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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Blueberry Aloe Eye Mask D.I.Y.

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Give your eyes a relaxing and cooling eye treatment on a hot summer day that will leave them looking bright and refreshed!

Ingredients:

  • Handful cold blueberries
  • 2 tbsp. aloe vera gel

Directions:

  • Mash blueberries using a fork
  • Add the aloe vera gel to the mashed blueberries; stir well
  • Gently dab the mixture under your eyes
  • Let sit for 20 minutes
  • Gently wipe away mask and rinse with lukewarm water

Banana Cucumber Moisturizing Face Mask Recipe

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Treat your skin to this moisturizing, refreshing and nourishing face mask designed for normal to dry skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 4 tbsp. lemon juice

Directions:

  • Place the cucumber and banana in a blender; blend until smooth
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the blended mixture; blend until smooth
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 30 minutes
  • Rinse with lukewarm water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Blueberry and Yogurt Face Mask Recipe

Blueberry Yogurt

Exfoliate, hydrate and repair skin for the summer with this facial treatment!

Ingredients:

  • 10 blueberries
  • 1 tbsp. plain yogurt (Greek yogurt is the best)

Directions:

  • Mash the blueberries with a spoon (or fork)
  • Stir in the yogurt; mix well
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with lukewarm water

Granola and Apple Face Mask

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Exfoliate and tone skin with this yummy apple granola face mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 apple (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp. buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp. oat starch

Directions:

  • Put the chopped apple in a blender and blend
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the blended apple; blend until a creamy consistency forms
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse with lukewarm water

*If stored in an airtight container in the fridge, mask mixture can last 3-5 days

Glowing Watermelon Facial Mask Recipe

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A watermelon face mask designed to leave you with radiant and glowing skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup watermelon (no seeds/seeds removed)
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mash together using a fork to create a paste
  • (if mixture is too thick add a little bit of water/if mixture is too thin add a little bit of yogurt)
  • Let mixture sit in the fridge for an hour prior to using
  • Apply mixture to a clean face
  • Let sit for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with cool water

Green Tea Face Mask Recipe

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Sooth red blotchy skin with this easy to make at home facial mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. rice flour

Directions:

  • Soak tea bag in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes.
  • Add the rice flour to the water and tea and stir until consistency is smooth and paste-like
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water