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Do You Know The 3 Benefits of Coffee?

Coffee with Benefits?

Hi there! It’s been a few weeks since my last post, my apologies to all of you, I’ll be sure to update this site more often.

A BIG “Thank You” to each one of you! Your feedback has been overwhelming, either by commenting, visiting, or referring friends and family to this site, without you my readers, A Blissful Skin would not exist =) I appreciate all of you sooooo much!!!!

Let’s get back on topic here! Coffee, yes, good old coffee! I can’t live without it, I must have my morning cup, and my favorite one is Starbucks of course! Budgeting is my daily routine, a trip to my local Starbucks is not part of it, so how do I manage? Simple, I buy the pre-measured packets, my favorite flavor? Mocha of course! =)

With a busy work, travel, and family schedule, making a trip to my local grocery stores is a nuisance …. I love online shopping, this is why I write blogs about products I use and believe in, making them accessible for you and me! Please remember to CLICK on the product images for ordering details.

Now that I’ve shared my favorite coffee with you, let’s carry on to the health, skin, and cardiovascular benefits of this amazing, natural source!

Starbucks $6.95

1. Mood Therapy

Are you feeling down? Depressed? Need a Uplifting Mood alternative? Have a cup of coffee! Studies across the globe show that coffee contains a compound called trigonelline which promotes neurite outgrowth in neurons, meaning this is a very beneficial compound which helps and rescues damaged neuronal networks, giving coffee the power to positively improve brain health, by uplifting your mood! Let’s brew a delicious cup now!

Starbucks Classic Pour-Over Brewer $9.95

2. Blood Circulation

Coffee bean facials and body scrubs??? What and why? The answer is simple, coffee beans exfoliate the skin by increasing circulation to the  cardiovascular system, and it doesn’t stop there, caffeine also  firms and reduces the appearance of cellulite! If you ask me, it’s a win-win for anti-aging and body treatments! Let’s make it a coffee-spa-day!

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3. At Home Skin Treatment

We all need some skin texture enhancement tips, well, coffee is another remedy with long-lasting results. Products containing caffeine may also have an effect on wrinkles because it constricts the blood vessels, you may  begin to notice a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and a tauter overall appearance, why not make your very own mask? See below and enjoy! =)

Home-Mask / Body-Scrub:

    • 5 Tbsp. finely ground espresso or coffee beans
    • 5 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 9 Tbsp. plain yogurt, soy almond milk. Use less dairy if you like a thicker paste. Substitutions are allowed: Try an egg instead of dairy if you are an egg mask lover, or substitute oils, such as olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil or almond oil if you have dehydrated skin. If you choose oils, using oils, half the amount or it will be too runny.
    • 3 Tbsp. honey (for dry-dehydrated skin), or lemon juice (for combination, oily, and problematic skin)
    • Apply the freshly made product to your clean face and neck, (you may apply it all of the body as well, just double the dosage)
    • Leave on for 10 – 15 minutes
    • Wet a small towel and gently apply  to your face in order to soften and loosen the mask, then rinse with warm water.
    • Additional uncontaminated product can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for several days.
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Quick and easy fixes

Let’s take 5 minutes to a healthier look!


A busy lifestyle should not interfere with our health nor our looks, but unfortunately it does!

Most of us feel our everyday obligations like  work, school, kids, finances or health, are priority over our needs, including our own personal time . By neglecting our inner needs, we are committing personal fraud! How can we care for others when we don’t care or listen to our personal necessities? What if starting right now we cater to ourselves as well?  Is it selfish? Is it right to take an extra 5 minutes when so much needs to be done?  Guess what?  YES, it’s ok! Let’s take our well deserved 5 minutes!

Together, let’s cherish who we are, with a few steps towards a healthier, happier, and radiant you! Boost self-esteem, raise confidence, and promote harmony all around you, your family and friends!!!

VITAMINS

Vitamins C, E, and calcium are important for the skin, improvements from within are beneficial and may prevent premature aging.

LIPS

Men or women suffer from cracked and chapped lips, honey is a natural moisturizer, spread it over your lips, and place a plastic wrap cut to size to cover them, leave for 5 minutes then remove. Your lips may feel soft and healthy again!

COFFEE AND CELLULITE

Did you know coffee may get rid of cellulite? After your morning coffee, take the used grounds to the shower, in a circular motion rub them into problem areas, they work as a body exfoliator to get rid of cellulite.

MEDITATION  CLEARS THE MIND AND HEADACHES

Headaches and migraines are triggered by several factors, food sensitivity being number one, and stress number two. If you are eating three healthy meals a day, which keeps blood sugar levels balanced, and you find yourself with a massive headache due to stress, take five minutes and meditate. You may want to try this technique before you take medication; close your eyes and gently shift awareness towards your breathing, as you inhale feel the oxygen cleansing your mind, body and inner soul, as you exhale, feel all negativity and impure thoughts leaving your entity, repeat the breathing exercise. As you find yourself focused in the breathing, allow positive energy flow through you, which may clear your mind from any pain.

FLOWER POWER FOR MEMORY

Flowers are beautiful, they can also be helpful, did you know there are three particular kind that may help memory loss? If you are easily distracted, why not boost up the mind? Visit your local health food store and buy Rosemary, Madia, and Shasta Daisy oil, 3 drops of each 3 times a day; combining them is ideal for memory augmentation and focus.

STOMACH ACID BALANCING

Healthy absorption of nutrients means keeping stomach acid levels high enough, many times we rush and we compromise our meals in order to keep our everyday life in order; apple-cider vinegar is a natural healer/balancer, add 1 tablespoon to 8 ounces of water and drink at the beginning of each meal, it raises stomach acid levels and cleanses your body from within, you may see improvements in your hair, skin and nails, not to mention better digestion.

Thank you for reading!!!!

© 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.