Certain foods contain high amounts of nutrients that can help reduce inflammation and reduce and heal your acne faster. This foods work both internally and externally. Try the Ultimate Skin Smoothie and Tomato Mask to help clear up your complexion.
The Ultimate Skin Smoothie
This delicious smoothie made from summer fruits has a healthy dose of the nutrients your skin needs: beta carotene and vitamins C and E. Just combine the ingredients and puree until smooth. If you don’t have all the ingredients, replace them with other fruits and also try adding yogurt.
½ cup mango
½ cup diced papaya
¼ cup apple juice or orange or cranberryjuice
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ cup crushed ice.
Tomato Mask Treatment
Tomatoes contain lycopene a natural antioxidant found in tomatoes. When used in a facial mask, lycopene also helps balance the skins pH and improves ruddiness, while fruit acids exfoliate the skin and get rid of excess oil.
To make one mask:
1 tablespoon fresh tomato juics
1 tablespoon distilled water
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon green clay (or any other type of cleansing clay)
In a bowl, mix ingredients together to form a paste. Apply the mask onto clean skin, gently massaging it into your pores with your fingers. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.