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How To Keep Skin Fresh All Winter

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Staying warm, avoiding colds and flu, maintaining fitness—winter brings with it a host of health issues. One that can be among the most challenging: Keeping skin hydrated and healthy. Between the outside cold, dry heated air inside, and other factors, your skin needs some extra love to keep it looking dewy and soft. Here are 6 steps you can take today to get your glow on. 1 Moisturize (duh!). Obviously you know that you need to slather on moisturizer year-round, but it’s especially important when temperatures drop. I love BioClarity’s Hydrate Skin Smoothie. This vegan, allergen-, paraben- and artificial fragrance-free formula features Floralux®, an upgraded form of chlorophyll, the nutrient-loaded green pigment in plants that does everything from fighting blemishes to minimizing fine lines and reducing inflammation. It also contains argan, olive and jojoba oils, calming chamomile, nutrients, and shea butter, so it’s that perfect combination of rich and super-hydrating but also lightw…

Vegan Tomato Soup w/ Sprouted Croutons

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Ingredients 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled4 medium fresh tomatoes1 small yellow onion, sliced into quarters1 (14-ounce) can Happy Harvest Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, and Oregano⅓ cup Dakota's Pride Garbanzo Beans, rinsed1 tablespoon Specially Selected Balsamic Vinegar½ teaspoon Specially Selected 100% Pure Maple Syrup2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves1 tablespoon SimplyNature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, more for drizzling¼ to ½ teaspoon Stonemill Crushed Red Pepper flakesHeaping ½ teaspoon Stonemill Sea Saltfreshly ground Stonemill Black Pepper for the croutons: 8 slices SimplyNature Knock Your Sprouts Off Sprouted 7 Grain Breadheaping ½ cup Earth Grown Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds Instructions

Spaghetti Squash w/ Chickpeas & Kale

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Print Serves: serves about 2-3 Ingredients 1 spaghetti squash1-2 tablespoons olive oil1 shallot, sliced thinly1 clove garlic½ tablespoon minced fresh rosemarypinch of chile flakes½ cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed2 (packed) cups of chopped kale leavesjuice of ½ a lemon¼ cup chopped sun dried tomatoes (or capers or olive¼ cup toasted pine nuts

BLOOM SKINCARE MY NEW LOVE

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Hello Beauties! I am so excited to share a new skincare line I got to try for review. Bloom Skincare The ingredients are amazing. And I am trying this year to go more clean and green products for my skin.  So many chemicals in skincare and makeup that can effect your hormones and just not good for your skin. I am guilty for loving some global brands. But I don’t like that they test on animals and the chemicals are just outrageous that is in them. I mean some ingredients have over a hundred. Crazy. ( Click on any of the highlighted words and it will lead you to one of their sites. Instagram, Facebook or Amazon.) So lets talk about this brand.  I received 5 products. Almost the whole line. I did not get the body lotions because I am still testing for a panel at this time. But  they are cruelty free and honey is in their ingredients along with some beautiful essential oils. This is their Facial Cleansing Mousse.  All the jars are plastic. Nothing fancy. The bottle for this product is ve…

Sweet Potato and Kale Salad

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Ingredients4 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed and dried1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oilSea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste1 head dinosaur flat kale, finely chopped, ends removed1 small head red cabbage, thinly sliced1 green apple, cored, diced3 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped¼ cup well-stirred tahiniJuice of 1 large lemon¼ cup water, plus more if needed1 small clove garlic, minced DirectionsPreheat oven to 400ºF. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment.Place sweet potatoes on baking sheet and poke holes in them with a fork. Rub them with the oil. Roast for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the potatoes are very tender. Remove from the oven; let cool for 5 minutes, then remove the skin. Place sweet potato flesh in a medium bowl and mash it.In a large bowl, combine kale, cabbage, apple and mint. Add sweet potato in spoonfuls (see photo for guidance).In a separate bowl, combine tahini, lemon juice, water and garlic until it forms a dressing consistency. Pour over salad mix…

The Best Oil for Your Skin-Prickly Pear

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Hello Beauties!
I have a deep love for essential oils. They are my skincare life. I incorporate many for a double cleanse,masks and as treatments. I use different ones for how my skin is doing. More rosehip and almond with a splash of castor oil for my dry dry days.  I have tested and reviewed many many. I came across Sunia K on Instagram and was so impressed with all the follows and love for this product. I was amazed! I had to get me a bottle and test it out. I have to say it is worth every dime. And as we age we want our skin to look the up most best. Plant based and good fats is another way for great skin. YOu know I have to throw that it in. Diet is important.

PRICKLY PEAR OIL HAS SHOWN TO:
P Hydrate, moisturize, soften and plump dry & mature skin Prevent and reduce wrinkles, dark spots and sun damage Brighten under-eye circles Calm overactive sebum glands to reduce acne Soothe the itch and irritation of eczema, psoriasis and rosacea Reduce redness and hypersensitivity, and Instantly…