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Why Are Vegetables Great for Ethnic Skin Care?

We've seen a lot of beauty products that have extracted food and flowers as ingredients. Now the new trend, vegetables, is coming into play in the ethnic skin care market. You can look at this 2 ways. They're great if you eat them AND if you use them on your skin. So, why vegetables? Why greens in particular?

The green vegetables (kale, spinach, and broccoli) are very high in bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids are super high in antioxidants and they help increase the potency of other antioxidants when they're applied or consumed together. Whether you're eating them or using them on your skin as a facial mask or serum, they are extremely good for your skin.

Green plants also contain high levels of chlorophyll and this helps reduce free radical damage in your body and, when ingested into your mouth, everything you take in goes to your cellular level. So the chlorophyll is going to help nourish your cells, which help to nourish your body.

Juice, Mash or Chop Your Way To Beautiful Skin

If you've got a juicer (like a nutri bullet or vita mix), you can make your own green drink by mixing kale, spinach, spirulina, green apples and ginger and that's going to give you a great green drink that's going to feed you from within as well as nourish your skin.

The same applies with wheat grass. You can have a wheat grass shot, which is good for nourishing your body. With avocados, you can cut, peel and mash them for a wonderful facial mask.

The same applies to cucumbers that are great exfoliants for your skin. Kale, avocado and spinach are known as super foods when it comes to smoothies and portion components on your plate. The lutein, which is in leafy green vegetables, is a powerful black skin care ingredient and it improves your skin's photo protection capabilities (sun protection).

It also improves your skin's hydration and elasticity. When you look at the vitamin C that you get from a lot of your vegetables, they are nourishing as well from within and creating a feeding component through your cells providing you with beautiful skin.

The lutein that's in kale protects the lipid portion, which is the cellular membrane, of your cells. When you look at other ingredients that are extremely beneficial for ethnic skin care, you’ve got key active ingredients that will benefit your skin and vitamin C or ascorbic acid is one of those stabilizers. It's a potent antioxidant and it protects your skin and improves elasticity. Sodium ascorbial phosphate is a unique form of vitamin C salt and it fully protects your skin from sedation.

Vitamin E, which is rich in antioxidants, prevents free radical damage and protects your skin from UV rays and has inflammatory healing benefits as well. When you look at lemons and grapefruit, they act as great toners if you've got oily skin. But you'll have to be cautious of the amount you use if you're using the real natural fruit. You can take the juice from a half lemon or grapefruit, add that to some distilled water and now you've got a natural astringent that protects your skin from free radical damage.

Be careful as far as citrus is concerned, whether it's oranges, lemons or grapefruits. When you use these products, be conscious of the fact that they are photo-sensitive, which means if you go out into the sun too soon after usage, you run the risk of burning your skin.

Vegetables make great skin care components and healers as far as black skin care is concerned. The more of them you eat, the better able you’re going to be from healing your skin from within and any product that you have to use topically is only going to enhance you from within.

That's it for this week,

As always...

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