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The One Beauty Product Khloé Kardashian Always love Buying from Amazon

Reality TV stars…they’re addicted to Amazon just like us. One celeb fan of the unbelievable convenience of having anything you could possibly want right at your fingertips and free two-day shipping to boot? Khloé Kardashian.

“I’m not going to sugarcoat it—I am ADDICTED to Amazon! I constantly buy things that I definitely don’t even need. It’s basically the best/worst thing ever, LOL,” Kardashian shared on her app, as reported by Glam.com.

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On her app, Kardashian shares her give current must-buys in her Amazon cart, and we, of course, zoned in right on her beauty pick: EBP Medical 24K Gold Bio-Collagen Facial Mask ($8). According to the brand’s Amazon page, the sheet mask helps to brighten, moisturize, minimize pores and stave off wrinkles, while helping cells regenerate and repair.

Not only does this $8 buy pack a punch, but Kardashian said she swears by it before going on camera. “I’ve been obsessed with gold masks lately! I’ll give myself a facial with this collagen-infused version the night before a big shoot so that my skin is plump and moisturized,” she said.

In addition to the skin care mask, you can also find eye masks in Kardashian’s Amazon cart. “I experience HORRIBLE migraines, so I was told these freezer packs might help. I ordered a few to see which would feel the best on my face before I decide which one to keep,” she said. The product that met her criteria? PerfeCore Eye Mask, which at $19, is not only great for cold therapy, but it also helps to reduce dark circles and eye bags. Judging from many five-star reviews of the product, Kardashian isn’t the first one to discover this secret. Count us on on adding both to our own carts.



 

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HOW TO: DIAGNOSE YOUR SKIN TYPE

HOW TO: DIAGNOSE YOUR SKIN TYPE

By DCWLifestyle

September 3 2017

Many of us still make skin care purchasing decisions based on one, over-the-counter consultation we had as a teenager. Yes, your skin was oily… then. But chances are your skin has since ‘grown up’ somewhat and, just as with belly chains and hair mascara, what worked then probably no longer suits (apologies to those who still have hair mascara). Your face has feelings, so it’s probably about time you played ‘agony aunt’…

You’re going to need a big ol’ mirror. If you quake in terror at the thought of getting all ‘up close and personal’ with your pores, then consider it a hoop to be jumped through en route to complexion perfection. Sure, a date with one of simplehuman’s unforgiving {sensor mirrors} feels a bit like going to the dentist, but once you’ve got over the shock (“is that… a… beard!?”) the whole experience is weirdly liberating – not to mention, incredibly insightful.

{Scrutinise your pores}

If pores are noticeable, and your skin has a waxy ‘orange peel’ texture, then it’s oily. If you’re struggling to spot them, chances are it’s dry – and if they’re confined to your t-zone then you’re combination. And if you’re none of the above and pores are, well, normal – it’s probable your skin is ‘normal’ too (lucky).

{Pinch your cheeks}

If the skin appears plump and smooth (like a baby’s bottom), that means it’s hydrated so you can rule out dry or combination skin which puts you in camp ‘oily’. Conversely, if it creases easily it’s thirsty, so you need to feed it with a rehydrating moisturiser.

{Now what?}

Well, congratulations on your dermatological diagnosis…

If the outcome is oily, exfoliation is key. You need to stop the oil from clogging pores and causing blemishes, so cleanse carefully and think about investing in Foreo’s {LUNA} to eliminate impurities.

Alpha-H’s {Skin Solutions Kit – Normal/Oily} contains a trial-sized line-up of clarifying, shine-controlling products but resist any temptation to be too abrasive. Oil can be a good thing – it keeps skin looking younger, longer – and if you over-strip the sebum you will only end up making more. So yes, adhere to a strict cleansing ritual but follow with a light layers of hydration to establish harmony.

If the outcome is dry, it’s likely that your skin is also prone to dullness. An acid toner – such as Alpha-H’s {Liquid Gold} – will melt the bonds that trap dead cells to skin, revealing a more even (therefore light-reflective) surface. It’s also important to supplement skin’s lipid barrier; choose a serum or moisturiser rich in essential fatty acids, to strengthen skin’s resilience and keep the ‘good stuff’ in whilst providing protection from elemental extremes. REN’s {Vita Mineral Omega 3 Skin Serum Oil} is an overnight miracle worker.

If you’re combination, the key is to correct imbalance. Jojoba oil is one of the best normalisers. With a molecular structure almost identical to skin’s own sebum, when applied this ‘tricks’ your face into believing that its work is done. The result? Cheeks are comfortably hydrated while your t-zone gradually becomes less oily. MV Organic Skincare’s {Pure Jojoba} is the dream – just work 2-3 drops into skin every morning.

And if you fall within the ‘normal’ bracket, combine a combination of all three to maintain your complexion’s delicate equilibrium. Avoid anything abrasive or oil-stripping – choose gentle cream or balm cleansers to eliminate grime without stripping the skin and provoking rebellion.

Alpha-H – beloved for their problem solving approach to skin care – have introduced three kits specifically for {Normal/Oily}, {Normal/Dry} and {Dry/Sensitive} complexions. They represent the perfect opportunity to try the range for ‘size’ and gauge your skin’s response to change.

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Rihanna Just Unveiled her First Fenty Beauty Products

Rihanna Just Unveiled her First Fenty Beauty Products

These highlighters are 🔥🔥🔥

Fenty Beauty’s Sept. 8 release date is fast approaching, and the singer has showcased three products so far. The first is called Trophy Wife, and looks like a gorgeous yellow gold eyeshadow.

The next photo is of a Highlighter Duo, with shades called Ginger Binge and Moscow Mule.

Needless to say, the new range looks totally flawless, and there are bound to be many more products on the way.

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5 Metallic Nail Polishes Tested By DCWLifestyle Editors

5 Metallic Nail Polishes Tested By DCWLifestyle Editors

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The team at OPI put together the list of colors things every nail tech should practice on a day to day basis. Because no matter how long we’ve been working in this industry, it’s always important to remind ourselves that if you love what you do, you always want to keep learning. Beautiful colors i see.

Christian Dior Nagellack Winter: This super-shiny red gold polish works like red lipstick for your fingertips–add it to any look and feel instantly put together.

The Marc Jacobs Enamored Nail Polish is a superior polish with a high shine plasticized look, smooth application and a unique color range. I’ve found this beautiful and fanier. Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Gatsby, $18; sephora.com

 

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Tom Ford, every detail counts. The extra-amplified, gloss and shine nail lacquer, in a wardrobe of shades from alluring brights to chic neutrals, lets you express your mood and complete your look. Its groundbreaking, high-performance formula with bendable coating delivers high coverage and shine while staying color-true throughout wear. CHANEL has newly reinvented its this NAIL COLOUR so that it’s formulated with bioceramics and ceramides to improve the quality of your nails. Its range of shades features best-selling cult favorites and daring new hues.

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Essie Nail Color is Good as Rainbow

I’ve always loved the way Essie nail polishes go on and I’m a huge fan of a classy pop of different colors. They are vibrant enough to get attention but subtle enough to not overpower the rest of your look.

Essie Nail Color in Good as Gold, $9; amazon.com

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Healthy Foods: What to Eat For Optimal Workouts

Healthy Foods: What to Eat For Optimal Workouts

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By Adetoun Adeyemo   |   Friday, 22 Sep 01 11:25 AM
Are you running on empty tummy every time you hit the gym? The food you eat before and after your workouts can either minimize or maximize your athletic performance. Whether you prefer a brisk morning walk or an empowering Pilates class, it is important to give your body the nutrients it needs. Make sure to fuel your tank to keep your engines running long and strong with the following tips.

 

Be a Carbohydrate Champion
As the main source of energy for the body, carbohydrates are converted to sugar that is stored in the form of glycogen as future fuel for our muscles. When the time comes to sweat it out, our muscles are able to use this sugar for energy without getting fatigued. If we don’t have a sufficient supply we won’t be able to zoom through our Zumba class! Exhaustion will prevent us from completing our workouts and protein will be used for energy instead. After a strong workout, your body will need more carbohydrates to replenish the glycogen stores and minimize protein loss.



Chomp on these carbs: The best carbohydrates will provide you with adequate fiber, B vitamins and iron for energy metabolism: fruits, cereals, crackers, and breads. See pre-workout menus below!

Pump Up With Protein
Should you pass on the protein? If you seek sleek muscle tone, then become pals with protein. It is essential for promoting tissue growth and repair. After a strength-training session your muscle fibers will require this nutrient to help you in building, repairing and synthesizing new muscle.

Power up with these proteins: Low-fat dairy, nuts, seeds, fish, poultry, beans, legumes and eggs.
Forego the Fat

Although fat provides our body with energy, it is slow to digest and takes a long time to convert to usable energy. Large amounts of oxygen are required to turn fat into fuel, so save the ice cream for a later treat!

Forget these fats: Before you slip on those sneakers, make sure to avoid fatty, fried foods that will zap your energy.

Step Away From the Sugar
It is best to refrain from consuming refined sugars that will increase your insulin levels and cause a rapid rise and drop in your blood sugar.

Sugar snafus: Sweet beverages, candy bars, sweet cereals and yogurts, sugar-laced granola and power bars

Put Your Pre- and Post-Workout Eats Into Practice
Timing is everything! First of all, you probably already know that it is best not to exercise on a full stomach to prevent cramping, nausea and an upset stomach. Also, the time and intensity of your workout will often determine what you should eat and drink. A 10-mile run will demand more energy than a casual cycle around your neighborhood.
Two hours before a workout, eat a small meal, such as:
• 1 1/2 cup of whole grain cereal (carb) +  8 oz. glass low-fat milk (protein + carb)+ 2 tbs. dried cranberries (carb)
• 2 scrambled eggs (protein) with spinach and mushrooms+½ whole wheat English muffin(carbs)
•½ cup quinoa (carb and protein) + small mixed green salad
• Whole-grain toast (carb) with 1 tbs. nut butter (protein)
• 1 cup whole-grain pasta (carb) with ½ cup garbanzo beans (protein + carb)
• 3 oz.turkey breast (protein) +lettuce and tomato +2 small whole-grain crackers (carb)

An hour before a workout, snack on:
• small banana, (carb)
• 1 cup lowfat unsweetened yogurt (protein)
• ½ cup fruit and soy or almond milk smoothie (carb and protein)
• ¼ cup trail mix with nuts (protein), seeds (protein) and dried fruit (carb)

An hour after a workout:
Recover from the grind! It is best to eat within one hour after completing your workout in order to optimize muscle recovery. The highest rates of muscle glycogen synthesis occur during the first hour after exercise. Your body’s metabolism is also working at its best right after exercise, so don’t wait too long to feed your belly. Your meal should contain both protein and carbohydrates such as any of the above-mentioned foods. If you don’t have time to eat, a glass of low-fat milk is a good choice with enough protein, carbs, and electrolytes like sodium and calcium

Remember to replace lost fluids by drinking water after you exercise to prevent dehydration. For exercise lasting more than 90 minutes aim to have a quarter to a half cup of water every 15-20 minutes. This will also help you prevent fatigue while you are working out.

Should you eat or fast before a workout? Is carbo-loading a good idea before a vigorous exercise routine? And what should you eat to recover from heavy physical activity?

For many of us, trying to find the right balance of healthy eating and a regular exercise routine is not easy. Figuring out what foods are most nourishing before and after a workout can be even more difficult.

But it’s important to know what types of foods can help fuel your sweat session and the right post-workout meals that help your body refuel.

Here are some expert tips on how best to nourish your body before, during, and after a workout.

Don’t exercise on an empty stomach. It’s important to try and eat something before you work out, regardless of what time of the day it is.

 Eat a fuel-boosting snack, like a banana or rice cake, at least 30 minutes before working out. It will help you have a more intense workout by keeping your body’s energy stores high.

Carbohydrates and a good-quality protein before a workout should do the trick. Some options: Oatmeal and berries, peanut butter and an apple, or yogurt and muesli.

Carbs can help enhance your performance, especially during long cardio exercises, according to researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia.

Nancy Cohen, a professor of nutrition at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst recommends 1 to 4 grams of carbs per every 2.2 pounds of body weight if you are planning to exercise for longer than an hour. What does that equal? A banana has about 27 grams of total carbohydrates.

“By eating carbohydrate-rich foods that are low in fat and low or moderate in protein, you can make sure you have enough muscle glycogen as fuel for your physical activity. This might include low-fat granola bars, fig bars, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, banana, yogurt, pasta, or other high-carbohydrate foods,” Cohen said.

One exception: if it’s been only two or three hours since your last full meal, you can skip the snack.

Avoid pre-workout energy powders. Many of them are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and can do more harm than good. I recommend JUICE PLUS COMPLETE 

People who have taken pre-workout mixes have reported rapid heartbeat, excessive sweating, and digestion issues. Some nutritionists recommend a cup of coffee instead.

Drink during your workout. Unless you’re exercising for longer than an hour, there really isn’t a reason to have a snack during your workout. But you should focus on drinking plenty of water during your workout to stay hydrated.

“If it’s something convenient to have on the way to work, that’s fine. Or one scoop in your water isn’t bad. But if you’re getting it on-the-go, make sure you know what’s going in there. There might be too many servings of fruit or multiple scoops of nut butter. You can have it but not having a protein shake is not going to make you lose muscle,” Neglia added.

What about protein bars? Again, it’s important to check the labels to see just what’s in them. Ideally, a bar should be under 200 calories and have only a few grams of sugar. Otherwise, it’s a dessert, not a snack

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How Often Do You Really Need to Wash Your Hair?

How Often Do You Really Need to Wash Your Hair?

The answer is different for everyone.

By Adetoun A Adefule

September 01, 2017

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Of course, there is another school of thought that insists hair does better entirely untouched. Leave it alone long enough, and your hair will reach a sort of equilibrium where its soft, non-greasy, and healthy—all without shampoo. This is also debatable.

Without further adieu, here’s what the experts think, a.k.a. those not embroiled in the debate, but dedicated to the daily pursuit of beautiful, nourished hair.

Your hair is a beautiful snowflake. That’s a delicate way of saying there is no single answer to this question. “Not only do we all have differences in hair texture, thickness and length, but differences in scalp health and oil production are major factors, too,” says Los Angeles hairstylist Clayton Hawkins. Commit to a process of a trial and error, but like, actually commit to it. “You won’t know after one single week on a new routine if it’s really working for you,” he adds. In general, a month or so on any new cleansing/not-cleansing/dry shampooing routine will be enough time to get a solid idea.

Lifestyle choices matter. Simply put: If you workout regularly, you’ll probably need to wash your hair more frequently. If you smoke cigarettes, you’ll likely want to rid it of the smell somehow. Likewise if you swim in pools, live in a grimy urban area, etc etc etc. And if you never exercise, don’t smoke, and live in a cryogenic chamber: You’re blessed! You’ll likely have to wash your hair a lot less frequently. And something we’ll all experience is a gradual drying of our hair as we age; at that point, regular washing is even less important, regular conditioning even more so.

Oil is really not the enemy. Raise your hand if you’ll spend a week’s salary on a product that promises to deposit natural/botanical/organic/essential oils on your hair, skin or body. Newsflash: “The oil your scalp naturally produces is the absolute best product you could ever put on your hair,” says Hawkins. It’s biologically targeted for you, so any shampoo or conditioner that’s formulated to get rid of that oil should be approached with caution. Which brings us to…

Sulfates are never a good idea. Sulfates—sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate—are added to most shampoos and conditioners as surfactants that attract dirt and oil, pulling it away from your scalp and hair shaft and leaving both zones, well, cleansed. Of course, sulfates have no way of telling if they’re whisking away the good natural oils on your scalp, or cleaning up the bad boxing class grease you want gone, meaning they’re often too effective. And they’re especially harsh on color-treated hair, where they can work to suck up the dyes and pigments you so painstakingly paid to have deposited. Which is all to say looking for sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners is definitely worth your while.

There’s such a thing as faking it. So taking into account everything we’ve outlined above, let’s say you’re someone with fine hair, who works out often, and is prone to greasy strands. Rather than washing your hair with shampoo every. single. time. you shower, Hawkins advises a fake-out wash: That is, wetting your strands completely, massaging your scalp with your fingertips, and rinsing it through with water. “It’s the shampoo—not the water—that’s the most stripping and damaging to hair,” says Hawkins. Oftentimes, you’ll be able to whisk away most of the excess sweat, oil and grease—but not every molecule of good oil—with a rigorous rinse. And always feel free to condition from mid-shaft down, which will also help keep your hair clean-looking and smelling.

Here’s the bottom line. If your hair is fine and your scalp is oily, you probably will have to actually shampoo your hair at least three to four times a week. Dry shampoo and fake-out rinses can help get you through the other few days. If your hair is coarse, curly, dry or thick, you can probably get away with weekly washes; maybe two or three if you workout or smoke. In the Old Days, women paid to have their hair washed and set once a week. That being said, they also didn’t got to HIIT classes—but still. Maybe they were onto something.

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Kevin Hart’s Pregnant Wife Eniko Parrish Shows Off Baby Bump at 36 Weeks: ‘We’re Still Baking Over Here

Kevin Hart’s Pregnant Wife Eniko Parrish Shows Off Baby Bump at 36 Weeks: ‘We’re Still Baking Over Here

By Editor, August 30, 2017

 

The pregnant wife of Kevin Hart — who is expecting the couple’s first child together, a son they plan to name Kenzo — shared a new photo to Instagram Wednesday. [
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Eniko Parrish‘s bun is almost done!

The pregnant wife of Kevin Hart — who is expecting the couple’s first child together, a son they plan to name Kenzo — shared a new photo to Instagram Wednesday.

Posing in front of a portrait of Eddie Murphy and surrounded by two dogs, the 33-year-old showed off her growing baby belly in a navy tank top and matching leggings.

“My mom wanted a pic of the bump this morning so I gave it to her. I look exactly like my bitmoji right now. ” wrote Parrish, adding, “Yup. We’re still baking over here. #36weeksandcounting”

The Instagram post is the first Parrish has made since Hart, 38, shared a photo of his pregnant wife, along with the caption, “Thanking God for this beautiful strong woman that I am lucky enough to still be calling my wife today. You are truly amazing….Love you.”

Hart’s message to Parrish came weeks after the actor and comedian found himself at the center of a media storm over an alleged extortion scandal.

In an emotional Instagram post last month, Hart addressed the alleged extortion attempt that included a “sexually provocative” video of Hart with another woman. In the Sept. 16 video, the star apologized to Parrish and his children (he is also dad to son Hendrix, 9, and daughter Heaven, 12) for the incident.

A source told PEOPLE in late September that Parrish “is fully cooperating with the law enforcement investigation” in regard to her husband’s alleged extortion scandal.

“She is standing by Kevin’s side,” the source said. “They are dealing with this together.”

Earlier that week, a second source told PEOPLE of Parrish, “She has been hounded by the press, and is very upset. She is trying to stay healthy and enjoy her pregnancy, but the latest drama is too much.”

This article originally appeared on People.



 

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5 Essential Oils to Improve Your Memory and Focus

5 Essential Oils to Improve Your Memory and Focus

August 26, 2014

By now, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about essential oils. First used by the Egyptians and Babylonians, today essential oils can be found in everything from body soap, lotion to hand soap to shampoo. So what is it about these potent potions that has made them a holistic staple for thousands of years?

Well, essential oils have some incredible medicinal properties when inhaled or applied topically to the skin—typically the wrists, palms, or scalp. They are also the basis of aromatherapy, the practice of enhancing psychological and physical well-being through the regular use of a plant’s aromatic oils.

Though this alternative medicine practice might seem like a practice for the crystal-wearing crowd, aromatherapy actually began in Europe and has been embraced by Western medicine. Aromatherapy is used cure a variety of maladies while boosting other bodily processes. In particular, essential oils can profoundly improve memory, helping to boost both your focus and your recall time.

Here are some of the most effective memory-enhancing aromatherapy scents:

1. Rosemary:

This sharp and camphorous scent has been shown to enhance proscriptive memory, which is the ability to remember things happening in the future. If you’ve been having trouble recalling your schedule—when to pick up the mail, when to schedule your next chiropractor appointment—then this is the ideal essential oil for you. Try rubbing it on your palms in the morning as you review your schedule or add a few drops to a relaxing bath at night while you rejuvenate for the next day.

2. Basil:

The sweet and refreshing scent of basil can help ameliorate both poor memory and fatigue-induced distraction. Before heading into a late night study session or prepping for tomorrow’s big presentation, inhale basil essential oil deeply. Place a reed diffuser containing 20-25 drops of basil essential oil near your study space for increased effectiveness.

3. Cyprus:

If you’re looking for a subtler fragrance, try cyprus essential oil. This evergreen scent can help to increase concentration without suffusing your entire house with the scent of licorice, à la basil essential oil and some of the other more pungent oils.

4. Peppermint:

In need of a natural morning pick-me-up that doesn’t involve caffeine or a rooster? Try peppermint essential oil. This spicy and fragrant scent helps to wake up the mind, focus your senses, and improve your memory. Plus, it’s a natural cure for headaches. If you’re working to wean yourself off of the morning caffeine routine, this is the essential oil for you.

5. Sage:

This natural essential oil acts as a stimulant to boost your senses in the morning, without any of the crash you experience with caffeine or sugar. Pair with lemon oil or black pepper oil for complementary scents that will enhance your memory and kick-start your morning routine.

What’s your favorite essential oil to enhance focus or memory? Tell us in the comments section below!

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6 Natural Ways to Protect Against Stretch Marks

6 Natural Ways to Protect Against Stretch Marks

August 24, 2017

Stretch marks: most people have them…nobody likes them. Known to dermatologists as striae, stretch marks are scars that develop when your skin has to accommodate rapid growth. Often first appearing as reddish or purple lines on your thighs, hips, or belly, stretch marks fade over time but, like any scar, may never disappear completely.

Why do we get stretch marks? Your skin stays supple thanks to the proteins elastin and collagen, but when it becomes overstretched during puberty, pregnancy, or times of sudden weight gain and hormonal imbalance, the dermis layer of your skin tears and stretch marks form. Women are particularly prone, but stretch marks also commonly plague obese people of both genders.Your personal susceptibility to developing stretch marks is mostly genetic, and unfortunately, there’s no way to completely prevent them. Don’t waste your hopes or money on lotions and creams; stretch marks form from within and nothing you apply topically can counteract the process (if only that weren’t true!).

The good news is that you can boost your defenses against stretch marks by eating foods and leading a lifestyle that help the skin to maintain its elasticity. Even better, these measures are excellent for all other aspects of your health, too!

Eat foods that boost collagen production: Enjoy foods rich in vitamins C, B, and E, all of which contribute to collagen formation. Good (and delicious) options include citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, and nuts and seeds. Check out the other foods you should eat for your skin this summer!

Oil Treatments: Beneficial oils include: Olive oil, Vitamins E oil, Essential oils, and castor oil. Vitamins E oil can help improve skin elasticity as well and therefore prevent stretch marks. Most of these oils work because of their antioxidant properties which reduce free radical d

Get plenty of exercise: Regular physical activity improves circulation and promotes the elasticity of skin. New research shows that a regular exercise routine even can undo signs of aging!

Stay well hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is one of the best things you can do to strengthen and renew your skin. Plus, staying well hydrated boosts your immune system, energizes muscles, and improves digestion.

Vitamin C: The body uses Vitamin C to from collagen and cartilage. Vitamin C is also highly effective in reducing consume collagen and elastin. It is best to get Vitamin C from a natural food source instead of a supplement. Foods high in Vitamin C include red and green bell peppers, guava, kale, parsley greens, turnips, and broccoli. You can also make your own vitamin C.

Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter: Shea butter and cocoa butter are two of the best emollients out there. They are exceptional at keeping the skin moist and hydrated. Cocoa butter is a natural fat extracted from the cocoa bean. Shea butter is made from the nut of the Karite tree. the fatty acids are extracted the skins renewal process. Again preventing and also helping reduce stretch marks.

Once you have stretch marks, the most common ways to reduce their appearance are decidedly unnatural—both laser treatments and applying topical retinoids stimulate collagen growth and speed up cell turnover.

However, exciting research also points to the effectiveness of mixing onion extract and hyaluronic acid, a carbohydrate that is naturally found throughout the human body. Some people also swear by the topical application of vitamin E, though it’s unsupported by research.

Finally, perhaps the most important point to keep in mind is that although your stretch marks may never magically change, your outlook on them can. Try to accept them and even embrace them! Think of it this way: your body is your vehicle through life, and as time passes, it leaves physical marks as mementos of the experiences you’ve had, places you’ve gone, and people you’ve loved. Some women value their pregnancy stretch marks as badges of motherhood and a symbol of their love and sacrifice for their children. And never forget the old cliché—true beauty comes from within!

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8 Foods to Have on Hand for Natural Beauty Treatments

8 Foods to Have on Hand for Natural Beauty Treatments

 August 24, 2017
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 1. Egg-facial-mask-Recipes: Eggs have several uses, including culinary and beautifying purposes. Besides providing the body the body sufficient protein for building the body, eggs are used in naturally beauty treatments. Egg masks are used for enhancing the skin’s tone and texture. Knowing the benefits of the egg mask may assist you to make the switch and start using it.

a. Treats wrinkles

Applying the egg mask regularly may act like a temporary treatment for wrinkles. Scientists have found that the egg white is effective at lowering the presence of wrinkles on the face. The protein present in eggs provides skin a lighter and smoother appearance, which helps to hide the wrinkles. Hence, those looking to prevent ageing symptoms from showing should start making use of egg masks regularly.

b. Tightens skin pores

Applying this particular egg mask more often shrinks the pores, which is a very beneficial action. This prevents the accumulation of grime and dirt in these pores. This benefit is linked to the enzyme known as lysozyme, which functions like a natural preservative. Skin experts believe that this characteristic transfers into effective skin care by preserving the elasticity of the skin and also tightening pores.

c. Acne treatment

Egg mask may assist in the treatment of acne, even though it has not yet been scientifically proven. All the same, it never hurts to try it out. The effectiveness of the egg mask like an acne remedy is linked to its protein content. The protein helps in not only healing but also rebuilding the skin. These actions reduce and even totally eliminate acne.

d. Benefits oily skin

Using the egg mask is beneficial for individuals with oily skins. The protein found in eggs absorbs the excessive oil in your skin. This leaves your face fresh and well toned. Actually, egg masks can be applied onto the face like an astringent.

In conclusion, egg masks are effective at cleansing the skin and making it bright and sof

Treating yourself to a nourishing spa treatment doesn’t have to involve harsh chemicals and unnatural ingredients! Some of the most effective and natural treatments for skin problems such as dry skin or acne can be created at home with just a few ingredients from your kitchen.  I’m constantly mashing up foods and carting them from kitchen to bathroom so I can slather them on my skin! The best part is, the foods that are the most beneficial for your skin aren’t expensive or hard to find. They are all very common ingredients that you most likely already have on hand.

 

  1. Coconut oil: This is my go-to DIY beauty supply! Not only is it great on its own as an intensive night time moisturizer for your body and face, it’s also an incredible hair mask to liven up dull, dry locks and is the perfect smoothing body scrub when mixed with a bit of sugar. I also keep a jar in my shower to use as shaving cream!
  2. Avocado: Not only is everyone’s favorite savory fruit the perfect addition to just about any meal, it’s also a powerhouse when it comes to natural beauty. It’s rich in essential oils that moisturize dry skin as well as vitamin A that can remove dead skin cells.  Mash up an avocado and rub it into your hair as a conditioning mask before you shower, or apply it to your face as an acne and wrinkle-fighting facemask!
  3. Cinnamon: This spice has very strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties, so it’s one of my main natural defenses against acne. If you have acne prone skin, mix cinnamon with honey to create a detoxifying facemask. You can use it as a stronger spot treatment by mixing more cinnamon and less honey to create a thick paste. Apply it to the affected area and leave it overnight.
  4. Raw, Local Honey: The base of all of my favorite natural facemask recipes is raw, local honey. Honey is another great remedy for troublesome skin and it provides the right texture and viscosity needed to make a face mask. I love using raw, local honey because it’s 100% pure honey and it provides a slight defense against local allergies.
  5. Apple Cider Vinegar: Looking for a nighttime toner? Look no further than your kitchen pantry! Mix one part apple cider vinegar with three parts water in a small spray bottle and use it to spritz your face after you wash it. This toner can help clear out your pores, but it does have a strong smell, so I recommend only doing this treatment at night. ACV also has many summertime beauty benefits!
  6. Oranges: Citrus fruit is a great all-natural cure for dry, flaky skin. The acidity in the fruit removes dead skin cells. I like to cut an orange in half and rub half into each elbow to keep them soft, although this technique will work on any body part where you have dry skin. You could also add freshly squeezed orange juice to your sugar and coconut oil scrub!
  7. Bananas: Bananas are incredibly moisturizing and hydrating. If your face is dry, add a small amount of mashed banana to your raw honey facemask. This mask will liven up your complexion and leave you with very soft skin! If you’re suffering from dry, cracked skin on your feet, try adding one part honey to three parts banana and rubbing it into your cracked heels. Remember to cover your feet with plastic wrap to avoid making a mess while you relax during the treatment!

Do you have any favorite at-home natural beauty treatment ingredients?

Next time you make a trip to the grocery store, add these 7 foods to your shopping list for some at home pampering!

 

 

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