Saturday, 18 October 2014

Good healthy salad recipes

Salad can be great opening for your lunch or dinner. Sometime hectic work would not allow you to make complicated recipe. But you also want to spoil your tongue with some delights. You are reading the right article right now since I would share you some simple healthy salad recipes that you can make in no time!

Avocado panzanella salad

1/2 x 450g ciabatta loaf, cut into 2.5cm cubes
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
400g punnet tomato medley, halved
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 Lebanese cucumber, halved, thickly sliced
180g fetta, cut into 2cm pieces
1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
1 cup mixed pitted olives, sliced
2 avocados, halved, cut into 3cm pieces
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

Preheat grill on high. Place bread on a baking tray. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil. Season with salt and pepper. Turn to coat. Cook under grill for 2 to 3 minutes, turning, or until golden. Set aside to cool.
Place tomato, onion, cucumber, fetta, basil, olives, avocado and bread in a large bowl. Gently toss to combine. Place vinegar and remaining oil in a screw-top jar. Season with salt and pepper. Secure lid. Shake well to combine.
Transfer salad to a large shallow serving bowl. Sprinkle with parsley. Drizzle with dressing. Serve.

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Monday, 13 October 2014

Using honey to make beauty

Legend has it that honey was Cleopatra’s preferred weapon in her beauty arsenal, and now science is catching up to what many women have known for years. Honey, especially raw or unpasteurized, is a fabulously versatile and all-natural ingredient to use on skin. It’s full of antioxidants, which are good for wrinkles and aging skin. It is antibacterial, which helps with acne treatments and prevention. It clarifies skin by opening up and unclogging pores. It’s also a great moisturizer that soothes irritation and blemishes, and it leaves a lovely afterglow. Try the following recipes for an effective, at-home spa treatment.

Moisturizing honey masks
Make sure your hair is pulled back from your face before starting one of these recipes. Your face will feel clean and soft afterwards.
Scoop a generous spoonful of honey into your hand and spread all over your face. Rub it into your skin and let sit for 5-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Combine 1 tbsp buttermilk, 1 tsp honey, and 1 egg yolk. Apply to clean skin and let sit 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Lemon-honey facial treatment
This is a fun one that’s a bit different. I found it on a DIY natural beauty blog (honey face mask). Lemons are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. They also contain alpha hydroxy acids that exfoliate. Cut a lemon in half and remove the seeds. Add 1 tsp honey to one of the lemon halves. Rub the cut side all over your face. Let it sit 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Honey hair shine-boosting rinse
There are two options. 1) Combine a spoonful of honey with a quart of warm water. Rinse through hair after shampooing. Let it condition for an hour, then rinse. 2) Mix 1-1/2 tsp honey with 5 cups warm water. Rinse through hair and leave on. Dry and style as usual.

Cleopatra’s milk-and-honey bath soak
Combine ¼ cup honey with 2 cups milk and a few drops of essential oil. Add to a hot bath, sit back, and relax.

Honey exfoliant
Use this scrub once a week to soften and clarify your skin. Mix 2 parts honey with 1 part baking soda and rub into your face. This is also good for a full body scrub.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

wash your face with honey

Honey gently removes dirt and impurities without stripping the skin of natural oils. Foaming cleansers and soaps frequently strip the skin of these protective oils and cause the skin to overproduce oil.

The natural antibacterial and probiotic properties of raw honey effectively reduce breakouts and prevent new acne.

Since it is so gentle and nurturing to the skin, it is ideal for very sensitive skin, rosacea, and eczema.

Honey face mask works well on all skin types. It balances oily skin and moisturizes dry skin.

As far as excellent facial cleansers go, it is much cheaper than store bought options!

Although any raw honey works excellently, manuka honey boasts superior antibacterial and healing properties. It is recommended for acne-prone skin.

How to wash your face with honey

Get your hands on RAW honey. It must say “raw” or “unpasteurized” or “unfiltered” on the label, “all natural” doesn’t mean diddly-squat. That supermarket honey in the clear bear is literally processed to death and all of the glorious enzymes and probiotics (yes, probiotics in honey!) and antibacterial properties are destroyed. Look for raw honey at your farmer’s market. If you can’t find it, here’s the raw honey I recommend available online. If you want to splurge, try the potent manuka honey, which contains vastly higher levels of antibacterial properties to heal acne.

This will not remove makeup. Use it in the morning (and evening, if you don’t wear makeup). For removing makeup, I recommend The Oil Cleansing Method or my 2 Ingredient DIY Makeup Remover.

Take about 1/2 teaspoon of the honey on your fingers. Warm it between your fingers. Add just a few drops of water if necessary to make a spreadable consistency. Smooth it gently on your face.

Rinse off with warm water and pat your face dry. If you have time, you’ll get the best results by leaving the thin layer of honey on for at least 10 minutes before rinsing.

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Saturday, 11 October 2014

honey face mask with raw honey

Honey cleanser
Though it's not meant for removing delicate eye makeup, honey still makes a good cleanser. “It is amazing at dissolving other makeup, especially when mixed with your favorite natural plant oil and spices,” Wallace tells us. She suggests creating a mixture of honey and oil (try coconut oil or jojoba oil) to form a balmy texture that is slippery enough to slide across your face. “Add in a dash of cinnamon, turmeric or nutmeg for an aromatic treat. Massage the concoction over your face, loosening up heavy makeup and moisturizing your skin at the same time.”

Honey exfoliator
You can exfoliate your skin once or twice a week with a gentle scrub made with two parts honey and one part Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. “Baking soda offers light exfoliation while the honey soothes and smooths the skin,” explains Wallace. “Don't be shy about using this recipe from head to toe — your arms, legs and feet will also benefit from this simple yet effective concoction.”

Honey bath
Once you start dealing with dry winter skin, turn to honey to soothe. “As the seasons change, your skin can go into overdrive trying to rebalance itself to the conditions. Warm baths with soothing ingredients can keep your skin in check,” affirms Wallace. “Add two cups of honey to a running bath to create body-smoothing bliss. Soak for 15 minutes and then add a cup of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda for your final 15 minutes to help rid your body of dead skin cells without irritation.”

Honey spot treatment
Try zapping pesky zits with honey. “If you're suffering from a breakout, reach for a swab of honey instead of an overly drying over-the-counter pimple cream,” Wallace advises. “Applied ever so lightly, you can sleep with a dab of honey on your face and awaken to less-stressed skin.” Swirl a small amount of honey onto a cotton swab and dab onto your blemish. If you want a little extra boost, Wallace suggests mixing the honey with tea tree oil and lavender oil for additional natural cleansing.

Honey mask
Apply a thin layer of raw honey face mask to slightly damp skin using a circular motion. Leave the honey for at least 30 minutes and then gently rinse it off with warm water. “You'll find that it easily washes away, leaving you with soft, radiant skin.”

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Easy to make honey face mask

People have been using honey for complementing their dishes and beverages. Folks use it as natural food sweetening. They also use it as baked foods' complement since it gives such unique and fascinating taste. Honey is a rich property promoting a lot of benefits for human's health. When it comes to natural skin care, both women and men enjoy using honey face mask to treat their skin.

The other benefits of honey for your skin are anti aging, anti-fungal, cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliating, and many more.

If you are interested to hear more, read the whole article. I would also give you DIY honey face masks recipe. No more spending too much bucks for your skin treatment.

Acne Mask

When it is used for face mask, it must be set in runny consistency. You can make it that way by warming it in the microwave or put it into a glass and rest the glass in hot water.  When you get the runny consistency, then you are good to go. You just need to apply the honey mask to your skin. If you want to maximize the result, you can blend the honey with olive oil. Leave the mixture for 15-25 minutes, rins off the mask with warm water.

Honey has many benefits for skin. Not only for overcoming acne. If it is mixed with almon or borage oils,it is also good for reducing scarring. It is such a simple and easy ingredient to be processed. You can mix it with almost all other natural ingredients that are good for skin.

Honey is really amazing ingredients for masks, cleansers and of course moisturizers. You can use your creativity to mix it with all kinds of ingredients to make other purposed face masks.

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