Article 11: Food for Beauty


Commercial beauty products are expensive and can contain harsh chemicals and dyes.  Why spend your money on those when you can make your own?  Following are the best and easiest recipes I have found for making your own scrubs, moisturizers, and balms, using foods from your own refrigerators and cabinets!


Avocado Moisturizing Face Mask for Dry Skin:

½ avocado

¼ cup honey

Mash ingredients together to make a smooth paste.  Apply to face for five minutes.  Use tepid water and facecloth to remove. (Foster, 2005, P. 45)


Strawberry Face Mask for Oily Skin

½ teaspoon lemon juice

1 egg white

1 teaspoon honey

½ cup strawberries

Blend all ingredients together.  Apply to face and leave on for 10 minutes.  Rinse off with cool water. (Foster, 2005, P. 39)


Rosewater and Yogurt Face Mask for Combination Skin:

1 Rose

1 tablespoon rosewater

1 tablespoon plain natural yogurt

1 tablespoon honey

Wash rose petals in water.  Soak for five minutes then crush them in a bowl.  Place yogurt and honey into a separate bowl.  Add rosewater to yogurt/honey mixture and mix well.  Apply to face for five minutes.  Rinse with tepid water. (Foster, 2005, P. 49)


Soothing Green Tea For Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles

  • Steep two green tea bags, squeeze bags to release liquid
  • Place used bags in refrigerator and chill until cold
  • place cold bags over closed eyes for four to five minutes


Banana Sugar Body Scrub*

1 ripe banana

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)

Place all ingredients into a bowl and mash together until mixture is chunky-thick. 


Sweet Hand Treatment*

2 teaspoons sugar

1 tablespoon honey

Combine sugar and honey to make a paste.  Rub the paste over hands and nails to remove dead skin cells.  Rinse and moisturize. (Foster, 2005, P. 211)


Cheery Cherry Cheeks:

Cherry Jell-O powder

Warm water

Mix together until desired depth of color is achieved

Apply to apples of the cheeks

*Scrubs containing sugar should not be used on the face.


Reference List

James, V. (2013, October 7). “Compact-Disc Makeup Palettes And Other Household Beauty Secrets”. Retrieved October 21, 2013, from

Melissa, B. (2012, October 16). “8 Homemade Salt and Sugar Body Scrubs” Retreieved October 21, 2013, from

Foster, H.F. (2205). The Beauty Book. United Kingdom: Parragon Publishing


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