Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Skinny Tips: Morning Yoga Sequence

We all know that daily exercise is good for our body and mind, but did you know that many yoga poses are actually good for the skin?!

 

Yoga poses help blood flow to all areas of the body including the head, which leads to good blood circulation around the eyes and cheeks.  Plus yoga, like most exercise, makes you sweat which purifies and detoxes your body and skin.

 

If the thought of going to a yoga class sounds a bit daunting, here are a few simple postures that you can do at home when you wake up in order to get that blood flowing. Go on, get the body sweating, and watch how it trickles positively into every aspect of your day!

 

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What are your favorite yoga poses?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Cucumber Mint Facial Mask Recipe

What’s in a Cucumber? A lot!

 

Cucumbers naturally stay 20 degrees cooler than their environment (hence the term “cool as a cucumber.”) It helps to draw heat out of the skin and has a calming effect. When blended with mint and aloe, this mask becomes a perfect post-sun treat for any skin condition (especially sensitive.) It’s a cinch to make at home and is gentle enough for “junior” spa-lovers to enjoy as well. We recommend applying this mask all the way down the decollete!

 

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Cucumber Mint Mask

¼ cup cucumber, shredded with skin

¼ cup minced fresh mint leaves

½ cup aloe (the real deal, not the fluorescent green stuff)

4 drops lavender essential oil

3 drops chamomile essential oil

  1. Place all ingredients into blender or food processor and blend until reaching a smooth consitency.
  2. Remove cucumber mint puree and place in a small bowl.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  4. Apply mask to clean, damp skin and leave on for at least 15-20 minutes.
  5. Rinse thoroughly with cool water and apply serum or moisturizer of choice.

Recipe Source: Bien-etre

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Skingredients: SkinOwl’s EYE

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So, obviously EYE is great for use around the delicate eye area, but did you know that it’s also great to put on fine lines around the lips and laugh lines around the mouth!

For product info click HERE!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Skinny Tips: Free Samples From Sephora

Leave it to beauty product mecca, Sephora, to give us an offer we can’t refuse.

Sign up to be a Beauty Insider and you will get 10 free samples, with any $25 purchase on Sephora.com. Already a member? Just login and start shopping! Use Discount Code
SKINSAMPLER. The best part? We are huge fans of many of the brands they’re sampling!
You’ll get to try Boscia, one of our favorite botanical skincare lines…
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… And Dr. Dennis Gross …
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PLUS, you’ll get  to choose an additional two full size product samples when you use Discount Code 2013 :)
Make sure you order before January 22nd to get DOUBLE your Beauty Insider Points!
Too much amazingness. We thought you’d agree :)