Monday, August 30, 2010

Easy Facials

All of us like to go and get facials!! But sometimes our lives get really busy and we don't take the time to go and enjoy one... So for those times in our lives I thought I would give you a few at home facial recipes that are not only easy, but great for your skin.

The Avocado Mask....
This is a great mask to moisturize your skin. Even if you don't have dry skin, do it once or twice a month just for added radiance.

Smash up or puree an avocado, add 6-7 drops of a fresh squeezed orange. Add one tablespoon of hemp oil. Massage this mixture into the face and neck.  Also cut 2 cucumber slices and lay them over your eyes. Lie down and relax for 20-30 min. Rinse off and see the effects!!

Cucumber Mask for oily skin....
Peel a cucumber, finely grate it. Lie down and apply the grated cucumber to your skin. Have a warm towel ready to place over the face. Relax for 20-30 minutes, then rinse...Check out the results.

Aloe Vera Mask
Purchase an aloe vera leaf and fillet the leaf and take out the gel, or buy organic aloe vera gel.
Rub a thick layer of the Aloe Vera gel into your face and neck. Allow the gel to dry on your face, and then go to bed and sleep with the gel on your face. Rinse with lukewarm water in the morning.  Instant face lift!

So do something good and relaxing for yourself...

These are the masks I use, try one out and let me know what you think............

Until next time,


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Two musts haves for Beautiful skin...

This coming Friday and Saturday I will be teaching a workshop, “Eating for Beauty”, along with my daughter Hannah. One of the topics for this weekend will be on ways to improve and beautify your hair, skin and nails.

So here is a little preview of what’s to come.

Two musts for beautiful skin and hair are silicon and sulfur, (MSM). So what are these, and how do you get them?

When we are born we have large amounts of silicon in our body.  But recent studies have shown that due to our present day demineralized diet, much of our silicon is lost by, get this, age 10, and continues to decline even more as we age.

Why do we need silicon and sulfur? The body must have silicon and sulfer in order to maintain elasticity and collagen. Sulfur provides that radiant healthy glow to our skin.

With declining amounts of silicon and sulfur, premature aging sets in, and the skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Also your hair begins to lose it’s luster, shine and thickness. Not the type of aging process I’m looking for.

So what do I do? I buy silicon and MSM and add it to my daily regime. These are the ones that I am using right now.  Bluebonnet brand of MSM and Cell food brand for silicon.

As always if I find something better I will pass it on

Also, some silicon and sulfur rich foods that you can add to your diet:


Tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, romaine lettece and bell peppers


Broccoli, kale, maca, brussel sprouts, bee pollen and blue green algae

Get an early start.....preserve your hair, skin and nails.

until next time,


Monday, August 16, 2010

Beautiful Skin Secret....

I don't believe that I have ever met a person that didn't want beautiful, healthy glowing skin...Have you?

I know for myself I have tried every cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and exfoliator on the market. I got into the whole skin regime when I was about 13...So that is a lot of years of products!

Over the past few years though, I have done a lot of research and trial and error testing of things that I would have never considered using back in my younger days. Even though now I really wish I had!

So what have I discovered??? Omega 3 oils... From what I understand (and just bear with me, not trying to make you feel like you are sitting in your high school science or biology class) the human body does not have the capability to produce and store Omega 3's. So you must get it from an outside source.

Omega 3 is considered an absolutely necessary fat for keeping the skin healthy, beautiful, and radiant.

People who suffer from Omega 3 deficiencies have skin problems, such as dryness, itching, and skin thinning, along with nails cracking, and hair falling out.

Other problems that are a result of low Omega 3's in your body are depression, diminished immune system, hypertension, and irregular heart beat.

The best source of Omega 3's is in flaxseed oil, flaxseed meal, hempseed oil, hempseeds, avocado's and some dark leafy vegetables.

I take flaxseed oil everyday, along with flaxseed meal, hempseed oil and hemp seeds. I put all of these in my smoothie that I make in the morning. My skin has become so supple and radiant since I have started doing this. I only buy oils that are cold pressed, organic and unrefined. You do not want the oils to have been heated because heat destroys the liolenic acid, which is what gives your skin that radiant glow.

If you only want to start out with one oil, I would recommend flaxseed oil. If you are not mixing it in a smoothie, you will probably want to chase that tablespoon of oil with some juice.

So if you are not taking in some source of Omega 3, you can consider yourself deficient even if you haven't seen the signs yet.

So what are you waiting for?? Begin adding some flaxseed oil daily to what ever skincare routine you follow, and your skin and body will thank you.

Until next time,


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Celebrities, what are they eating?

If you have been following my blog, you know that I am a raw food eater..

So last week I was just curious as to how many celebrities are either vegetarian, vegan, or raw...

I was very surprised at how many celebrites that included..So I thought I would just share with my readers some of these famous names and faces!!

Demi Moore will be 48 this year! She has been eating the raw diet for over 10 yrs.

Super model Carol Alt is 50! She has been on the raw food diet since she was 34.

Alicia Silverston began eating a vegan diet when she was 21, that was 12 years ago. She looks incredible and has written a vegan cookbook, "The Kind Life"

Woody Harrelson is 49, hear what he has to say:

The designer Donna Karan will be 61 this year! She has been on the raw food diet for 9 years.

Actress Angela Bassett is a knock out at 52! She has been on the raw food diet for 8 yrs.

I have only been on a raw diet for a little over a year, and it has changed everything about me. From my hair to my toenails. I can't wait to see the results after another 5-10 years. From looking at these pictures, life looks pretty good on the raw diet!!

Untill next time,