10 Natural Ways to Get Beautiful Right Now
Looking your best doesn’t have to be expensive or unnatural. Here are 10 easy ways to get beautiful, naturally, right now:
1. Dry-skin brush
Use a bristled brush and stroke your skin while still dry a few mornings a week before you shower. This simple morning routine increases circulation of lymph and blood and removes dead skin cells! You’ll get glowing, smooth and touch-worthy skin, guaranteed.
Sweating is good for us and a dry sauna helps the body excrete toxins. The skin is one of the body’s elimination organs and when we allow it to breath by removing dead cells (dry skin brush) and sweat it can do its job a lot better.
Get the blood flowing with some kind of exercise of your choice. It will bring color to your skin and the increased amount of endorphins and confidence looks good on you! Include some exercises like Pilates or yoga for good posture. Hold your head high, be present and smile – you are beautiful!
4. Have sex
After an orgasm your body gets flooded with the feel-good hormone endorphin and growth hormones that make you look and feel young. That’s right – these hormones help wipe out damage from sun and stress. The deep breathing you experience during sex also increases your oxygen intake and decreases stress. So go forth!
5. Green Juice
A green juice is like a loaded liquid multi vitamin! Cucumber is hydrating, especially for your skin, and the greens are alkalizing and aid the body’s detoxification process. Try this as your one-a-day multi and see what happens.
6. Eat fat and make an oil change
We need god fats to maintain a skin that’s well hydrated – that stays plump, dewy and wrinkle free. Eat avocados, salmon, chia seeds, sardines and coconut oil and ditch the processed oils (canola, sunflower, corn, soy etc.) – they are much more likely to oxidize and cause inflammation in the body – and is therefor not a beatifying food at all.
7. Get a shower filter
Our body absorbs what we put on it – and that goes for the water we bath and shower in too! There is added chlorine in all our tap water today. Chlorine dries out the skin and can even cause rashes and itchiness. Get a shower filter that filters out chlorine and other chemicals from you water. Your skin will thank you!
8. Lather your skin with oils
Avoid the toxic perfumes, parabens and additives and lather your skin up with 100% pure oils like coconut, jojoba, argan oil and Shea butter. Jojoba oil is especially great for oily skin as it help balance out the skins natural occurring oils.
9. Eat the rainbow
Fruit and vegetables with bright colors are also high in antioxidants that help fight free radicals in out body. Free radicals are a main source of aging for our skin and body, so beat it at the cause with natural foods, not with fillers and expensive topical magic potions.
10. Cut the sugar
By now you’ve probably heard that sugar is toxic and can lead to a range of chronic diseases. But it also causes inflammation, which make you age faster, cause wrinkles and even acne. Stick to fruits and sweet vegetables as your main sources of sweetness. (Bonus: you’ll get all those good antioxidants in too!
Published November 29, 2012 at 7:43 AM
About Katrine van Wyk
Katrine van Wyk came to New York as a model from Norway six years ago. She left the industry soon after to complete her studies. A personal journey in challenging the conventional wisdom about dieting and nutrition led her to becoming a holistic health coach. Katrine, in rejecting one single dietary solution, uses practical coaching methods to discover what works best for her client’s health and lifestyle. She uses a holistic approach to wellness and nutrition that is more rewarding and way more fun. Working with Katrine you’ll discover what healthy means for you — absolutely no deprivation, starvation or guilt.
Katrine is a graduate from Oslo University, the New School and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is also a Certified Holistic Practitioner by the AADP and RYT200 Yoga Teacher.
Feel free to double this recipe, triple or quadruple it! A little goes a long way, though.
on youtube -: http://youtu.be/SSvpqXDnZjA
For a small container:
2 T. melted coconut oil
1 T. aloe vera gel
2 tsp. kombucha
1- 2 drops essential oil of choice (I used 3 drops lavender oil today and it’s wonderful).
Stir with a whisk until nice and creamy.
http://www.speedyremedies.com/natural-anti-aging-face-masks-for-sagging-skin.htmlvia Natural Home Remedies by author on 6/27/12
Skin care for wrinkles and saggy skin involves the use of different types of natural face packs at least once in a week. You can prepare these face masks at your home by using ingredients like honey, lemon juice, sour cream, yogurt, etc. that facilitate skin tightening. More often than not signs of aging appear [...]
…”• Taking facial steam is one of the most popular natural remedies for reducing problems like dry, saggy skin and wrinkles. To prepare this, … add four tablespoons of dried chamomile flowers, two drops of carrot essential oil, and the same amount of lemongrass essential oil in a pot of boiling water.
Expose your face to the steam for about 10-15 minutes. Make sure you clean your face with a light cleanser before following this steam treatment. You may replace lemongrass EO with fennel EO as the latter is considered good for removing wrinkles.
Medicinal Tea Ideal for Skin Cleansing -http://www.grandmas-wisdom.com/dandelion-tea.html
2/3 ounce dandelion root
2/3 ounce dandelion leaves
2/3 ounce nettle leaves
2/3 ounce red clover blossoms
2/3 ounce rose hips
Steep this mixture in 1 cup of hot water for 10 minutes and strain. You will need to drink a cup of this tea daily for several weeks before the skin-clarifying effect becomes evident.
Dandelion has a soothing and toning property on the skin and it is a great addition to any facial treatment. You can make an infusion of leaf and flower and apply it straight up with a cotton pad as a nice toner, or add a bit of the infusion when using any cleanser, scrub or mask. Dandelion infusion also works really well externally as a sunburn reliever and has been known to help clear up acne when taken internally as a tincture or tea (the root in particular).
My new favorite way to enjoy dandelion in skin care is with a dandelion flower infused cream. It takes only minutes to make and is an absolutely luxurious, skin-softening treat! You can leave it on as a mask, but it can also be used as a gentle cleanser. The lactic acid in the cream gently exfoliates, smooths and softens skin to a petal-like feel….
This cream would also be amazing with the addition of rose petals or lavender buds.
1 small handful dandelion flowers
Place the handful of flowers in the top of a double boiler (or a pan that fits nicely inside of a larger pan, but does not touch the bottom). Fill the bottom pan with a few inches of water.Add cream until the flowers are just covered. Warm the cream on low temperature for 10-15 minutes.
Strain the flowers out through a fine sieve and apply the cream to freshly cleansed skin with a cotton pad or cotton ball. Leave on for 15 minutes, remove with a warm damp cloth and a few splashes of warm water, followed by your favorite toner and moisturizer.
Touch your baby-soft face:)
Juicing for Healthy, Glowing Skin
Posted on May 18, 2012
Can You Get a Tan By Eating Vegetables?
“Dark green, yellow, orange, and red vegetables are loaded with carotenes, which act as natural sunscreens working from the inside out. That doesn’t mean that you won’t need a topical sunscreen, but that you will be getting protection from the inside, too. And vegetable juices offer another benefit you may never have heard about—they give your skin a natural glowing tan.
New research suggests that eating vegetables gives you a healthy tan.
A study, led by Dr Ian Stephen at The University of Nottingham, showed that eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables gives you more of a healthy golden glow than the sun…”
Carrot juice and skin discoloration
-a raw food community talk based on Alissa Cohen’s books
-This particular page shows several viewpoints on skin discoloration, skin turning orange from drinking carrot juice. It actually mirrors the advice on the web in its different opinions.
Can Sunshine Decrease Your Risk of Melanoma Skin Cancer?
…”Alleviating Age Spots
Age spots, often called liver spots because of their unattractive brown color, can crop up on your face, hands, arms, or legs, and make you look and feel years older. Age spots are actually caused by free radicals — toxins that accumulate in your body and trigger everything from acne to cancer — as well as dietary imbalances and deficiencies.
To alleviate age spots, use juicing to fill in the nutritional gaps. Nutrients that eliminate age spots include beta-carotene (found in kale, parsley, carrots, and spinach); vitamin C (found in spinach, green peppers, kale, parsley, and citrus fruit such as oranges, lemons, grapes, cherries, and grapefruit); and vitamin E (found in carrots, asparagus, and spinach). In addition, you might want to put your skin on a cleansing diet that eliminates caffeine, alcohol, fast food, junk food, and foods with a high sugar content.
Psoriasis is a medical condition that occurs when skin cells grow too quickly. Faulty signals in the immune system cause new skin cells to form in days rather than weeks, causing a pile-up of itchy silvery scales and thick, scaly skin called plaques that typically develop on the elbows, knees, lower back, and scalp. About half of people with psoriasis also have dull nails with pits and ridges.
Nutrients that Help Ease Psoriasis
Scientists believe psoriasis may also be triggered by a poor diet or allergies and that specific nutrients can help alleviate or prevent it. Excessive shedding of skin can lead to a zinc deficiency, which is detrimental to skin health because zinc is necessary for absorbing linoleic acid, a fatty acid that promotes healthy skin. Pumpkin seeds, which are high in both zinc and linoleic acid, can alleviate deficiencies, as can parsley and carrots, which are high in zinc. Selenium (found in chard, ginger, and red Swiss chard) helps decrease inflammation associated with psoriasis, while beta-carotene (found in carrots, kale, and cantaloupe) helps combat substances responsible for triggering accelerated skin growth. People with psoriasis should avoid nuts, citrus fruit, and tomatoes, which can aggravate the condition.
Studies show that psoriasis is often triggered by stress, a skin injury, or strep throat, although triggers are not universal, and what triggers psoriasis in one person may not cause it to develop in another. The disease is also believed to have a hereditary component, making some people more susceptible to it than others.
Other fruits and vegetables that help ease symptoms of psoriasis include ginger, which reduces inflammation; beets, which have natural detoxifying agents; pineapples and papayas, which have enzymes that promote digestion and help decrease accelerated skin growth; and spinach, kale, and beet greens, which are high in folic acid….”
Achieve Natural Healthy Skin with a Homemade Organic Juice
via Holistic Healing and Natural Alternative Health Care Solutions by erin_legg on 4/20/12
With a good recipe and video!
10 strawberries, washed, trimmed, and diced
3 large oranges, washed, peeled, and diced
3 small stalks of celery, washed and finely diced
10 baby carrots, washed and finely diced
2 cups 100% apple juice