TAG: Beauty care

Yes Please, Rosemary

Right With Rosemary

Rosemary has many health benefits. It is a good source of calcium, iron and fiber. It aids in digestion and circulation, and can help heighten attention levels. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which can decrease some of the effects of an asthma attack. It is a stimulant though, so those that are pregnant, have heart conditions or epilepsy should not use it. Since it is an evergreen it can be grown all year under proper conditions. If you are lucky enough to get rosemary to flourish in an herb garden, it may spread wildly. It can be dried and stored… read more

Save Strawberry Seeds

Strawberry Seeds

Picked ripe and eaten alone or put in a luscious recipe, strawberries are a favorite of many. Beyond just eating the berry though, the strawberry’s seeds can be put to practical use, too. Harvesting strawberry seeds allows heirloom plants to be grown that will produce an abundance of strawberries. You can buy starter plants or packaged seeds, but the seeds can easily be removed from the berries’ skin just by gently scraping them off. The outside of a strawberry contains around 200 seeds. Some varieties of seeds need to be frozen first to encourage the germination process, and then they… read more

Glowing Winter Skin

Winter Skin tips

In colder months skin can sometimes lose its luster, becoming a dry, scaly disaster. This can be due to elevated thermostats and dry indoor air that drains moisture levels. Eating habits and genetics can also play a role in the appearance of the skin’s surface. Environmental toxins can contribute to bad skin, and chemicals in products can aggravate dry conditions. Luckily, there are ways to naturally treat the skin without a laundry list of questionable ingredients. Using an indoor humidifier during the winter helps to put moisture back in the air. They must be cleaned frequently to prevent bacterial growth,… read more

Eco-Friendly Beauty

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As part of GE’s “Ecomagination” YouTube contest back in 2010, a young contestant came up with a unique, eco-friendly method of curling hair. It’s received over a million hits so far, and gained a lot of positive feedback. Check out Michelle Phan’s video below. Have a thought? Share it in the comments below.

Mineral Make Up

Mineral Make Up

Modern mineral make up is friendly to our planet and not contaminated with lead and synthetics. Mineral makeup contains all-natural ingredients such as seed oil, flower extract, titanium dioxide and mica. Mica and other minerals are naturally occurring and have been praised for their color for centuries – the ancient Egyptians enjoyed wearing mica. With mineral makeup there are no synthetic colors, artificial fragrances or petrochemicals. Additionally, mineral makeup is a natural UVA/B ray blocker. Many companies now offer mineral solutions in makeup. Companies like MAC and Origins sell different products with about 80% minerals that are all natural. Other… read more

The Many Benefits of Mineral Makeup

Mineral Make Up

Modern mineral make up is planet friendly and not contaminated with lead and synthetics. Mineral makeup contains all-natural ingredients such as seed oil, flower extract, titanium dioxide and mica. Mica and other minerals are naturally occurring and have been praised for their color for centuries – the ancient Egyptians enjoyed wearing mica. With mineral makeup there are no synthetic colors, artificial fragrances or petrochemicals. Additionally, mineral makeup is a natural UVA/B ray blocker. Many companies now offer mineral solutions in makeup. Companies like MAC and Origins sell different products with about 80% minerals that are all natural. Other companies such… read more

Make Your Skin Glow

Skin benefits of eating well

There are endless products to beautify your skin. Creams can be outrageously expensive and also contain chemicals and fragrances that can irritate the skin. You can achieve beautiful skin from the inside out just by making some changes to your diet. Caffeine and alcohol can dehydrate the skin creating wrinkles, so reducing your intake of these substances will always serve you well. The sun can also do irreversible damage to the skin so using a sunscreen every day will protect you. Reduce your stress and your skin will reap the benefits. Below are some key ingredients to achieve a healthy glow…. read more

Rejuvenate Your Skin

Rejuvenate Your Skin

As the cold winter winds start to blow our skin starts to redden and chafe. Dry skin can leading to itching and irritation. Rather than letting the weather get under your skin, protect it before hand. Doing so not only prevents such harm but replenishs your skin as well. This can be done without stocking up on commercial creams and lotions. In many cases you needn’t even a recipe to create a natural alternative. One of the simplest and most effective ways to soften rough skin is to apply cocoa butter. The pure extraction of cacao beans, cocoa butter is a natural fat with a creamy,… read more

Rice for your Skin?

Rice for your Skin

We know that rice is a healthy addition to a balanced diet. However, it can nourish you externally as well. This is done by applying rice to your skin. Doing so replenishes your skin with vitamins, giving it a luminous glow, while shielding your skin from sun damage. One of the most common ways to apply rice to the skin is in powdered form. Rice powder can be applied in a thin layer beneath foundation or even replace powder foundations altogether. Some beauty supply stores carry rice powder, but you can just as easily make your own. If you have a coffee grinder or food processor handy, use it on… read more