Oats, Yogurt & Honey Mask

1 Tablespoon ~ Organic Oatmeal (Finely Ground)
1 Tablespoon ~ Plain Organic Yogurt / Greek Yogurt
½ Teaspoon ~ Raw / Organic Honey

In a small bowl, add the yogurt to the oatmeal and mix together. Warm up the honey in a small bowl for a few seconds in the microwave. Stir warm honey into the yogurt and oatmeal mixture.

Apply the mask to the face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Then with warm water, gently massage the mask in circular motions into the skin to provide a gentle exfoliation. Finally rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a warm washcloth. Apply moisturizer.

Oats, it’s not just a powerful breakfast! Organic Rolled Oats is also an excellent multi-purpose skin care treatment that can help relieve dry skin, restore natural moisture and can help heal minor irritations due to skin sensitivities. Cleansing the face with oatmeal helps to soothe skin irritation and actually absorbs and removes surface dirt and impurities while providing a gentle exfoliation. When used as a mask oatmeal deep cleanses the pores without irritating or drying out the skin. Oatmeal as an exfoliation is perfect for gently removing dead skin cells, and uncovering softer and more youthful looking skin. Create your natural, healthy glow…with Oats!

Strawberries & Cream Smoothie Mask

1 C Fresh/Frozen Strawberries (Raspberries or Blueberries optional)
1 C Plain Yogurt or Greek Yogurt
1-2 TBSP Honey (great moisturizer and helps clear skin)

HOW TO MAKE:  In a blender or food processor, combine strawberries, yogurt, and honey and bled on high until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and enjoy, setting just enough aside pamper your face.

HOW TO USE:  Apply remaining smoothie to your face over a sink (it’s a little drippy at first, but a smooth layer will stay put), and leave it on for about 5-10 minutes before rinsing off.

DID YOU KNOW?  Strawberries have more anti-aging vitamin C per serving than oranges or grapefruit! Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that people who eat foods rich in vitamin C have less wrinkles and less age-related dry skin than those who don’t. Vitamin C helps fight free radicals, which damage cells and break down collagen, leading to those dreaded wrinkles and fine lines. For smoother, hydrated and happy skin apply a natural-berry mask once or twice a week.

Feed Your Face and Your Tummy Too!

Get Your Drink On!

“Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.” - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Drinking water is a crucial instrument in free weight loss aid. If you've been skimping on water intake, you’re missing out on an easy, very inexpensive and almost always accessible way to help jump start your weight loss regime, and keep you feeling healthy and alive.

To be completely honest, drinking water was something I have struggled with personally ~ not drinking enough water daily or not drinking enough of anything at all, period. The little cells that make up my body were trapped in a human Sahara desert and begging me to drink something! This is not good, no matter how busy we become…we must nourish our body.

Drinking enough water is vital for nourishment, feeling more energized, flushing toxins out of your system, weight loss, and even creating more youthful and clear skin! If you don’t drink enough water your body will react by bloating, and bloating not only looks bad, it’s uncomfortable. Said simply, there is no life without water.

Drink, to Beautiful Skin…Outside and In!

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