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DIY Facial Masks/Treatments

November 27, 2010 Leave a comment

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Here are a 3 great  face treatments/masks that can be made with fresh ingredients found at home! Give them a whirl you’ll love them!!!! (Use them once or twice a week depending on your skin type and problem)

Cucumber Mask: This mask will help reduce redness and soothe any irritation.

  • Grate 1 cucumber and combine with 1 tablespoons of plain yogurt and 1 tablespoon of fresh cranberries (smashed)
  • Mix the ingredients together to create a paste
  • Apply mask to any red areas on your face,neck or chest.
  • Wait 5-10 minutes then rinse with warm water thoroughly and then moisturize.

Papaya Facial: This mask will brighten up your complexion and give your skin a radiant glow.

  • Combine 3 tablespoons of mashed papaya with 2 tablespoons mashed banana, 2 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon coconut water and 1 tablespoon plain yogurt.
  • Stir mixture until it becomes a thick consistency, then chill in the fridge for an hour
  • Smooth mask over clean skin
  • After 5 minutes rinse with cool water

Pumpkin Treatment: This treatment will help you unclog pores to prevent those hideous zits!

  • Combine 1 tablespoon canned pumpkin puree with 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon flour and 1 egg.
  • Using a fork, beat the mix until it is smooth in consistency.
  • Smooth a thin layer onto clean dry skin (avoid eye area) and leave for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Healthy Skin…

November 24, 2010 Leave a comment

 

We all have heard the phrase “YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT,” and I couldn’t agree more. If you want healthy skin, YES, it is true that you should always use the highest SPF moisturizer you can find, but most importantly, your skin reveals your eating habits and life style.

Eating well and exercising is essential for good skin. Once we realize that making wiser choices when it comes to food has infinite benefits, we will start seeing the changes in our body and skin. It is always about having good habits. Nowadays we all have very busy lives and eating healthy and working out every day can be pretty challenging. One very important thing to always keep in mind is to start every day the BEST POSSIBLE WAY.

I’ll share with you my best way to start a day, 2 tips:

  1. 1.    Run/walk on a treadmill or outdoors every morning( or any type of physical activity)
  2. 2.    Prepare your own powerful and nutritious morning juice   

 

Commit yourself to run/walk on the treadmill/outdoors at least 45 minutes every day. When you wake up in the morning, do not hesitate about doing it, simply do it. Every day that you do it, you’ll feel great about yourself for the rest of the day. Once you finish working out, a night before have the following ingredients washed/peeled and ready to put on your blender.

  1.     1 bunch of fresh Italian parsley
  2.     1 handful of spinach
  3.     1 piece of celery
  4.     1 big size orange
  5.     1 carrot

 

Once you put everything in the blender, pour a small amount of commercial pineapple and orange juice until you cover a quarter of all the ingredients in your blender (to add more flavor), add water, blend everything and you’re DONE!!!

–      Italian parsley is great for circulation, if you get easily bruised, the Italian parsley will definitely help.

–      The spinach and the celery have lots of antioxidants. Good for your immune system.

–      Orange, vitamin C

–      Carrots, good for your vision and skin color

All these amazing benefits in this delicious morning juice. Try to always eat very colorful meals. The more color the food has, the more antioxidants. And for those occasional not very healthy snacks, you need to exercise to get rid of all those toxins. Your skin and body will show it!!!

 Hope you like it. Good Health 😉

-Lizbeth

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