Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Look Good

Here are some skin care ideas that will make you look great using all natural and organic products. Enjoy, and let us know if you loved it!

Beauty ingredients

2 avocados, thoroughly mashed into a paste
3 tablespoons sea salt
1/4 cup honey
Grated rind of two fresh lemons, along with the juice
1/4 cup organic coconut oil
Mix all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. (The consistency should be that of a thin cream.) Apply to your skin for 10 to 15 minutes, then scrub off well with warm water. Keep unused portion in refrigerator for two to three days.

Skin care benefit

Avocados have a treasure trove of anti-aging attributes, including vitamins A, D and E, as well as proteins, lecithin, potassium and beta-carotene, a cancer-fighting ingredient. Avocados also are high in emollient qualities imparted by sterolins, which work to heal sun-damaged skin, scarring and reduce age spots.

Beauty ingredients

1/8 cup ground almonds (A coffee grinder works well)
2 tbs milk or cream
1 tsp lemon juice
Combine thoroughly, and use to gently cleanse skin. Rinse well with warm water.

Skin care benefit

Lemons are a natural source of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and antioxidants. "A natural form of AHA such as lemon is found in many natural skin care recipes for not only the cleansing attributes but for toning and exfoliating the skin."

Source: Sue Dolan, M.Ed., author of Naturally Skinsational: Rejuvenating Skin Care Recipes.

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