All about Spring time beauty
Spring brings changes. Warm sunny weather followed by spring showers.
The quick fluctuations in the weather can be challenging. Perhaps you
are recovering from the flu. Maybe Winter has left your face dull and
pale, your skin irritated and dry, blotchy and out of balance. Even
your hair can be dry! Does this soound familiar? We can solve all of
these beauty problems together.
To improve your skin tone mix carrot juice with yogurt (not fat free). Soak a cotton ball in chamomile tea and then apply mixture all over your face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and
remove with cold water. For a double effect, steam your face over a pot of simmering chamomile tea before you apply the mask. Cover your head with a towel and breathe in the steam for 5-8 min. This is great for your sinuses as well!
Easy, Fast, Fresh Mask for all kinds of skin:
Mix 1 teaspoon yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey (warmed up slightly)
with 3-4 drops of fresh made green tea. Apply to face and leave on for 15
min. Or, you can mix in oatmeal for a thicker consistency. Apply to
face, neck and décolleté. Leave on for 15 min and remove first with warm
water, then use cold water for the final rinse. Use 3-4 times a week for
the first month. Then twice a month will be enough to keep your skin
refreshed and toned.
If you have irritated skin around your nose after the flu or a cold, it is
a great idea to use a neti pot. If you don't have one, you could use with a dropper to apply a few drops of lightly salted distilled water in your nostrils.
I was suffering from allergies, and keeping my sinuses
clean with slightly salty water was the best solution. Try it. I usually
'sip' a little water into my nose and then spit it out. It's great before going to bed.
become more sensitive in the spring, perhaps as a result of the increased pollen count. You may
experience burning, and eyelids can become swollen. To reduce irritation, make
cold compresses from chamomile and and sage teas. Make the teas fresh yourself. I don't usually use tea bags.
For very dry skin around your eyes, try my favorite Squalane
oil. It is fantastic! You can either apply it around your eyes or do
compresses - soak a cheesecloth and apply to your eyes for 15 min.
Oh, those dark circles under our eyes!
They drive us crazy. We all know that we need to get
enough sleep to begin with, but what else can help? Treat your skin while you
sleep. Just before bed, lightly wet a washcloth with cold water and place
over your eyes. By morning, you should see an
improvement. Apply cucumber slices or cool tea bags (no herbal tea, only black
tea, and freshly made) to your eyes. Cucumber slices are famous for their
ability to reduce puffiness, and the tannin in tea has been found to reduce
swelling and discoloration. Leave on for 10 min.
For dry lips Mix honey, olive oil and carrot juice. Massage your lips with a toothbrush.
HairMassage your scalp with a brush, and
never wash your hair right before bed. You can wake up with a headache. That happened to me!
Use an herbal solution to rinse your hair at the end of the shower. For blonde hair, use
chamomile. Boil 1 liter of water. Turn off heat. Add a handful of flowers.
Leave for 10 min. Strain and then use it after you shampoo your hair.
boil 1 tablespoon Rosemary and 1
liter of water for 5 minutes, and proceed the same way. For auburn
hair rinse with black tea. It will intensify your color. Or, mix 2
eggwhites, a freshly made cup of coffee,
and one cup of water. Make a paste, apply on your hair for 10 min,
with shampoo. For red hair, smash 4 strawberries in 2 oz of hydrogen peroxide. Apply to your hair for 15-20 min, then shampoo.
What you eat counts! Eat a healthy, balanced diet,
drink plenty of water, and make sure you are getting all your vitamins and
Drink a lot of herbal tea. Consider starting your day with light
yogurt and freshly squeezed orange or beet juice. It's a great way to recharge your energy. Eat one apple a day, minimum.
Any breathing exercises or meditation is a perfect way to start
Enjoy this wonderful new season. Spring is here!