As the saying goes…. “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” Yes indeed its true! But my daughter says, it’s right in the kitchen! Health is balance. To have beauty, the body must be healthy. To achieve this, eat balance diet. The kitchen is the cheapest source of all beauty secrets. Go, grow foods are indispensable to have a beautiful body and nice outlook in life.
Avocado is very rich in vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. It is best for dry or dehydrated skin since they contain so much oil. For instant glow, add a tablespoon of honey to mashed avocado and apply the mixture to your skin for 10 to 15 minutes. Lemon or kalamansi is also best for dry skin. Its acid helps restore the natural lipid barrier of the skin and help maintain its proper pH (potential of Hydrogen) level. Lemon juice or kalamansi juice is also best to whiten underarms, knees and elbows. It also prevents hair fall.
Sugar is best as scrubbing agent. Scrub a little sugar gently on your face and wash with water. Salt is also good for this purpose, but not for sensitive skin. Its rough texture may damage the skin. Orange juice is not only a healthful drink but also good for your skin. Dip your fingers in the juice and pat your cheek, forehead, chin and neck, then wash off after 10 minutes. A blemished skin is not adorable. To have a fresh and lovely clear skin, watermelon juice will be of great help. Apply the juice on your face and then wash it with warm water after 15 minutes and then splash on cold water.
For a great looking hair, olive oil is the answer. It makes an effective conditioning treatment for your scalp and hair. Before shower, massage it to your scalp and sit it in for 20 minutes (Rodale, 2008). To add luster into your hair, coconut oil, a cheaper but as effective substitute for olive oil, will also take care of this.
Exercise of course is not to be neglected. Walking is the best exercise. Brisk walking for at least 30 minutes will not only condition your muscle tone but it is also good for your heart. And of course, the kitchen is inutile without the comforts of your bed. Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and your body together. To have a good night sleep, comfort is necessary. Be sure that your body is well-supported by a right mattress and right pillows. Nice sets of beddings will also add comfort in your sleep.