While regular visits to the spa to receive a professional facial are recommended, there are also some remedies you can whip up at home to keep your skin moisturized and exfoliated on a daily basis. These remedies involve just a few foods that you are sure to have right at hand in your kitchen and they may just surprise you.
Avocadoes are loaded with vitamins A, B, C and E, as well as potassium and fat, making it the perfect moisturizer. In order to prevent your skin from becoming dry, cracked and irritated, just take a spent avocado peel and use gentle upward strokes to lightly massage your face. You may leave the moisture-locking oil on as a nighttime moisturizer or to wash your face with in the morning.
Peaches are rich sources of skin-renewing alpha-hydroxy fruit acids, which get rid of dead cells, and vitamins A and C to nourish new ones. For a simple solution to unblock pores, fight blemishes and tone your skin, just cut a slice of a peach and massage the flesh on your face. Leave the juice on for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
In our Whiten Your Teeth Naturally blog, we explained to you how strawberries act as a teeth whitener. They also act as an exfoliator, with their heavy dose of Vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acids. Mash 8-9 strawberries into a paste and add three tablespoons of honey. Apply mask directly to your skin, let sit for a few minutes and rinse off to improve texture, minimize greasiness and encourage a healthly, radiant complexion.
These at home remedies help to maintain beautiful skin through everyday life, but don’t forget, professional services are still important to keep your skin healthy. Contact us at Utopia to see what we can do for your skin!