Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favor compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life. -- T. A. Edison
Whether raw, steamed, or fermented, cabbage is a powerful superfood packed with the nutrients our body needs to slow the aging process and bring out your natural, inner beauty. Cabbage is a wealth of antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals including thiamin, riboflavin, folate, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, and potassium, vitamins C, A, E, and K, dietary fiber, and the B vitamins' complex. All those naturally present in cabbage components help keep your skin staying fresh, tight, and flexible by reducing the wrinkles and age spots that so commonly occur. Moreover, the high levels of vitamin A in cabbage plays a role in skin cells' regrowth and provides additional protection from sun damage.
Cabbage is an underestimated beauty mask ingredient. Because cabbage is packed with microelements, the cabbage-based mask will provide amazing benefits for even the most problematic skin types. Below are some simple cabbage masks that will help to boost collagen and elastin production and will protect you against free radical damage. Restore hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles at any age. The best part is that you can easily make them at home!
How it works: Vitamins and minerals in cabbage will feed your skin. Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention. Egg white will tighten and close up large pores. Rice powder will help to exfoliate your skin; it is also a traditional skin lightening remedy. Lemon juice is a natural skin brightener.
TIP: You can substitute rice powder with corn starch or make your own by grinding rice.
How it works: Lactic acid in milk will help reduce pigmentation, heal dry skin, hydrate skin, heal acne, and even relieve light sunburn. Naturally present in cabbage antioxidants help to reduce dryness of skin and prevent premature aging. Regular use of this mask will make your dry skin glowing again.
How it works: Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention. Honey also has moisturizing and soothing properties, so it helps create a glow. Turmeric helps to clear acne, as well as reduce acne scars and pigmentation. Vitamins in cabbage will help repair skin damaged by acne, the sun, and the natural process of aging.
TIP: Cabbage juice is easy to make. Simply chop a few cabbage leaves, press them through a strainer or straining cloth if you have one, and here you go: juice is ready!
Maybe we should be focusing less on Botox and more on natural age defining treatments? Either way, adding a quick, easy to make, and effective mask to your self-care routine will only benefit and wouldn't hurt for sure.
💚 Stay healthy and beautiful!
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