Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Vitamin A to Soothe Sun Damaged Skin

This vitamin is necessary for healthy skin. A serious lack or excess intake can cause dry, rough skin, among other problems and skin wrinkling and mottled pigmentation caused by chronic sun exposure.
From Super
Facial Fondue For Two
1/2 cup plain, thick yogurt
1/4 cup oatmeal (blended to a powder)
1 large carrot (cooked and mashed)
3 tablespoons honey
1 ripe avocado
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 egg yolk

Mix ingredients together in large bowl. Spread over the face and neck. Relax for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, then with cold. Here are the benefits:
Yogurt—feeds the skin with protein and calcium;
Carrot—high in beta carotene;
Oatmeal—an extractive and nourishing;
Honey—a moisturizer, anitbacterial, and softener;
Avocado—rich in Vitamin E;
Olive Oil—adds emollient qualities;
and Egg Yolk—high in sulfur and Vitamin A.
In food, vitamin A is found in dark leafy greens, and pretty colors such as apricot, carrots, and canteloupe.