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Kefir for Flawless Skin – The Ancient Elixir of Longevity.


JLR - April 5, 2017 - 3 comments

Did you know that kefir is not only good for your gut but also for your skin. It makes a great addition to your beauty regime and here is why:

The condition of our skin is largely dependent on what we eat. A healthy gut will go a long way in ensuring that our skin glows. Add to this a topical application of kefir and you will be amazed at the results.

Cleopatra was renowned for having a flawless complexion and it was rumoured that it was because she used to bath in milk.

Kefir and Your Skin

Kefir is a lactic acid that contains AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acid). These compounds;

  • act as an exfoliant and remove dead skin cells
  • are anti-aging
  • will brighten your skin
  • assist in controlling acne and rosacea
  • lighten age spots
  • remove black heads.

I decided to delve a bit deeper into some other interesting, ummmm, food that could be topically applied. I added oat meal and honey to the kefir and ended up with a fantastic face mask.

Oat Meal

  • Acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • Great for sensitive skin as it is very soothing
  • Contains saponins which cleanse your skin
  • Can be used to treat acne, rosacea, excema and rash (use on babies)
  • It is moisturising
  • Anti-aging

Honey

  • Anti bacterial
  • Antioxidants for anti-aging
  • Moisturising
  • Soothing
  • Adds a glow

You can apply the kefir on its own on a daily basis or mix the above goodies together for a killer mask. Apply liberally on your face, neck and decolletage. Literally it is good enough to eat!

Give it a try and let me know the results!

My Cultured Kitchen seems to have extended to my bathroom. How awesome is that?

3 comments

  1. I’ve been using whey daily on my skin as a cleanser, toner and mousturiser! I also use it as a hair rinse. I use a kefir mask with ground almonds and honey which is amazing and gently exfoliating! I tried a turmeric, kefir & honey mask last night, which felt great but left my face with a slight yellow tinge! My skin has never looked better! These superfoods are incredible both internally & externally! It’s a journey of discovery! I’m constantly finding new ways of using these natural products! I run workshops on Fermented Foods and just recently incorporated a natural beauty element! Proving very popular!!

    • JLR

      That all sounds amazing Janice. Thanks for sharing. I also run Cultured and Fermented Food Workshops and you have given me a good idea to include a beauty element. Where will I find your blog? I also have a Facebook page called Smart Health’s Cultured Kitchen, please feel free to post on this page.

      • Hi there, you can find my blog at blognourishedbynature.co.uk
        I also have a FB page at Nourished by Nature.
        I have only recently started running Fermentation ×Workshops & they are proving very popular!
        I love the skin & hair benefits and I can honestly say my skin has never looked better. It’s a journey of discovery and most exciting! I love your blog, you have obviously been fermenting for longer than me!

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