5 Face – Friendly Foods

5 Face – Friendly Foods

Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 8.30.11 PM1. Papaya: When I’m done eating one, I rip up the peel and lay them all over my face, gently rubbing them in. Rinse after you’ve “soaked.” Papaya is known for its antioxidants, vitamin A, and especially its powerful enzyme papain, which “digests” and breaks down build up and toxins, leaving your face aglow.

Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 8.31.54 PM2. Avocado: The bright yellow-green insides of a freshly ripe avo really do glisten and always make me think, “you are what you eat—and what you put on your skin.”  I take a pinkie-fingernail scrape of avocado and rub it onto the tops of my hands, the apples of my cheeks, or whatever else I want glistening.

Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 8.36.40 PM3. Citrus peel: Before I toss the peel of an orange or grapefruit, I rub the insides of the peel on my face and neck. They have a cooling and cleansing effect (citrus is antibacterial), and in my mind, must be as good a practice as the vitamin C serum aestheticians are always praising. Go to the source! Rinse when you feel like it.

Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 8.37.33 PM4. Aloe: Aloe is so easy to grow (the leaves regenerate when you cut their ends), I highly suggest having a few plants. Even a very small, thin slice gives you enough goo to spread a layer across your whole face. Seriously, try the gel on your forehead before you go to a party. You can leave it on all night. As it dries, it pulls the skin amazingly taut! It’s temporary, but highly satisfying. And of course, aloe gel is known to be nutrient dense and soothing to all kinds of skin issues.

Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 8.41.21 PM5. Coconut Oil: There are about 1 bajillion home uses for coco oil, but its healthy fat and vitamin E content is simply good all around for dryness, peeling, cracking, and all kinds of skin disorders. When I add coco oil to any of my recipes, I rub any excess into my cuticles, nails, and elbows.

Do you put food on your face?

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Sources: Ruby Roth; HealthWeDarGroup

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13 Comments

  1. October 27, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    Yes, coconut oil. Love the feel on my skin, it just comes with this glow. And it absorbs pretty quickly too.

  2. October 28, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    Oh yes so delicius and healthy products. Avocado is one of my fave especially guacamole-yummy!!!
    xx
    Mayoume

  3. November 5, 2014 / 9:21 am

    Great tips! Here’s a cool use for the papaya- if you mix the peel or the crushed pulp of the green fruit with some coarse brown sugar it makes a fabulous facial scrub. Rub it on your face while in the bath and leave it on for a minute or two before rinsing it off, and it leaves your skin goowing, exfoliated and super smooth. It’s also great for pimples if you add some lemon peel and a drop of lemon juice into the scrub mix.

    • November 15, 2014 / 11:56 am

      Thank you for sharing you beauty secret with me and I can’t wait to give that one a try.

  4. November 5, 2014 / 8:27 pm

    I agree with using the aloe leaf as a facial mask. It does wonders and feels so refreshing on! Great natural mask tips.
    xo Natasha

  5. November 15, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    I’ve used avocado and papaya need to try the aloe, great tips!

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