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With glorious SPRINGTIME upon us..lets scrub away all the harshness from winter with a soothing, clean body scrub! Glowing skin is THE look of spring time & with this DIY recipe being one of the easiest I have made…there’s no excuse not to throw together this gem and give your skin a little love!
- 5 tablespoons of Sea Salt
- Olive Oil (enough to moisten the salt without an “oily” feel)
- 1/2 of a fresh lemon-squeezed
Sea salt is used as the natural exfolient in this recipe. This will aid in removing dead skin and polishing the largest organ for your spring glow. The salt also acts as a soothing agent for those tired muscles and joints you’ve been working hard in the gym for the upcoming summer time season.;) Olive oil will replenish dry skin and natural hydrate and mositruize. The vitamin C in the lemon will leave your skin feeling fresh, clean and breathable!
This scrub is a MUST for your next shower. Own this summertime and glow, naturally!
All smiles & sunshine,
Winter is an incredible season for snowdays, bundled attire & evenings next to the fireplace…your skin & hair however-not a fan of this drying time of year. Springtime is going to be here in a blink of an eye…time to rejuvenate your skin and put your best face forward for blooming flowers and sweet outdoor vitamin D.
This is a very simple 3 ingredient organic facial. It can be done as often as desired (I’ve been doing it 2-3x a week) and will not irritate acne prone or sensitive skin!
- 1 tbsp organic plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp ground oatmeal
- a few drops of organic honey
- Mix the yogurt and oatmeal together in a small bowl. Warm honey and add to the mixture.
- Apply to clean, dry face, avoiding the eye area.
- Leave on for 10-15 minutes. The last minute, work fingers in circular motion to aid in oatmeal’s exfoliation.
- Rinse with warm water.
Yogurt is perfect consistency for a moisturizing mask and is able to add enzymes and oils to the skin! It is rich in zinc, calcium, Vitamins-B1, B2, B-6, B-12, protein and yeast.which help to reduce pore size, improve overall skin texture, and give you that healthy glow.
Oatmeal isnt just a smart breakfast choice, you skin can benefit from it too! It is able to naturally remove surface dirt, absorb oils and clear impurities. Its texture is ideal for gentle exfoliation leaving skin clean and smooth.
Honey is a staple ingredient for many of my DIY masks. Its a great natural adhesive to bind masks together and help to penetrate the skin. Organic honey is our purest ingredient, free from preservatives allowing for ample benefits in anti aging, anti bacterial and benefits of nutrition.
Give this easy, quick mask a try. Your skin will thank you 🙂
With the smiles and sunshine this first week has shown, I’m convinced this year is going to be an AMAZING one. 🙂 Lets start this off right- healthy, happy & FABULOUS! Ive been working hard doing research to share with you some great healthy must haves to ensure this year your hair & skin has never looked better…from the inside out!
A balanced diet is common sense for a healthy bod, but did you ever consider what you put in your body affects the health of your skin and hair? Fad diets, fast food binges and missing meals may seem sensible at the time..but an overall balanced diet of lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and low-fat dairy will help keep your figure, energy level, skin and hair tip top. Why follow these guidelines? ..Because YOU DESERVE IT!
Top Ten Foods you will be incorporating in your diet for 2012
1. Dark Green Vegetables
An amazing source of Vitamin A and C which assist in producing SEBUM. Remember our favorite “gift” to give our hair? This is the gift that keeps on giving!
2. Fatty Fish like Salmon
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, b 12 & iron, lacking this can result in a dry scalp and dull looking hair. These components aid in keeping your scalp healthy! Not a fish person? Get cozy with some flaxseed, you’ll need it. 🙂
remember our review of Biotin and how essential it is for our hair and skin health? Well, here’s a great source of it to add to your diet! Beans like lentils and kidney beans are chalk full of iron, zinc, and biotin proteins!
Oh, eggs…you wonder food, you! Not only can we apply egg topically (egg mask!) but incorporating more eggs into your diet is THE best source of protein you can find! It also is another great source of Biotin & vitamin B-12!
Is there a more simple snack then packing some nuts in a to go bag? These amazing yummy treats are a great source of protein, selenium (a mineral for your hair) and most importantly for our hairs health…zinc. Lacking zinc does lead to hair shedding…eee! Get some walnut, cashew and almonds immediately! 🙂
As most of us know, poultry is a great source of protein that your body can easily benefit from! These proteins offered from chicken and turkey will keep your hair, scalp and color fresh and strong!
Oysters are loaded with Zinc, which your hair LOVES! Dont feel the love for Oysters? Beef offers great zinc as well. 😉
8. Whole Grains
Whole grains are a great source of energy and keeping your tummy full, as well as zinc, vitamin B and iron! While shopping the bread and cereal isle, look for whole wheat!
We’ve always heard carrots keep your eye sight sharp, which is a result of its high amounts of Vitamin A..but that amazing vitamin also benefits your scalp! Healthy hair=healthy scalp. A yummy, easy snack!
Last but not least…dairy. This one is an obvious source of calcium which is needed for healthy bones, skin & hair! Make sure youre getting in your milk, yogurt and cheese products! (in moderation, and if youre watching your waistline..lowfat ❤ )
I wish for nothing but health and happiness for each and every one of you this year! I hope some of these facts helped you, and inspired you to make this your healthiest year yet! Whether you’re enhancing your healthy ways or transforming your lifestyle to be more health consious..Im sending you all my support!
*Credit for facts from www.webmd.com
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!