Antiaging Superfoods to Keep You Naturally Beautiful
With the negative effects of chemical-laden commercial beauty products widely known, there is a growing interest in natural alternatives in skin and hair care.
AVOCADO Avocados are rich in vitamins A, C, and loaded with hydrating fats to keep your complexion glowing and blemish free
MANGO Rich in Vitamin A, C, E, and beta-carotene. Complexion enhancing
mangos promote plumper, fuller skin with less wrinkles.
SHEA BUTTER Shea butter is incredibly moisturizing and nourishing for skin. It’s naturally antibacterial is used to treat extra dry skin, eczema, and to prevent stretch marks.
COCONUT OIL A powerhouse of natural beauty, this versatile oil has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant properties and has been used for centuries to treat dry, flaky skin. Coconut oil makes an extremely effective natural eye makeup remover is used as an edible lip balm, dry skin moisturizer, body scrub, and to tame frizzy hair.
RAW HONEY Natures healing nectar, raw honey, is full of antioxidants to slow down aging. Its natural antibacterial properties make it a great choice for treating and preventing acne.
ALOE VERA Widely used to treat sunburn, hydrating Aloe boasts several beauty benefits and is full of antioxidants to prevent aging. As a bonus this sun loving, low matainence succulent thrives in the hot climate of New Orleans.
WATER Perhaps the simplest and most obvious way to keep skin looking its best! Eight glasses of plain old water a day moisturizes skin and functions as a protective barrier preventing fluid loss which causes wrinkles.
Face and Hair Masks You Can Make in Your Kitchen
Exfoliating Avocado and Oatmeal Scrub
Combine equal parts powdered oatmeal and ripe avocado.
Massage in circular motions to remove dry dull skin.
Chill out for about 15 minutes to allow the hydrating benefits of avocado to penetrate your skin.
Rinse with warm water.
Simple Moisturizing Avocado and Honey Face Mask
1/2 very ripe avocado
1/4 raw cup honey
1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil
Mash ingredients together in a bowl. Massage into skin. Leave on for 10-15 mins and rinse with warm water. Enjoy!
Avocado and Egg yolk Strengthening Hair Mask
2 egg yolks
Mix ingredients, apply to dry hair, and let it soak in for 15-20 minutes.
Rinse hair thoroughly.
Banana Avocado Conditioner for Curly Hair
½ ripe banana
½ ripe avocado
Combine ingredients, apply to hair, let it set for about 15 minutes and rinse for smooth shiny ringlets.