Posted 12 Jan 2018

Skin Secrets: 10 Foods That Will Make Your Skin Glow

You may think you have clear and healthy skin, but what about that small patch of discoloration on the side of your cheek? What are you going to do about that?

Maybe some of these organic skin care produce will work their magic and make your skin glisten, like Edward’s skin in Twilight.


  1. Get Young Skin With Acai Berries

Acai berries

Anti-aging creams are so last year!

Amino acids and fatty acids in acai berries fight premature aging of your skin. How about reducing wrinkles and looking 20 years younger!  

For all of you DIY lovers, crush some acai berries and mix it in as a main ingredient of your face scrub or face mask.


2. Natural Skin Care With Delicious Cocoa


As difficult as it may be to put your cravings aside, try and leave some cocoa for your face! If you have some left over, indulge all you want!

Cocoa is rich in antioxidants, protecting your skin from damage. It also contains a small amount of caffeine that helps to firm your skin.

Mix in some cocoa with granulated sugar and your favourite body oil for a perfect face scrub!

Next time you want a purifying facelift, treat yourself to a chocolate mask; you deserve it!


3. Healthy Skin Detox With Green Tea

Green tea

Surely you’ve heard that green tea is great for detoxing; how about giving your face a detox as well?

Green tea has many benefits when applied directly to your skin such as calming irritated skin and reducing inflammation. No more covering up that redness with makeup!

Brewed or ground up leaves are great when making your own DIY mask.

[Caution: Please don’t pour hot green tea on your face, that’s not what we mean…]


4. Organic Skin Care With Face-Clearing Parsley


Rarely do you hear someone telling you to put parsley on your skin. Surprisingly, it makes sense because parsley is immensely high in vitamins.

The vitamins in parsley even out skin discoloration, fading dark marks and acne scars.

Chopped parsley will go grandly with one of your favourite oils and granulated sugar to make a flawless body scrub!


5. Soothing Face Mask with Anti-Inflammatory Cucumber


You know in a movie, when you see an actress blissfully lying in bed or at a spa with cucumbers on her eyes? Like Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde? You may think it’s just for show, but cucumbers really do have significant benefits.

If you have dry and sensitive skin, the anti-inflammatory properties in cucumbers will leave your skin tingling with soothing sensations. How can you say no to that?

Making a face mask out of cucumber is super easy! All you have to do is mix blended cucumber with one of your best-loved oils and there you have it! Place a piece of cucumber on each eye, sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice bubble bath. Let your inner actress shine!


6. Dry Out Acne With Cinnamon


Cinnamon on pancakes? Or cinnamon in mulled wine? Whether or not you enjoy the spiciness of cinnamon in food, you’re going to love the effects of Cinnamon on your face.

Cinnamon is high in antioxidants, giving you a more refreshed and youthful look. In addition, cinnamon dries out areas of the skin affected by acne (less breakouts, whoop whoop!).

Adding a small amount of cinnamon to a face mask will work wonders for anti-aging. In the words of Fergie, you will look G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S!


7. Pumpkin, The Organic Exfoliator For All Skin Types


Pumpkin spice latte, anyone?

Pumpkin works for all skin types, proving that it’s not only magical in Cinderella! It can be used as a natural exfoliator, battling against premature signs of aging. Show off that healthy skin like the princess that you are!

To bring out the radiance in your face, pumpkin can be mixed with other ingredients such as apple cider vinegar.


8. Lovely, Taut Skin With Pineapple


Is pineapple acceptable on pizza? The debate is never ending. Nonetheless, you know what pineapple is great on? Your face!

With the healing touch of Vitamin C, pineapple is great for sensitive and inflamed skin. This tropical fruit also stimulates the production of collagen, making your skin lovely and taut.

Experiment with pineapple by mixing it with other ingredients to make a lavish face mask or scrub.


9. Get a Yummy Face Smooth As Silk With Turmeric


By applying turmeric, your face will look just as yummy as your curry!

With their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, say goodbye to wrinkles and hello to a new face smooth as silk!

The distinctive colour of turmeric can sometimes stain your hands and face (don’t worry, not forever. A couple of days at the most). Steer clear of this by diluting turmeric in other ingredients such as oil.

Stain, stain, go away and don’t come back another day!


10. Organic Skin Care With Honey


Raw, organic Manuka honey is one of the best natural skin care moisturisers you could use for your skin. Get rid of dry skin once and for all!

High in antibacterial content in manuka honey reduces acne on your skin.

Honey does not have to be mixed with other ingredients to be used as a face mask. Simply apply the honey onto your face and wash it off once it starts to drip off.


Which of these do you want to feed your face with? Tell us in the comments below!


If you want to double up on your dose of food, read our blog on scrumptious foods to eat for healthy skin?


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