It's late summer, and your garden is bursting with fruits and vegetables that are full of vitamins and antioxidants. The problem is, you just can’t force yourself to eat any more of them. You’re sick of cucumbers and tomatoes, and you’ve had your fill of strawberries. Help!
You may not know it, but your skin has a higher concentration of antioxidants than anywhere in your body; this protects you from the effects of the sun. As you age, the amount of antioxidants decreases, so the same sun that helps your garden to burst with life now wreaks havoc on your skin. The good news is that your skin can absorb antioxidants directly from fruits and vegetables. Now is the time to realize that you have been growing your own salon.
You can create a full line of organic products for skin and hair, simply and cheaply. from your garden’s bounty. It takes a little research on your part, but here are some basics to get you started, as well as simple recipes from Inger Genest, owner of MeMe Cosmetics (memecosmetics.net).
CucumbersCucumbers are famous skin-soothers— and for good reason. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) preven …