You can drop it in the bath, slather it on your face, or even use it as a gentle scrub.
  • Papaya — Want to decongest your skin fast? The papain in this fruit makes one of the best enzyme masks around.
  • Lemon — The acid in this fruit can whiten nails, give your hair natural-looking highlights, and help slough off dry, flaky skin.
  • Egg white — Not just for omelets anymore, egg white masks are a classic way to improve tone and texture.
  • Olive oil — This kitchen staple is great for hydrating hair and smooth dry spots on skin.
  • Sugar — There's no sweeter natural exfoliant. Mix this with a little olive, almond, or apricot oil for a great lip and body scrub.
  • Honey — This natural antimicrobial also soothes and draws moisture into skin. Use it in masks or as a spot treatment.
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annehouseman annehouseman 4 years
Oatmeal is incredible for soothing sensitive skin, and I love using it mixed with a little honey as a face mask. My husband gets a chuckle looking at my oatmeal-slathered face, and I get amazing skin afterward, so it's a win-win.
hneisworth hneisworth 4 years
Great idea to treat yourself to a green tea full of antioxidants, then save the tea bags after a brew to create a refreshing Green tea cool water spritz. You can even put the brew into a Muji travel sized spray bottle to take on the go.
juliaralston juliaralston 4 years
Another kitchen staple that's great for your skin and hair is coconut oil. When I'm cooking with it, I'll scoop out an extra tablespoon and rub it into any dry patches of skin and the ends of my hair. Also, it smells like paradise.
BeautyTidbits BeautyTidbits 4 years
Olive oil is an amazing cure for all things dry! Once a week (especially in winters) I soak up my face in olive oil for about half an hour and then use a gentle sulfate-free face wash to rinse out. It sure helps to keep my dry skin soft and supple!
Heather3219716 Heather3219716 4 years
This is awesome! I want to try the sugar/ olive oil exfoliant!
supertuffy86 supertuffy86 6 years
I actually make a scrub out of sugar and honey (gently scrubbing). I love yogurt masks and oatmeal masks :)
CalidaA CalidaA 6 years
^I have sensitive skin too, but I loved the lemon on my skin! I have very oily skin though. I've tried the Lemon, Olive Oil, Sugar and Honey before, I'll have to give the others a try. Thanks for the simple line-up of ingredients and advice :D
bryseana bryseana 6 years
These are all good ones. But, I wouldn't recommend applying lemon juice to the face. I did that once and got a terrible, painful rash. I have sensitive skin though.
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