Category: RECIPES

How Lemons Can Enhance Your Skin and Well-being

Lemons – those sunshine-colored fruits – are a staple in kitchens worldwide. But beyond their zesty flavor, lemons offer a surprising array of benefits for your skin and overall health. Let’s dive into the world of lemons and explore how incorporating them into your routine can give you a citrusy glow from the inside out. Lemons: A Powerhouse of Vitamin C The magic of lemons lies in their high concentration of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant. Vitamin C fights free radicals, and unstable molecules that damage your cells and contribute to aging and various health concerns. Here’s how lemons can work wonders for you: Skin soother: Vitamin C in lemons helps boost collagen production, the protein that keeps skin firm and youthful. It can also lighten dark spots and blemishes, giving you a brighter, more even complexion. Acne fighter: Lemons have natural astringent properties, which help control oil production and unclog pores. This can be beneficial for those struggling with acne. (Remember, always dilute lemon juice with water before applying Continue Reading

3 DIY Face Scrubs You Have Always Had In Your Kitchen

You probably never thought of this, but most of us probably already have that perfect inventory for a great DIY facial scrub in our kitchens. And since you already have these, and they are inexpensive, it could be really fun to try using what you have. So raid your kitchen cupboards and mix them up for your very own customized face scrub! Here are a few great (and safe) ideas. 1. HONEY AND BROWN SUGAR I first got this idea from… my manicurist! Using different versions for their extensive mani- and pedi- sessions, this can revive even the dullest and roughest-feeling feet (let alone a dull facial complexion). You only need to titrate how strong the exfoliation should be. Sugar crystals help buff away dry and dead skin on the surface, and both honey and sugar are both natural humectants – locking in moisture. 2. BAKING SODA This basic baking ingredient has a fine unique texture that’s perfect as an inexpensive at-home microdermabrasion facial scrub. Just add a teaspoonful of Continue Reading

Bring the Sexy Back: How to Banish Back Acne & Marks

Whether you are fashion girl basking in the southern summer sun or braving the northern winter winds, the allure of the sexy back is eternal, season after season, year after year. So does back acne (or bacne, in short) and its scarring aftermath – which can serve as one of those helpful reminders that the universe tends toward chaos and complications. Acne is like the worst kind of house guest: It shows up uninvited at the least convenient time, overstays its welcome, and leaves a mess after it’s gone. The breakouts on your chest and back tend to be a little different than the acne on your face. While some may see zits on their shoulders, chest and back just their facial acne, many cases of isolated bacne spots may be technically folliculitis, which is when the hair follicle becomes infected. However, it looks the same as facial pimples and is treated the same skincare ingredients and medications.   Bolt To The Shower After Your Workout One of the first Continue Reading