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.
- 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 bacterial
- Antioxidants for anti-aging
- 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?