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New Year - New Way of Life

Hello everyone!
It is, of course, a new year (crazy... we're over half way through the month already!) and everyone's number one resolution is losing weight. Well, mine isn't so much losing weight as it is changing my life style. 
I want to incorporate new and healthy things into my life! 
Here are a few things that are good for your face, body, and weight loss!

GREEN TEA

  • Green Tea
    • Green Tea is full of antioxidants. It's also helpful for reducing redness. Rinse your face in cool green tea; It's is a great way to gently soothe skin.
    • Also, Green tea contains theanine, which calms you and helps you maintain clear concentration and focus
AVOCADO

  • Avocado -Avocado is a bit spendy but if you get it at a great season and price it's great for all sorts of things
    • Excellent moisturizer
    • Great as a face mask
    • Mashed up in hair for some extra hydration
    • Avocado supports reproductive health as well. Avocados are a good source of folic acid. Folate  has been found to reduce the risk for cervical dysplasia, which is a precancerous condition.
CHERRIES

  • Cherries
    • TONS of antioxidants. Great for evening out skin tone.
OATMEAL

  • Oatmeal 
    • For a fast-acting soother, has major anti-inflammatory properties. 
    • You can drop it in the bath, slather it on your face, or even use it as a gentle scrub.
    • Oatmeal can soothe Eczema, as oats have anti-inflammatory properties. You can use it as a paste or poured into a bath. Soaking the affected area for at least 15 minutes. 
    • Oats are also thought to have an antihistamine effect by lowering levels of histamine, which triggers inflammation as part of the immune system’s recovery response.
    • Great for priming your muscles for a workout. They provide glucose, the fuel your muscles run on
    • It’s rich in beta-glucan, a fiber that slows digestion and keeps blood sugar on an even keel. For maximum results, choose whole oats. They’re digested more slowly than quick cooking or instant oatmeal.


      PAPAYA

  • Papaya
    • makes the best enzyme masks for decongesting your skin.

      LEMONS

  • Lemon
    • The acid can whiten nails 
    • gives your hair natural-looking highlights
    • help slough off dry, flaky skin.
EGG WHITES

  • Egg White
    • Egg white masks is a nice way to improve tone and texture.
    • Egg whites pack a protein-rich punch for your hair
    • Including egg whites in your diet can help boost your hair's shine and body, egg whites can also play a starring role in your next homemade protein hair mask. 
OLIVE OIL

  • Olive Oil
    • I personally use olive oil as a make up remover at the end of the day before I do my nightly regime.
    • Great for hydrating hair and smooth dry spots on skin
    • This healthy fat contains essential fatty acids that help skin resist UV damage.
    •  EFAs are also part of the cell membranes that help hold in moisture. The body can't synthesize EFAs, so consume about 1 tablespoon of olive oil daily to keep skin supple.
HONEY

  • Honey
    • This natural antimicrobial also soothes and draws moisture into skin. Use it in masks or as a spot treatment.
    • I also hear that if you put a dab of honey on your fingertip and apply it to a pimple with a band aid to cover, that it will remove it!


References:
Women's Day
BellaSugar
Cooking Light
Live Strong

1 Lovely Thoughts:

Anita Stafford said...

This is some very practical advice for the New Year or any time!

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