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Simple Cucumber and Yogurt Cleanser as an Anti-Aging Beauty Remedy

September 12, 2011

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Do you have a favorite natural skincare routine that you use to keep your skin glowing?

I recently interviewed  Julie Raines, an Esthetician and Facial Therapist, about beauty remedies for aging skin on my women’s holistic health talk radio “Feel and Look Fabulous with Irina.” If you would like to learn how and why natural regular skin care routine can benefit your skin aging.

One of the natural beauty remedies / anti-aging tips I talked about with Julie Raines follows.

Simple Cucumber and Yogurt Cleanser Anti-Aging Beauty Remedy and Recipe

  • 1 Pot of Organic Natural Yogurt (try Greek if you want a creamer blend)Simple Cucumber and Yogurt Cleanser Anti-Aging Beauty Remedy and Recipe
  • ½ Cucumber mashed in blender

Mix yogurt and cucumber in a bowl until well blended.

Damp skin with warm water and use a generous amount of the yogurt /cucumber mix and emulsify in your hands and massage using upwards strokes from the top of the bust to the top of your head. Massage until a sticky consistency then remove with a damp face cloth. Splash your face with plenty of water and pat dry.

This is wonderful to get pre teens in to a gentle skin care routine & they can experiment with additions of honey or oatmeal about 1 teaspoon of each. This is also fabulous on maturing skin as it will calm redness and the cucumber will freshen and stimulate. You can use slices of cucumber on the eyes and even use it as a quick toner for the skin in an emergency.

 Click to listen to our interview with Julie Raines Esthetician and founder of Charlie Locks Skin care  for more tips on natural anti-aging skin care.

 

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach and Counselor

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Tasty Cucumber and Apple Green Smoothie

August 26, 2011

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It’s alway a perfect time to eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

With fruits and vegetables you can always make a delicious detox breakfast, green smoothies recipes for weight loss, or anti-aging soups to feel fantastic.

Use the green juice recipe below to help you look and feel younger and healthier.

Cucumber is rich in silica to keep our skin wrinkle free.Cucumber also contains the digestive enzyme (erepsin) to help digest = break down protein and cleanse the intestines, and a detox vegetable for cleansing our kidneys.Cucumber and Apple Green Smoothie Simple Detox Recipe and Natural Beauty Remedy

Apple is one the high fiber foods for constipation, easy natural weight loss and detox. The pectin in apples cleanses intestines and removes toxic metals and residues of radiation. Apple is rich in vitamins A, E and C and pectin, which are very beneficial for our skin. It is always a great idea to use apple facials to rejuvenate and nourish our skin.

Cilantro is a detoxing and cleansing herb. It helps in the chelation of heavy metals such as mercury and lead.

Tasty Cucumber and Apple Green Smoothie Simple Detox Recipe and Natural Beauty Remedy

  • 2 organic apples
  • 1 medium cucumbers
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 organic celery stock ( if you like it)

Juice all ingredients and serve immediately.

Cucumber Homemade Anti-aging Beauty Facial Mask

Place cucumber slices on your eyes for 10 – 15 minutes to reduce swelling and puffiness. This easy to make homemade anti-aging beauty recipe and remedy will help you look refreshed and a couple of years younger.

P.S. Don’t forget to also try a Green Apple Water Recipe to reduce face wrinkles and fine lines.

Bon Appetit!

Click to listen to our discussion with Author Mindy Green on Homemade Skincare Treatments and Beauty Secrets.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

©Irina Wardas, HHC

 Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Coach and Counselor

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Peach and Lime Facial Soap Exfoliating Beauty Recipe for Glowing Skin

August 15, 2011

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Do you like peaches? Did you know that you can use them as a facial beauty remedy?

Maybe it’s time to try a peach and lime facial soap exfoliating beauty recipe for glowing skin.

Peach and Lime Facial Soap Exfoliating Beauty Recipe for Glowing Skin

Alpha hydroxy acids in peaches and limes, as well as other citruses, help soften wrinkles, sun spots, age spots, and blemishes, and can even unclog pores.

 

Peach Beauty Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 medium organic peach
  • 1 lime
  • 1 up soap flakes
  • 1 tbsp fine sea salt

Peel the peach. Finely chop it or puree in a food processor. Add lime juice, stir well and fold in the soap flakes and sea salt.

Every morning or every evening use a hazelnut sized amount to lightly massage into your face. Avoid getting the cleanser into your eyes. Rinse off with a face cloth and warm water.(adopted from the book Green Beauty Recipes by Julie Gabriel.)

Click to listen to our interview with author and nutritionist Julie Gabriel on Holistic Beauty Remedies for Your Skin and Hair.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

©Irina Wardas, HHC

 Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Counselor and Coach

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How to Use a Stuffed Red Pepper Recipe as a Beauty Remedy

June 25, 2011

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In summer to feel and look fabulous we need to eat more lycopene rich foods. This Stuffed Red Pepper Recipe with lycopene rich foods can be used as a beauty remedy to help you protect your face and skin from damage from sun exposure.

Red bell pepper is rich in vitamin C and vitamin A and can boost the immune system, lower cancer risk, reduce inflammation, and prevent heart attack.

Brown rice is rich in fiber and can help elimination and lower high blood pressure.

Tomato is rich in lycopene and can protect our skin and face from damage from sun exposure to prevent skin cancers.

Stuffed Red Pepper Beauty Remedies Recipe for Sun Damaged Skin

How to Use a Stuffed Red Pepper Recipe as a Beauty Remedy

  • 2 large bell peppers
  • 2 tbsp.vegetable stock
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 6 ripe tomatoes, skinned and chopped
  • 4 tbsp cooked brown rice
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ tbsp ground cinnamon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • black pepper to taste

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Slice off the tops, then scoop out and discard the seeds.

2. Heat the stock in a skillet, then add the onions, and garlic and saute, stirring, until translucent. Stir in tomato paste, tomatoes, chopped eggplants or zucchini flesh, cooked rice, pine nuts, herbs, and cinnamon and continue cooking for a couple of minutes.

3. Stir in the lemon juice and season with pepper.

4. Lightly mist a baking dish with oil-and-water spray. Stuff the vegetables with the rice mixture and put the lids back on the peppers or tomatoes. Bake for about 20 minutes. (adopted from the book “Detox” by Sara Rose)

Bon Appetit!

 

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition  Coach and Counselor

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Cucumber and Cantaloupe Collagen Boosting Anti-Aging Recipe

May 20, 2011

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I would love to share with you this delicious anti-aging recipe created by my friend Melissa Allison-Lee, the founder of Heart Wings Love.

Cantaloupe is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C we need for reducing inflammation and to boost our collagen level.

Cucumbers are rich in silica in the peel which helps reduce wrinkles and boost collagen.

Pomegranate seeds contain juice rich in ellagic acid and punic alagin – 2 agents that fight damage from free radicals and preserve collagen in skin.

Cucumber and Cantaloupe Collagen Boosting Anti-Aging Recipe Homemade Beauty Remedies Recipe to Boost Collagen Level

  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • 1 small cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, coarsely chopped (stems removed)
  • 1/2 cup “Marzetti’s Simply Dressed” Pomegranate Dressing
  • 1 tsp local, organic honey
  • freshly cracked black pepper

Combine all ingredients, chill for an hour or so and “voila”…. a delicious salad!

Bon Appetit!

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach and Counselor

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Five Magical Tips for Ageless Beauty

May 8, 2011

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To keep your face looking youthful and beautiful, your figure trim, and to improve your overall health, follow these five magical beauty tips to ageless beauty adopted from the book Five Magical Tips for Ageless BeautyThe Ageless Woman: Natural Health and Beauty After 40… by Nancy Lonsdorf, MD.

Within only a few days, most women will notice a new-found healthy glow and freshness in their faces just from following even one of these simple beauty tips.

  1. Go to bed and turn your light off by 9:45pm and get up by 6:00am
  2. Take a  walk for at least ten minutes outdoors in the fresh air within an hour or two of sunrise.
  3. Eat fresh, pure organic foods with lots of sweet juicy fruits and vegetables during the day.
  4. Drink plenty of pure spring water during the day (room temperature or warm, not cold).
  5. Eat a light evening meal without meat, rich sauces, or cheese by 7:00 pm at the least.

 

Don’t forget to breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Coach

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