There’s no denying that some of the fancy and expensive skin care products we know and love improve our skin fitness, but so can a few items from the produce aisle at the grocery store.
Carrots and spinach are great sources of vitamin A. It’s not a magical cure, but it certainly helps. Vitamin A promotes cell turnover and decreases the production of oil, which leads to overall healthy (clear) skin.
A little bit of lemon juice can go a long way to clear skin. Combine juice from one lemon with a 1/3 cup of water. Use a washcloth to pat the mixture onto your skin — let it set for 20 seconds — then rinse. The alpha hydroxy acid (which is found in really expensive skin products too!) kills bacteria and helps to kick dead skin to the curb. Think of a lemon acne rinse like an exfoliator and an astringent in one.
Okay, chickpeas aren’t necessarily in the produce aisle, but they are only a few aisles away and they’re good for your skin. Chickpeas contain zinc, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to control oil production.
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