30 August 2010

Beauty Tip No. 7 - Did You Know...

... That Strawberries are full of wonder... wonderful benefits... so many fruits have benefits beyond their taste... however, for now, we will focus on the Strawberry.
~ Strawberries are tasty and have a heavenly fragrance...
~ Strawberries have approximately 200 seeds... (great for exfoliation)
~ Strawberries are rich in salicylic acid... (great for clearing up acne & toning your skin)
~ Strawberries are rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants... (which help fight those nasty free radicals)
~ Strawberries are full of Vitamin C - richer than an orange... (can you believe it?!) They are a Power House fruit!

~ Some other vitamin benis from this fruit are: rich in Vitamin K, Folic acid, Potassium, B5 and
many others...

~ Strawberries need not be eaten alone... you may also throw them in your garden salads, martinis (for you ladies or gents), sprinkled fresh over yogurt, and let us not forget Strawberry Shortcake! Yumm! I am thinking of a yummy Strawberry power smoothie myself right about now... Do not like water... well, throw some Strawberries in your water for a spa-like
refreshing drink :)

So, get your daily strawberry fix today!

yours in beauty,


11 August 2010

Beauty Tip No. 6 - Did You Know...

…That smoking causes you to have asphyxiated skin? When skin is asphyxiated it is

virtually suffocating. When this happens since you are killing the oxygen that your skin needs to heal, your skin in turn becomes gray and sallow (lacking that beautiful glow that we all seek). With that being said, asphyxiated skin is very hard to treat and heal, if it all…

However, it is never too late to stop… Please, please, if you smoke – stop, Now! (pretty please) Smoking may not only cause lung cancer – it can also have detrimental effects to our

cardiovascular system.

~ There is some good news, though... if you

stop now and believe me - I know that it may be difficult, however, the benefits so out way the negatives... there is a possibility that you may be able to halt any further damage. I have found a few items on the market that promise to help in the healing of this type of skin – one of them being: Anti-Asphyxiation Flash Mask by Rocher. There are some Skin Optimizers out there as well that may assist in bringing back Radiance to your skin.

yours in beauty,


05 August 2010

Beauty Tip No. 5 ~ Did You Know...

... That frequent exfoliation (removing dead skin) not only leads to smoother skin, it is also great for product penetration... that's right, ladies, our makeup goes on smoother and definitely looks better because of exfoliation.

~ Exfoliation also stimulates our skin, remember, this in turn increases cell turnover - You got it! Younger and fresher looking skin, yaya!

~ So, remember to exfoliate a few times a week. Think of it this way, when we do not exfoliate, we just leave dead skin on top and dead skin does not shine! On a little sidebar, excessive exfoliation can lead to dry and irritated skin - everything in moderation, please :)

yours in beauty,


04 August 2010

Beauty Tip No. 4 ~ Did You Know...

... That drinking Red Wine not only tastes yummy and relaxes you, it also has many health benefits... for your skin...

~ Red wine is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols - polyphenols contain EGCG, they offer protection against harmful UV rays from the sun. They may also

assist in reversing effects from the sun and help to prevent skin cancer. Keep in mind that drinking one glass of wine is also healthy, as in for our blood.

~ However, if you are not a wine drinker, you may also reap



benefits by drinking Green Tea, which is

also rich in


Salut! To your health,

yours in beauty,


03 August 2010

Beauty Tip No. 3 ~ Did You Know...

... That body massages are not the only massages that offer benefits...

~ Facial massages are another way to reap the wonderful advantages of a great rub... Not only do they feel great, they also help to relax you. They help stimulate circulation of your cells which in turn promote cell turnover (new cell formation = refreshed and younger looking skin, yay!). Facial massages also assist in removing toxins from the face / body - such as in a lymphatic massage...

If you are not getting a facial anytime soon - then gift yourself with a little 'face time' and massage away - just remember not to 'drag' your skin - We do not need to assist gravity! :)

yours in beauty,