5 Food Items in Your Kitchen for Glowing Skin

5 Food Items in Your Kitchen for Glowing Skin

Having a skincare routine is vital for glowing and beautiful skin. The right products that compliment your skin type will help your skin thrive and correct any blemishes. 

Here are five kitchen items that can help you manage certain skin issues:

1. Sugar

Sugar scrubs contain glycolic acid that helps moisturize, hydrate, and remove dead cells off your skin naturally. Therefore, it promotes new skin cells and younger-looking skin. 

  • Mix 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of coconut oil, and 50 drops of your favorite essential oils. 
  • Use the paste as facial scrubs in the morning and evening for clean, moisturized skin. 
  • Store the leftover mixture in a jar. 

2. Fresh tomatoes

Tomato mask good for your skin
Tomato mask good for your skin

This vegetable has a good toning effect. It clears dark spots and other discoloration of the skin. 

  • Cut up freshly washed tomatoes and rub on the dark spots you want to be corrected or apply the tomato juice on the discolored spot. 
  • Repeat this process as often as you need it. 

3. Cucumber

Cucumber for glowing skin

Cucumber is a water-filled vegetable that’s very good for puffy eyes and toning the skin’s uneven color. 

  • Apply slices of cucumber on your eyes to reduce puffy eyes or use the juice as a toner. 


  • Blend half cucumber in a blender and mix with one tablespoon aloe vera gel 
  • Carefully apply this mixture on your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. 
  • Rinse with warm water.

4. Oatmeal

Oatmeal face mask
Oatmeal face mask

Oats balance the ph levels of the skin. It can be used to prepare scrubs for exfoliation of the skin. Oats contain anti-inflammatory, flavonoids, and antioxidant properties that’s help maintain your skin’s balance so it won’t become excessively dry or over oily, promoting hydrated, naturally bright skin, and improves your complexion.

5. Coffee

coffee face mask
coffee face mask

This brown goodness is an excellent scrub to use for dry skin. It removes dead skin cells and improves smooth, glowing skin. It can also be used as face masks for a fresh-looking face.

  • Mix a half cup of coffee with several spoons of milk to a thick texture. 
  • Apply the mixture as a face mask for 15 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.