Muzzarelli Farms grows a wide array of delicious, high quality vegetables, and one of the best is the colorful, versatile and delicious sweet potato. But these humble tubers do more than taste yummy. They're good for your health both inside and out, and have beauty benefits that may surprise you!
Organic sweet potatoes contain high levels of beta-carotene that break down into retinol. If you aren’t familiar with retinol, it’s basically a magical skincare ingredient that can prevent signs of aging and even turn back the clock on fine lines and wrinkles. Vegetables like sweet potatoes can also boost collagen production, thanks to their high levels of Vitamin C. Collagen keeps your skin (and hair) looking young by maintaining its elasticity.
You can get the skin benefits of sweet potatoes not only by eating them, but by applying them directly to your skin!
Here's a quick, easy Sweet Potato & Almond Oil Antioxidant-Rich Face Mask that can nourish and moisturize your skin, improving its texture and diminishing the look of fine lines (sweet potatoes are generally not an allergen, but like anything you put on your skin, it's best to test in a small area first).
Mix ingredients together until creamy, then massage into your skin in an upward, circular motion for 2 to 5 minutes. Leave on for 10 minutes, then wash off with warm water. Your skin will look dewy fresh!