Grapefruit, not just for breakfast

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If you are having a difficult time to make grapefruit as part of your families regular food, you are not alone. At our home this amazing, beautiful, nutritious fruit makes its way into salads, sides for sandwiches, and mid day snacks.

Benefits:

Skin

Fights skin damage, reduces wrinkles, and gives you an all over healthy look since it  plays a vital role in the formation of collagen. We can even apply the juice directly to skin. 

Heart

Lowers blood pressure, helps with weight control, & lowers blood sugar.

Digestion

High in fiber & water, grapefruit promotes regularity for a healthy digestive tract.

 

 

 

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How to have a healthy summer skin

 

 

 

With warmer weather comes less clothes, and more skin exposed to sun.

not only we should think of protecting our skin, but also helping it look better for no shirt days, and sandals.

You can get a sunburn when it’s cloudy, cold outside or swimming Under water. It’s also possible to get burned . UV rays can even penetrate glass. Using sunscreen is a must & even shirts & hats that have UV protection.

Following a routine to get ourselves ready for warmer weather can be easy & fun.

Get your feet ready:

Before moisturizing your feet get the dead skin off by using:

Pumice stone

Oatmeal scrub

Epsom salt soak

Vinegar soak

Baking soda soak

Lemon water soak

Keep moisturizing

To prevent dry skin use baby oil or petroleum jelly regularly. A great natural way to moisturize feet after a bath or a shower. Wear socks to keep them moisturized.

 

Love your skin

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So many of fruits & vegtables we eat & cook with are the perfect skin moisturizer & cleanser.

Strawberries – mash them up directly on your skin and let that beautiful pinkish juice dry directly on your skin.

You can also use Cranberries and grapes they are great as anti-aging masks 

and can help brighten up your face.

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Lemon, oranges, limes, and tangerines – contain powerful skin lightening properties, they tighten up your pores and clean your face, making it shine. 

Just rub a slice on your skin, wash off within 5 minutes. Don’t leave citrus fruits on your skin for more than 10-15 minutes, don’t go out in the sun for a few hours. 

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Tomatoes – have potassium which helps regenerate skin cells and vitamin A and C that helps nourish and lighten your skin. Take a slice & and rub it underneath your eyes, if you have dark circles.

Put them on your skin over wrinkled areas, dark spots, or acne scars. You can use them as often as you want. Leave them on for a few minutes, then wash your skin.

Cucumbers- the antioxidants and flavonoids in cucumber reduce irritation. Couple of slices on your eyes will reduce puffy eyelids. Great for even sensitive skins since cucumbers won’t cause any irritation. 

Bananas – They’re good moisturizer, so mash a piece of the fruit and put it directly on your face. Rub it a little, leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse it.

So next time you have a clean skin, grab a berry or a piece of tangerine or a cucumber and give your skin a well deserve pampering. Your skin will love you. 

How to keep our skin healthy in winter?

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Healthy skin food and natural moisturizers Almonds,walnuts,yogurt,olive oil,avocado

5 Most important facts for healthy looking  skin in cold temperatures.

1- lock in moisture:

Pamper your skin by using honey, buttermilk, avocado, yogurt, olive and jojoba oils, almond oil, bananas and aloe.

2- Stay hydrated :

Hydrate with a humidifier, or by drinking water.

3- Eat your vegtables, celery, and cucumbers for high water content, and omega3 fats like salmon, olive oil and walnuts.

4- Choose natural soaps to avoid the alcohol and chemicals that cause dryness.

5- Exfoliate to wash away the dead skin and reveal the glowing skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cure your dry skin

We put a list of easy, healthy ways to get our skin looking and feeling healthy again.

Baking Soda
Soaking in a bath of baking soda for 30-60 minutes can make all the difference. Add one cup baking soda to a tub of warm water. For more localized itching you can make a paste of 1 part water to 3 parts baking soda.

Oatmeal
You can make an oatmeal bath at home. Use a food processor to chop oatmeal into a fine powder, then put it into warm water. Make sure after your bath you also moisturize your skin to lock in the barrier.

Vinegar
Dot vinegar on the spot with a cotton ball. If you’re itching all over and dryness, add two or three cups of vinegar to your bath water and soak for 15 to 30 minutes.

Milk
Pour some milk into a bowl, dip a clean white washcloth into the milk and place it to the dry itchy skin patch for 5 minutes. Milk is very soothing to inflamed, dry, itchy skin. A milk bath once in a month can also help.

Honey
Honey tightens, softens and moisturizes dry skin. tapping the area lightly with your fingertips for about 2 minutes. Rinse well with warm water, and use moisturizer afterward.

Natural Oils
For extremely dry skin it is better to use an oil-based moisturizer, like baby oil.
Avocado, jojoba and almond, also help keep dry skin hydrated. For best results, use it oil immediately after bathing. Pat your skin dry with a towel.

Cool showers or baths or even ice packs can give you an instant remedy for itchy skin.
Wear cotton or silk under your wool sweaters.

Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.

Diet
vitamins that help to keep skin healthy are:
potassium, vitamin B and vitamin E and vitamin A.
For potassium
Eat more potatoes and bananas

For vitamin B
Eat more whole grains.
For vitamin E
Eat more corn and carrots
For vitamin A
Eat more peas, spinach and oranges .

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