DIY tricks for feeding your skin from the outside
We love getting a little DIY-happy here at beautyheaven, so when it comes to creating skin care with food, we’re all for it.
There are plenty of foods that do an amazing job of nourishing your skin when you eat them, but you may be surprised at how these everyday foods can feed your skin from the outside too.
Better yet, you can save yourself some pretty pennies as well, so go on – treat your skin to these delicious eats!
Believe it or not, the humble potato boasts a high vitamin C content, making it a natural skin brightener. To create a fantastic face mask, rinse and peel one large potato, grate it finely, and then mash with a potato masher or a fork. Smooth the mixture over clean, dry skin, and sit with your head tilted back so it doesn’t slide off. After 30 minutes, rinse off the mask to reveal a smooth, bright and soothed complexion.
Keen to de-puff those tell-tale bags under your eyes? Brew and wring out two tea bags, then let them cool before popping them over your eyes for 15 to 20 minutes. The caffeine in tea helps to shrink the blood vessels underneath the skin and eliminate toxins and darkness under the eyes, leaving you with brighter, perkier peepers.
If you’ve never treated your skin to a DIY avocado mask, put it at the top of your beauty to-do list, stat! Bursting with the goodness of antioxidants, monounsaturated fatty acids, and vitamins C and E, avocado firms, hydrates and softens the skin, protects it from environmental damage, and regenerates damaged cells. To whip up this multi-tasking mask, mash a ripe avocado, add a quarter of a cup of corn starch, and one tablespoon each of lemon juice and olive oil. Apply to your face, and leave for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off with water.
With a ton of health benefits to its name, like reducing inflammation and improving immune function, it comes as no surprise that the sweet stuff does wonders for your skin too! A natural antibacterial and rich in antioxidants, honey is great for treating acne, slowing down the ageing process, and unclogging pores. Carefully smooth a thin layer on your skin and leave it for 30 minutes. When the time’s up, rinse off with warm water and watch your skin glow – and let the compliments roll in!
After you brew your next pot of coffee, don’t throw away those delicious-smelling coffee grounds. Jump in the shower and treat your bod to a massage with the grounds to gently slough away dead skin cells. Not only is coffee a great exfoliator, it’s also rich in skin-loving vitamin E and antioxidants. The result? Super smooth, lush skin that smells as good as it feels.
Do you like to use kitchen ingredients as skin care products? Do you have any DIY beauty tips?