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Skin Care Products that Are Good Enough to Eat

We would all love to afford the most expensive skin care products and treatments. Spas and beauty salons around the world make millions by promising a younger and fresher look.

You might be surprised to hear that you can gain the same results of these world-class establishments often with ingredients in your own kitchen.

Chocolate

We have all likely heard the story of how bad chocolate is for our skin. The complete opposite is actually true. Chocolate is full of antioxidants that are very good for your skin. Antioxidants help stop free radicals from forming, which then slows the aging of the skin.

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To make a chocolate face mask all you need is chocolate, honey, sour cream and oatmeal. Simply take 1/3 cup of cocoa, 1/4 cup of honey, 2 tablespoons of sour cream and 3 teaspoons of oatmeal powder.

Although you might be tempted to eat it don’t. Mix the ingredients together until they are consistent. Massage it into your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse it away with lukewarm water.

Honey and Cinnamon

According to skin care recipes and remedies Honey and Cinnamon combine together to make a perfect treatment for acne. Cinnamon has many health benefits one of which is its natural antiseptic ability.

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Honey is also good for skin inflammation and giving the skin a nice even texture. All you do is mix cinnamon powder in with honey until it is the consistency of a paste. Apply it to your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it away with lukewarm water.

Anyone with sensitive skin should use caution as cinnamon could cause irritation. Apply a small amount to one spot on your skin to see how it reacts.

Coffee

Ever wonder why so many anti-cellulite creams contain caffeine. It is because caffeine helps pull water from between the fat cells. This does not rid the body of cellulite but makes it less noticeable.

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Simply add coffee grounds to any body cream. You’ll have the perfect body scrub. The grounds will help clean and exfoliate the skin while the caffeine will work to lessen the cellulite deposits.

The next time you are in need of some spa like pampering. Why not head to your kitchen and see what you have available. Chances are good you have some natural beauty products stashed away in your cupboard.