Although people have consumed probiotics for thousands of years, scientists are just now beginning to fully understand how they affect our bodies. What are probiotics? Probiotics are bacteria or yeast that, when consumed, is thought to improve the function of…
The body requires a daily dose of 600 IU ( International units) Vitamin D that you get through daily sun exposure and intake of natural foods. In clammy, cold, non sunny conditions, how do you supplement your diet with Vitamin D? Look into your kitchen larder!
Guess what! The foods that we eat can benefit the skin when applied directly too! You can puree them, cut them, mash them, whisk them, grate them and enjoy all their goodness. These foods can literally sit on your face 🙂
Enter Honey! Honey is a strong anti- bacterial agent and has anti-inflammatory properties. It has a high potassium content that doesn’t allow acne bacteria to grow. Antioxidants present in honey give you clear, glowing skin. Honey is an occlusive hydrator- it pulls in moisture and retains it in your skin. Wow! this golden, sunny, sticky liquid has oodles of skin goodness 🙂
There’s a nip in the air. To quench my water thirsty skin, it’s time to add, mix and whip few wonderful moisturizers in my kitchen. You could go au natural with these fabulous, at home, DIY hydrators power packed with the goodness of Peaches, Coconuts, Olive Oil, Milk, Shea Butter and Bees Wax!
Do you think an unprotected hour in the sun would impact my skin? Sadly, it does- I ended up with sizzling sun burnt skin and was left resembling a grilled lobster. We know the havoc sun exposure plays- prolonged sun exposure puts us at the risk of skin cancer too. With all our knowledge of sunscreens and sun blocks, as humans 🙂 we do go wrong sometimes ending up looking red and sun-blotchy.