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Soft Skin DIY Avocado Face Mask


Try this Avocado mask to instantly moisturize your skin:

1. Blend or mash one half of a avocado.

2. Add 1 teaspoon EACH of flaxseed or coconut oil and honey.

3. Mix together until smooth
and creamy.

4. Apply to face and let sit for 15-20 minutes.

5. Rinse clean with warm water. Tone and moisturize.

The Avocado’s high fat content is equally beneficial when ingested. To energize your day, add half an Avocado to a blender with nut milk, dates and frozen berries to make a creamy, nutty-flavored morning smoothie. Avocado is
 low in saturated fatty acids associated with the ‘bad’ cholesterol LDL and higher in monosaturated fats. When added to a salad, the fat in the avocado helps to boost the overall absorption of fat-soluble carotenoids in a salad. Avocado is a good source of the essential Omega-3 fatty acids, which support cognitive functioning, anti-aging and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases (heart disease, cancer, arthritis).

<3, Nicole

Rev Up Your Circulation – Beauty Quick Tip

How To Dry Brush Skin

It’s just common sense. Your skin can’t be radiant if it’s not getting the nutrients and blood it needs to replenish and repair. A lack of oxygen to your cells could be the reason that you’re tired and look worn out. Here are a few ways that you can get your (circulation) motor revving again:

•    Dry brushing—never heard of it? Just take a soft-bristled brush and dry brush your body just before your shower. It exfoliates and promotes circulation. Start at your feet, moving in clockwise motions, and brush upwards, using light pressure and long strokes.

•    Raid the spice cabinet for cayenne pepper. Slip a little extra kick into your sauces, soups, juices, and teas. If there’s a specific body part that needs a boost, mix ground cayenne pepper with water to make a paste. Then spread it on cheese cloth and wrap the body part. If it burns too much, use a little olive oil to take it down a notch.  (do a patch taste first)

•    Take a hot and cold shower, just alternate between hot and cold. Yes, it’s that easy! Cold water contracts the lymph vessels and hot water dilates them. It forces them to pump and increase the blood flow.

•    Here’s a fun one—get a massage. Contracted muscles can slow the blood down. Go and relax.

<3 Nicole