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Tuesday

NATURAL SKIN CARE TIPS

I thought I would share my natural skin care tips that will help your skin to look its best even when you don't have money for expensive creams...like me. I don't have time for an elaborate treatment program. In fact, some days around lunch I have to stop and think if I've washed my face or not that day. YET...I get lots of compliments on my skin so I must be doing something right.


And what I came up with is that it has to be my diet that is very rich in good stuff that I try to focus on to boost my family's immune system. Evidently, there is an added bonus to fighting illnesses...your skin is smoother and looks healthy!

While other moms are spending a lot of money for exfoliates and moisturizers, I'm buying cherries, berries and veggies that I hope are helping me to beat wrinkles, acne and dry, flaky skin. Here are some fruits and vegetables that may help you fight illness and look super! Natural foods may be one of the best, cheap and most effective remedies for illnesses and I believe that working on our skin from the inside out is a very good idea.

Natural cures and treatments are always best in my book. And since we have to eat why not buy foods that are nutrient rich and have disease fighting properties. The right foods will not only cleanse and protect our bodies' immune system but they will produce beautiful skin and a clear complexion with less acne (hello...teenage boys and girls, are you listening?).

Here are some of the foods that I buy either to eat raw or to use in my healthy old fashioned recipes for my family. Why don't you give them a try and see how much they improve your skin. It's true that good food is not cheap, but if you break it down you will see that they cost a fraction of the price of even discount creams and lotions.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRINK

In my humble opinion, colas are evil. They pack on pounds and I have to believe that drinking out of a mudhole might be more healthy in the long run. Well, not really but drinking colas is something I don't promote. On the other hand, I'm not a big fan of drinking fruit juices either because of sugar.

I prefer to drink water and green tea. I don't love the taste of green tea but it has been proven to reduce the damage of sunburns and overexposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun, which in turn reduces the risk of skin cancer.

As far as the benefits to your skin, green tea contains polyphenol which has recently been reported to reactivate dying skin cells. Holy Moly!!! That has to be one of the best natural skin care tips ever. This stuff might just be my own, personal Fountain of Youth.

IT'S FISHY BUT IT'S GOOD

I would eat tuna everyday but the mercury thing gives me pause. So, we eat a lot of sardines at my house. Yeah, we smell bad but our skin looks good. Probably because of the many, many essential fatty acides that protect our cell membranes healthy by keeping out harmful substances as well as allowing nutrients to enter cells and then leave carrying nasty waste products.

BERRY, BERRY NICE!

You know how you see some kids popping M&Ms and Skittles? Well, mine pop blueberries and strawberries. This is a good thing because of the antioxidants that attacks free radicals that can ruin skin cells.

Protecting our skin cells from disintegrating makes the skin look younger.

THAT WASCALLY WABBIT WAS WIGHT!

If Elmer Fudd ever manages to bag Bugs Bunny and shave him clean of hair, we will probably see an amazingly smooth and youthful hide! You see, carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which is a nutrient that skin loves because Vitamin A is required for developing and maintaining skin cells.

These natural skin care tips are not very exciting but you don't have to mix up a recipe and wear goo all over your body to reap the rewards! Give them a try for a couple of months..your skin and your bank account should be showing marked improvement by then.

7 comments:

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Susie Michelle said...

These are great tips! I think the all-time best thing for your skin is to stay hydrated. My kids pop blueberries and strawberries, too - though I have to admit they have their share of skittles, too, especially in the winter. I'm so glad summer is almost here. It seems like it's easier to eat healthier with all the summer fruits and veggies.

dressing gown said...

The mercury thing really is a problem and it's not only tuna that affected, though you are wise to eat the smaller fish.

It's surprising how many dentists are ignorant to the possibility of mercury poisoning from almagam fillings. I refused such a filling the other day only to be told that I was no more at risk from this than eating a high fish diet.

Do these people really care?

Kara L. said...

Great natural skin care tips. I have more at my site. I can tell you that the more you switch to natural products, the better your health will be.

You can even make your own products and you'll know exactly what's in them.

The secret to most natural treatments is to give them time to work. Many are not instant quick fixes.

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

Great tips! Diet is so important.
Thanks for joining in the fun at Friendly Friday. I'm following you now on GFC and would love to have you follow me too. :)
~ Charla

Lisa Masset said...

Any food rich in vitamin C is excellent for the skin as it helps to prevent wrinkles, its antioxidants can also help attack free radicals. Red and green vegatabkes are also excellent as they increase the bodies vitamin A. Not that any of these tips above have done me the tinniest bit of good after spending all my summers in the sun - I'm aging like a peach!