Fridge Facials: Top Ingredients to Apply to Your Skin

We spend a lot of time discussing the super foods that will help us live longer and how to incorporate them into our diets. What about the foods that help us look better as we age as well? And what about applying them to our skin instead of putting them in our mouths? Pricey facials and $80 creams are one way to go if you have the extra funds, but have you ever considered looking inside your fridge for your next facial? We’ve found the best foods to help your skin glow. Check our list of combinations that will help smooth out those rough patches without breaking your bank.

 

slicedpotatoProblem: Puffy eyes
Solution ingredients: Potatoes and green tea
How they work: Forget cucumbers. Potatoes are a fantastic anti-inflammatory and also lighten the skin. And green tea contains caffeine, which constricts the blood vessels of the skin, curing puffiness. It also contains antioxidants that help fight and treat sun damage.
Method: Slice potatoes and put them in a pitcher of cold green tea. Let them sit for about an hour. Place potatoes on eyes for 10 minutes.

yogurthoney

Problem: Dull dry skin
Solution ingredients: 1 tbsp Greek yogurt, half a mashed banana, raw honey – mixed together.
How they work: The yogurt and banana will act as a gentle exfoliate and the honey will moisturize.
Method: Apply to face for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.

avocado2

Problem:Dry skin
Solution ingredient: Half a mashed avocado
How it works: Avocado is high in mono saturated fat, which will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.
Method: Apply to face, leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with cold water

splashingmilk

Problem: Crows feet and laugh lines
Solution ingredients: 2 tbsp milk, 2 tbsp apple juice, egg white
How it works: Milk and apple juice contain alpha-hydroxy acids, which create a gentle exfoliation. The egg white promotes wrinkle-free skin by preserving moisture in skin cells.
Method: Apply to skin for roughly 20 minutes, peel off and rinse skin with cold water.

honeylemon

Problem: Sun spots
Solution ingredients: 1 tbsp lemon juice,  1 tbsp soy milk, 1 tbsp honey – mix together.
How it works: The citric acid in lemon is a natural skin lightener, and soy milk contains enzymes that block the production of melanin, which causes the dark spots.
Method: Apply to face and leave for 10 minutes, rinse with cool water.

coconutoil

Problem: Uneven Complexion  
Solution Ingredients: 2 tbsp coconut oil, 2 tbsp sugar.
How it Works: The coconut oil adds moisture as the sugar exfoliates, removing dead skin and promoting an even complexion.
Method: Mix coconut oil with sugar and apply to problem area by gently rubbing, remove with warm water.