Beauty Shopping in the Produce Aisle

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Produce AisleSummer is here and its bounties of fruits and vegetables are all around. There's no better time to shop the produce aisles, farmers markets and roadside stands than during the peak of summer. While you are filling up on produce for your kitchen, remember that they can also be used as natural and effective beauty products.

If you find yourself with an abundance of fresh produce, here are our three favorite ways to add fruits and veggies to our beauty routine:

Avocado Hair Mask – We know that avocados are filled with healthy fats that can help your skin look its best, but these little green gems can also help smooth and shine your dry, summer-damaged hair.

To create a DIY hair mask, smash the insides of two avocados with two teaspoons of olive oil and mix well. To use, wash hair and towel dry. Then apply the mixture to clean, wet hair and cover with shower cap. Let it soak into your strands for up to 30 minutes. Rinse well and style as normal.

Lemon Skin Aid – When life hands you lemons, make lemonade and use the leftovers as a natural skin brightener and exfoliator! For those with rough, darkly pigmented elbows, lemons provide an all natural brightening and de-flaking treatment.

To give new life to rough, dull elbows, take a fresh lemon and cut it in half. Place both halves on a table, sit down and stick your elbows into the lemons. Relax for 5 to 10 minutes. Then rinse the area well and follow up with rich body lotion like our KP Duty moisturizing therapy. The lemon will naturally exfoliate and brighten the problematic skin. Repeat every few days as needed.

Cucumber Spa Treatment – No matter the treatment you are receiving at a spa – there is one constant: refreshing cucumber slices placed over the eyes. Cucumbers are a natural anti-inflammatory and combined with their coolness, can help soothe puffy eyes. Additionally, their high water content helps moisturize the eye area.

To soothe your tired, puffy eyes, take a chilled, pesticide-free cucumber and wash well. Slice off two, half inch slices and find a comfortable spot to lie down. Close your eyes and place the cucumbers over your eyes for about 10 to 15 minutes. After your relaxing moment, rinse the eye area with cool water and apply a soothing eye cream. We recommend Wrinkle Revenge rescue & protect eye balm to tighten skin and reduce dark circles and puffiness.

By Cathy Garrard
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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