DIY Face & Body Scrub!

Scrubs are one the best at home treatments for your skin. They are affordable and very beneficial. If your skin is healthy and firm, you can use a shower scrub up to three times a week. But if you have sensitive or thin skin, limit a good buffing to once a week.

Babe Glow!

A major perk to body scrubs, particularly the salt scrub, it leaves your skin glowing and soft. Sea salt is the best option for a salt glow. A coffee scrub has antioxidants that neutralize the effects of free radicals, which can damage the inner layer of skin which can lead to dreaded age spots and wrinkles. When a coffee body scrub is applied, the skin absorbs the antioxidant and can help prevent premature aging and brings a little life back into your skin. Just like it wakes you up in the morning, it can also wake up your skin!

Shed it!

It might seem like an obvious benefit to mention, but body scrubs are a great way to exfoliate dead skin cells.Exfoliation can help keep pores from becoming clogged (damn pores always trying to get gross) and leave skin with a refreshed and clean feeling. Scrubbing makes room for fresh shiny new cells to be produced and ultimately and leaving your skin looking and feeling like a total babe.

Just let it flow:

When you get a body scrub or give one to yourself, you are encouraging the natural flow of circulation and bodily fluids within. Some people use coffee body scrubs to combat the unwanted of varicose veins (spider veins). The caffeine found in coffee scrubs typically increases blood flow.

Be Gone Cellulite and Aging:

Some claim that coffee body scrubs can actually improve the appearance of aging and dimpled skin from cellulite. Lets be clear here, this is no miracle.  But every bit helps, so try the coffee scrub. It may reduce the appearance of cellulite and even the motion  of applying the coffee scrub can help by squeezing and massaging the body, this helps release and breakdown the toxins and fats held in the skin. Caffeine is also a vasodilator, (going back to biology days) which means it constricts blood vessels in the skin. This makes the blood vessels tighter and firmer quickly, which is shown in your skin texture

Bronzed Babe:  Try a non oily  or light oil base body scrub before applying any tanning lotion to guarantee an even application. By removing the dead skin cells, you’ll avoid splotches and dark spots, especially around your knees and elbows. Body scrubs are also great for removing self-tanner from your body

Relax and Enjoy!

Indulge in body scrubs, they are relaxing and purely beneficial. Having a body scrub done by a professional allows you to receive the benefit without the mess or stress. Getting a body scrub done at a spa regularly can be expensive, but there are many options to making your own scrubs at home.

Some of my favorite Scrub ingredients: Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Sugar, Sea Salt, Coffee Grounds, Honey, Lemon, Baking Soda

Be careful not to over scrub. Though your body skin is heartier than the skin on your face, it is susceptible to irritation. Always moisturize after you’ve dried off for smooth, nourished skin.

Body Recipe:

1 Cup of already used coffee grounds or fresh dry grounds. So I don’t waste coffee, I just take the grounds from the morning I used.

1/2 or to your liking of Olive Oil or Coconut oil.

Mix all together until you get your ideal texture and hop in the shower and start scrubbing.

Don’t be afraid to add essential oils or some sugar. Be your own body scrub mixologist!

Face Scrub:

  • 2 parts Baking Soda to 1 part water.
  • For moisture instead of water use coconut oil or honey.
  •  A few squeezes of lemon to your face scrub will help pull out the gunk in your pores and lighten (over time) any acne marks.
  • You could sprinkle some sugar on half a lemon and rub it all over your face for a quick and easy scrub

xo A

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DIY Sunburn Home Remedy Recipes !

Since it is officially spring and people are off on their spring break adventures and summer will be here soon, I thought I would share my favorite sunburn  DIY home remedies !

My sunburn healing essential is Black Tea! My mom has been using this trick since she was a teen. Tannic acid in the tea is a key component in beating a sunburn. Black tea is also full of antioxidants and herbs that can prevent your burn from blistering.  To soothe your burn follow the recipe:

  •  Place 3-5 black tea bags in a pitcher of warm water and let them steep  After the tea has cooled, simply dip a soft washcloth or cotton ball into the tea and start softly rubbing it over your burns. and then the healing begin! Be bronzed babe without the burn and  don’t forget to moisturize,moisturize,moisturize!

A messier DIY Home Remedy for your burns: Eggs whites

  • Egg white have collagen helps heal the skin and is a wonderful natural burn remedy.If you have some spare farm-fresh egg, you can separate the yolk from the white. whip the whites to a foam and then  rub the egg white over the affected skin, and allow it to dry completely. Do not rinse. If possible, allow the egg white to remain on the skin overnight. Enjoy the immediate relief and cooling sensation and reapply after bathing or as necessary if pain returns.Enjoy the sun but always use sunscreen to help prevent sun damage and wrinkles. 🙂
  • xo A

Affordable Luxuries for a Great Staycation!

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Many often think Luxury = Expensive. There are so many ways to make you feel like one fabulous babe without draining your bank account.

I love playing vacation!! I like to get some of my favorite snacks: I love cheese boards and dark chocolate almonds with red wine!
My favorite breakfast items and of course mimosa stuff!! Buy less expensive champagne and squeeze fresh orange juice in and lastly drop a few of your favorite berries in your glass. ALWAYS drink out of an actual champagne flute or wine glass! A nice glass can make such a difference.

More importantly, let’s get to the real good part, massages!! 🙂 Many times a massage is $75+ which is not realistic for many to indulge in. Instead check out Foot Spas. Many times it is called a foot reflexology massage and ranges from $20-$30 for an hour full body massage. Why is it so affordable? Well, you are fully clothed and in a relaxing room with others. Each person has their own amazing bed with a hot foot detox bath. Spa music is playing the lights are low and you enter BLISS! They literally massage you from your head to your toes sometimes even your bum. Don’t be afraid to speak us if you would like the massage stronger or softer. It’s all about you!! It’s important to stay hydrated before and after a massage. You will leave feeling like a million buck babe! Another favorite of mine is manicures; check out your local Groupons, living social etc. for deals on mani/pedis. Why pay full price when you can grab a deal! In San Diego there are nail salon deals, constantly! Then kick back with a good book or your favorite juicy TV show and enjoy some tea. I love cute tea cups. Pamper yourself and relax like you’re on vacation more often. Xo.A

Quick low carb breakfast bites.

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This is a total Babe low carb dish! You can literally throw in whatever ingredients you love or happen to have. I have made them with sliced turkey, sausage, bacon and just veggies. This is a perfect quick breakfast you can save and then pop in the microwave when you are ready. They store very well in the fridge for a few days or in the freezer. Cooking for several days of breakfast. 

Ingredients:

▪   1/2 pound bulk sausage or Bacon

▪   12 eggs

▪   1/2 cup chopped veggies of your liking. Such as: onions, pepper, spinach etc

▪   1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste.

▪   1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste.

▪   1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder or any other seasoning you desire.

▪   1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in sausage; cook and stir until sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes; drain. Or cook bacon until desired crispiness.

3. Beat eggs in a large bowl. salt, pepper, and whatever seasonings you are feeling. Mix in your protein and cheese. Spoon by 1/3 cupfuls into muffin cups.

4. Bake in preheated oven until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.

Let them cool, then enjoy and store! 

 

BON APPÉTIT, Dolls!