Organic hydrating facial, DIY

better than botox 2facial recipeHello Loves. Happy Taco Tuesday! So, not all of you will get what its like living with Santa Ana weather conditions, but to give you an idea of what its like. Dry…dry…no hydration, hot and I think I’m going to shrivel up into a pile of crack skin. Can you feel me? I needed serious moisturizing after the past weeks weather.

So, I set out on a mission to do a little research and try a home remedy that would be natural and cost effective. Someone better send me a box of kisses after this one, because it is the bomb dizzle recipe. So easy to make and so flipping good for your skin and you. I applied the facial to my face, neck and décolleté. It feels amazing, soft and hydrated. I have a little extra and actually plan on using on my arms later tonight. I hope you enjoy it…let me know. Smooches xoxo
AvocadoWhat’s up with the avocado in the facial?
• Moisturize the Skin: Avocado oil applied topically helps relieve dry and itchy skin. Once applied, avocado oil is deeply absorbed by the skin, thus making it an ideal moisturizer and skin care agent.
• Increase Collagen Production: Avocado oil increases the production of collagen, which helps keep the skin plump and decreases the effects of aging. “See…better than botox”.
• Treat Skin Conditions: Avocado oil is useful in the treatment of a variety of skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.
• Protein and Fats: The proteins and unsaturated fats, both of which are strong skin agents. Avocado oil actually contains omega-3 fatty acids – those very same fatty acids as found in fish oil.
• Sterolin: Avocado oil is high in sterolin, which promote the softening of skin and is said to reduce age spots.
• Antioxidants: Avocados are rich in antioxidants, which are for healing and sun-damaged skin. Antioxidants like vitamins A, D and E in avocado make softer and makes them super good for dry or aged skin. “Not that I would know anything about that!”
• Lecithin and Potassium: Avocados contains lecithin and potassium, which are all highly beneficial for the skin and hair and reducing the affects of aging.
lemonscarrotsWhy put carrots in our little DIY facial. Well carrots are rich in Beta Carotene and carrots are a natural source of vitamin A which has numerous benefits for our skin:
• Rich in antioxidants – slows down the skin’s aging process – a natural anti aging factor “who doesn’t want that”?
• Helps maintain skin’s moisture
• Contributes to skin cells renewal process
• Effective for acne treatment – helps heal wounds and pimples and restore the skin
• Antiseptic – strengthens the immune system and prevents infections

raw honeyJust a few examples of why I include raw honey in my facial. BTW, it has to be raw…there is a big difference.
• Skin conditions: Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it’s great for acne treatment and prevention.
• Slows Aging: Full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down aging.
• Complexion boost: It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow.
• Pores: Honey is clarifying because it opens up pores making them easy to unclog. It also reduces the size of pores.
• Raw is much different than other honeys. Raw honey has all the natural benefits, because they have not been cooked out in the pasteurization process. It is loaded with anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It contains powerful antioxidant, and is an excellent remedy for skin wounds and all types of infections.
yogurtEww…why yogurt?
Being a super-food, yogurt contains a multitude of powerful nutrients. Yogurt for the skin is all about rejuvenating and promoting healthy skin.
• Zinc: Zinc not only contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce red swelling and facial discoloration, but also has mild anti-astringent properties that help tighten tissues.
• Lactic Acid: Highly used in many skin care products, lactic acid is one of the key ingredients in yogurt. It helps smooth and exfoliate rough skin. “Seriously, besides that, lactic acid is chase away wrinkles and even reduce already existing wrinkles…sign me up.”
• Calcium: Much of the epidermal layer of the skin consists of calcium! It is not only necessary for strong bones and teeth but also skin regeneration. Calcium in yogurt also facilitates skin renewal.
• B-vitamins: Yogurt is rich in vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12 and vitamin B. This is the part of the facial that keeps your skin glowing and hydrated.xoxo, Julie

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