Women tend to lose their ‘glow’ as soon as they get married, not because marriage is bad but because they get carried away with the hustle and bustle of being married!
In the early years of marriage, while one is still trying to ‘settle’, you think our looks is what is on our mind?! Lol! It is much later, especially when your hussy starts ‘misbehaving’ that you will suddenly wake up from your slumber and say to yourself, “Come O! I’m not even shining again!” Then you’ll remember the irregular and unhealthy eating pattern, not to mention the daily exposure to the harsh sun, doing school runs or shopping for the family!
All hope is not lost my dear! According to Everyday Health, there are certain natural foods we can eat to bring back the shine:
- Tumeric / Curry. Can you imagine?! Well, according to the research done, Curry has very good anti-inflammatory (use your dictionary abeg!) properties, good for eczema, fights ageing by firming the skin up. So those of you that don’t use curry. start.
- Oatmeal. This breakfast food is known to help lower cholesterol in the body, as well as for soothing pain, irritations and itch from allergic reactions, sunburn and even from Chicken-pox. You can also use it and cleanse your face by soaking it in warm water and rubbing it on your face in a circular motion for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then you rinse off.
- Olive Oil. Yes, the same Olive oil you know. It’s a natural moisturizer and also good for protecting against dry skin, psoriasis or eczema.
- Honey. This is not only a Natural skin moisturizer, it is a natural antiseptic for good wound healing for burns especially. Also good for people with Acne. (To know original honey, put a drop on the ground and if ants gather round it in the next few seconds to minutes, don’t bother because that one is fake!). Look for honey in soaps, creams or cleansers.
- Pumpkin. As we get older, the skin naturally loses its ‘shine’, therefore, this is the time to start using pumpkin. It contains vitamins A and C which are good anti-oxidants that fight ageing. Usually contained in facial peels and hair treatment.
- Salmon. Eat a lot of this col-water fish. It helps battle ageing. Or you look for products that contain fish oil and rub directly on the skin.
- Seaweed. This is popularly used in France and Japan as a skin care ingredient. It is very rich in vitamins, minerals and amino-acids. It is used in spas, especially to treat cellulite. It is a also good for cleansing, firming, softening the skin.
- Green Tea. Drink loads of it. Apart from helping reduce cholesterol, it helps the skin retain moisture and wades wrinkling off. It can be found in facial and body washes, moisturizers and masks, For a refreshing treat, place cold damp green tea bags over the eyes for about 10 to 15 minutes…I prefer mine warm sha!
- Aloe Vera. Very medicinal. It helps to treat sun-burn (confirmed!) and other skin injuries and irritation. It can be found in almost any skin care product.
- Acai or Wild Berries. It contains anti-oxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids. It’s very good for skin protection from the sun, even skin tone and wrinkling.