Have you ever thought about heading to the farmer’s market for your skin care needs? Sure, you might head to the farmer’s market to purchase summer fruits and veggies to put on the table.
However, many fruits and veggies offer incredible beauty benefits as well.
When you start shopping for fruits and veggies, make sure you grab these four skin care must haves. You’ll be amazed at how these fruits and veggies help you enjoy healthy nails, hair, and skin.
You’ll also want to grab some avocados for their beauty benefits. Avocados include important vitamins, such as vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin B6. Try using avocados to treat these beauty problems.
Treat Sunburned or Dry Skin: The amino acids in avocados offer protection to skin from damage from the environment. The oils of the fruit help to penetrate the skin deeply, moisturizing and making cells grow faster.
Those natural oils also contribute to treat sunburned skin and work to protect skin from the sun.
How To: To enjoy a moisturizing treatment for dry skin or a treatment for sunburn, make your own avocado mask.
Simply mash one or two avocados and mix with about a tablespoon of raw honey.
Apply the mask, leaving the mask on skin for about 10 minutes. Rinse gently with warm water.
Lackluster hair: If your hair is dull and dry, consider using some avocados for shiny beautiful hair. Healthy fats are found in avocados, meaning that avocados make a very wonderful conditioner for hair.
The vitamin E found in avocados keeps hair nice and shiny.
How To: To make a hair conditioning treatment, take 2 avocados and mash up the insides after removing the seed.
Add two tablespoons of olive oil and a tablespoon of honey and mix. Apply to hair as a conditioner, allowing to sit on hair for about 30 minutes. Rinse away and enjoy beautiful, shiny hair.
Bananas are delicious mixed into yogurt or by themselves for a healthy snack. This fruit also offers some excellent beauty benefits.
The vitamins and minerals found in bananas, such as iron, vitamin B 6, iron, vitamin C and vitamin A, help moisturize skin, treat acne and more.
Dry hands: First, the vitamin A found in bananas helps to make sure skin is well moisturized, which helps to eliminate problems with dry skin.
How To: To moisturize skin, mash up a couple bananas and apply to affected skin. Rinse off after 20 minutes for improved moisture.
Reduce Eye Puffiness: For puffy eyes, put a bit of mashed banana on the affected area. The potassium in the bananas helps to eliminate that fluid, helping to eliminate the swelling.
(For this same reason, eating the fruit will help fight bloating). As a bonus, your face will smell amazing after!
Acne Treatment: The peels of the bananas have many antioxidants. Use banana peels on blemishes.
How To: Cut a piece and simply rub the inside of a banana peel on acne 2-3 times each day. You’ll see results in a few days.
Facial Scrub: Make a facial scrub from bananas by combining a tablespoon of white or brown sugar with a mashed banana. Apply to the skin, rubbing to exfoliate. The banana also moisturizes skin. Rinse away.
Some people use carrot juice for weight loss, but carrot juice offers great benefits to your eyes as well. You may be surprised to find that carrots offer some beauty benefits. Use for…
Uneven skin tone: The carotene and vitamin E in carrots can help to improve your skin tone. To enjoy these results, you’ll want to make your own carrot mask.
How To: Simply puree a carrot and then strain out the juice. Combine the juice with two tablespoons of old fashioned oats and a couple of tablespoons of honey.
Mix the ingredients together. Apply the mask to skin and allow to sit on skin for about 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Brittle hair and split ends: You can use carrots to help treat hair problems like split ends or dry, brittle hair. Carrots include vitamin E and vitamin A, which both help to keep hair protected from damage.
How To: You can add carrot oil to hair each day to ensure your hair gets these important nutrients. If you don’t want to buy carrot oil, make it yourself by simmering 3-4 carrots (peeled) with some olive or coconut oil.
Simmer on the lowest setting until the oil in the pot turns orange. Strain and store liquid in refrigerator until needed.
Grapes have long been a popular fruit. They are used to make wines, but they offer a whole lot more than tasty wines.
Grapes also have a lot of vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium and vitamin B1. These nutrients offer significant beauty benefits including the following:
Eliminate Tooth Stains: You can also use grapes to help eliminate tooth stains. The malic acids found in the grapes help to eliminate the stains.
Simply eat the grapes to enjoy this benefit. Remember that the next time you want to fill your mouth with peroxide.
Treat Cuticles: For healthy cuticles, consider using grapes right on the cuticles. The antioxidants found in grapes provide nourishment to cuticles and they also help eliminate hangnails.
How To: In a food processor, combine a couple tablespoons of sugar with about 10 grapes. Process and then apply the mixture to your nail beds. Rinse away.
Tone and Brighten Skin : First, grapes make an excellent toner that will tone and brighten skin.
How To: To make a cleansing solution, squeeze grape juice into a small container and then apply like a toner. Use cotton balls to apply over the face and rinse.