Get Gorgeous Skin OVERNIGHT


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Give your skin a good night’s sleep. As you rest, your skin works overtime repairing damage, creating new cells, and replenishing moisture, so obviously it’s super important to get as much snooze-time as possible before your big day. Though there are a few things you can do before you hit the sack to speed up the process. Below, Neutrogena’s celebrity dermatologist Doris Day, MDA breaks down how to ensure a flawless, photo-ready face.

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Fashionistas – The Skin You are In


For the Fashionistas out there make-up, clothing, and accessories provide the accentuation of the image that is put forth to the world. They are not a mask to cover up, but a call to view the spectacular view of confidence that you have to exude. So above all less is more. Getting down to the bare bones of expression…it begins with the skin.

Skin is the largest organ of the body and for the most part takes the most punishment from the environment, with the sun being the most impactful. Now we need sunlight to produce vitamin D naturally and most people spend so much time in doors and/or covered up that they do not get enough and end up getting sick. So get out, show some skin, and get a more natural glow. The trick behind it is that you need to antioxidants along with it to overcome UV degradation. These come from eating fruits, veggies, and gettingsupplements. However, these antioxidants are blocked by dairy products, so milk, yogurt, cheese, and cream all work against you. Dairy has also be found to be connected to acne, get rid of it to do the best for your skin.

 

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Skin is absorbant and whatever you put on it eventually get into your blood stream, so how toxic is what you are topically using? Toxins are what the skin eliminates through sweating, (pardon me women glisten, men sweat) which is why a sauna is so great. So, if there are chemicals and toxic poisons in the topical lotions, make-ups, and creams you are working against the best benefit to yourskin. The key is to look for mineral based, minimum ingredient, and natural products. Basically, if you could not eat it do not wear it, imagine that your skin is eating it. So just like any portion of food apply only as much as is necessary, plus by not over doing it daily it lasts longer and saves money.

Skin needs to be nourished to be tight, vibrant, and youthful. To accomplish this vegetables are key, salads should be the main meals. Load them up with colorful toppings like brocolli, which 100 calories of has twice as much protein as 100 calories of steak, and bell peppers, which are loaded with vitamin C. For meats some wild salmon or mercury free tuna, which are load with omega 3 good fats. There are also nuts and seed like chia, which had lots of fiber and calcium. All nourishment for the skin and whole body.

Follow these healthy advises created specially for you, remembering that beauty care starts with everything you eat… We are what we eat.

Author Clifford Mitchem
Advocare Distributor
Nutrition + Fitness = Health
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DIY: Natural Body Scrub


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Do this twice a month to have a glowing skin ❤

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21 Foot Care Tricks


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1. If you’ve got tons of dry, scaly skin on the bottoms of your feet, try a Baby Foot exfoliating mask.

Get it here.

2. Or give this soothing pumpkin foot scrub a try.

Or give this soothing pumpkin foot scrub a try.

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Get the full recipe here.

3. Treat your cracked heels with a little vinegar and Listerine (really!).

Treat your cracked heels with a little vinegar and Listerine (really!).

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Get the instructions here.

4. Don’t go barefoot — if you can help it.

Don't go barefoot — if you can help it.

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Walking around barefoot can leave your toenails susceptible to foot fungus and disease, so keep the flip flops on.

5. Lavender and peppermint foot cream can also calm your cracked and aching feet.

Lavender and peppermint foot cream can also calm your cracked and aching feet.

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Get the full directions here.

6. The same rules that apply to your fingernails apply to your toenails.

The same rules that apply to your fingernails apply to your toenails.

7. Make sure you wear shoes that actually fit.

Make sure you wear shoes that actually fit.

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You can cause painful ingrown toenails if you wear shoes that are the wrong size. And if you don’t keep your nails trimmed, you could risk infection by irritating your nail beds.

8. To get rid of calluses and corns, make a microplane your friend.

To get rid of calluses and corns, make a microplane your friend.

This slightly terrifying looking tool can slough off dead skin from the bottoms of your callused, beat up feet in a flash. Get it here.

9. Treat your heels to this soothing concoction.

Treat your heels to this soothing concoction.

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Get the full instructions here.

10. Or give the Pedi-Rock a go.

Or give the Pedi-Rock a go.

The Pedi-Rock works similarly to the microplane, in that it sloughs off dead skin and calluses, but it also conforms to the shape of your foot, and you can use it when it’s wet or dry. Get it here. And when you’re done, slather on a lactic acid-rich cream likeAmLactin to seal in moisture.

11. Try a refreshing peppermint foot scrub.

Try a refreshing peppermint foot scrub.

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Get the directions here.

12. Pamper your toes with rosemary and olive oil.

Pamper your toes with rosemary and olive oil.

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Get the full directions here.

13. Switch out your metal emery boards for glass ones.

Switch out your metal emery boards for glass ones.

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Glass is a cleaner alternative to metal and emery filters, and still gets the job done.

14. After being crammed into shoes all day, treat your toes to something special.

After being crammed into shoes all day, treat your toes to something special.

The Flex-Tastic exerciser separates, strengthens and helps realign your toes.

15. Give yourself a quick foot massage with a tennis ball.

21 Foot Care Tricks To Treat Your Tired And Sore Feet

Rolling a tennis ball along the bottom of your bare foot can provide a surprisingly relaxing massage.

16. Try a little reflexology.

Try a little reflexology.

The parts of your foot correspond to different parts of your body. Learn more about the benefits of reflexology here.

17. Disinfect your shoes with Lysol to get rid of odors.

21 Foot Care Tricks To Treat Your Tired And Sore Feet

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Or if you’d prefer, try rubbing a little cornstarch or antiperspirant directly onto the soles of your feet.

18. DIY a pair of heel-protecting summer socks.

DIY a pair of heel-protecting summer socks.

Keep your heels hydrated by applying lotion and then cutting a pair of old socks into socklets and wearing ‘em to bed.

19. Keep your pedicure tools to yourself.

Keep your pedicure tools to yourself.

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Sharing your pedicure tools with friends or family increases your chances of spreading and sharing nasty foot funguses and diseases. Be a friend and be selfish with your nail stuff.

20. Treat your cuticles, too.

Treat your cuticles, too.

Your cuticles can get dry and cracked and gross — especially in dry weather. So don’t forget to feed them with cuticle oil or balm. Find out more here.

21. Don’t forget the suncreen.

Don't forget the suncreen.

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It’s easy to forget to put SPF on your toes and the tops of your feet, but that can leave you susceptible to especially bad burns.

NO MORE BLACK HEADS!


Who doesn’t find annoying the Black heads?!

one tablespoon milk and one tablespoon unflavored gelatin. Mix them together and put them in the microwave for 10 seconds. Let it cool and apply it to your nose with a brush. Once it’s dry you can rip it off and it will take the blackheads with

They’ve been my enemy since I can remember to be honest. I go to the Spa, buy those strips and very expensive strips and they come back overnight.

I’ve been doing this for last 3 weeks and I can really tell you WORKS LIKE A CHARM!

Get Rid of Blackheads Overnight with

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How to Naturally Remove Stretch Marks


Morning my beautiful bloggers!!

 

If you follow my blog you know that I have been on this diet and so far is working out so well (I can’t wait to share those results with you), that imagine that I have been getting small stretchmarks due to the rapid weight-loss.

So this morning I knew I had to find stuff to help me with this.

Stretch-Marks are normal. They are just visible lines on the skin surface, with an off-color hue. Stretch marks are mainly found in the abdominal wall, but can also occur over the thighs, upper arms, buttocks and breasts.

So I gathered natural ways to take care of this kind of annoying new thing I’m getting.

You know what I actually feel proud I am getting them, because it means I am doing things right, so I just have to take care of the side effects. 🙂

1. Potato Juice

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Potato juice contains vitamins and minerals that foster growth and restoration of skin cells.

  1. Cut a medium-sized potato into  thick slices.
  2. Take one of the potato pieces and rub it gently on the stretch marks for a few minutes. Make sure the liquid from the potato covers the affected area.
  3. Allow the potato juice to dry for some time and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

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Homemade Skincare Hacks


This Raw Organic Homemade Almond Scrub is the BEST way to use your raw almond pulp after making homemade almond milk. This scrub feels amazing and is all natural! Can't beat that :)

It seems that (especially for women) switching from regular skin care products to natural skin care versions is one of the toughest natural living steps to take.

It’s hard to break free of the age defying, wrinkle reversing, acne preventing claims of conventional products and switch to a natural option, even though the natural options are often cheaper and work better!

Below are some of my favorite natural skincare recipes to help you make the switch more easily!

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Secrets to a Glowing Skin (PART 2)


Brown Sugar + Milk + Vanilla = Cheapest All-Over Scrub Ever!
Brown sugar is the ultimate base for a good scrub and we could easily spout off dozens of effective combinations, but this basic recipe is all you need to polish your whole body back to its smooth self. Just combine two parts milk with one part brown sugar and a few drops of pure vanilla extract (if you have it—if not, omit) in a bowl. In your shower or tub, gently scrub in tiny circles from head to toe. Rinse and bathe normally. For an extra boost of moisture and good-for-you nutrients, add an egg yolk.

Oily skin?
The fix: Regulate skin’s pH with apple cider’s high levels of alpha-hydroxy acids and remove excess oil and buildup with ground oats. The oats contain saponins, a naturally powerful cleanser, says Aganovic.
Recipe: Combine 3 teaspoons ground oats and ¼ teaspoon apple cider in a bowl until a smooth paste forms. Then add ¼ tablespoon lemon juice and ½ tablespoon brown sugar; stir until the mixture is even. Apply to freshly cleansed skin and let sit for five to 10 minutes, allowing ingredients to penetrate top layers of the skin. Then rub in circular motions to exfoliate and increase blood-flow. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

For Calloused feet
The fix: A simple foot soak of baking soda and water will do the trick, says Jaliman. “The baking soda treats callous because it’s abrasive and helps loosen dead skin,” she says. Add a ratio of ½ cup baking soda for every gallon of warm water in a shallow tub and stir until the powder dissolves. Sit back and relax, soaking feet for about 30 minutes. Rinse away the baking soda and pat feet dry before applying lotion and slipping on a pair of cotton socks over clean tootsies.
On the road, seek out mineral springs; these relaxing spa waters contain minerals similar to baking soda and can boast the same healing effect.

The problem: Inflamed or acne-prone skin
The fix: Cook up a soothing white tea toner with Asian-influenced ingredients, courtesy of Jennifer Yen, creator of Purlisse Skincare collection. Detoxifying skin starts from the inside out, and drinking a simple mix of water with lemon will kick start the beautifying effects, she says.
Recipe: Combine 1 teaspoon peppermint tea leaves, 4 teaspoons white tea leaves, ½ cup boiled distilled water, and 2 drops of lavender oil in a French press. Let steep for 10 minutes before pouring into a glass container to cool. Combine with enough aloe vera gel to fill a 4-oz spray bottle atomizer. Store in refrigerator before spritzing.
For a store-bought antidote, Jaliman suggests La Roche Posay’s Effaclar DUO Dual Action Acne Treatment ($19, amazon.com) or Clinique’s Acne Solutions Spot Healing Gel ($23, amazon.com).

So that is all for the skin care 🙂

Hope u like it!!

Secrets to a Glowing Skin (PART 1)


As requested I am doing a skin care special. Here are some great tips for amazing, glowing skin for all my beautiful followers:

Yogurt & Honey
Probiotics in your beauty products can give you brighter, more resilient skin. But since you are so not going out in this mess yet, try using the real thing. Combine two parts plain yogurt (Greek or regular, the fattier the better!) and one part honey in a small bowl. Spread it all over your face and sit back for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and reveal a brighter, calmer you.

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Baking soda + Honey + Water
It sounds strange but you can essentially just wash with honey if you have very sensitive skin. Throw in a little baking soda for a scrub—which helps boost circulation but doesn’t tear off your top layer of skin—and voila! Glowing skin. Here’s how to do it: Combine one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of baking soda in your palm. Rub them together with a few drops of water and then massage gently in circular motions on your face. Let sit for a minute then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

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Eggs + Olive Oil = Moisturizing Hair Treatment
Gross? Maybe in theory, but this easy at-home hair repair treatment works like a charm. Mix two eggs and one-third cup of olive oil into a bowl. Apply to your hair and scalp and massage it for a few minutes. Cover with a plastic cap or old towel and after 15 to 20 minutes, rinse and condition. The olive oil is one of the strongest emollients you can find, making sure the fatty acids from the oil and the protein in the eggs penetrate your strands for stronger, shinier hair in just 15 minutes. If you prefer the smell of coconut oil, you can use that, instead.

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Brown Sugar + Milk + Vanilla 
Brown sugar is the ultimate base for a good scrub and we could easily spout off dozens of effective combinations, but this basic recipe is all you need to polish your whole body back to its smooth self. Just combine two parts milk with one part brown sugar and a few drops of pure vanilla extract (if you have it—if not, omit) in a bowl. In your shower or tub, gently scrub in tiny circles from head to toe. Rinse and bathe normally. For an extra boost of moisture and good-for-you nutrients, add an egg yolk.

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Try these in the meantime and…..

For tomorrow I will be sharing the second part, and I saved for last the best.

 

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Tune in for more!! 🙂