Natural Ingredients for Healthy Skin

Jan 2, 2012 Read more: MyFoxPhoenix

A Strawberries work as an antioxidant and they combat oil and brighten your face.

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Since: Aug 11

Australia

#2 Mar 21, 2012
Acne is the condition that cannot be cured completely. Aloe Vera is used to maintain our skin smooth and healthy. Vitamins also play a crucial role in the healthy skin.

Since: Oct 13

Dallas, TX

#3 Oct 28, 2013
These are too good for healthy skin:

Papain — This enzyme, found in papayas and pineapples, gently eats off dead skin cells, decongesting clogged pores and helping with skin texture and cell turnover. You can blend up a fresh papaya and use it as a mask, or crush some papaya enzyme tablets into your moisturizer to make a hydrating, gently exfoliating mask.

Olive oil — Olive oil is a great cleanser and moisturizer; it's an amazing makeup remover, and you can get it all off afterwards with a little face wash. Putting a drop on any dry body skin you might have or acne scabs will also soften them up.

Green tea — This anti-inflammatory calms skin and also has tons of antioxidants. Washing your face with chilled green tea is a great way to get rid of redness, and to calm down irritated skin, just put matcha (powdered green tea) in your favorite face mask.

Since: Oct 13

Albany, NY

#4 Oct 29, 2013
Strawberries contain enzymes that work to brighten skin and remove dead cells. For a nonabrasive exfoliant, try blending a few strawberries with a spoonful of honey and massaging it into your face or any other parts of the body that need softening.

Oranges are also a great ingredient to remove rough patches. To smooth elbows, knees and feet, simply rub a cut orange half into the skin, then follow up with a mixture of olive oil and sugar and rinse off the concoction.

Blueberries contain powerful antioxidants that may penetrate the skin and help reduce damage done by ultraviolet rays. For a natural anti-aging mask, mix mashed berries with plain yogurt, apply to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing.

Since: Oct 13

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Oct 29, 2013
Eating guava, pineapple, papaya, kiwi, and other tropical fruits that contain vitamin C will help defend your skin against damaging free radicals. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that is naturally found in the skin, so eating tropical fruits and other vitamin C–rich foods can replenish your skin's stores. Vitamin C also helps your body produce collagen, a protein that helps keep your skin firm and elastic.
Broccoli
This cruciferous veggie is high in antioxidants, including vitamins C and E. The vitamin C in broccoli aids in collagen production and keeps your skin healthy and supple, while vitamin E protects your skin cell membranes and guards against UV radiation damage.
Almonds
These nuts are one of the best food sources of vitamin E. Eat whole almonds as a snack or add sliced almonds to salads, cereal, yogurt, stir–fry or baked goods. You can also toast almond slivers and serve them on top of fish, chicken, or even rice or pasta dishes. The vitamin E in almonds can help nourish your skin and protect it from the sun's damaging UV rays. Just be sure to eat them in moderation, since almonds and other nuts are calorie–dense.
Whole Wheat Pastas and Breads
Another skin–friendly antioxidant is the mineral selenium, which is found in whole wheat pastas and breads. Selenium helps protect your skin against environmental damage and promotes elasticity and general skin health. High–dose selenium supplements have been linked to health problems, so it's always best to get your selenium from delicious food sources
Ealasaid

UK

#6 Jan 26, 2014
As a 15yr. old girl (this was 16yrs. ago) I started Accutane from http://goo.gl/NeYo6G . After the initial 30 days of my acne getting worse I started to notice that day by day the acne lessened and the pores on my face became smaller and I didn't have to constantly blot the oil off my face. I had some dryness but it was a small sacrifice to look in the mirror and not see these big ugly zits causing me to feel ugly and self conscious. I also started to look people in the eyes and not constantly worry that they were staring at the state of my skin, or to go outside in the bright light and have people thinking negative things about me. After 3 mos. my skin was beautiful, without a single blemish, and the pores shrunk back to normal. Although I had the dryness that everyone experiences, it was SO WORTH IT. People talk about depression as a side effect, but honestly I was so deliriously happy with the results that I can say I was never depressed for even one day. After 1 yr. of being off the drug I started to get a few pimples and went back to the dermatologist. She started me on a second course immediately. That was 17yrs. ago. My skin has been perfect and flawless ever since. I never get a breakout. I shudder to think how my life would have been if it wasn't for this wonder drug. I would recommend it in a heartbeat. It changed my life.

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