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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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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!

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Little Known Ways to Calm Skin

Benefits of Yogurt, Oats, and Raw Honey

Did you know yogurt, oats, and honey can soothe red, irritated skin?  Why not make a mask in the comfort of your own home while relaxing? By all means … go ahead! Please share your thoughts/experience/advice with the rest of us.  A Blissful Skin loves your valuable feedback.

  • All yogurts are fantastic sources of zinc, calcium, protein, potassium, zinc, and vitamins B12, B6. Zinc is very important, it can help lighten blemishes and scars.
  • Oats, not only oatmeal is delicious and healthy, but it contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and as such is ideal for sensitive skin and to treat a variety of skin disorders (i.e sunburns, eczema and poison ivy).
  • Honey, the amazing wonder of nature, lends a moistness and rich flavor to cakes and cookies, provides many benefits as a chemical-free skin care product. Honey has properties  that give this homeopathic ingredient special powers, did you know it’s healing and help prevent infection on acne skin?

Naturally Beautiful Skin

DIY Mask

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of plain yogurt;
  • 1 cup of oats;
  • 4 to 5 drops of raw honey.
  1. Combine yogurt and oats  in a small bowl and gently mix together;
  2. Raw honey tends to become solid, before adding it to the mix, warm a spoon under hot water, then add 4 to 5 drops of honey to the spoon;
  3. Gently, stir the honey into the yogurt and oat mixture.

With a fan brush, apply the mask all over the face and neck area. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off  with a warm towel or washcloth.

Enjoy!

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Do You Know The Secret?

Combination Skin? 

Did you know rose petals are full of antioxidants and vitamin C? Well then, combination skin please step aside!

I’d like to share one of my favorite masks with you today, your skin will feel A M A Z I N G! Feel free to leave your valuable feedback, advice, and experience by commenting below!

Fun facts about rose petals:

  • Rose petals help firm and tone the skin;
  • They reduce the appearance of wrinkles;
  • They contain an essential oil that moisturizes and hydrates skin;
  • Rose petals contain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that de-puff and decrease redness;
  • They are full of alpha hydroxy acids that exfoliate and tighten pores.

Rose Facial

DIY Rose Mask

Enjoy this DIY balancing treatment for combination skin.

    • Wash petals;
    • Soak them in a bowl of water;
    • Gently crush them;
    • Add ingredients and mix well:
      • 2 Roses
      • 2 tbsp rose-water
      • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
      • 2 tbsp raw honey

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You Shouldn’t Buy This Unless…

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Really, stop reading! You don’t want the perfect complexion, do you? Lol, just kidding, please carry on.

I came across this Skincare line a while back, but dismissed it due to our saturated market of “Try this! You’ll preserve your youth forever!” or “Magic scar eraser in a tube, or your money back guaranteed”, my fellow advertisers, seriously? Can’t you come up with better ads? I would like to thank  Megan Nolan, a good friend of mine and beauty stylist /skincare specialist consultant for Nordstrom at “The Oaks”, handed me simply designed catalog with the ARCONA brand printed across it. My first reaction was… No Thank you, but then, I decided to give it a try.

What happened next? I became a believer!!!! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G results! I’m in awwwwww! My skin feels ridiculously smooth, beautiful, clear, and supple! I’m a happy camper and will continue this regiment 🙂

Here’s why, “ARCONA is known and respected for its high quality, luxury formulations and their unparalleled ability to make a positive change to the skin. The key to ARCONA’s effectiveness is its active ingredients and the way they are combined and processed. Cosmeceutical-grade ingredients, such as enzymes, antioxidants and amino acids, are formulated to work synergistically to deliver powerful results. These active ingredients are cold-processed at very low temperatures, in small batches, to keep them active and effective. Because cold processing is labor and time intensive, most skin care products, even the expensive ones that may begin with quality ingredients, are heat processed, which ultimately leaves nutrients lifeless and ineffective.”

I encourage you to try it on your own! Go see Megan Nolan, she works with Nordstrom at “The Oaks” Mall, located in Thousand Oaks, California. Tell her Anna from A Blissful Skin sent you, and she will turn you into a believer too!

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Top 4 Benefits of Mud Masks

Top 4 Benefits of Mud Masks

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5 Benefits of 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 penetrates 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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Going Virally Social

Going Virally Social

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