5 Natural Skincare Products You Can Also Eat

Healthy Skincare Products

It should come as no surprise by this point in time that skincare, specifically healthy skin, and nutrition are irrefutably linked. Now more than ever, people are much more aware of the ingredients in their skincare products. The natural skincare product has slowly but surely begun to overwhelm its chemical counterpart, and rightfully so. If you wouldn't put it inside your body, should you really be rubbing it all over your skin? As illustrated above, this is certainly not a new idea, dating as far back as the 400s BC with Hippocrates.

With that in mind, let's take a look at some quality foods that can double as healthy, natural skincare products:

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The smoothing, anti-scarring, and rejuvenating effects of almond oil date back thousands of years, with some reports going as far back as 5,000 BC. Documented uses exist in not one, not two, but three separate, distinct schools of medicine, including Ancient Chinese, Ayurveda, and Greco-Persian Medicine. Fast forward to modern day and the super medicine is largely used to treat a variety of different skin conditions, as well as a means of reducing the visibility of scars. It has proved to be particularly effective against dry skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

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When you’ve finished livening up your skin, try throwing a tablespoon of oil into your diet here and there. On top of its skin benefits, anecdotal and clinical evidence has shown that the ingestion of almond oil can help strengthen your immune system, reduce bodily inflammation, reduce and prevent liver damage, and even improve your bowel situation. We’re talkin’ beautiful poops, people.

 

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Tough workout at the gym? Treat yourself to a sea salt bath! The 80+ trace minerals typically found in Himalayan Sea Salt can not only improve circulation and help get that blood where it needs to go faster, helping with recovery in the process, but they can also help alleviate muscle soreness. Plus, the larger, coarser granules can then be used to exfoliate your skin.

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Pink Sea Salt is to table salt what sprouted grain bread is to WONDER Bread. It is the original, non-processed, non-stripped-down version of its younger, less-colorful, less nutritious brother. Naturally packaged with 80+ minerals, the potential benefits of consuming pink salt span long and wide. Just to name a few, pink salt can help increase hydration, strengthen bones, lower blood pressure, and improve nutrient absorption.

 

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Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is largely toted, among other things, for its powerful anti-microbial quality. This makes it a useful asset for a large variety of different fields, including food preservation, for example, but for us humans, it can be super effective in treating anything from head lice, to ear infections, to warts and nail fungus. Relatedly, it can also be used to both prevent and minimize acne.

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Anti-diabetic, anti-obesity, anti-hypertensive (lower blood pressure) cholesterol-lowering…. The connection? Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. A Japanese study in 2009 went so far as to suggest that the consumption of vinegar might even make you smarter! Make sure it’s organic, though. Just last year, in 2016, another study in Slovenia showed a significant difference in the microbial effects between organic and non-organic apple cider vinegar.

 

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Bring that pep a nice, steaming cup of joe gives you in the morning to your skin with a good ol’ coffee rub down. Drawing out excess moisture and exfoliating your skin with the large grinds, coffee can help you walk out of the shower with less dead skin, a smoother and tighter complexion, and an overall younger-looking skin.

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Other than the more obvious benefits of consuming coffee, such as a general improvement in overall mental awareness and as a treatment against headaches, coffee, specifically caffeine, is potentially far more powerful than we give it credit for. In a 2012 Harvard study consisting of over 100,000 participants, researchers found that people who consume more caffeine are less likely to be diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma – the most popular form of skin cancer. What a powerful little substance!

 

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Not only do you have all your basics covered, i.e. moisturizer, smoother, and acne controller, but one study out of Brazil showed that avocado oil can also be used to treat skin wounds. The reason it can do this is a result of its ability to simultaneously promote collagen synthesis and decrease inflammatory cells, providing a perfect healing environment for any potential wound.

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The healthy monounsaturated fats that make up the bulk of avocados can help lower “bad” cholesterol, typically known as Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), and increase “good” cholesterol, or High Density Lipoprotein (HDL). Avocados, specifically avocado extract, can also help alleviate symptoms and pain associated with osteoarthritis.

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Any one of the five foods above can do wonders for both your health and your skin, but for those looking for convenience, try out our Original Organic Coffee Scrub. Containing three of the five foods listed above, Body Lush's scrub is a super easy one-stop-shop for clear and smooth skin.

Suggestions, suggestions, suggestions! Please feel free to share any foods or beverages you use to keep your skin and body in tiptope shape in the comments below.


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