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DIY Organic

Organic is vibrant well-being

Fruits and vegetables are imperative for our well-being, before antibiotics, our ancestors relied upon Mother Nature for effective and safe remedies. Healthy skin is achieved from within, I would like to share a few recipe treatments using of my favorite healing foods.

Benefits of Pineapples

  • Speeds up tissue repair;
  • Protects bones;
  • Energizing;
  • Immunity booster.

Pineapples are rich in vitamin C, manganese, and bromelain. If your skin is dry, soak it in warm water for 10 minutes, cut a piece of pineapple peel and place it flesh-side down on the area, (miracle worker for dry heels), you may secure it with ace bandages, leave over night. When removing the dressing, gently peel it back, soak the area in warm water for 5 minutes, and dry. You may repeat this up to 3 nights, resulting in amazingly soft skin!Reduces inflammationPumpkin Seeds

Pumpkins

  • Promotes prostate health;
  • Fights fatigue;
  • Aids memory;
  • Helps skin complexion.

What a great snack! Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, iron, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and B-complex vitamins. Excellent snack, easy to carry around and super healthy!

Slippery Elm

Soothes digestive tract
Eases colic
Emollient
Soothes sore throat
Calms irritated skin
Slippery elm is a soothing herb, used internally may help prevent digestive problems, crohn’s disease, and colitis. Used topically, slippery elm soothes wounds, burns, itchy and irritated skin. Cleanse the skin, then apply this soothing magical herb to the area and leave for 5 minutes, repeat as needed.

Milk

  • First-class protein;
  • Strengthens bones;
  • Rich in calcium;
  • Milk does the body and skin good!

Full of calcium, vitamin-B, iron and zinc, some studies have shown it may be good for the brain, nourishes the skin, reduces liver’s production of cholesterol and lowers blood pressure. How about a milk & honey bath lotion? Simply add half a cup of milk, 2 eggs, 3 tbls oil, 2 tsp honey, 2 tsp organic shampoo and 1 tbsp vodka in a bowl, mix together and pour in a glass bottle. You may add 3-4 tablespoons to bath water. (Keep the home-made lotion in the fridge, and use within 3-5 days)

Tea Tree

  • Antifungal;
  • Antiseptic;
  • Treats skin infections;
  • Used for oral infections.

Tea tree is an effective remedy for a brad range of ailments, especially fungal and skin problems like acne, insect bites, athlete’s foot, yeast infections, ringworm, sore throats, may help combat gum disease, and useful for colds. Tea tree skin wash is amazing, make your own! 1 tsp dried or 2 tsp fresh tea tree leaves and 1 cup of freshly boiled water. Steep the herbs in water for 10 minutes, then strain. Leave it to cool, then bathe the skin of affected area, repeat as needed.

Do you have any treatments you would like to share with all of us? Please comment below!

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3 Holiday Gift Ideas!

A Blissful Skin – Health & Beauty Gift Guide 2014

Don’t wait till the last minute to shop for the Holidays! Do you know the most wanted Beauty Gifts for 2014? I’d like to share this weeks’ top requests, all you have to do is CLICK on the image and buy. Easy as 1, 2, 3 ….

1. Mia 2 – Clarisonic $149.00

Think beyond the washcloth and elevate cleansing to a sonic level! Do you want clear, supple, and radiant skin? The Mia 2 Clarisonic is the ultimate skin cleansing experience! From the first use, skin may feel cleaner, fresher and tighter. Don’t forget to tone, why? Because you will feel toner and penetrate the skin, by leaving your face refreshed and amazingly clean.  Did you know if you routinely use this awesome skincare gadget the pores on the nose will become visibly smaller? Who doesn’t want that!

The frequency and motion of Clarisonic’s patented technology gently removes 6X more makeup than cleansing with your hands alone- making skin much more receptive to treatments, lotions and serums (up to 61% of Vitamin C). With regular daily use the Clarisonic reduces dry skin patches, oily areas and blemishes- Skin is softer, smoother and more radiant each day. Developed by the lead inventor of Sonicare® and used and recommended by leading dermatologists, spas and cosmetic surgeons.

Mia 2, enhanced with 2 speeds, a 2 year warranty and Clarisonic’s patented T-Timer® allows you to customize your skin care needs while still providing all of the sonic cleansing benefits and compact, travel friendly design that you know and love from the original Mia.

Features & Benefits:

  • Sensitive brush head
  • 2 speeds for added customization for your skin type
  • 2 year warranty
  • Pulsing T-Timer for an efficient and even 60 second cleanse
  • Improved user interface indicating speed & charge functions
  • Protective travel case
  • 1oz Clarisonic Refreshing Gel cleanser
  • The Clarisonic Pedi Device is precision-engineered with an entirely new motor, running at a powerful “foot frequency” that safely exfoliates rough, dry foot skin. Our facial cleansing devices run at a gentler “face frequency,” and aren’t designed to drive the Pedi Smoothing Disc and Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head.

2. The Art of Shaving – Full Size Kit Sandalwood With Pure Badger Black Brush $105.52 

A luxurious quartet of shaving essentials. Pre-Shave Oil is formulated with a unique blend of botanical ingredients and essential oils, Shaving Cream is rich with glycerin, coconut oil, and essential oils, and After-Shave Balm moisturizes and revitalizes to promote healthy-looking skin. All products are alcohol-free.

Your shaving system becomes a prized part of the morning ritual instead of a chore with The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave™. With unique blends of botanical ingredients and 100 percent pure essential oils, these shave-perfecting formulas are ideal for men with sensitive and normal-to-dry skin, ingrown hair, razor burn, or tough beards. They are free of alcohol, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrance, and other ingredients that can be harmful when absorbed into the skin.

Pre-Shave Oil softens the beard and prepares the skin for a close and comfortable shave, while Shaving Cream softens and lifts the beard, and protects the skin from irritation and razor burn. After-Shave Balm refreshes the skin after shaving, leaving skin feeling soft, comfortable, and rejuvenated.

This set contains:

  •  2 oz Pre-Shave Oil
  • 5 oz Shaving Cream
  • 3.4 oz After-Shave Balm
  • Shaving brush 
What it is formulated WITHOUT: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates.

3. Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream With SPF  $48.23


This skin fortifying anti-wrinkle cream, with a powerful combination of micronutrients, Copper PCA and Calcium PCA – Significantly reduces wrinkles, smoothes skin texture and minimizes pores – Clinically shown to improve elasticity by 32% – High level broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

How To Use:

  • Morning – Apply to face and neck on cleansed, toned skin after the important Treatment Step (Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate or Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector).
  • Night – Apply to face and neck on cleansed, toned skin after the important Treatment Step (Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate or Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector) and the Replenishment Step (Midnight Recovery Concentrate).

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Find Out How To Exfoliate Right!

Top Benefits of Exfoliant Products

Beauty and exfoliating

Aestheticians are key professionals in the Skincare industry; their vast experience, combined with ongoing education, will provide patients like you and I, the best and most effective products the market has to offer in order to achieve a radiant, beautiful complexion. According to Dermascope – “In our struggling economy, we all work hard to make the best choices when choosing which products to use so as to maximize results while minimizing costs in the treatment room. We also have to carefully consider these factors when recommending to our clientele what they should use for their home care regimen to complement the treatments we provide.”

Why exfoliate? 

Is your complexion a target to minor breakouts? Well, using a good exfoliant product will balance your skin ph levels by controlling sebum production while treating and normalizing clogged skin with blackheads, white-heads, and minor acne breakouts.

Does your skin feel tight? Dehydrated? Do you have dry, scaly patches? By exfoliating, you will remove dead cells buildup, and your complexion will regain the radiant, glowing, and refreshed look again!

Exfoliants may restore radiance and a youthful appearance to the skin. Exfoliants containing natural marine extract will remove dead skin cells and impurities.

Top 3 Exfoliants

Below, I have included my preferred top 3 products. You may purchase them directly by clicking on the images.

1. Guinot Gommage Biological Peeling Radiance   $33.00

Guinot Biologique Biological Peeling Radiance Gel is formulated with Green Tea Extract, Shea Butter and natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids that will nourish and strengthen the tired skin and leave it with a new radiant complexion that will be softer and healthier if used on a regular basis.

How-to-Use:

  • Apply on cleansed face avoiding eye contours.
  • Leave on for 10 minutes to absorb excess sebum.
  • Remove by gently massaging in small circular movements to reveal fresh healthy skin cells.

2. Phytomer Gommage Marin Purifying  Exfolian  $38.00

This exfoliant with natural marine extracts restores the skin’s radiance and tone. Its exfoliating particles deeply cleanse the epidermis, eliminating dead cells and impurities.

How to use:

  •  Exfoliant can be used once or twice a week.
  • Apply a thin layer on clean and dry skin.
  • Leave it on for 2-3 minutes before remove by using a circular motion over the skin.
  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

 

3. Cosmedix  Defy Exfoliating Treatment  $77.65 

Formulated with three chirally correct AHAs. Invigorates and regenerates maturing skin. Restores youthful looking skin. Safe and efficacious for all skin types. Recommended for damaged dehydrated and asphyxiated skin

How to use:

  • Apply a small amount to clean dry skin at night.
  • This product may help smooth visible bumpy areas and help manage blotchy skin.
  • Sensitive enough for every night use.
  • A pacifying all-natural exfoliator.
  • Apply a small amount to clean, dry skin.
  • May mix with Refine if prepping sensitive skin for a peel.

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Try This Natural Product — The Results Will Shock You!

Coconut Oil

1. Coconut Oil: Your New Sunscreen?

YES! Of course! Did you know pacific islanders use coconut oil to protect their skin from UV rays, and they’ve been doing this for thousand of years?

Why not protect our skin naturally with one of earth’s free gifts? You’ll feel a huge difference, the skin will look healthier, not to mention, naturally hydrated! Stop using toxic chemicals today, you must start using coconut oil.

Coconut oil is a natural sunscreen, it blocks about 20% of UV rays, be sure you reapply often, and limit the amount of time spent under the sun.

2. Great Source of Vitamin D

Moderate amounts of sun intake is beneficial for your health and skin, therefore, we don’t need to block 100% of rays as it is a great way to increase your level of vitamin D!

Coconut oil blocks 20% of UV rays, so, use this natural miracle, not only it allows the necessary amounts of rays, but penetrantes deep into the skin by adding the essential vitamins needed from well-being.

3. Shiny and Gorgeous Locks!

Did you know coconut oil is a natural shine serum? How can you use this amazing product? Simple, you may run trough wet hair just like the many purchased beauty supply products, (dime-size for short hair, quarter-size for long). Brush and style as per usual, the and voilà, your amazing locks are guaranteed to turn heads!

4. Healing Heels and Flaky Skin

Heal your beautiful feet, remove the rough, flaky excess skin with coconut oil, nourish them by massaging the oil directly to affected areas, repeat nightly before bedtime, trust me, your feet will thank you!

5. Natural Makeup Remover & Moisturizer

Stop using harsh agents to remove daily makeup, use coconut oil, just a few drops on cotton balls will do the trick without irritating skin, or eyes.

This step, will leave your beautiful complexion hydrated, without the heaviness of moisturizing lotions.
Try it out, share your experience with us, sharing is caring!

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OMG – Your Beauty

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ADHD: The Creative Truth

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

~ Robin Williams

Thank you Stephen Tonti for this short TED talk, but complexed explanation. ADHD is not a disorder, ADHD is about being different and gifted.  Society labels individuals, unfortunately, our “Society” defines what “NORMAL” is … My lifelong friend Kelli (and her mom), know this has been one of my main topics of discussion since my teenage years. I love you both so much for encouraging and engaging in this conversation with me <3

The TRUTH about ADHD is to allow the flow of creativity to reach great success; it must be nurtured, loved, and encouraged, not punished.

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I Have 5 on It!

When Life Hands You Fruit …. Make Your Own DIY Enzyme Mask!

A Blissful Skin AHA

Oranges are full of vitamin C! Did you know orange intake increases the production of collagen by keeping the skin firm and supple? Well, now you do! Stop the anti-aging process and have your daily dose of oranges! DIY orange mask and ward off aging and wrinkles!

Kiwis are an amazing source of vitamin E which helps regenerate cells while hydrating skin.  Kiwis are rich in Vitamin C, full of antioxidant, and are included in  most anti-aging products and serums. Did you know that kiwis actually contain roughly twice as much Vitamin C as oranges?

Peaches are beautiful, delicious, and packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, beta carotene, potassium, magnesium, and selenium, and they help to protect your skin from hazardous ultraviolet rays and free radicals? You may boil the fruit until soft, then gently mash it with a fork and apply it on your face, the peels may be used for cleansing the skin! Voila’! Peachaliscious!

Apricot oil contains essential linoleic and oleic acid, as well as Vitamin A, these fruit acids easily penetrate the skin by gently repairing damaged skin without unwanted side effects.  Apricot oils are fantastic for sensitive, irritated skin and the anti-inflammatory agents may soothe skin disorders such as dermatitis and eczema. Please note, always consult your doctor before trying any new treatments.

Lemons are rich in vitamin C and citric acid which help brighten and lighten the skin. Vitamin C is a great antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals and boosting collagen production. If you choose to use lemons, lemon juices to help lighten age spots, dark spots, or a fake tan gone orange, always use sunscreen!

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Sold Out? Not For You!!!

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THE MONSTER TOUR

Don’t miss this Venue! Contact ablissfulskin@gmail.com or nananita18@yahoo.com  for tickets and details!

The Monster Tour

 

Have a great #humpday and thank you for reading and “Pass the Blog”!!!

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DYI Home-Spa

Home-Spa Treatments

Healthy skin care begins at home, if your skin looks terrific, you’ll feel beautiful all over. Home-Spa treatments are on the rise, many prefer the intimacy  and comfort of their own home instead of busy spa, for a personalized and efficient treatment

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Let’s improve our skin by bettering our habits

  1. Time is often the cause of neglected and blemished skin.
  2. Frowning, poor diet, and lack of sunscreen, (just to name a few), age and damage the skin.
  3. Lack of water dehydrates the skin by making it look dull and dry; not to mention, damaging our organs and well-being. Drink your 8 glasses daily to moisturize from inside out!
  4. Stressed out? Meditate, take a deep breath and let worry and anxiety flow out of you!

 The 10 minute Therapeutic Treatments

Coco-Shell-Beauty

Cut out coconut flesh, place it in a blender add 1-2 cups of boiling water, and mix for 7 minutes. Place a cheesecloth on face and spread the mixture, leave for 10 minutes, remove it and rinse off with tepid water. Coconut is great for the connective tissues, your skin can feel supple and soft again.

Le-Milk-Energy

Are you a victim of dull and pasty skin? Fret no more, simply walk to your kitchen and open the fridge! Mix 2 tablespoon of milk and lemon together, with a soft brush, spread it over clean skin, leave for 10 minutes, rinse off, and the result? A beautiful, brighter and energized complexion!

Eg-Lem-Lift

Lift up your appearance by mixing an egg white with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, apply evenly to your face, leave for 10 minutes, and rinse. You’ll feel a tightening effect, leaving your skin fresh, with a glowing complexion.

Avo-Dry-Fix

Ripe avocado may smooth and make your skin look younger. Slice up a ripe avocado and place it on the skin, focus on drier areas, leave on for 10 minutes, rinse off with tepid water …. what a soothing experience!

Bana-Kiwi-Glow

Kiwi helps retain moisture in the skin and hair, bananas are natural healers from within. Combine one of each and mix till creamy, apply to the face and leave on for 10 minutes then rinse, you may see and feel an exceptional glow!

Have a great #TBT and thank you for reading and “Pass the Blog”!!!

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The Need For Speed And Precision

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The need for Speed and Precision Blog

 

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The need for speed and precision

 

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