Cucumber, aloe, coconut, and lemon. Nature’s way to love your skin and body from the inside out, or outside in. Your next trip to the grocery store, pick up these four foods to love your skin.
Contains a myriad of different benefits from pore minimizing to food packed with vitamins and minerals to fight disease. Made of mostly water (95%), it helps with hydration, curbs appetite, and brings down blood pressure. Cucumber also hosts Vitamin K, B, C, Potassium, and Manganese to name a few of the top benefits.
It also contains antioxidants B-Carotine, A-Carotene, zea-xanthin to act as scavengers against free radicals that lead to aging.
8 Skin Benefits from Cucumber:
- Pore minimizing
- Lightening complexion (blemishes)
- Sunburn relief
- Dark circle remedy
- Reduces puffiness of the eyes
- Treats heat bumps
- Fights Cellulite
Additionally, it also reduces unwanted inflammation, flushes waste from the body, brings down blood pressure, and contains antioxidant and detoxing benefits when ingested.
Slice some up in your water, add one to a smoothie or chop some up in your salad to love your body and skin.
Contains the same hydrating properties as cucumbers, as well as rejuvenating skin. Egyptians called it the ‘plant of immortality.’ Today it is the go-to plant for sunburn and medicinal purposes. When broken, it produces a clear gel that can be applied to the skin to soothe or heal.
8 Skin Benefits from Aloe:
- Skin Rejuvenator
Additionally, it is known to soothe the digestive track, decreases irritation, enhances repair of ulcers in the stomach, increase healthy bacteria in the stomach, and improve blood circulation in the body when ingested. Consume only aloe vera made for internal use, and be aware of diarrhea risk if not ingested properly.
Introduce the plant into your home today – they are easy to care for and are beneficial to have fresh slices available when needed.
Commonly known as ‘the good tasting and smelling oil,’ this substance is white and hard at room temperature and changes to a clear liquid with just a couple degrees of added warmth. It can be ingested by itself, spread on the skin or used as a vehicle to spread essential oils for added benefit to the body and mind.
Be sure to use organic, extra virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil for the best and healthiest results.
8 Skin Benefits from Coconut Oil:
- Eye makeup remover
- Wrinkle reducer
- Acne treatment
- Lip balm
- Cellulite solution
Additionally, it boosts energy, provides good cholesterol, balances blood sugar without weight gain, and curbs appetite when ingested.
Drink coconut water after working out, have coconut oil on hand to apply topically to the body, or include in daily cooking.
Contains a smattering of vitamins, including Vitamin C, B5 B3, B1, B2, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphors, Potassium, Zinc, Calcium, and Folate. They not only help boost immunity to prevent colds, but they also help bowl movement, intestinal worms, and restores pH balance in the body.
8 Skin Benefits from Lemon:
- Removes access oil from skin
- Reduces scars
- Improves acne
- Lightens age spots and blemishes
- Blackhead treatment
Additionally, lemons restore the body’s natural pH balance due to their acidity, detoxify the liver, clean your bowels, contain 22 anti-cancer compounds, and blood vessels are strengthened when ingested.
Add slices to your morning water to immediately alkalize the body, or squeeze it on your morning fruit or afternoon salad to spice things up. It adds extra flavor to salsas, dressings and toppings on many different types of food.
Start experimenting with these four natural food skin-lovers today and see how your skin changes over the next 30 days.