From face masks to smoothies, here are a few beauty do's to ensure that your holiday is fabulous!
If your skin goals for 2016 include being acne-free, then this smoothie was created with you in mind. It's chock-full of vitamin packed ingredients that improve everything from your skin to your eyesight. Did we mention that it tasts delicious?
Southern Charm Recipe:
2 cups collard greens
1 cup water
1 cup chopped cantaloupe
2 cups chopped mango
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped pineapple
Blend collard greens, water and cantaloupe until smooth. Add mango, carrots and pineapple and blend again to your desired consistency.
The holidays are a perfect me to unwind from a stressful year and prepare to start fresh in the new year. This cleansing smoothie is packed with good fats and Vitamin E that will boost cell turnover and give your skin a healthy glow. Thanks to Simple Green Smoothies, Jane Hansard and Jadah Sellner, you can drink you way to glowing skin.
Spa Cleanser Recipe:
2 cups spinach
2 cups unsweetened coconut water
2 cups chopped pineapple
Blend the spinach and coconut water until smooth add pinapple, avocado and blend again.
A healthy balance of fruits and veggies is great for more than just skin and nails— it also boosts your hair health, too! So in betweem enjoying your eggnog or feasting on Grandma's peach cobbler, make sure you incorporate a smoothie in the mix; maybe for breakfast?
Cool as a Cucumber recipe:
2 cups spinach
1 cup chopped honeydew
1 cup sliced cucumber
2 cups grapes
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoons chia seeds
Blend spinach, cucumber and honeydew until smooth. Add grapes, lemon juice and chia seeds and blend until you reach the desired consistency.
It's no secret that epsom salts work wonders on joint ache and pains, but they also help with skin conditions such as psoriasis and they help ease sunburn. So amp up your bath time and add a cup or two of your favorite epsom salt to your bath water for a soak that next-level relaxing.
Ditch the salt and try dried seaweed, or "dulse" instead. Eating too much salt can lead to your body retaining water, which can lead to dark, puffy circles under your eyes. Seaweed has all the salty flavor that you love without all of the sodium. So that means, you can still enjoy those deliciously salty foods that you look without it showing up on your face!
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Ultimate Beauty Tea
If drinking water just isn't your thing, or you're prone to having one too many cocktails between Christmas and New Year's, then you may just fall in love with MIYU Beatuty Hydrate Mi Beauty Tea. A fruity blend of goji berries, snow pear and rose hydrate skin for a dew glow. So while we can't promise that you won't still feel the sting of all of those cocktails, we can promise that you'll look fabulous!
If your skin goals for 2016 include being acne-free, then this smoothie was created with you in mind. It's chock-full of vitamin packed ingredients that improve everything from your skin to your eyesight. Did we mention that it tasts delicious?Southern Charm Recipe:2 cups collard greens1 cup water 1 cup chopped cantaloupe2 cups chopped mango1/2 cup chopped carrots1/2 cup chopped pineappleBlend collard greens, water and cantaloupe until smooth. Add mango, carrots and pineapple and blend again to your desired consistency.For more recipies, refer to simplegrensmoothies.com or check out their book, Simple Green Smoothies written by Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner ($17.34, at barnesandnoble.com)