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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!

Happy Tuesday, thank you for reading, and remember “Pass the Blog”!!!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content

Tips for a fresher look

Welcome and thank you for visiting!

Every day is a different one, which goes for our skin as well. I would like to share a few of my favorite tips in achieving a fresher and glowing look. Let’s face it, we don’t always wake up feeling and looking our best, but we can turn it around by following a few steps.

  • A cup of green tea is a great way to begin your daily routine, it promotes antioxidant activity and lower chances of free radical problems. It is calming and relaxing, so stop stressing and enjoy the beautiful morning.
  • Vitamin A is a miracle worker, it soothes and rejuvenates the skin and prevents sun damage, so eat plenty of sweet potato, carrots, mangoes, spinach and milk.
  • If you crave something sweet, try eating cherries! They are energy boosters and raise blood sugar levels slowly, (so you don’t come crashing down), they are antiviral, anti-allergic, antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, anti tumor, and antioxidant. Cherry Up!
  • A quick exercise, spend 15-20 minutes walking, jogging, swimming, or any kind of cardio work-out;  you’ll feel great and your kind heart will thank you for it!
  • Use “radiance-booster” skin care products, they eliminate fine lines, smooth complexion, tighten the skin, and provide a healthy glow.
  • Bronzers are WONDERFUL! Giving you a sun-kissed effect, without the damage and pre-mature wrinkles. Use on cheekbones, temples, down the bridge of the nose, and the center of the neck for a glowing refreshed look.
  • Brighten your outfit, a little flash of pink, orange, maybe blue, is a great way to cheer up emotions, which will brighten your smile! Try it, you are worth it!
  • Wear your hair up high, in a sleek and tidy pony tail, it pulls the skin up towards the crown, making it appear taut and smooth, not to mention classy. If you have short hair, use the right products to enhance curls or add shine if straight, keep it simple and trendy.
  • Always carry a pair of sunglasses with you, (especially if eyes are puffy), they protect from sun damage and premature aging.
  • Standing tall and SMILING, are instant self-esteem boosters, by doing so, you are telling the world you’re confident, secure, and open. Not to mention smiling is contagious, and you can make another persons day, so SMILE AWAY!!!

Have a great day! Please share this post with your family and friends, thank you!


© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.