Category: Natural Skin Care Tips

Coffee as a Natural Skin Wrinkle Treatment?

Who would have thought that coffee grounds could be used as a natural skin wrinkle treatment? I have used many, many kitchen cabinet products on my skin. Coffee grounds is not one of them. I will definately give it a try mainly because it is free!

Would you believe that coffee grounds can:

Make age spots fade

Smooth wrinkles

Eliminate blemishes

Moisturize dry skin

And even help smooth the appearance of cellulite.

Coffee contains over 300 antioxidant compounds, oils that help moisturize the skin, and hundreds of antioxidants that help protect against fine lines and wrinkles. Coffee is a natural astringent, detoxifier and exfoliant.

So, instead of using those expensive, harsh chemical scrubs in your local store, use this natural skin wrinkle treatment…..coffee grounds. Use them as a facial scrub to eliminate dead skin cells and improve circulation in the skin, or massage into the skin to smooth away bumps and dimples caused by cellulite. Who would of thought?

Tips For All Natural Skin Health

The best way to all natural skin health is to take better care of yourself by focusing on diet and exercise. Your skin will reap the benefits. Having great skin is dependent on caring for your body from the inside out. If something is not going right on the inside, it will show on the outside and your face is the first to be seen. Many people don’t realize just how quickly the benefits will be by making easy lifestyle changes.

  • Eat at least five daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin E, vitamin C, and beta carotene and decrease the rate of free radical damage. Free radical damage contributes to the aging process.
  • Take a multi-vitamin every day. Vitamin A helps to stimulate healthy cell growth, vitamin C assists oxygen flow to skin, vitamin E assists in the fight against acne. B vitamins help produce collagen, vitamin B2 helps prevent oily skin, zinc promotes healthy skin and selenium preserves the elasticity of the skin.
  • Include good fats in your diet such as olive oil and flaxseed oil
  • Exercise daily
  • DON’T SMOKE. Smoking causes skin to age prematurely and it looks dull, shriveled, and wrinkled. Smoking depletes the body of Vitamin B and deprives the skin cells of oxygen. We have all seen the toll that smoking has on skin…. why would anyone want to look like that?
  • Make sure you get enough sleep. Lack of sleep dehydrates the skin and contributes to under-eye puffiness.
  • Drink lots of water. Do not drink soda and caffeine but drink tea instead.

These are the very basics of all natural skin health. Pretty much common sense however most woman are lacking in at least one of these important daily regimens. Adding all natural skin care products will only enhance the look of your skin; it must be taken care of from the inside first.

Food for Thought-Food for Healthy Skin

One of the best ways to protect your skin is through a diet rich in antioxidant vitamins and minerals. The following is a list of key nutrients found in food for healthy skin; all antioxidant rich, all skin rejuvenating.

Vitamin C is involved in collagen production and protects cells from free radical damage. It is important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C.

Vitamin E helps to protect cell membranes and guard against UV damage. You can get vitamin E from foods such as sunflower seeds, almonds, peanut butter, flaxseed oil, red bell peppers, olive oil, asparagus, peaches, broccoli and spinach.

Selenium is a mineral that helps protect skin from sun damage and protects skin elasticity. Because selenium supplements may increase risk of squamous cell carcinomas, it’s best to get your selenium from food. Selenium is found in crab, oysters, whole wheat pasta, lean beef, whole wheat bread, brown rice, chicken breast, mushrooms and eggs.

Food for healthy skin should also include:

Beta carotene converts to vitamin A in the body, and helps to repair body tissue. Although high doses of vitamin A in supplement form can be toxic, getting this antioxidant through food is perfectly safe. Beta carotene is found sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, spinach, watermelon, asparagus, and cherries.

Zinc is necessary for helping to maintain the collagen that keeps skin firm. Zinc is involved in skin renewal. To keep skin youthful, make sure to include this mineral in your diet. Zinc is found in lean beef, pork tenderloin, almonds, peanuts, green peas, chick, turkey, veal, cashews, sunflower seeds, lima beens, and fortified whole grain cereals.

Omega-3 fatty acids help cell membranes act as barriers to keep toxins out and allowing water and nutrients in. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in sardines, anchovies, flaxseed, walnuts, seaweed, canola oil, and soybeans.

Along with food for healthy skin, drink plenty of water to help flush away toxins. Drink tea. Tea contains polyphenols which have antioxidant properties. There is no better reason for you to start eating a nutritious diet than to age proof your skin. When you look good, you feel good.