Corn Exfoliating Mask Helps to Build Healthier Skin
May 29th, 2012
The Many Vitamins and Minerals In Corn That Create Youthful Skin
The Vitamins C in cornmeal helps build connective tissue and heal wounds rapidly with minimal scarring. One cup of corn provides 16% of the vitamin C requirements. You’ll find Vitamin A will enhance skin’s moisture optimally for desirable elasticity that reduces aged appearance. Due to the content of phytochemicals like phytic acid, cornmeal is a an excellent source of antioxidants for protection against environmental free radicals in the form of pollutants such as chemical preservatives, additives, pesticides and herbicides ever present in the foods we eat. This ancient food is fortified with calcium, potassium, and phosphorus that boost overall health.
As it turns out, cornmeal is a remedy for some surprising ailments such as nail fungus. When soaked in a bath of porridge over a period of several days, fungus is significantly reduced. In addition, fiber enriched corn is known to: prevent the onset of cancer and macular degeneration; lower the risk of and manage diabetes; and reduce cholesterol levels.
Cornmeal is often touted as one of the finer exfoliants for skin. When you choose a finely ground organic cornmeal as a scrub, it gently removes dead skin cells without irritating skin. It is the perfect solution to alleviate oily flaky skin in hot summer months or in the depths of winter. The cornmeal acts as a sponge absorbing the oil from skin without drying it out– leaving skin soft and shine-free with radiant vitality. It performs as a reliable at-home microdermabrasion treatment that promotes healthy epidermal cell growth. Try cornmeal as a weekly exfoliant for a face that beams with a fresh matte glow.
Cornmeal, Orange and Aloe Scrub
½ cup Organic finely ground cornmeal
2 Tsp. aloe gel
2 drops of sweet orange essential oil
Mix these ingredients into a sweet citrus smelling paste and apply to skin after dousing with warm water. Rub into your skin gently exfoliating in circular motions for up to 2 minutes. Rinse with warm water, pat dry and apply your favorite moisturizer for energized and restored skin.
The benefits of this staple for your health and skin are unquestionable: rich in both vitamins and minerals whether fresh, frozen or canned. However, we should consider in our quests for better health that genetically modified (GMO) corn is now available in many markets and in my opinion is to be avoided. Corn is definitely a produce you should buy organic for the best health of body and skin. So as you choose from one of 200 varieties of one of the earliest cultivated crops, you’ll be pleased to know that corn offers an abundance of nutrients for balanced diet internally and externally.
Finally start reaping the benefits of superior skin care today and stop wondering if you can have beautiful skin. Call for your appointments NOW at 212.949.2350 and if you are a first time client GET $50 off your first treatment.
P.S Follow us on Facebook or Twitter and if you want essential skin care tips and tricks sign up to our newsletter, bottom of the page under in the box “Sign Up For Updates”.