Berry Beauty Smoothie for Beautiful Skin

Berry Beauty Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is packed full of Vitamin C and other antioxidants…all which do wonders for beauty and body!

What you need:

  • ¼ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ cup kale (or spinach)
  • 1 cup coconut water (or water)

 What to do:

  • Place all ingredients in a blender
  • Process until smooth
  • Enjoy immediately

Comments:

  • If using fresh berries, you may want  to add a couple of ice cubes for a cooler smoothie
  • For those of you who aren’t a big fan of “greens” you can substitute spinach in place of kale because it offers a blander/more subtle taste yet still offers a lot of great benefits
  • The original recipe calls for water, I substitute water with coconut water because of the many health/beauty benefits it offers

 

Recipe adapted from (and original recipe) found at: http://www.youbeauty.com/nutrition/galleries/smoothie-recipes#11

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Cucumber and Parsley Facial Mask

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Treat your skin to this refreshing and revitalizing facial mask!
Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp. yogurt
  • 1 tsp. cucumber
  • 1 tsp. parsley
Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender; puree until smooth
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with water

Peach and Egg White Firming Facial Mask

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Treat your face to this firming facial mask that will leave you feeling like you just came from the spa!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe peach (peeled and de-stoned)
  • 1 egg white

Directions:

  • Add ingredients to a blender; blend until smooth
  • Apply mixture to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 30 minutes
  • Rinse with cool water

Coconut Milk and Ginger Body Scrub Recipe

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Slough off dry and dead skin with this Asian inspired body scrub which will leave you with radiant and glowing skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ground rice (can be grinded in a blender)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. ground ginger

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix to form a paste
  • Apply to skin and gently massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water

Apple, Pear and Mint Facial Cleanser

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A make-at-home moisturizing facial cleanser that is suitable for dry to normal skin types!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 5 slices pear
  • 5 slices apple
  • 5 slices cucumber
  • 1 tsp. dried mint
  • Few drops of honey

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until mixture is smooth
  • Apply to face and neck; gently massage mixture into skin
  • Rinse with water

*Can be refrigerated in and used daily for up to a week

Yogurt Facial Cleanser Recipe

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Cleanse and smooth skin with this yummy and healthy facial cleanser!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. yogurt (plain only)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. applesauce

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; blend well (you can blend by hand or by using a blender)
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Gently massage into skin
  • Rinse with warm water

Cucumber and Egg Refreshing Face Mask

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Refresh and tighten shiny skin with this refreshing mask designed for normal to oily skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1 egg white

Directions:

  • Peel and de-seed the cucumber and cut into cubes
  • Add the cubed cucumber pieces and the mint to a blender; blend
  • Whisk the egg white until it starts to become a firmer consistency
  • Add the egg white to the blender with the other ingredients
  • Blend all ingredients until a smooth paste forms
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 20 minutes
  • Rinse with cold water