Saturday, April 2, 2011

What's Up, Doc?

Carrots are endowed with the ability to smooth, heal, protect, and slow down the natural aging process of the skin. And they are easy to obtain--either from the store or your garden.

To make a healing carrot mask, peel 3 medium carrots and steam them until soft. Mash the carrots to make a fine paste and add 2 Tblsp of honey, which cleanses and moisturizes the skin.

For dry skin, add 2 Tblsp of olive oil. For oily skin, add 1 teasp of fresh lemon juice. If you desire a smoother texture, stir in a small amount of water. Then wash your face and neck with warm water and pat dry. Apply the mask evenly to the face and neck area, and allow it to set for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

You can also use your juicer to make a fine carrot tonic to help your insides too. Start with carrots, honey to taste, some celery, and anything else that suits your fancy. Enjoy!

Monday, January 3, 2011

4 Minerals Essential for Gorgeous Skin

Did you know that your body requires specific minerals for your skin? Of course you did. Do you know what they are? Here's a reminder:

Our bodies need 4 minerals in particular for gorgeous skin: iodine, silicon, sulfur, and zinc. If you get the right amounts of these minerals, chances are your skin will be more resilient, luminous, and healthy.

Where can you get these minerals? You can purchase expensive facial products that are advertised on even more expensive television and internet ads, or you can get these minerals from natural sources.

These natural sources include: Iodine~eating fish, shellfish, kelp, or blue-green algae; eating sunflower seeds; and using iodized salt or sea salt. Using our Ocean Splendor Salt Scrub helps too, it contains Dead Sea Salts. Or try a Seaweed soap or bodywrap. Silicon~eating apples, berries, beets, onions, almonds, peanuts, grapes, and more. Sulfur~eating turnips, soybeans, lean meats and fish, eggs, asparagus, onions, celery, and more. Zinc~Echinacea root, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, milk, eggs, oysters, beans, green leafy veggies, and more.

It's as easy as that!

What are the benefits, you ask? How about increasing oxygen consumption and metabolic rate in your skin and aiding in healing skin infections--which help prevent roughness and premature wrinkles!

Without these minerals, your skin may be dry, have poor tone, be slow to heal, and have poor skin metabolism.

So eat some fish, use some sea salt, have some sunflower seeds! Be healthy in this new year without spending a lot of money doing it.