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Relaxing bath crystals...     Mix two cups of Epsom Salt with a few drops of a delightful fragrance to create a custom bath crystal.  Store the crystals in an airtight container.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bath crystals...    

Mix two cups of Epsom Salt with a few drops of a delightful fragrance to create a custom bath crystal.  Store the crystals in an airtight container.

 

Vitamin A

It's recommended that women consume 800 mcg and men consume 1000 mcg of vitamin A daily.

Vitamin A, also called retinol, helps your eyes adjust to light changes when you come in from outside and also helps keep your eyes, skin and mucous membranes moist. Vitamin A mostly comes from animal foods, but some plant-based foods supply beta-carotene, which your body then converts into Vitamin A. It also has antioxidant properties that neutralize free radicals in the body that cause tissue and cellular damage.

Vitamin B1, also known as thiamin, helps fuel your body by converting blood sugar into energy. It keeps your mucous membranes healthy and is essential for nervous system, cardiovascular and muscular function.

Sources of Vitamin B1
The best sources of Vitamin B1 are yeasts and liver. The following foods are good sources of Vitamin B1:

Treatment for Dark Under Eye Circles ...   Grated potatoes can lighten under-eye circles. Potatoes contain an enzyme called catecholase, which is used in cosmetics as a human skin lightener. Run one spud through your food processor and stuff the raw mash into a piece of cheesecloth.
Apply to the area directly beneath your eye — don't let the potato juice come in contact with the eye itself — and leave for 15 to 20 minutes

Rejuvenating Face Mask:

1 ripe banana, mashed

1/4 cup instant oatmeal

1 egg white

1 mint tea bag

1 ripe Kiwi, 1 teaspoon of honey

Mix the kiwi in a blender or mash with a fork, strain the excess juice and add the teaspoon of honey, Apply the mass on the face and leave for 20 min. Rinse with cool water.

Mix Oatmeal, Mashed Banana & Egg white then empty contents of the mint tea bag and mix all ingredients well. Apply to your face and neck and let the mask dry on your face & neck for 30 minutes to 1 hour. This mask is good for all skin types. The effects of the mask will tighten pores & clean pores & moisturize. The Mint will give a cool refreshing feel to the skin. The Banana and Oatmeal in the mask adds moisture to the skin. The Egg white cleans & tightens pores.

30 ripe cherries, 2 tabelspoons of honey

Blend the cherries in a blender or mash, add honey.  Apply the mass on the face and leave for 20 min. Rinse with cool water.

For a tranquil soak...    Fill  the tub with water to a comfortable temperature that you enjoy. As the tub is filling, add two cups of Epsom Salt to the water.  Soak for at least 12 minutes, three times a week for best results is recommended.

 As an extra treat, the Epsom Salt Council recommends adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil for an invigorating aroma.

Natural Way To Exfoliate... Sea salt removes dry, flaky, dead skin.  Wet face (or anywhere on the body), apply a couple of tablespoons of sea salt, then GENTLY massage with a wet washcloth or fingers.
Focus on the oily areas of your face, T-zone and cheeks, but avoid the eye area. After one or two minutes, rinse with cold water to tighten the pores

Hair

Mayan Hair Mask
Ancient Mayan Inca and Aztec women believed that avocados fed the skin from the inside and outside. Make sure you save the avocado pit, setting it in a place where it can dry out.

 

Body

Avocado & Banana Scrub
The pit of the avocado needs to be dried for 3 - 5 days before it can be ground for this recipe.

 

Lips

Honey Orange Lip Balm
If you like your lip balm to have a thinner, glossier consistency, use more olive oil. If you like a thicker, creamier feel, use less.

 

 

Glowing Facial Mask

You will love your radiant skin after using this recipe.

All you need is:  1 tbsp fuller's earth  -    1 tbsp honey- 1 tbsp mashed papaya

Mix and put on face for 20 minutes then rinse off.

Wrinkle Removal Recipe

Banana is wonderful as an anti-wrinkle treatment. Mash 1/4 banana until very creamy. Spread all over face and leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water followed by a dash of cold.
Gently pat dry.

Homemade Recipe for Shiny Hair

You can give your hair a great shine and help remove soap build up:

Blondes — add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice to your rinse water.

Brunettes and Redheads — add a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to your rinse water.

Stir 1 teaspoon of honey into 4 cups (1 quart) warm water. After shampooing, pour the mixture through you hair. Do not rinse out. Dry as normal

Honey Facial Mask

Perhaps the best facial mask is honey.

Place a cloth in warm water and apply to your face to open the pores. Smear on honey, and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, and then use cold water to close the pores.
Use once a week.

Face

 

 

Tropical Citrus Mask
If you want to avoid lots of clean up, before applying this mask cover your face with cheesecloth (with holes cut out for eyes and mouth).

  • ix together: 1 ripe banana, 1 tsp. Olive oil, 1 drop Orange essential oil. oth over face and leave on for 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Rinse off with tepid water. Smooth on a rich moisturize

Body Glitter

 

 

 

 Glow with a vibrant beauty!

What you need:
3 tablespoons of unmedicated aloe vera gel
1/2 teaspoon very fine glitter, color desired
1 drop essential oil with fragrance desired (optional)
Food coloring (optional)

Grapes-Lemon & Eggs Facial Cream - It's a natural cleanser, best for oily skin

Best for oily skin. Lemon used as a natural cleanser, grapes will soften the skin and egg whites will tighten it.

Materials: Grapes -Lemon - Egg whites

Procedure:
Squeeze the grapes extract into a bowl. Slice the lemon and extract the juice in the same bowl. Add egg white and mix them well. Apply into the face and leave it for 20 minutes. Don’t be alarmed if you feel a little tingles in your skin, because of the egg whites. Rinse face with warm water.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body. 


Eggplant, Avocadoes and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? .... It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

 


Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm as well to overcome male sterility. 


Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

 

Onions look like body cells. Today's research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.

 

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye...and science shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.


A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers.
All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.

 


Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food. 

 


A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex.

We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function. 

 Grapefruits,  Oranges , and other citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist

the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts. 


Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly likethe human kidneys.

 

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.

 

 

      Natural

    Facelift

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Prevent Bags And Crows Feet

 

One of the most common goals of facial exercise is to prevent or reduce bags under the eyes and the untidy wrinkling known as crows feet. 

Certain types of faces are prone to bags under the eyes because of the way that particular muscle groups dominate in facial animation.

Crows feet on the other hand develop because of conflicting muscle movements. This involves the eye muscles and the muscles that lift the lips.

Exercising the face to reverse the effects of aging is therefore just as much about not exercising certain muscles as it is about exercising others. The exercise described below, however, will allow the eye muscles to be toned in isolation. This will help to rejuvenate the slack muscles that create bags while reinforcing the pattern of response that prevents crows feet.

The dominant patterns of muscle development in your face determines which muscles should be exercised to achieve a particular change.

Place three fingers of your left hand at the outer corner of the left eye, and then your right index finger under brow on inner eye corner, with your right middle finger below your eye. Your fingers forming a horizontal V. 

Use your fingers to provide resistance as you slowly try to close the eye, using lower lid and muscle only - not the upper lid. Try not to squint or frown; just keep the rest of the face relaxed apart from the lower eye muscle. Hold tension for ten seconds then relax.

Repeat five times, then do the same with other eye. Do this exercise once a day.

Make

Your Eyes Sparkle

 

 

 

The eyes are the center of muscle activity in the face and are surrounded by a layer of muscle that contracts inwards to close and protect them.

 

These eye muscles can become flaccid, allowing the skin around the eyes to droop, so the eyes appear slit-like.

 

Use this exercise to give emphasis to the lids and stimulate the tiny muscles that open the lids wide so your eyes will look bigger and more defined.

 

Place your index fingers under the brow bones. Press gently and upwards, to provide resistance as you slowly close your lids tight. Hold for ten seconds, relax and repeat five times. Do this once a day.

 

The development of the eye muscles influences the way that most of the other facial muscles interact to produce facial expressions.

Firming The Forehead

 

 

After the age of 25, forehead lines start to etch more deeply into the skin. This is caused partly by the movement of the forehead muscle creasing the skin and partly by the skin becoming less elastic.

 

A dire surgical approach is to get a cosmetic surgeon to inject a drug to "freeze" the forehead muscle, but this ages the muscle even further, leading to drooping skin over the eyes, at which point the surgeon would probably suggest cutting away some flesh to correct it ....and so on.

Place fingers of both hands flat against the forehead, index finger in the hairline, little finger against the brows. Press firmly against the bone, gently pulling the skin upwards and out.

 

Now slowly move your brows down and close your eyes without frowning. Hold for a count of five, relax and repeat five times. Do this once a day..

A well toned forehead muscle will help to resist lines and aging of the forehead because the need to consciously raise the eyebrows is removed.

Thus there is a net reduction in the frequency of skin folding on the forehead, which means fewer wrinkles.

 

Highlight Your Cheekbones

 

Accentuating the cheekbones gives the face that extra bit of appeal. If the cheekbones appear more prominent this also adds contour and shape to the cheeks, giving a more elegant tapered shape to the face.

They run from the outer corners of the lips to the outer area of the cheekbones. The response of these muscles varies quite widely from person to person, depending on facial type. Some people use the muscles quite easily in facial animation, while others hardly use them at all.

Keeping the mouth firmly closed, force a smile using the lips only. Keep the eye muscles as relaxed as possible: do not squint or narrow the eyes at all; keep them as wide open as you can.

Try to lift the cheeks outwards towards your temples - imagine you are trying to lift the corners of your lips to form a banana shape. Hold the smile for three seconds, then relax.

Now do the same again but this time try to prevent your lips from widening. Keep your lips slightly pursed to help you do this.

Remember to keep the eye muscles relaxed. Hold for three seconds, then relax.

Hold this tension for ten seconds, then relax. Repeat five times.

As you do these exercises it may help if you touch your cheeks so that you can feel the muscles working.

Relax and repeat five times. Do these exercises once a day.

 

Prevent nose to mouth lines

 The lines from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth tend to deepen as we age. This partly due to the small muscles that lift the top lip and nostrils losing tone so that the flesh of the cheeks folds over the lip muscle.

 

Some faces are more prone than others to deep mouth lines, but this quick exercise will tone the lip and nose levator muscles to help prevent those unsightly lines.

 

On one side of your face at a time, lift one corner of your mouth and nose as if snarling. Keep the eye muscles relaxed.

 

Place your fingers on your mid-cheek area to feel the muscles work. It may help you to do the correct type of "snarl" if you begin by wrinkling the nose, as if detecting a bad smell, then lift one side of your mouth. Hold for three seconds then relax. Repeat five times for each side.

 

Now do both sides at the same time remembering to keep the eye muscles relaxed. Begin by wrinkling the nose, then lift the corners of the mouth. Hold for three seconds, then relax.

 

Repeat five times. Do these exercises once a day and you will be surprised how those lines start to smooth out.

Forget Cosmetic Surgery

 Everyone has a facial signature. This is an individual way that the facial muscles operate to produce a person's "look".

 Your facial signature is formed very early in life, but habits of facial expression and the effects of aging erode this basic, simple muscle response, so that the face ages in typical ways, being prone to lines, wrinkles and visible changes to the facial features.

 

Using these special exercises, you can restore your youthful uncomplicated facial signature and actually change your facial appearance. This is as much to do with knowing which facial muscles not to exercise, as with knowing which muscles should be exercised.

 

You will be surprised how quickly you can start looking younger with natural facelift technique

 

 

 FOODS TO EAT EVERY WEEK....

FISH...TWICE A WEEK

Omega- 3 fatty acids found in high-fat fish may help maintain normal heart function, prevent platelets from clotting, and promote healthy blood pressure. / OPTIONS:  salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, swordfish

Beans...

3-4 times a week, provide lots of fiber, which reduces LDL bad cholesterol, if beans are a saturated fat in your diet, which also decreases LDL cholesterol and prevents hardening of arteries. / OPTIONS:   soy products such as tofu or soyburgers

 

Autonomic Nervous System
Blue = parasympathetic
Red = sympathetic

 

 

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