A List of Treats, Not a Trick

Heading into the holiday season, there will be many occasions where we find our kitchens stocked with goodies. And though our current spooky holiday doesn’t necessarily boast health benefits for our skin (candy is primarily just good for our taste buds) here is a list of foods that can provide a good source of nutrient and benefits for your overall health.

  • Lemon — A common good in the kitchen functions by it’s acidity that can whiten nails, give your hair natural-looking highlights, and help slough off dry, flaky skin.
  • Egg white — For the extra healthy conscious, egg whites can go beyond your omelet and can be used as an egg white mask that can improve tone and texture.
  • Olive oil —A household name as an ingredient that packs a lot of nutrients, olive oil is great for hydrating hair and smooth dry spots on skin.
  • Sugar — The sweetest natural exfoliate, sugar does well when mixed with a little olive oil, almond or apricot oil for a body scrub or great lip.
  • Green tea — To soothe skin, rinse your face in this cool green elixir. This full of antioxidants tea is also helpful for reducing redness and easing stress.
  • Avocado — An excellent moisturizer, avocado is great as a face mask, mashed up in your hair, or used just about anywhere, where a little extra hydration may be needed.
  • Oatmeal — For a fast-acting soother, look no further than oatmeal, which has major anti-inflammatory properties. You can even drop it in the bath, slather it on your face, or even use it as a gentle scrub.
  • Papaya — One of the more unknown goodies in our kitchens, papaya has the power to decongest your skin, and fast! Needless to say, the papain in this fruit makes one of the best enzyme masks around.
  • Honey — This natural antimicrobial also soothes and draws moisture into skin. Use it in masks or as a spot treatment.

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