5 Foods That Can Make You Look Good
James Louie Ong
August 12th, 2015
“You are what you eat,” as what the old saying goes. Nowadays, wherein quality beauty regimens are too pricey and only few people could afford it, people tend to go back to the basics. We are reinforcing again the natural regimens of beauty.
Little did we know that you can achieve that beautiful skin and hair you’ve been dreaming of without purchasing a ton of products. These bargain beauty tips will show you how to turn kitchen leftovers, fruits, vegetables and the likes into everything you need to look great. Plus, these tips all use natural ingredients – good for you as well as the Earth.
They are known to be the great source of anti-aging antioxidant, “lycopene”. A German study found that this lycopene-rich tomato helped participants prevent sunburn when they combined it with olive oil and applied it daily for ten weeks. It also considered a high-carotenoid fruit. These nutrients may help slow down cellular damage from free radicals. Surprisingly, the lycopene in tomatoes is more easily absorbed by your body when it is cooked or processed, so make sure to stock up a canned tomato sauce, tomato juice and those ketchup freebies when you buy fries in every fast-food chain.
Eggs contain protein which helps repair every cells that have suffered free radical damage. Being a complete source of protein, biotin is also found in an egg, an essential vitamin that protects against dry skin.
Also a good source of biotin, avocados fights the summer sultry weather that turns your skin to dry and prevent hair and nails from brittleness. When applied topically, they can hydrate parched skin. You can pit the fruit, puree the pulp and pat it on your face. Voila! You already created a moisturizing mask. The oil itself produced acts as an emollient that softens and soothed your skin. Adding mashed potatoes can also be an option.
4. Green Tea
Green tea is listed as a skin-friendly beverage. It may be the closest thing to magic potion, all thanks to polyphenols containing it. These polyphenols are the abundant micro-nutrients in our diet. It is proven that it prevents degenerative diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
If you happen to wake up on eyes that appear to be carries little luggage, then you could be suffering from puffy morning eyes. The puffiness of your eyes in the morning can be the result of several contributing factors, including what you eat and how you sleep. Potato starch acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to ease irritated eyes.
These are some of simple ideas that may be dirt-cheap but you’ll look like you spent plenty. So if you’re one of those people who is ready to empty their wallets and have those luxury beauty products, save up your bills for a more important matter and go help yourself up with natural regimens.