Dr Oz: Food Facials
Your mother may have told you never to play with your food. But Dr Oz is saying it’s OK, because some food ingredients could have beauty benefits. That’s why he unveiled food-based skin solutions, including the Avocado Honey Mask and Pineapple Cottage Cheese Facial.
Dermatologist Dr Ellen Marmur shared some fridge friendly ingredients you can use to give yourself a home spa day. Would you believe that the same healthy foods you eat to nourish your body can help it look great on the outside as well? Learn what honey and cottage cheese can do for your outward appearance.
Dr Oz: Avocado Honey Mask Recipe for Flaky Skin
If you’re struggling to control your dry skin, this quick fix can work up to three times per week.
- 1 Avocado
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- Green Tea
- Peel Avocado. Combine innards with Honey into a paste.
- Spread mixture on dry skin as affected.
- Cover application with a washcloth dipped in Green Tea.
- Let sit about 15 minutes; then remove.
- Wait a few hours before your bath or shower to let the skin moisturize.
Dr Oz: Pineapple Cottage Cheese Facial Recipe for Rosacea
Rosacea is a skin condition afflicting 16 million people, causing red, flaky, irritated skin. Audience member Karen said she has already tried the creams and soaps, which only made her symptoms worse.
This facial mask uses Cottage Cheese to smooth and calm, while Pineapple contains Vitamin C and helps fight redness.
- 1 cup Cottage Cheese
- 1/4 cup Pineapple, finely diced
- Combine ingredients.
- Apply mask to your face and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Repeat a few times per week for one month to see results.
- Follow up with a green tea washcloth (see above) if desired.
Dr Oz: Tofu for Puffy Eyes
As a bonus tip, you can try applying Tofu slices under your eyes to reduce puffiness. (I’ve heard of cucumber slices, but tofu? Who knew?)
Isn’t it great that your grocery budget can double as your beauty budget?