How To Make Yourself Beautiful With Food
Sophie Mitchell, Claudia Schiffer's former personal chef, dishes out tips on what food can make your skin glow. Learn how to look good through food. This film certainly requires some food for thought!
Step 1: Edible beauty.
Now as you walk down the aisle of your local shop you’re probably looking at the food thinking, which of these foods are going to taste good in my belly? But maybe its time you got just a little more imaginative and embraced the world of edible beauty. There are so many foods out there that when you spread on your skin can actually improve your looks. But which are the best ones? Well, with me I have TV chef Sophia Michelle. Sophia, how are you? Very well thank you, how are you? Marvelous, now which are the ones we should be looking at?
Step 2: Avocado face packs.
Well you can use lots of different foodstuffs actually, but a favorite one is avocado face pack. Its full of vitamin E and full of all good fats for your skin. Basically to make this, take samples, get nice white ones, similar to making guacamole. Mash it up with 2 teaspoons of plain natural yogurt and a teaspoon of runny honey. Combine and chill it in the frig for about an hour. Then spread a thick layer on your face and leave it for about ten minutes before rinsing off. It looks a bit shocking but I can promise you it’s a great finish. And it basically gets your skin really plumped up and lovely moisturized.
Step 3: Milk eye refreshener.
Now what other tips have you got? Well there’s another one which is really really quick and easy. You just soak cotton wool in milk, chill it and then put it over your eyes for about ten minutes. And again, it is kind of a milk eye refresher and it really clears up puffy eyes and reduces swelling. And this is great if you had a late night the night before.
Step 4: Influencing the beauty industry.
Now edible beauty in general, it really is kind of influencing the beauty industry isn’t it? Yeah, absolutely. I’m a very girly girl, I love fashion, I love beauty and obviously food is also a passion of mine. So I work at Tesco on a new range of bath and beauty products which are inspired by two favorite deserts, cinnamon sticks and vanilla crème and they really are kind of an indulgence without calories. You feel lovely with really beautiful creams which glistens and sparkles for the night out. It’s a great range; I’m very excited about all of them. But you can’t eat them, can you? No you can’t but it looks like you can and they smell like you can but I wouldn’t.
Step 5: Oatmeal face pack.
Now another tip, I believe involves oatmeal, is that right? Yes with oatmeal, but again, they don’t look very glamorous when you put them on but the results are great. You just mix equal parts of oatmeal with honey and yogurt and put it on your face again. This is kind of an exfoliant too because it has the oatmeal in it. Leave it for about ten minutes and remove it with a cotton ball and a bit of warm water, splash it off. It really wakes up tired skin; this is one I’d use about once a week really.
Step 6: There's always time.
So that’s avocado, milk and oatmeal are the one we should be looking at. Yes. Now do you think its too late for me? There’s always time, there’s always time. That’s exactly what I wanted to hear. Fantastic, now you know exactly what you need to be putting in your shopping basket if you want to help yourself look just a little bit younger.