Wanna feel …cool as a cucumber?

IMG_2658.jpgSo do I.

The temperatures are soaring across the country on my trip to Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago it was in the 100’s most days. In Florida we are so HUMID and in the 90’s. Los Angeles 112? It is a melting pot of hot. So, here is a way I like to keep cool with the cheapest vegetable around…the cucumber!

Did you know? It is composed of 95% water,but also contains,vitamins B1,B2,B3 and B12? hese vitamins help soothe the skin from any irritations,reduce swelling,and prevent water retention.It also contains ascorbic acid ,folic acid and polysaccharides (a hero in hydrating your skin) and has super powers.

Today it is going to be another hot one!!! So, I am going to make cut them up in a few small chunks and fill an ice cube tray with them and make “cuke cubes” my cool and refreshing version of ice cubes. I like to sprinkle a smidge of sea salt on top. Once frozen I like to pop one in a glass of seltzer water and or Perrier or Pellegrino water. So refreshing and when the ice cube melts enjoy that lovely cumber.

Yes, you can also enjoy them like a cracker alone. Or embelish with some yumminess on top. I also like to make those cool cucumber eye pads out of them simply by cutting a slice and lay one on each eye for at least 10 mins. and let it’s beauty benefits soak in and calm those tired peepers!

I also highly recommend doing a Cool Cucumber Facial!  All you need is to scoop out the inside pulp of the cucumber and place that on a freshly cleaned face with a fan brush or baby spatula. This is mask is  really an awesome feeling skin treat. I leave the mask on at least 15 minutes and lay down.

Cucumbers are not only great for a tray of crudites at your next party but great for sunburned skin,help plump your skin,tightens the pores,helps with elasticity of the skin that leads to skin sagging.It also balances the PH level of the skin and gently lightens thus brightens and gently exfoliates the skin.

This pulp mask on a clean face is a wonderful…NO chemical skin care! And FYI other skin therapists/estheticians like me use this mask on their clientele too.

So now you see you can enjoy the cucumber in your salad,in a drink and on your face and neck!

 

 

 

Say no to BOOB & NECK wrinkles!

photo EGGS

The neck is something we must protect but everyone seems more interested in the FACE. The neck and chest are an extension and part of the face! But it is the most neglected part I don’t know why! Do you?

 IF you want to age later and look good..You must protect your neck!

Here is a recipe I shared on TV that is a quick fix when you want to tighten and hydrate the skin on your neck and decollete.

1 farm fresh organic egg (egg white only)

1 tablespoon of honey (optional)

Whisk the two together and apply on a clean face. Leave on the neck and decollete  (your bodacious breast area). Rinse well.

To Go Spa has an awesome mask sensation just for the neck! This collagen gel mask is filled with ingredients:white tea,hyaluronic acid,vitamins C and E. Each mask is cut specifically to fit the neck.Suitable for all skin types.

Bonus idea:Add a set of To Go Spa Green Tea Eyes gel eye pads for under eyes and you’ll have a hydrating fix for for both areas at one time. Refreshed and fabulous!

www.togospa.com

Image Skin Care has a sensational product for the neck called The Max and it is a stem cell neck lift! Can be used lower on the decollete too.Use morning and night.Maybe you don’t need that neck or face lift you think you need. Try a treatment product designed for these areas.

For more information please visit their website. www.imageskincare.com

Saian Natural Skin care  neck and chest lift creme works wonders for the neck with Edelweiss Stem-Cells.

Say no to neck and chest wrinkles and don’t forget to give some love to your chest and neck.Day and night. http://www.saian.net

 Love this quick D.I.Y. recipe to whip up in your kitchen for a quick tightening and softening fix.If you don’t have one of these skin treatments above. Try it …it works!

*Obviously if you allergic to eggs or honey do not use this mask.

However, if you want to see lasting results and a pretty awesome difference to your skin.Use a brand that specializes in these products or neck and chest.

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PS

If you are always looking down and scrolling on your phone or mobile device you may have TECH NECK! Take care of the skin on your neck,chests and breasts!

Double duty Beauty~

Face mask with oats 7-4-2016I love this creamy D.I.Y. face and neck mask and the way my skin feels after it!

Good to try after a day in the sun or for anti-aging dry skin.

1/2 cup of ripe  banana slices

1/4 cup of Greek organic yogurt

1 tsp organic honey

Stir these all together dahling!

Double duty beauty…Tighten and soften your skin with a mix of these in a bowl.

Apply on  a clean face and leave on at least 10 minutes. Your skin will be hydrated and look amazing. My mantra is…Take care of your skin and it will take care of you.

 

Friday Night Beauty

BANANA Photo

I love bananas and the more unattractive the better!
Just like people …please don’t judge a book or banana by it’s cover.You never know what you will find.

I love to snack on them!
Whip up fresh muffins with these mushy flavorful delights.
Rub elbows and knees with them.
Make hydrating hair masks with bananas!

Here is a skin moisturizing face mask for YOU try this fall. It is fresh,fast and easy to make!
My southern hunk husband loves it too!

I’m Bananas D.I.Y. Face mask

1 tablespoon of honey
1 over ripe banana
1 ripe avocado

*Add a dash of lemon juice so the avocados don’t turn.But it is not necessary.
Mash all of the above and give your skin some LOVE!

Apply it to your face and neck. Skip the eye area but you can apply mask to the lips.

Honey makes it all stick together and helps hold in moisture. The beautiful banana can both hydrate and gently tighten the skin.
Avocados are rich in goodness and hydrating bliss.

Got any left over??? EAT it.

I love to cook,play in my kitchen and do makeup.

What do you do with fresh bananas?
Share a recipe with me.Post a comment. I would LOVE to hear from you.

COOL Summertime Strawberry Soup & more!

strawberry-photo1-mMy Polish side of the family has some delightful recipes this soup is one of them. It is so refreshing in the summertime and while strawberries are in season especially.

What makes it special are these ingredients: (and the Polish FAMILY memories)

1 lb fresh strawberries
1 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp of good quality vanilla extract
2 cups of vanilla Greek yogurt
*whipped cream
*fresh mint leaves

Clean and hull strawberries and place in a blender,combine the rest of the ingredients except whipped cream and mint.Blend until smooth.
CHILL for a few hours or overnight.Serve in pretty bowls and top with dollop of whip cream and garnish with a few mint leaves.

Yummy,creamy and dreamy taste of a recipe from Poland.My mom would be proud I still keep close in my heart and continue these traditions.

Do you have a YUMMY or unique recipe you’d like to share with me?
I’d LOVE to hear from you!

*Yummy photo from the website Cool Photo Projects.

While strawberries are still in season,you might also want to enjoy my recipe for a Refreshing Strawberry Face MASK for your skin.

Here’s what you’ll need:

8 fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons of local honey

Mash the strawberries with a spoon and add in the honey. This will make a fruity honey filled face mask. The strawberries contain Vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acids that exfoliate the skin gently in a natural way.
If your skin is looking dull,tired,sun damaged or prone to a blemish you will LOVE what this mask does for your skin.

Leave on your face for at least fifteen minutes and rinse with luke warm water and a wash cloth.Follow with your moisturizer and eye gel.
They say that Hollywood Celebrities like Catherine Zeta Jones use strawberries in their beauty rituals.
This fresh mask will last up to a week in an airtight container. I prefer to store in glass NOT plastic container.

*As I have mentioned before always do a spot test on the side of your cheek or neck to see if you are allergic to any of these ingredients. If you know you are do not use this recipe.

Get cooking and enjoy these two delicious delights one for your body and one for your face. YUM!

Day 29 to beautiful skin

Beauty shouldn’t stop at the neck!

Don’t forget to moisturize and take care of the rest of your body. Your chest,your tummy,your hands,your thighs, your legs down to your feet.

I SEE lots of women and men who totally forget the rest. They makeup, they shave…they look good above the neck BUT ignore and think no one sees the rest.

Skin has never been more in. Give it your best shot!
People DO notice.Take care of yoursef from head to toe!

Day 2 to Beautiful Skin!

chest areaDecollete the sexy sounding French word for the neck,chest and breast area need your love too! Don’t just moisturize your face! This tissue is different than the rest of your body. Keep it protected with sunscreen and hydrated with moisturizer even a hand and body lotion will do if you’re broke OR on a budget.
Take care…you want them to look free of sun spots and oh so dreaded wrinkles.