Saw this on my Twitter feed and thought I’d share a few of the names of foods that are good for our skin (and some can also be applied as masks). If they are good enough to be eaten they can also be applied to our face and hair, I have done the pure avocado hair mask, yes you are reading this correctly! Avocado is a great natural conditioner. Green tea bags can be used as a cold compress for swollen eyes and even a sunburn, the colder the better, you can prepare them wrapped in a muslin cloth to avoid getting it into your eyes. As for berries, you can use them as a face mask mashed up with a little bit of natural yoghurt.
The avocado is known for its numerous properties that benefit the skin. It contains many healthy fats that plump up the skin and smooth away the dryness. Avocados have the highest content of vitamin E when compared with other fruits, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps strengthen the white blood cells.
2. Green Tea
The health properties of green tea are vast. The list of skin benefits that green tea provides goes on and on. Green tea, whether consumed as a drink or applied to the skin, can decrease risk of damage from the sun and thus lessen the risk of skin cancer.
Strawberries, blackberries and blueberries are all good for the skin because of their high antioxidant content. These 3 berries have been found to have the highest antioxidant capacity of any foods. They produce collagen which keeps the skin smooth and plump.