The Beauty of Food: Can Stuff in Your Kitchen Really Make You Look Younger?


youngagainMaking yourself look years younger. It’s the holy grail of cosmetics. According to a new book called The Beauty of Food your kitchen is full of natural beauty treatments that can turn back the clock. Here’s Women’s Life Today review of The Beauty of Food.

Nobody wants to actually go back to being eighteen-year-old again, but you wouldn’t mind looking the way you did back then. That’s why there’s a whole industry devoted to helping women turn back the clock. Cosmetics, hair dyes, skin softeners: The Beauty of Food asks us to take a closer look at these products and to ask whether or not they work, whether or not they’re safe, and whether or not you should even be using them when there are easy alternatives that you can find by opening up your kitchen cabinet doors.

What you find out reading The Beauty of Food is that a lot of beauty products and cosmetics aren’t so good for you after all. There are so many ingredients to a lot of these cosmetics that it’s almost impossible to tell what’s good for your body and what’s not. Most people just assume that if something is for sale, that means it’s okay. That’s a big mistake—these companies aren’t concerned with women’s health at all. They just want to make a profit off of women’s insecurity. The Beauty of Food says there’s another way.

The Beauty of Food collects all of natural beauty consultant Hanan’s traditional home alternatives to your regular cosmetics. Hanan says that these are well-worn beauty secrets that Persian women like her mother have been used for generations to keep themselves looking flawless well into old age. The Beauty of Food has them all, plus a few modern updates.

What makes the advice in The Beauty of Food work is that it’s like a lot of the other advice that you read about eat healthy: getting rid of the bad things from your diet will make a positive impact on your health. That’s just common sense. Eliminating the chemicals from you cosmetics shelf will do the same thing.

The Beauty of Food has page after page of healthy solutions for just about every beauty problem. Most of it you expect from this kind of handbook: ways to reduce cellulite, how to soften your hair, step-by-step guides to making your own soaps and shampoos. Some of the suggestions won’t be that obvious, and you’ll wonder if Hanan is for real. A “Fifty-Cent Botox Alternative” for smoothing out wrinkles sounds good, but as effective as botox? Maybe not, but Hanan’s alternative is definitely a lot healthier for you and more natural.

Whether you’re looking to save money on cosmetics or if you’re just fed up with exposing yourself to harmful chemicals, the Beauty of Food  is a handy resource to have at your fingertips. You can get a copy right here.