If you are experiencing skin problems your first thought might be to go to a Dermatologist. That’s fine if you are looking for prescription medication or a cream. Unfortunately, just like regular doctors, dermatologists are not trained to take a natural approach to any skin problem. So if you are looking for homemade beauty fixes and natural skin care, here are a few suggestions that might be helpful.
In the latest edition of Lucky Magazine they ran an article titled “15 Secrets From Top Dermatologists”. Lucky interviewed three derms from NYC and Miami, each offering up their choices of skincare, none of which were organic or nontoxic.
But I did come away from this piece armed with a few more natural tricks to add to my beauty arsenal. And the real beauty here is that they can all be found right in the kitchen.
The food/beauty connection is soooo important because beautiful, healthy skin is unreachable without a healthy diet to back it up. Try these foods as natural beauty remedies:
– Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon and walnuts, help to prevent premature aging, keeping skin plumped and supple.
– Antioxidants help to fight free radical damage caused by pollution, UV damage and toxins in the environment. Find them in blueberries, pomegranates, and green and white teas.
– Lucky suggests cooled black tea bags for reducing puffiness and dark under eye circles, but I like to use green. Green tea contains more antioxidants than black tea, and you can either drink it or use it as a facial toner.
– For an all natural eczema fix try a whole milk compress followed by a hypoallergenic cream.
My favorite recipe for a moisturizing night cream is using honey and coconut oil. Melt about 1/2 cup of coconut oil in a pot over hot water. Mix with 2 tbsp of honey and apply to your skin at night. Keep the rest in an airtight container in the refrigerator. That’s a great beauty fix and a natural skin care for wrinkles too.
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