What if we told you that, to achieve an amazing bod, beautiful skin and flip-worthy hair, all you gotta do is eat? No, we aren't bluffing. But there's a twist (isn't there always?). You cannot eat french fries for breakfast lunch and dinner. We've handpicked 5 food items that promise to give you the skin, hair and body you always desired.
One of the worst things about being on a diet is always thinking and dreaming about food. But don't worry, these foods will fill you up and keep your body happy from the inside and out. It's time to eat and drink your way to amazing hair and skin!
You either love avocados or you've recently escaped the Area 51 (👽) 'coz they are yum!
Avocado the superfood is a great source of Vitamin C, K, E and B-6. It is also enriched with so many other nutrients that our body loves such as magnesium, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids. Avocados are also known to be a star ingredient for DIY masks for both hair and skin 'coz of their amazing hydrating properties.
DIY Avocado Hair Mask
To boost hair growth and treat dry hair, mix a ripe avocado with two spoons of coconut oil and leave for 30 mins. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and hello, gorgeous!
DIY Avocado Face Mask
If you have super oily skin or you have more acne on your face than Daler Mehndi singing *tunuk tunuk*, this DIY mask is for you. Simply mash a ripe avocado and mix it with two spoonfuls of curd and lemon juice (the whole lemon). Apply it for half an hour, wash your face with cold water, followed by a moisturizer.
Time to put all those tomato slices you pick out of your burger to great use! Tomatoes are an amazing addition to your diet if losing a few kilos is on your mind. This red and juicy vegetable act as fat-burning agents and their antioxidant properties are amazing for our skin, inside out.
DIY Tomato Face Mask
Would you believe me that you can bid goodbye to all the rigid spots on your face for good? Cut a tomato from the top and squeeze out its juice in a bowl. Sieve out the seeds and apply the fresh juice all over your face using a cotton pad. Do it daily and you shall see acne masks, dark spots and pigmentation disappearing from your face.
Eggs offer the perfect mix of proteins and fat that help shed a few kilos in the long run. Not only they get our metabolism fired up but help burn those calories efficiently. One egg contains only 78 calories & enough nutrients to provide you with great hair and skin.
DIY Egg Face Mask
Crack open an egg and whisk it (only the white part) till it becomes all frothy and airy. Add one tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of lemon juice in it. Apply the mask on your face for 30 mins and rinse off. You'll be left with radiant, glowy skin and happy pores.
DIY Egg Hair Mask
An egg yolk is an excellent source of biotin which helps improves the infrastructure of Keratin (the protein our hair is made of!). Take one whole egg (or yolks of two eggs), mix 2-3 tablets of Vitamin E and apply to your hair for 45 minutes. Do this every alternate day if your hair is falling (faster than you jumping to conclusions).
A hot cuppa chai never hurt anyone now, did it? ☕
Everyone knows that drinking 2-3 cups of green tea is extremely healthy for our body as it helps release toxins and aids with weight loss. But did you know that our hair and skin loves green tea just as much?
DIY Green Tea Hair Mask
Add the magical benefits of green tea to your regular champi sesh. Cut open a green tea bag and crush all the tea leaves. In a bowl, add 2-3 spoons of coconut oil heat it in a microwave for 30 seconds. Add the crushed powder in the oil and massage it on your scalp. This will not only boost hair grown but will also help fight off dandruff and itchiness.
DIY Green Tea Face Mask
Take two green tea bags and boil them for a hot minute. In a bowl, add one tbsp of mint paste and lemon juice the green tea. Once the mixture has cooled off, apply it in on your face for 30 mins.
Strawberry, açaí berries, gooseberry, goji berries, raspberries; all berries are nutrient powerhouses that help us maintain our desired shape. A huge source of Vitamin C, B, A, these low calories berries are more than just pretty delicious fruits.
DIY Berry Face Mask
Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, goji berries are super-rich in antioxidants that help restore our natural glow and clear the complexion too.
In a bowl, add the berries of your choice and mash them to form a nice paste. Add one tbsp of raw honey and mix well. Apply a generous layer on your face and say hello to radiant skin.
You can also add one spoon of oats in the mixture, apply it for 15 minutes to scrub off any dead skin cells.
Eat these delish food items every day and the only things you'll gain are amazing skin and hair!
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