Tips For Clear, Beautiful Skin

TIPS FOR CLEAR, BEAUTIFUL SKIN

 

Whether you struggled with acne as a teen, you’re battling dark spots in your twenties, or you haven’t quite figured out how to get clear skin based on your own skin type, everyone struggles with less than perfect skin. Is your skin prone to breakouts or irritation? Luckily, your skin can begin looking its best with a few simple tricks. This article will explain how to get the clear, smooth and acne-free skin you’ve always wanted.

SANITIZE YOUR SMART PHONE

The glass touchscreens on mobile devices are so good at spreading viruses that sharing them may be almost as bad as sneezing in someone’s face. All the germs land right on your cheek and jawline every time you chat away, causing pimples and irritation. To keep your phone (and face) bacteria-free, wipe it down with an antibacterial wipe a few times a day.

USE ALOE VERA

Aloe Vera is famous for treating wounds and scars and also acts as a remedy to rid of acne fast. Apply Aloe Vera juice or gel on spots and let dry for about one hour before washing it off with warm water.

WHEATGRASS JUICE

You will not believe what wheatgrass juice can do to your skin in terms of eliminating acne until you have tested it; it does wonders when it comes to getting rid of acne

completely from your skin. Clear acne with juice >>

POP THE RIGHT WAY

If you’re going to pop a pimple at home, do it the right way. Run a towel under hot water, apply heat and pressure to the area of the pimple for at least a minute. This helps soften the skin around the blemish. Run the wash cloth again under hot water and repeat the process and swipe firmly upward, downward or sideways to remove the pimple head. The whitehead should slide right off with the cloth. Using a clean cotton swab, press on either side of the pimple until it’s drained. Cover with a bandage to keep the area clean while it’s healing.

HYDRATE YOUR SKIN

A dry face is much more prone to wrinkles and aging. Simply washing your face with raw honey before you sleep and applying a rich, non-pore clogging lotion with anti- aging properties will make a huge difference in the texture of your skin.

STOP TOUCHING YOUR FACE

Stop touching your face throughout the day! You pick up bacteria from every surface you touch from your keyboard to your cell phone to elevator buttons to menus at a restaurant, and all of that bacteria floods your face once you start touching your skin. Hands off, and you’ll see less breakouts.

USE LETTUCE LEAVES

Lettuce is among the best herbal remedies for stubborn acne. It helps in the improvement of the pimply skin. Simply simmer a whole lettuce in water for some minutes and use water as a wash. Besides being effective in eliminating acne, lettuce also soothes sunburns, wind burned as well as rough skin.

APPLY ICE

Rub an ice cube all over the area for about two minutes before applying an acne

cream or a DIY face mask.

STEAM IT OUT

Put your face over a bowl of boiling water and let the steam moisturize it for two to three minutes. This helps in removing dirt, dust and oil from the pores of the skin without aggravating pimples.

OATMEAL MASK

Combine cooked oatmeal with lemon juice and egg. The oatmeal’s antioxidants will bring down swelling, while the acid in the lemon kills bacteria in your pores and the vitamin E in the egg will tighten skin so it appears perfectly smooth.

Easy Ways To Stay Healthy | How To Eat More Greens

Do you get enough greens in your diet? Do you need help getting your kids to eat their veggies?? We have a solution!

ENTER the 8G Essential Greens Booster!!!!!

Get your greens the easy way! Beauty truly comes from within, literally and figuratively. Beauty come from YOU but also from what you put INTO your body.

Get Your Greens

We’ve been talking about meal prepping to maintain a healthy lifestyle and one of the things that I often find hard to get in is my leafy vegetables. Don’t get me wrong, I can eat a POUND of broccoli in one sitting. No joke. I love salads and all the green veggies (except for celery). BUT those veggies are also the first to go bad and when you are trying to avoid the grocery store and be prepped for a month of meals it can be tricky to get your greens in.

Dark green leafy vegetables are perhaps the most potent superfood on the planet. If you consider the powerful dose of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients that we get from spinach, kale, chard, collards, dandelion and other greens, it’s a wonder we can’t live without them.

Leafy Green Nutrition

Leafy green vegetables have more nutrition per calorie than any other food. Greens make up a significant source vitamins A, C, E and K as well as several B vitamins. They are rich sources of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium. They are rich in fiber, extremely low in fat and carbohydrates and provide an excellent source of protein.

Beauty truly comes from within, literally and figuratively. Beauty come from YOU but also from what you put INTO your body.


Dawn Russell, founder of 8G, is a working mother who understands that life is busy and wonderful, but also stressful. Diagnosed with cancer at 25, Dawn learned that the most important factor in her not just getting well but staying well was nutrition. She created 8G Essential Greens Booster as an easy way to boost daily greens intake. Dawn found the best materials and suppliers for 8G, visiting farms, lakes and factories to ensure the very best.

8G Essential Greens Booster is an effervescent tablet with only nine calories per tablet that packs a nutritional punch and tastes great, too. One tablet has as much vitamin C as five oranges, as much vitamin B5 as 20 cups of broccoli, as much vitamin B3 as 18 cups of carrots, as much B6 as seven cups of lima beans, as much B12 as nine cups of milk and as much zinc as 10 cups of asparagus.

The supplement features eight greens:

– Spinach

– Wheatgrass

– Kale

– Blue green algae

– Spirulina

– Chlorella

– Barley grass

– Aloe vera

It also includes ascorbic acid, niacin, vitamins B3, B5 and B12, zinc, sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate. To create the supplement, the greens go through a simple process of dehydration with no enzymatic or chemical breakdown of ingredients.

How to use: Drop one tablet in eight ounces of water, dissolve and drink. Take a maximum of three tablets per day for adults and two tablets per day for those under age 18. If you’re pregnant or nursing, consult your health practitioner prior to taking.

It’s a pretty efficient and easy way to make sure you are getting all the vitamins you need! Pair a daily dose of the greens with a fruit infused water recipe and you will seriously feel amazing!
Do you have any tips or tricks to stay healthy, even when you are extra busy? Or tips and tricks to get your kiddos to eat their greens? We would love to hear them!
XO~ M&D

Summer Party | BBQ Party Round-Up

Other than catching some waves on the beach, almost nothing screams summertime more than a good ole barbecue.

The great weather is the best time to invite friends over, turn up some good music, and feast on delicious food like salmonasparagus or some homemade Smores ice cream! If you have a swimming pool, that makes the party even better.

But if you have ever thrown a BBQ you know that they can be a lot more work for the hostess, than just relaxing and enjoying the company. It’s fairly easy to get food stuck on the grill, to make the hamburgers too dry, and even make a big mess with all the condiments and bags of chips.

Mini tragedies like the ones mentioned are never fun. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 14 incredible barbecue hacks that will prevent any of these things from happening and make your life so much easier.

Throw in our BBQ invite, you can find the download in this post here and you will have the perfect BBQ!

Free BBQ Invite Printable


1. Use an egg carton to light coals

1. Use an egg carton to light coals

As explained by Karen Way on the blog Sew Many Ways, this is an easy way to start a fire. It’s perfect for roasting hot dogs or marshmallows. Just make sure it’s not a styrofoam egg carton!

2. Use an onion to clean your barbecue

2. Use an onion to clean your barbecue

Onions are a natural disinfectant. So, if you don’t have a special brush to clean your grill, cut an onion in half and rub it on the surface of the plates.

4. Use double skewers

4. Use double skewers

These keep foods extra secure, which is especially handy when you’re making kebabs.

5. Grill fish on lemons

5. Grill fish on lemons

Placing lemons under a piece of fish on a grill will prevent it from sticking. It’s also delicious!

6. Turn your grill into a pizza oven

6. Turn your grill into a pizza oven

There’s nothing like the taste of brick oven pizza. Jeff Parker, the culinary director of Bull Outdoor Products, explains that you can make pizza on your grill by preheating a pizza stone for 30 minutes with indirect high heat. The stone must be very hot!

Detox Water | Why I LOVE It |Lose 5Lbs in 5 Days

Detox Water, Weight Loss, Jillian Micheals

Detox Water ROCKS!!!!

Welcome Back!! 

Any of you feeling like you want to lose a couple of pounds? 

Feeling a little puffy and need a detox? 

Are you HATING the muffin top hanging off your pants??? I know I am!!!!

I have found something that I really love to help banish the bloat!! The beauty is you can still maintain your current diet, and all you are going to do is drink 60 ounces of this amazing water a day and watch the 3-5 lbs melt away. 

This is the Jillian Michael’s Detox Water and it’s amazing! It tastes really mild and refreshing, I have really come to love the flavor.

                             

Why I LOVE Detox Water, Jillian Micheals, Detox Water, Water Weight, Weightloss, Lemon, cranberry, dandelion root tea

How long do you drink the detox water?

1 week, and you could do it about once a quarter to help get rid of that dang water weight. Whole Foods is where you need to go to get the items needed for the Detox.

Items you will need are:

Organic Dandelion Root Tea, Cold Pressed Cranberry & Lemon Juice.

I’ve always loved lemon water but the magic is in the combination of the Dandelion Root Tea, Lemon and Cranberry together to help banish the bloat! You still drink your normal amount of water a day so this isn’t the only source of water you are getting.

                              What You Will Need For Your Detox Water

 

For best results you should not drink alcohol while doing this detox water. I have still drank coffee while doing it and have had great results, but you would probably be even better off saying no to the coffee as well.  

How to Make Your Detox Water?

1-60 Ounces of distilled or filtered water

2-Brew and steep a cup of Dandelion Root Tea and add to water

3- 1 TBSP Cranberry Juice

4- 2 TBSP Lemon Juice 

I hope you all love this as much as I do and let us know if you try it out and what your favorite thing is about it.

XOXO

D&M

For more natural detoxification try these fruit infused water recipes!

Detox Water Recipe for Natural Detoxification

The BEST Detox Water Recipe for weight loss and 4 more recipes all to help with natural detoxification

DIY Charcoal Face Mask | Acne | Best At-Home Face Masks

Charcoal is said to absorb about 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, which makes it an awesome ingredient that helps to purify and deep clean the skin. Activated charcoal is a heavy duty agent that will pull out the impurities settled in your pores making it super clean and pure. This when combined with other equally good ingredients can turn out to be superb as many skincare products.

Charcoal Mask DIY

For Acne Prone Skin:

 Activated charcoal is loaded with detoxifying ingredient which helps in fighting acne by pulling out bacteria as well as other micro-particles to the surface of skin. This will ensure you a flawless complexion.

 

All you need to do is take 1 capsule of activated charcoal along with half a spoonful of Aloe Vera gel, mix it and apply it on the acne prone skin. It will soak up all the impurities as well as blackheads from your skin.


Charcoal Mask Supplies:

 

                                               

 

That’s it! All you need for a fabulous clearing mask to add to your acne fighting arsenal. Do this once or twice a week for great results. Follow us for more great at-home, in store and in-office skincare solutions!

XOXO~ M&D

For more of the very best at-home face masks check out our Banana Mask for Anti-Wrinkles and our Egg White Mask for Oily Skin!

Did you know that the perfect face mask can be made right at home, with natural ingredients?. Check out our top favorite combinations of all-natural ingredients to create the perfect home-made face mask