Our moms always told us not to play with our food - but they might have thought differently if they knew that some foods are as good on our skin and hair as they are for a healthy diet. So, if you're thinking of "spicing up" your beauty regimen, here's how you can Slay with your Food using 5 of our favorite foods for better-looking skin and hair.

1 Avocadoes - The omega fatty acids in these green beauties not only help cover cracks between skin cells but they also can be used on your damaged hair to help seal split ends.

2 Honey - The secrets of this sweet spread are thousands of years old. Even the Egyptians knew you could use the antioxidant and antibacterial power of honey for exfoliating, moisturizing, and shine-boosting. A little bit of honey also helps to soften hair; just try not to get everything sticky!

3 Cucumbers - The OG of food facial masks, the ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and caffeic acid in cukes help reduce redness and swelling on the skin. Plus the cooling sensation feels good and smells great.

4 Coconuts - Coconut oil has good benefits for hair since it penetrates deep into the hair strand to control split ends and repair dry hair. It does work well to remove eye make-up but apply with care because it can clog pores and cause other problems for sensitive skin.

5 Yogurt - You won't find a better source for probiotics and proteins. While it's great for diets and for soothing the skin, the real power of yogurt comes when you use the power of its lactic acids as a conditioner. It's an amazing way to cleanse, nourish, and strengthen your hair follicles. We love it so much, we built our Hairgurt products around it! See for yourself when you purchase any of our Hairgurt Shampoos or Hair Masques products!

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