Thursday, December 30, 2010
Having acne issues and don’t want to spend lots of money at the dermatologist? Did you know that eating 1-2 cups of collard greens gives your body and skin more Vitamin A than applying Retin-A cream topically on your skin? Consuming collard greens will begin to clear up inflammation caused by acne and in addition, give the body super nutrition (below is a great recipe I use). And for immediate help with acne flare-ups, try mashing an aspirin with a few drops of water to make a paste. Apply to affected area for 15-20 minutes. The natural salicylic acid found in the aspirin will help to dry up the pimple and kill the bacteria that is causing the inflammation.
Recipe: Braised Collard Greens
Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a deep pan. Saute one onion cut into slivers and a clove of garlic. Once wilted, add 1-2 diced tomatoes and seasoning of choice. Saute for one minute. Add a bag of fresh collard greens and cook for about 10-15 minutes until greens are a little wilted. Delicious!!