Thursday, 31 October 2013


  • Unflavored yogurt
  • Honey
  • Ground almonds
  • Olive oil

Get beautified:

  1. Start by mixing 2 cups of pureed, cooked fresh or canned pumpkin.
  2. Add 4 tablespoons unflavored yogurt, 4 tablespoons honey, 1/3 cup ground almonds, 1/4 teaspoon olive oil.
  3. Mix and apply to clean, moist skin.
  4. The enzymes are more active when moist, so sit in a warm tub or shower for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Remove with a clean washcloth.
  6. Apply moisturizer and enjoy soft clean skin!
  7. Cover the rest of the mixture and use within a week.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Keeping things clean

 A Daily Routine:

The first line of defense is to keep the skin clean.  It is one of the best and easiest ways to start minimizing enlarged pores.  Enlarged pores are caused by an accumulation of dirt and oil, often resulting in blackheads or whiteheads.  When you clean the skin and remove the dirt and oil from your face, you minimize the overall appearance of the pores – although this is not permanent.   The following is a simple four-step daily process for keeping the skin clean:
1.      Wash the face twice a day with a gentle cleanser.  Gentle cleaners are recommended because they do not irritate the skin.  Irritated skin will expand the pores even more.  Gentle cleansers are non-foaming or low-foaming cleaners like Cetaphil  – a mild antibacterial soap.     
2.       Using, clean, tepid water – lather up your face with the cleanser – do not scrub the skin.  Rinse completely removing all residue and taking care to pat dry with a clean towel.
3.       Apply a mild astringent or toner on clean skin with a cotton ball or pad.  Avoid strong products with alcohol or witch hazel – these will dry the skin.  The goal is to soften and gently tighten the skin, not dry it out.
4.       Apply a moisturizer – preferably a water-based moisturizer to avoid further clogging of the pores (the ones you just cleaned!).

Say Goodbye to Dry Skin - Easy and only 5 ingredient DIY Sugar Scrub

Soothe Winter Skin with this Homemade Sugar Scrub

Thursday, 10 October 2013

The Beverly Hills Anti-Aging Prescription

By Andre Berger MD

Do you find yourself frequently moody and tired? Are you forgetting things more easily and often? Stressed out by life's daily challenges? Do you look in the mirror and wonder where your healthy body and youthful appearance have gone? It doesn't have to be that way. 

The Beverly Hills Anti-Aging Prescription

Turn back the clock and improve your quality of life. For the first time ever, Dr. Andre Berg er, renowned anti-aging physician and founder of the Rejuvalife Vitality Institute in Beverly Hills, shares expertise from his years of practice in the youth and wellness capital of the world. This groundbreaking book translates the medical science of gene expression into clear, simple solutions. By integrating a balanced approach to diet, exercise, quality sleep, and stress management you can prevent the debilitating illnesses that come with age (heart disease, diabetes, obesity). Read Dr. Berger's prescription herein to maintain your youthful appearance and mental clarity, along with physical health and vigor.
Where to buy

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Body Shop

25% off sitewide and 50% off Hand Creams continues through November 3rd.

50% Off Hand Creams at The Body Shop! Offer valid 9/30-11/3

The Body Shop® offers a full assortment of naturally-inspired products, including bath & body, men's and women's skincare, and creative gift ideas for a variety of occasions. They also offer classic and unique fragrances, home fragrances, makeup, and accessories.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Clear Skin: Organic Action Plan for Acne

By Julie Gabriel

Do you know that 98% of skincare products contain ingredients that provoke acne? Are you eating the right foods to keep your skin clear? Would you rather stay in your beauty rut than trying a completely different way of treating your problem skin?
If not, it's time to rethink your approach to your problem skin and think organic. Let Clear Skin: Organic Action Plan for Acne guide you through diet, stress-relief and organic skincare and explain the easy way to achieve clear skin. Inside you will:

Clear Skin: Organic Action Plan for AcneWhere to buy
  • Control how diet affects your acne
  • Read up the latest information on skincare ingredients and how they can affect your skin
  • Learn how stress reduction, our exclusive mood management techniques, and other choices can keep acne at a distance
  • Enjoy our exclusive 30-day Clear Skin Diet and crash-course Acne Detox
  • Learn how to create simple natural homemade skincare for your acne and post-acne marks
  • Create your own natural skincare plan based on your skin type
In this straightforward, easy-to-grasp yet scientifically-based guide to natural care for problem skin you will learn everything you need to look and feel your best. From diet to meditation and organic skincare recipes, natural beauty has never been made so simple and chic.
Learn the natural way to fight acne - and feel great, too!

Friday, 4 October 2013

Bath salts used properly can stimulate the skin and combat cellulite.

• Relaxing bath salts combine legendary sea salts from the dead sea,
• Lavender, plant known in aromatherapy due to sedative properties. The essential oil containing sheets has antiseptic properties and is used in the preparation of medicines for healing of wounds and the treatment of neurasthenia.
• "Other aromatic essential oils such as Citrus aurantium Bergamia (bergamot) fruit and oil of Cedrus Atlantica bark oil, which, combined with Lavender helps relax the body and mind and we prepare to sleep easily and wake up rested and refreshed. ''

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Seasonal Skincare for the Body

Seasonal changes in the weather not only affect changes in nature – seasonal changes affect the mind, body, spirit and our skin.  When the seasons change, we have different nutritional needs, we are required to dress differently and care for our skin differently. So as we move into the Fall and Winter, our Summertime routines no longer make sense as our body adapts to a new season.


Regular exfoliation of the skin is a good idea all year round – it helps cell regeneration by removing dry, dead skin cells from the body. Without regular exfoliation, the skin takes on a dull, lifeless look and feel. Since the cooler months of Fall and Winter are drier and less humid, our skin tends to dry out quicker. If skin is not properly exfoliated during this time, the skin can become red, dry, rough and irritated.
Properly exfoliated skin is more capable of absorbing essential moisturizers, serums and other nourishing extracts found in skincare products. In the cooler months, our skin needs more of these moisturizing and nourishing products to keep it healthy. If the skin is not exfoliated, none of these beneficial creams, serums and treatments can penetrate the skin – they simply lie on top of the skin where they do little or no good.
There are several ways to exfoliate the body and keep dead skin cells from accumulating on the skin.
Dry brushing the body is one method of exfoliating the body. This method of exfoliating effectively opens up the pores on your skin. As the method implies, your skin should be dry – the best time for dry brushing is in the shower before you turn on the water. Always brush towards the heart, making long sweeps (not back and forth, scrubbing or circular motions). Start at your feet, moving up the legs on both sides, then work from the arms toward your chest. On your stomach, direct the brush counterclockwise. And, don’t brush too hard: Skin should be stimulated and invigorated but not irritated or red.
Body scrubs made from sea salt, epsom salt, sugar and other natural exfoliants are other effective ways to dissolve and exfoliate dead skin cells, leaving the skin invigorated, buffed and polished. Abrasive ingredients should be used with special care on sensitive skin. Never apply pressure when exfoliating – let the product do the work!
There are dozens of ready made scrubs on the market, but if you want to make your own, we have some very simple, yet effective, scrubs you can make at home for just pennies per treatment!

Detoxifying the Skin

Along with exfoliating, detoxing the skin helps the entire body feel its best. Each day, we are exposed to toxic substances through the foods we eat, the products we use, and the air we breathe, just to name a few.  Those toxins build in our body and have a direct effect on the largest organ, our skin.Body Mud
One of the most common ways of detoxing the body and skin is by sauna.  Cleansing the skin with a sauna is one of the oldest and most well-known health treatments for the skin. Saunas induce sweating which, like urinating (sorry), is an effective way to rid the body of toxins.
Another way to detoxify the skin is with body wraps and muds that help to draw out harmful toxins from your body while delivering essential vitamins and minerals to the skin.  These mineral-rich formulas absorb excess oil and remove dead skin cells, dirt and toxins to reveal fresh, soft skin. Therapeutic muds stimulate circulation and refine skin’s texture, clarity and tone. Mud treatments can also be heated to help relieve stress and muscle aches.

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013