Your skin is your largest organ - all eight pounds and 22 feet of it! There are almost 20 million skin cells in every inch of your body and you slough off and replace as many as 40,000 of these miraculous organisms each day!
Taking care of this wonderful suit of armor can make the rest of your body healthier - inside and out. And the care and feeding of your skin is job one. But you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars on beauty products because much of what you'll need is already in your kitchen.
- A Skin Smoothie
Honey, yogurt, soy milk, and banana - everyone knows that this combo makes a tasty smoothie. Believe it or not it also makes a wonderful topical treatment for smoother skin. Add a little avocado along with some nutritional yeast, blend it and lather it on in the shower.
- A Soothing Soak
Blend soy milk, honey, and cream for a leisurely, luxurious warm bath. Talk about luxury!
- Mask Appeal
For an invigorating facial, mix olive oil with a little honey and apply. You'll love how soft your skin feels.
- Winterizing Wonders
Both olive oil and coconut oil in the tub or shower can prevent dry skin during these brutally cold winter months.
- A Royal Flush
Your skin is a marvelous machine and it needs water to run properly. Hydration is the key to healthy, glowing skin. Drink plenty of water each day to revitalize skin cells and flush out toxins.
- A Facial Fact
The antibacterial properties in lemon juice can help you fight the bad bacteria on your face. Mix it with honey and water for a refreshing germ-fighting regimen.
- Acne Attack
Lemon juice, cucumbers, and water are effective in the battle against acne. If you have acne, check with your dermatologist first to make sure this is a good plan for your skin condition.
- Facial Exfoliant
Oatmeal or organic coffee grounds can help get rid of dead skin cells and make those new skin cells glow. And coffee aficionados will be tickled to know that the caffeine can help tighten their skin.
- Appealing Peels
The inner peels of bananas, grapefruit, oranges, avocadoes, pineapples, and even potatoes have powerful cleansing, exfoliating, and astringent properties. Mother Nature gives new meaning to word multitasking!
- Face Foods
Adding berries, carrots, and parsley to your diet are great ways to feed your face antioxidants, fiber, and other nutrients you need.
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Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.