Instead of denying your body oil, small added doses in small ways have HUGE benefits. Today I’m going to focus on almond oil and it’s benefits.
Almond oil has been known for: naturally moisturizing properties; vitamins A, D, and E (antioxidants) which can help skin disorders such as eczema; and its ability to rid dark circles around the eye area.
Almond oil can be used as a facial moisturizer, an eye “serum” and even a facial mask (combined with other great ingredients).
Check out this simple recipe for a DIY almond oil mask to enhance your skin’s health and its glow:
1 tablespoon almond oil
1 tablespoon honey
Mash the avocado and mix in all the ingredients to form a puree.
Apply the mix to the skin on all areas.
Leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with warm water and pat dry.
Just finished up an interview for healthishappening.com for their “Healthy Lady” and “Health Pro” spotlight segments. Thanks so much! Should be up tomorrow!
I’m someone who has suffered dry lips for as long as I can remember and boy have they gotten bad. Some days I would wake up with dry, cracked, peeling and sometimes even bleeding lips, and no matter how many diet changes I made, how much water I drank nothing really helped, but after my years of beauty blogging I’ve come across a few amazing products and tips to help get rid of dry lips and keep them in tip top condition…
Some of my favourite lip care products which include: *Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm, Manuka Honey, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, *Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid, *Suvana Paw Paw & Honey Balm, *Rosehip Plus Roll On Oil
Great post! Lips often get overlooked in the face care world. Thanks for sharing!
I’ve heard so many good things about the ancient Ayurvedic practice: Oil Pulling, that I’ve finally decided to jump on the wagon and try it.
Oil pulling is said to improve overall oral health, sinus issues, migraines, and insomnia. I’m super excited because I suffer from allergies and insomnia and improving my oral health is an added plus.
Last night I picked up a small bottle of organic, unrefined sesame oil at Whole Foods (about $3.99 for the 365 brand). I used one tablespoon and swished for exactly 20 minutes.
The key to oil pulling is to swish the oil around your mouth and pull through your teeth. This practice is detoxifying as it literally pulls out bacteria and traps it in the oil.
When the twenty minutes was up, I spit the oil out in a cup (don’t spit in the sink or toilet; you might clog your pipes) and the oil had turned a milky white-ish color (kinda gross). The oil changes color because of the bacteria that was pulled out.
I didn’t see any immediate results but I did feel like my morning breath wasn’t as mortifying when I woke up today (lol). In about a week I’ll be sure to update you all on how oil pulling has (hopefully) changed my health!
Spring is only a week away but just because the weather is in a funk doesn’t mean you have to be! Try a renewal cleanse with the start of spring to feel fresh and rejuvenated (just like the weather will soon be!).
Fruit and veggie juice cleanses are a great way to rid your body of toxins and pesky free radicals while also giving your body a mental pick-me-up. You’ll feel more energized, more refreshed, and even lighter.
Start off with this great antioxidant cranberry cleanse (pictured above) with pear, apple, cucumber, celery, spinach, and cranberries!
More ways to cleanse your body on next weeks #wellnesswednesday!
Due to certain circumstances Skin Love has not been under normal operation but we are relaunching this spring and super excited!
More tips, recipes, facts etc coming soon!
It’s #WellnessWednesday and today we’re spotlighting Bolthouse Farms for their yummy and nutritious varieties of healthy fruit and veggie juices.
Bolthouse Farms has over 95 years of farming experience and bring to the table high quality products that are safe for the environment and for our bodies. Their products are made to waste less, sustain more, and provide cleaner distribution. I think the environment would be happy to hear that. Along with sustainability, Bolthouse uses fresh ingredients that are sometimes gluten free. And our vegetarians would be happy to know they can pick a number of “vegan” juices from Bolthouse.
My favorites are “Green Goodness” and “Acai +10 Superblend”
Filled with lots of A, B, C vitamins, these juices and smoothies are great to grab while your on the go and a great way to make sure your get your daily dose of healthy fruits and veggies!
Read more about Sephora’s Senior Writer Kelley Hoffman’s own experience ON THE SEPHORA GLOSSY ▸
Although the weather is warming up leaving our skin less dry, chapped, and flaky, this post is for those who have to deal with their dry skin year round. It’s such a hassle trying to find the right cleansers and moisturizers to combat dry skin and rid the dry patches and itchiness but I did a little research and found some natural ingredients to incorporate in your daily routine to lock that moisture in your skin giving you a comfortable feeling of “normal” skin.
Honey is one of the best natural remedies for dry skin. Known for its soothing, softening, and moisturizing properties, a honey mask would be great to use a couple times a week (before bed) for a deep moisturizing effect. Honey also fights bacteria; great to use for itchy skin when scratching frequently inviting in bacteria. You can apply to your face on its own or add to yogurt or oatmeal for a complete facial mask.
Oatmeal (avena sativa) is one of the most popular dermatologist recommended anti-dry skin agents so why not just grab some out of your own pantry to use? Oatmeal is great to use as a cleanser and an exfoliant and is known for soothing dry and irritated skin. Add oatmeal with an organic (plain flavored) yogurt and a couple drops of honey for a soothing mask that will hydrate your skin and restore your skin’s natural pH level.
Grapeseed oil is a natural anti-oxidant and works wonders on any skin type but specifically for dry skin, grapeseed oil reduces dryness, irritation, and soothes the skin. Sweet almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, and avocado oil have similar effects on the skin but some of these oils may be more or less comedogenic depending on your skin type.
Your diet also contributes to your skin type/condition. Increasing your intake of foods with B vitamins including your dark leafy greens can make a positive impact on your skin. Adding vitamin supplements into your diet will help as well but you should try to incorporate some healthy nutritious foods in your diet every day.
Remember to cleanse and moisturize daily and to always keep your skin hydrated. Get some after-sun elixirs if your skin gets dry after a day in the sun, too. If you want to use food in your cleansing regimens try to opt for organic ingredients for optimum results. I’ll be back with some great natural products for dry skin soon!
Happy Reading! #SkinLove
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