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Activated Charcoal and Avocado Face Mask

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Avocado and Activated Charcoal Face Mask

I have been using activated charcoal in my skincare routine for awhile now and I love it! I have noticed a difference in the look and feel of my skin.  Today I am sharing all of the reasons why you should add activated charcoal to you skin care routine.

Activated Charcoal is a fine powder that is odorless and non-toxic. It draws oil, dirt and other harmful substances from pores and skin due to its adsorption powers.  It works by trapping toxins in its millions of tiny pores and negative electric charge.  Look for charcoal made from coconut shells or bamboo be sure to read labels like with anything.  You can find activated charcoal in the supplement aisle of any health food store usually in capsules.  If you want a powder which is easier for skincare purposes you can find it online.

The skin benefits include anti-aging properties and acne prevention.  Anti-aging benefits include tightening pores, smoothing the skin, and reducing inflammation.  Reducing inflammation is significant in preventing premature aging skin.  Activated Charcoal has anti-bacterial properties ideal for acne prone skin.  Trapping impurities, healing pimples, and preventing further breakouts.

By adding the avocado to this mask adds to the clear skin and anti-aging benefits.  Avocado is super nourishing and softening to the skin.  Its also a natural sunscreen protecting the skin even more.  A few warnings this mask will be black, like really black.  That is how it should look.  It will not smell like charcoal though.  It will smell just like avocado.  This mask will leave you skin feeling smooth, clean, and nourished.  A warning it is charcoal it will be hard to wash off things to be careful when making, applying, and washing off.

 

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Activated Charcoal and Avocado Face Mask

In a small bowl smash half an avocado removing as many lumps as possible.

Add 2 capsules of activated charcoal.

Mix

Apply a thin layer to face.  Let dry.  Wash off face.

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This will make enough for 2 masks.  Invite a friend a to join!

Coconut Oil Skincare

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Coconut Oil Skincare

I love coconut oil.  I use keep a jar in my kitchen and a jar in my bathroom.  Cooking with it is great but I like to use it on my skin even more!  Coconut oil is awesome because it has antibacterial properties helping keep your skin clean and clear.  Its incredibly moisturizing and has antioxidants like vitamin E and vitamin A which help slow down the aging process.  I use coconut oil head to toe and I’m going to share how I do that.

Do you have a dry scalp or dry hair? Depending on length of hair warm a tablespoon of coconut oil in your hands and spread on hair from roots to tips.  Concentrating on the ends.  Comb through then wrap hair in towel and let sit for half hour.  Wash hair normally.  Enjoy softer hair.

On the face the uses are almost endless.  Coconut oil can be used as a makeup remover, moisturizer, night cream, and can lengthen your lashes.  I wash my face and slather it on my face and neck at night.  I wake up to super soft hydrated skin.  If you are prone to oilier skin mix with your normal moisturizer or wash with it instead.  You get the benefits with out the added oil.

You can make lotion with coconut oil but I just use it plain out of the jar.  After a shower I just warm some in my hands and use as you would a body oil.  You can add an essential oil if you feel like it but I mostly just use it plain.  I have eczema and this is the one thing I use that has cleared it up with out much effort.  If you have sensitive skin like I do this will not irritate at all.

Out of shave gel or can’t find one you like? Coconut oil is awesome to shave your legs with.  Use it like you would a shave gel and you probably won’t need to put any lotion on your legs after it works that good.  Your skin will be soft with a close shave.  Its the best!

A few other uses sunburn relief.  It replaces the moisture lost and soothes.  If you add lavender essential oil in your burn will be lighter in and less painful in no time.  Add coconut oil to your epsom salt bath.  Add  1/4 cup epsom salt and 1/4 cup coconut oil in a hot bath.  You will get the detox benefits with added moisture.

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I found these individual packets of coconut oil at Trader Joe’s.  They are awesome for travel I throw a couple of packets in my makeup bag and I have coconut oil without the mess of trying to put into something smaller or having it leak.

Instant Pot Freezer Stock

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Instant Pot Freezer Stock

I got my mom an Instant Pot for Christmas and oh my word its the best thing ever! We have been using this amazing pot to stock our freezers with foods we use often.  This time we did chicken breasts, ground beef, beans, and tomato sauce.  All of this took us a total of about 2.5 hours total including clean up and bagging.

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Chicken

We used 4 pounds of chicken breasts to make about 3 freezer bags of shredded chicken.  You could measure out the shredded chicken into the bags we just eye ball it. Next put the breast into the pot with salt and pepper and about 1 cup of broth or water.  By not seasoning this a lot we can use it in anything.  It usually takes about 25 minutes to cook.  Once done cooking and the pressure has normalized take the chicken out and let cool.  Shred.

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Beef

We cooked the beef from frozen.  I always forget to take meat out.  This might be the coolest thing about this pot you can cook from frozen.  3 pounds frozen beef.  Use the trivet so it cooks evenly.  Add 1 cup water.  This is important use the manual setting and set for 25 minutes.  After the time quick release the steam carefully.  Check meat if its still frozen or red add reseal and set for 5 minutes.  We had to do this twice. Once done remove from pot and break up using a wooden spoon.   I forgot to take a picture of the beef but its beef its not pretty.

Beans

My mom and I both like using dry beans but soaking and cooking them is time consuming and they don’t always turn out.  Enter the Instant Pot you don’t have to soak the beans.  Add the dried beans to the pot cover with water.  Set for 20 minutes.  After the steam has released you can drain the beans or keep them in some liquid whatever you prefer.  Remember is that dried beans double in size so only fill about half full including water. They smell so good and turn out perfect.

Tomato Sauce

We got about 4 bags of sauce to freeze out of this batch. We used  4) 28 ounces cans of crushed tomatoes, 2 onions diced, 5 cloves of garlic minced ( we like garlic use what you want), salt and about 2 cups of vegetable broth.  Saute the onions and garlic in the Instant Pot (there is a setting for it) add in the tomatoes and broth.  Cook on high for about 13 minutes. Once the sauce has cooled you can immersion blend or keep it chunkier.  I double bag the sauce its heavier then the rest.  My house smelled like sauce had been simmering all day it was amazing!  Again I forgot to take a picture.

We keep these pretty generic so we can add whatever seasonings we want when we are using it.  The chicken and beef will probably be used of tacos, added to the tomato sauce for spaghetti, or to top salads.  The beans will be used in similar ways salads, tacos, or soups.  The sauce can be made into enchilada sauce, spaghetti sauce, or used as a base for soup.  Its great to have food on hand in the freezer that could finish a meal in no time or when things just get busy.

Lastly, a few tips and tricks. Remember to label your freezer bags with names and dates. Freeze bags lying on their side so they are flat.  This will take up less room in your freezer.

Healthy Travel Tips

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Its the first day of Spring!  This is the time of year travel is on my brain.  After a rainy cold winter I am ready for a change of scenery.  Vacations are great but getting to your destination sick, getting sick while there, or returning home sick is something we would all like to avoid.  Whether you are flying or driving germs are everywhere.  Add that to the disruption to your schedule and food routines and you are bound to not feel your best while traveling.  Here are some tips to keep you feeling good your whole trip.

Prior to travel its important to strengthen your immune system.  Getting sick on vacation is no fun.  You also want to return healthy.  Leading up to your vacation maintaining a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, and taking extra vitamin C and B vitamins will help you ward off the sickness.

Pack healthy snacks.  Airport food and road trip food is not the healthiest.  Packing some healthy alternatives will keep you feeling your best when you reach your destination.  Veggies, fruits, granola, sandwiches, nuts etc.  are all healthy filling options.

Drink plenty of water.  Air travel is especially dehydrating.  Most of us do better with some humidity in our air and the air in an airplane is dry really dry. Drinking water will keep your skin and body hydrated.  Water also helps with jet lag and keeps your energy levels up.

Stay somewhere with a kitchen.  Airbnb or VRBO are great because you usually get a fully stocked kitchen.  Some hotels have kitchens available and most of the time you can get a refrigerator in your room for free.  This allows you to have healthy snacks and food options in reach.    If you have a kitchen you can choose what meals you want to eat in and what you want to eat out.  We do this most places we travel.  Its nice to be able to eat a normal breakfast or lunch.  Sticking somewhat to your normal routine will help you feel your best and enjoy your vacation.

Road Travel Tips:

Pack a cooler with sandwich makings, fruit, veggies, water, and snacks.  You can stop, stretch your legs, and have lunch and continue on your way.

Road trips can be stressful.  Getting stuck in traffic or road construction can raise the blood pressure when all you are wanting to do is get your vacation started.  Load your iPod with favorite songs or an audio book.  Remember to breathe.

Keep hydrated.  It may mean you need to stop more frequently but you will feel better hydrated.

Wash your hands frequently and use sanitizer when water is not available.

Air Travel Tips:

Pack TSA friendly healthy snacks.  Airport food is not great.  Veggies, fruit, granola, and nuts are all great options and easy to pack.  Throw some Emergen-C in your carry on add it to your water for an immunity boost.

Bring your own water bottle and fill it up at a restaurant or at a fountain. You can buy a bottle but airports are expensive.

Hand sanitizer wipes are great for wiping down your seat and tray.  Airplanes are germy.

Depending on the length of your flight get up and walk the aisle flying is already uncomfortable but if you get up and move a bit you will feel better.

Remember your neck pillow, blanket, and socks.  I do not like what the hand out on the plane so I bring my own.  I bring a neck pillow that can attach to my purse so I don’t have extra to carry and a small blanket or scarf to keep warm.  If I am flying at night I bring socks so I can take my shoes off but still be warm.  I can sleep on a plane this way and arrive not dragging.

Traveling is the not so fun part of vacation for me at least.  I use these tips to arrive feeling my best and able to enjoy the fun part (the actual vacation).  Then I am able to return home recharged and relaxed which is the point right?!

Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

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Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

Apple Cider Vinegar is the by product of fermented apples.  Apples are full of potassium, pectin, and calcium.  Fermentation fortifies it with even more beneficial acids and enzymes.  Its antiseptic and antibacterial.  Apple Cider Vinegar can improve overall skin complexion by restoring and balancing natural pH.

Toner improves overall skin texture and removes dead cells that stick even after cleansing.  Provides needed hydration to your skin which is essential to smoothness, moisture and a more youthful appearance.  Hydration also reduces the signs of aging.  Large pores allow more dirt, oils, and toxins into your skin, using a toner shrinks pores.  Toner works to remove environmental toxins helping your skin look brighter and healthier.

Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

Sensitive Skin

1 part Apple Cider Vinegar

4 parts filtered water

Normal Skin

1 part Apple Cider Vinegar

2 parts filtered water

Make a small amount to start Apple Cider Vinegar is strong and needs to be diluted especially for sensitive skin.  If you find the mixture too strong add more water and if its too weak add more apple cider vinegar.  This is super important for sensitive skin.  This toner is shelf stable keep in a glass jar with a lid or in a small spray bottle.  Apply with a cotton ball or spritz on face.

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This is 3 tablespoons ACV with 9 tablespoons filtered water.  This is the ratio that works for me and fits in my jar.  I have sensitive skin and this is what works for me.  A reminder always try a small amount to figure out the right dilution ratio for yourself.  When adjusting the recipe to make it weaker or stronger add a tablespoon at a time until you have found the right ratio for your skin.  After a while your skin may become used to this toner and need to adjust.

 

Favorite Go To Meals

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Favorite Go To Meals

Life gets busy!  Its nice to be able to have a list of favorite recipes that you can go to.  I like simple recipes that can be adapted to what I have on hand.  I really like meals that use up leftovers in a different way if its a one pot meal even better.  Cooking this way makes me get creative and is how some of my favorites meals are made up.  Here are a few ideas for you to use.

Tacos.  We have tacos a lot they make easy no think dinners.  Ingredients can be adapted to whatever you have in the fridge.  I have no rules when it comes to tacos.  Roasted veggies, beans, meat, lettuce, or tortillas.  Add cheese, salsa, or whatever else as topping.  Super easy way to clean out the fridge and use up leftover veggies or proteins from the week.

Chili.  Beans and tomatoes are the base.  Add whatever veggies or meat you have leftover.  Sweet potatoes, zucchini, chicken, or beef.  I call this clean the fridge out chili.  I will toss anything I have left so nothing goes to waste.

Eggs.  If I’m really out of ideas roasted veggies, a grain like quinoa or rice, and throw an egg on top.  Boom dinner!  Eggs are great on top of salads too.

Chicken Veggie Bake.  On a baking sheet toss chicken cut into chunks with veggies.  Top with any sauce or seasoning you want.  Bake.  Serve with a grain or alone.

Protein, Veggie, and Grain.  Last but probably the most used in my house.  Chicken, beef, fish, or any form of protein you want.  Add  steamed Veggies and a grain and you have a complete meal.  Bonus you can make extra and have a lunch or stuff to throw on a salad.

These make up a lot of the dinners I make in our house.  I like easy week night dinners with minimal clean up.  They are meals made of staples I always have in my fridge or leftovers from dinners during the week I don’t want to waste.

Get Ready for Spring Forward

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Spring Forward

Its the time of year again.  Spring forward.  We lose an hour of sleep and its rough.  We gain more daylight but loosing that hour takes a bit to get use to.  Yay for more daylight, boo for loosing an hour of sleep.  Some people have no problem adjusting to this change but some of us have a lot of trouble.  When we fall back I really don’t have trouble adjusting but this losing an hour is rough.  I find myself “sleeping in” and waking up groggy and feeling like it takes me forever to start my day.  So I have been thinking of way to prepare myself this year and thought I would share.  Here are a few tips for making the transition to longer days and spring a little easier.

Start going to bed earlier a few days before.  15-30 minutes.  Strive for 7-8 hours of sleep.  Adjusting your sleep prior will help you will make it easier for you.  Avoid the urge to sleep in on to make up for the loss of sleep or to prepare for it.  Stick to your routine.  We are creatures of habit and daily routines keep life easier when changes are happening.

Be active.  You will be more likely to be tired and sleep well.  Get outside, workout, don’t be a couch potato.  Even if its a walk around the neighborhood just move you will thank yourself.  Just make sure you leave yourself time to relax before bed.

Start cutting off your caffeine intake earlier then usual.  6 hours before bed time is ideal.  Cut off alcohol consumption 2 hours prior to when you want to sleep.  Alcohol and caffeine disrupt the natural sleep cycle.  Turn off your electronics 1 hour prior to sleep.  Removing distractions will make it so you sleep soundly all night.  These are good tips for every night but are especially important when your schedule is already disrupted.

Take time adjusting.  Slowly start resetting your bed time by 15 minutes each night until you are back to the normal time.  Just like when you travel it takes time to adjust and adjust back. Be nice to yourself.  Take care of yourself.

Meal Planning vs. Meal Prepping

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Difference between Meal Planning and Meal Prepping

Meal planning and meal prepping are great ways to keep on track with your health goals. Its great to have a dinner or lunch or even breakfast already planned and the food already in your refrigerator. You can do one or both. Do which ever fits into your life and fits with your goals. If you find that dinner is a mad rush and time is limited maybe chopping vegetables or having something already prepped to throw together and cook would be handy to have already prepared. Maybe having your lunches put together to save time in the morning and keep the fast food away is what you need. I am going to breakdown planning and prepping below and share some of my tips and tricks so you can figure out what will work best for you.

What is Meal Planning?

Meal planning can be a little intimidating at the start. Make this easier by sitting down and organizing your recipes or meals in a notebook or on your computer somewhere that is easy to access. Organize meals by family favorites or go-tos and by new recipes you would like to try to keep things interesting. You can further organize these by ingredient, main dish, side, or just keep a running list of ideas. It doesn’t need to by complicated organize however it will work for you.

A few tips and tricks to make things easier. Pay attention to your schedule for the week. Look at your calendar and make note of activities or events you have going on. A busy night that calls for a crockpot meal? Are you planning to eat out one night? This way you will be prepared for whatever you have going on. Theme nights are also a fun and easy way to already have a meal crossed off your list each week. Taco Tuesday. Meatless Monday. Pizza night. Breakfast for dinner. Whatever you or your family likes make it a night each week. This is fun and can become the night you look forward to the most. First things first start by organizing yourself. It will a lot easier to start this process and make it successful if you first collect recipes, and organize them.

What is Meal Prepping?

Meal prepping can be prepping veggies for the week, prepping whole meals, or making a big batch of something and freezing half of it for a later date. Taking sometime to wash vegetables and chop them up for an easy snack to grab or to save time when preparing dinner. You can prep whole dinners or lunches by cooking a large batch of protein, roast some veggies, and you have a quick grab and go dinner or lunch. Another great way to prep is make a large batch of something you are already making and freezing half for a quick dinner on a busy night or a night when the plan just doesn’t work out.

A few tips prepping and freezing a week of smoothies is an easy way to save time in the morning. Your freezer is your best friend seriously! Soups, taco meat, egg muffins, breakfast burritos, fajita filling. The list can go on. Make lunches easier by having veggies already cut up, cook a grain in bulk to add in, and have a protein cooked so you can throw it together and go. Time saver and money saver since you won’t be tempted to eat out!

Check out recipe ideas on our blog and on our Pinterest page.

How to Set and Keep Your New Years Resolutions

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How to Set and Keep New Years Resolutions

A good place to start with your next year resolutions is a year end reflection.  Go over highlights, disappointments, what did you focus on, things you forgot, and reflect and form a plan from this list for next year.  It may surprise you what comes from this list.  Another way to come up with goals or resolutions that will stick is to think of the resolutions as lifestyle changes.  This makes them more permanent and not so daunting, helping you focus and stay on track.  Its about making small positive changes to achieve the goals you have laid out.

Learning New Habits Takes Time

It takes 21 days to form a new habit.  Be patient with yourself change does not happen over night.  Focus on the good and don’t dwell on the negative.  Keep your goals specific and positive.  Write them down and post them somewhere you look daily like the refrigerator, your office space, or anywhere else that will remind you.  Mistakes will happen keep a journal to remind yourself how far you have come focusing on your successes will help you.  Always focus on the positive!!

Healthy New Years Resolution Ideas

Here are few ideas.  Small changes can lead to larger goals being accomplished.

Drink more water.

Eat less meat. Meatless Mondays. A dinner a week.

Eat more greens. Every meal.

Cook at home more. Cook dinner more often.

Move more. Walk. Run. Dance. Take the stairs.

Unplug.  Turn your phone off one hour everyday.  Don’t bring your phone to the dinner table.

Give back to your community.  Volunteer. Donate.

Save. For a vacation. For a goal.

De-clutter. Life. House. Office.

Be more present. Slow down. Enjoy the moment.

Start a gratitude/thankful list add to it everyday.

Spend more time with family/friends.

Start a journal. Goals. Good things.

Be more positive. With your thoughts. Actions.

Self-care.  Start a self-care practice.  Be nice to yourself.

New Years Goal Setting Worksheet

Write down your goals.  Choose how often you are going to want to check in with yourself and how you are accomplishing your goal.  Daily, weekly, or monthly.  Now start a journal this helps you stay on track and if you have a set back it will remind you of your successes and keep your focus positive.

Goal(s): What is your end game? What do you want to accomplish at the end.  Set a realistic timeline.

How will I accomplish this goal:  Break your goal up into smaller pieces.  Use this to set your day, week, or month.

Check-in: Set a time to check in with yourself.  Daily, weekly, monthly.  Whatever works for you.  You can check in with yourself as much as you want.  Some will find daily will hold them more accountable others will find weekly or monthly to be enough.  Be honest and make it a priority.

Today, This week, This month I will:  Small changes lead to the big changes you want to make.  Take something small and work on that.

To accomplish this I will:  How are you going to accomplish this smaller goal.

Successes I have had:  Whats good?  Documenting your successes will help you stay on track and keep positive.

Set backs:  Don’t dwell.  Write down and move on.  This will help you focus your next day, week, or month.

Now I need to:  Whats next? What do I need to change? What do I need to focus on?

Here is an example:

Goal: Eat healthier.  I will clean up my diet and by the end of the year I will have formed new habits to obtain this goal.

How will I accomplish this: Cook more at home.  Be mindful about what I put in my body.  Meal plan.  Pack my lunches.  Drink more water.

This month:  I will cook dinner at home at least four times a week.  I will make cooking a healthy dinner a priority.

To accomplish this: I will plan my week and write my meals down and post it on my fridge so I have a reminder.  Use my crockpot or make a dinner ahead of time.  I am going to make one dinner that I can eat twice.

Check in: I will check in weekly with myself to accomplish my monthly goal.

1st week-

Successes:  I have been cooking more and enjoying it. I am finding new recipes and trying new foods.  Things that were not on my original list but have made this fun.

Setbacks:  I have not made my goal of four times a week.

Now I need to:  Plan ahead little more and be realistic about my schedule.

This will help you keep track but also have something to look back on to see how far you have come.

Final Thoughts on New Year Goal Setting

Celebrate your milestones on your journey.  Reward yourself with things that will keep you on track.  Find a positive support system.   Share your goals with friends and family this keeps you accountable.

7 Simple Tips to Get Clear and Radiant Skin

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7 Simple Tips For Clear Skin

Your skin is your largest organ and is primarily a reflection of what’s going on inside your body.  In fact, most skin problems are actually internal problems manifesting through the skin. This means no amount of topical creams or miracle cures will help if you don’t address the internal issues that are the root cause of your acne breakouts and blemishes.  Are you tired of dealing with acne, blemishes or chronic dry skin?  Try these 7 simple tips to help clear up your skin fast!

1. Drink Lots of Water

Studies show that up to 75% of the population suffers from dehydration.  The simplest way to improve your skin and the way you feel it to drink more water.  Remember, not all water is created equal.  The best water for your over all health is from a natural spring in a clean unpopulated area.  The next best option is to filter your water with a high quality water filter to remove chemical additives added by water treatment facilities.  If the taste of water doesn’t appeal to you, try squeezing in1/2 of a lemon to improve the flavor.

2.  Remove Processed Sugar From Your Diet

Many of the drinks people consume on a daily basis contain processed sugars and other chemicals that could be contributing to your skin problems.  Processed sugar is very difficult for your body to digest, therefore when consumed in large quantities acne breakouts can occur.  The effect of processed sugar on the body is an increase in both inflammation and insulin levels which can increase pore size and cause acne breakouts and blemishes.  An easy way to improve your skin would be to immediately eliminate soda, energy drinks, and sugary coffee drinks from your diet and replace them with lemon water.

3.  Cut Dairy Consumption 

Many people with bad acne and other skin blemishes can attribute their dairy intake to the main cause of their acne flare ups.  If you have exhausted all other options, it would be wise to simply remove dairy from your diet for a few weeks and see if you notice any difference in your skin.  Dairy is difficult for your body to digest but also contains hormones from the cows milk that can trigger your oil glands and cause breakouts.

4.  Cook with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is the best oil to cook with because it remains stable under high heat and does not form trans-fatty acids.  In David Wolfe’s Book “Eating For Beauty” he talks about the damage canola oil, corn oil, soy margarine and other unsaturated oils can do to your skin once inside your body.  David Wolfe says,”As unsaturated oil increases in the diet, the rate of oxidative damage increases, leading to aged, damaged skin.”  David continues, “Coconut oil (applied directly to the skin or eaten) reverses the tissue-damaging process by displacing cooked oil from the tissues and providing fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and super-nutrition factors directly to the damaged tissue.”  In summary, coconut oil can be used for cooking, eaten, or used topically on the skin to moisturize and beautify.  

5. Stop Eating Deep Fried Foods

Stop eating deep fried and processed food, and instead opt for salads and healthy fats like avocado, raw almonds, and coconut oil.  Once inside your body, the grease from eating fried foods wreaks havoc on your health as well as your skin.  Fried foods contain unhealthy saturated and trans fats as well as carcinogens which can contribute to skin aging, wrinkles, and acne breakouts.  Furthermore, majority of foods that are deep fried are usually highly processed and very unhealthy to begin with.

6. Stop Using Harsh Cleansers

If your having major skin problems it’s highly likely that your daily skin care routine could be to blame.  In David Wolfe’s Book Eating for Beauty he says, “Skin damage can be caused by years of abusing alkaline soaps and other skin products, the excessive use of commercial soaps strips away the skin’s oil, damages skin pigments, and removes skin moisture, leaving skin dry, faded and coarse.”  Try using a natural skin cleanser or oil cleansing to maintain the natural oils on your skin. Remember, cleansing your face too much can also strip away your skins natural oils and cause blemishes and acne breakouts.

7.  Lower Your Stress Levels

This will be unique for each person, but everyone should discover the best way to lower their stress levels.  This can be done through deep breathing, yoga, meditation, exercise or even sleep.  I prefer a combination of meditation and deep breathing to keep my stress levels low. If I find myself starting to feel anxious or stressed I immediately begin deep breathing which instantly changes my physiology.  If I continue to deep breath and meditate eventually I reach a state of total ease and relaxation and stress just seems to disappear.

I hope you enjoyed reading 7 Simple Tips to Get Clear and Radiant Skin.  As you can see from our list, we believe that what happens on the inside of your body has the biggest effect on how your skin looks.  Most skin issues must be fixed through dietary and lifestyle changes and not expensive topical creams.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.