Food for beauty

Tips from Jeannie Mai of how do I look?

Garlic

One of my absolute favourite cooking ingredients, I use it in virtually every dish I prepare. Did you know about its anti bacterial properties? Crush and apply juice to pimples for a natural spot buster.

Image courtesy of http://the-bulb.com/hail-stinky-rose-bulb-salutes-national-garlic-day-proofing/

Basil

Thai Basil, Italian Basil… whichever it is, it seems to add pizzazz to any simple salad or a plate of fresh tomatoes. It even adds a touch of heaven when put on top of a clear soup. For beauty, infuse 2 to 3 tablespoons of dried basil in a cup of boiling water and cool for 20 minutes, then apply as toner to soothe blemishes.

Image courtesy of http://www.eatlivegrowpaleo.com/2012/06/herbs-basil.html

Honey

I have used this with pork ribs, salmon dishes and as part of a salad dressing. Honey has got anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties. Dab onto blemishes or over skin, leave 15 minutes and rinse off.

Image courtesy of http://www.topnews.in/health/how-honey-kills-bacteria-27956

Happy eating, happy beautifying. 🙂

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