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Prick a capsule of Vitamin A, E, or wheat germ oil and smooth directly onto your skin, add to coconut, almond or apricot oil, or to your toner. Vitamin A is a potent antioxidant and Vitamin E is said to slow down aging process. Almond oil soothes and lubricates skin. Apricot oil protects and softens skin. Wheat germ oil promotes skin elasticity.
For a moisturizing and refreshing mask, mix avocado with shredded cucumber. Avocados are rich in protein and Vitamin A. Cucumbers are cooling and cleansing. Use a mashed banana for a skin firming mask.
To lighten age spots, rub lemon directly onto your skin.
For a body powder, mix cornstarch and baking soda with your favorite essential oil. For a foot powder, mix cornstarch, baking soda and tea tree or peppermint oil. Baking soda acts as a deodorizer and soothes skin. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, germicide, antibacterial, and fungicide. Peppermint oil is soothing to feet and swollen ankles.
Drinking plenty of water, eating raw fruits and vegetables, and getting plenty of rest are one of best ways to achieving healthy and radiant skin. What goes into your body is reflective on your skin.
Elizabeth Kiely is the owner of EK Shower Caps: http://www.eklbc.com