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BEAUTY: 6 FOOD ITEMS TO JAZZ UP YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Women! We love it when our beauty routine stays along the lines of...simple;) It just makes life so much easier. Here are 6 food items to jazz up your skincare routine. Some you eat, and some you apply, but they ALL have beneficial results. What's your favorite way to jazz up your skincare routine? Share with a comment below!

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Ketchup
A German study has shown that the Lycopene in tomatoes can be more readily absorbed into the body when it is processed into sauce, pulped into juice, or pressed into paste and ketchup. A dollop of ketchup a day can protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging.

Try this...

Sweet potato fries dipped in Ketchup is simply delish! Slice up the sweet potato, toss in olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings. Roast in 425 degree oven for 15 min. Flip and another 15. Try adding a little cumin or cayenne pepper to jazz it up.
Garlic

Cleanses pores from the inside out, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol and contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Try this...

Set your oven to 400 degrees, peel the paper-thin part of the garlic away, chop off 1/4" of the top, place on tinfoil, drizzle garlic oil, wrap and roast in oven for about 40 minutes or until soft/caramelized. Remove the skin and serve with crackers.  Makes a wonderful appetizer!
Beets

Beets are full of antioxidants for the skin and detoxifiers that target the liver.

Try this...

Take fresh beets, scrub them up, cut off the ends, mix with olive oil and seasonings and roast in the oven. Remove the skin and use through-out the week in salads or make a yummy goat cheese and beet appetizer like the one I found on Sweet Paul. It's so Pretty!
Kiwi
Contains the most vitamin C of any fruit. Vitamin C is key to maintaining smooth skin. All Citrus fruits are packed with Vitamin C to help bolster your immune system and reduce the risk of arthritis.

Try this...

Make a Kiwi smoothie for breakfast in the morning! Use 2 Kiwi's, a handful of strawberry's, vanilla yogurt, and a little almond milk. Yum!
Eggs
One of the best ways to tighten and tone your skin is to crack an egg open and use the egg white as a mask. This works best on oily skin; it shrinks large pores on the skin and reduces excess sebum.

Try this...

Mix a tsp of lemon juice, 1/2 tsp of  honey to one egg white and chill out for 15 minutes. Rinse and feel the softness 😉
Bananas
Go apes over bananas 😉 They are a wonderful skin moisturizer!  Vitamin A which is in the banana helps to restore lost moisture in skin. It also helps to repair dreary, damaged skin.

Try this...

Mash up a banana, add some yogurt and a tsp of Vitamin E oil, and apply to your skin for 30 minutes. Your skin will Glow!

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BEAUTY-THE CREATIVE FINDER

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
What is The Creative Finder?

The Creative Finder is a wonderful site where you can find water colors, pencil sketch's and more for inspiration.  There are so many talented individuals that belong to this group and The Creative Finder is a place to meet other creative artists for networking and collaboration.  On this site, you can post a job or you can view a listing of jobs at the bottom of the webpage. (more…)

BEAUTY-PEACOCK ENLIGHTENMENT!

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

"Seeing the small is called Clarity, Keeping flexible is called Strength, Using the shining Radiance you enter the Light where no harm can come to you. This is called Enlightenment." Lao Tsu

I have a piece of art that has a picture of a peacock with this quote on it.  It is a great reminder for me to practice flexibility and enjoy the little things in life.  (more…)

BEAUTY-ACUPUNCTURE BASICS

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
What is Acupuncture?
According to Wikipedia, “Acupuncture is an alternative methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles that have been inserted into acupuncture points in the skin.” Chinese culture discovered acupuncture over 5,000 years ago and had a different way of thinking then the western world. They worked with wholistic processes whereas the western culture emphasized physiological processes. (more…)