Beauty from the Kitchen

 Health Tips with Karla Heintz (BSc), Nutrition Educator

Spring Cleaning your body

Have you ever sat back, and reflected on all the ingredients going in to your skin care products?  We may wonder if we are getting a skin reaction from a fragrance, a dye, a paraben or even a form of alcohol.  A great way to cut back on skin care cost, and get back to nature is using things we often have in our own kitchen!

Some mask suggestion for different skin types (all to leave on 10 – 15 minutes):

  1. Dry Skin: mix a blend of 1 part honey and 1 part plainThe yoghurt can both lighten age spots and tighten the skin, while the honey helps lock in moisture.
  2. Sensitive skin: mix steeped green tea, sour cream, a yolk, olive oil andThe yolk provides nutrients to quench the skin, while the sour cream provides a soothing action, and the green tea is a great antioxidant.
  3. Breakout skin:  mix a teaspoon of yeast with enough drops of water to form aThe yeast helps kill the bacteria and dry out the acne.
  4. Wind or sunburned skin:  slice cucumbers thinly and place in the refrigerator for 15Apply them across your face (and eyes) for both an anti-inflammatory and cooling effect.

Karla Heintz (BSc) Nutrition Educator and Author of

‘Picky! Not Me Mom! A parents’ guide to children’s nutrition.