Skin Healing & Moisturizing Strawberry & Cucumber Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie

In the spirit of spring and beauty here’s a recipe for a delicious smoothie packed with antioxidants that will quench and moisturize your skin while fighting signs of aging and repairing skin damage.  All the ingredients in this smoothie pack a punch when it comes to beauty and health benefits.

Here are just a couple of examples of what some of these ingredients will provide you with:

  • Coconut Water: helps to heal dry/itchy skin as well as age spots and wrinkles
  • Cucumbers: Improves hair, skin and nails and gives skin a youthful and glowing complexion.  Excellent source of Vitamins A, C and K
  • Strawberries: Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory with lots of Vitamin C.  Improves complexion and fights signs of aging

So, sit back and relax (maybe while doing a relaxing d.i.y. beauty recipe) with this delicious smoothie while it moisturizes and heals your skin!

What you need:

  • 2 c. coconut water
  • 1 c. coconut milk
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 2 c. spinach
  • 2 c. strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 tbsp. chia seeds

What you do:

  • Cut up the cucumber so that it is in smaller pieces that fit into a blender
  • Add the cucumber and all other ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
  • Enjoy immediately

Comments:

  • If your not using frozen strawberries, you may need to add a couple of ice cubes for a cooler smoothie

 

Recipe adapted from (and original recipe) found at: http://www.womenio.com/3031/15-specific-smoothies-for-naturally-beautiful-skin

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Sandy Foot Polishing Scrub

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Give your feet a beauty treatment….while relaxing on the beach!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. suntan oil
  • 2 tbsp. dry sand

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients; mix well
  • Massage the mixture onto feet for a few minutes
  • Let sit for 10 minutes
  • Rinse with water

D.I.Y. Moisturizing Body Exfoliator Scrub

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Rub away dead and dry skin with this moisturizing body exfoliator that will leave skin looking and feeling radiant and smooth!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 4 large strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions:

  • Mash the fruit together using a fork until smooth
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients; mix until smooth
  • Apply and massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

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

Maui Sugar Body Scrub

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Escape to a tropical beach without leaving your house with this yummy Maui Sugar Body Scrub Recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup ripe guava (or ripe mango)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil

Directions:

  • Mash fruit with a fork or place in a food processor until smooth
  • Add remaining ingredients to mixture; mix well
  • Apply and massage into skin for a couple of minutes
  • Rinse with water

Brown Sugar and Lemon Body Scrub Recipe

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Give your body a body scrub polish that will leave it glowing and smooth!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Directions:

  • Combine the brown sugar and salt; mix well
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the brown sugar and salt mixture; mix well
  • Apply to skin and gently massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water

Cinnamon and Ginger Exfoliating Body Scrub

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Exfoliate and brighten skin with this cinnamon and ginger body scrub!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger root

Directions:

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