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If there’s one thing I L-O-V-E, it’s this time of year! The weather allows for boots and scarves, cool breezes (Making it so I dont need to powder my nose nearly as often!), and best of all…PUMPKIN versions of all my faves…lattes, pies and even DIY FACIALS!!
Here’s an amazing one that helps repair, smooth and smells incredible!
2 teaspoons cooked or canned pumpkin (pureed)
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon spice
Combine all your ingredients and apply. (Avoiding eye area.)
Leave on for 15-20 minutes
Rinse with warm water.
According to Divavillage.com Pumpkin is full of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, potassium, alpha-carotene, zinc, beta carotene, and lutein. Pumpkin enzymes can soothe and protect your skin. These essential nutrients can reach deep within your pores and absorb quickly.Pumpkin nourishes dry skin instantly, giving you a healthy glow anytime your skin needs a boost! Colder weather can make your skin especially dehydrated, and the brisk fall and winter breeze certainly doesn’t help. Pumpkin works as an accelerator for other ingredients, helping the skin absorb vital nutrients and vitamins quickly.
Happy Fall my favorite pamperers 🙂
Winter weather reeking havoc on your skin? You’re not alone…me and my clients are all feeling the winter time dry out. Never fear tho beauties, I have an amazing, natural cure all. It aint pretty, but it’s so worth it.
Make your friends “green with envy” with this amazing DIY Avocado Honey Mask!
This is a recipe my Mom and I have applied for years. Its simple, easy and effective! (and I have it on my face as I type! wo who!)
- 1/4 avocado
- 3 Tbsp Honey
- Mash avocado in a bowl. Make sure to make it as “un-clumpy” as possible.
- Mix in Honey.
- Apply to a clean, dry face.
- Leave on for 15 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water.
- Avacado is rich in an oil that is similar to our skins creating an amazing moisturizing effect. It also helps minimize age spots, skin damage and scars by aiding in regeneration, rejuvenation and collagen production.
- Honey aids in absorbing and retaining moisture.
Happy Facialing lovies!
Top of the mornin’ my favorite pamperin’ pals! Im writing this awesome, basic scrub recipe while poolside on a weekend get away! Does life get any radder? Probably not. 😉
I really hope you all enjoyed the past couple festive recipes, Pumpkin Facials and Pumpkin Pie Body Scrub..because today’s recipe is going to be a staple-go to recipe that is smiple, effective and can be done everyday! Im sure I’ll especially need this vital ingredient after this sunshine filled trip, as baking soda is an ingredient that is so effective in aiding in the skins health (and soothing of sunburns!).
2 to 3 Tbsp. Baking soda
Small amount of water
Mix the ingredients into a paste.
Using a circular motion, apply to face and gently scrub.
Rinse and moisturize.
According to www.planetgreen.discovery.com, baking soda makes a top-notch exfoliation. Why? Baking soda is coarse, but not too coarse. It’s the best amount of coarse for removing the top layer of dead skin cells, and if applied correctly, it won’t cause your sensitive facial skin to become red and irritated!
(And thnkfully after this desert sunshine-it helps with sunburns..When baking soda is added to bath water, sunburn sufferers often experience a notable reduction in pain. Place a cup (8 ounces) of baking soda under the running bath tap so it dissolves completely, and soak in a lukewarm tub for about half an hour. Such a bath will soothe the pain – and you won’t have to endure the stinging sensation of a shower. Adding baking soda to a hot bath at any time also helps wash acid wastes out of the body.)
YAY for going Green and inproving our skin..NATURALLY,
Want hair & nails that grow quicker, longer and stronger? Pssst…here’s a secret!
Vitamins offer so many incredible benefits to our overall health. Even with a well balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, there are key nutrients that could be improved…one being BIOTIN which is directly related to healthy HAIR, SKIN & NAILS.
According to Wikapedia, Biotin, also known as Vitamin H or Coenzyme R, is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin(vitamin B7) that is consumed from a wide range of food sources. (However there are few particularly rich sources.) Foods with a relatively high biotin content include raw egg yolk, liver, some vegetables,and peanuts. Thankfully it is made in a supplement form and can be taken simply with a meal and a glass of water. 😉 Biotin supplements are available in most pharmacies. Thicker,stronger hair and healthier nails can be seen within a few months. I have personally taken these bad boys and seen a definite difference in my hair and nail strength. It also assists in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and protein. It serves as a critical component of several enzymes and is involved in energy metabolism. The major benefit of biotin however, is its ability to strengthening hair and nails!
I got mine at Wal-Mart for a super low price! 🙂
100 mcg Biotin
Biotin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Cellulose, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Silicate, Silica, Croscarmellose, Cellulose Coating
One of my favorite weekend treats is showering myself with a little TLC with a pamper-sesh. Unfortunately I cant afford spa visits and professional facials on a regular basis BUT I have discovered some INCREDIBLE DIY (Do it yourself) recipes ..so I’ll start with one of my faves that is currently ON MY FACE as I type this. 😉
D-I-Y All Natural
- 1Teaspoon Honey
Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
Crack egg, separate egg white from yoke and place in 2 separate small bowls.
Beat egg white until “frothy”.
Mix 1 Teaspoon of honey and ¼ Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar in with egg yoke. Stir.
Fold yoke mixture in with frothy egg whites.
Apply to clean face. (Avoid eye area)
Heads up: YOU WILL FEEL YOUR SKIN TIGHTENING!
Leave on 15-20 minutes.
Rinse with warm water, pat dry.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR contains natural enzymes, vitamins and minerals and is rich in antioxidants. It has Vitamins A, B and C, beta carotene, bioflavonoids, calcium, magnesium, potassium,phosphorus, copper, iron, sulfur, iron, fluorine, silicon, boron and pectin. How’s that for super vinegar! It naturally balances the pH balance of the skin, fight bacteria, infections and is a natural anti-fungal, AND it reduces inflammation. It is an awesome astringent(toner), for sensitive and oily skin. Vinegar can even do wonders for acne and itchy skin conditions due to eczema and sunburn and can help blast fungal infections, warts and even skin tags!
HONEY: The natural occurring acids in honey acids are very safe to use on skin and can loosen bonds between the dead skin cells junking up your skin, making it easier to shed the dead layer and reveal your smoother more glorious skin underneath! These acids also increase elasticity,balance out oily skin, stimulate collagen production, and minimize lines and wrinkles making you look younger and more “new and improved”!
EGGS: An egg mask is one of the best natural remedies for irritated skin. Eggs contain amino acids that help in reduction of any inflammation. Eggs not only smooth and tighten the skin, but help shrink pores.
to EGG-cellent skin & a little honey too,