How to Make Your Face Soft as a Baby’s Butt

How to Make Your Face Soft as a Baby’s Butt

I’m going to be honest with you all. I’ve never been much for washing my face.

I remember looking in awe at my friends’ collections of pore cleansers, pore scrubs, oil strips, black-head strips, anti-wrinkle creams, under-eye creams, firming creams, facial lotions, facial soap, toners, and make-up removers, and thinking, why would I rub all this froo-froo stuff on my face to make it look the same as it did 5 minutes ago?  

So when I say I found something that actually makes my skin GLOW, I’m not messing around. Now rest assured that I’ve come a long way since then, and I do have a routine of keeping these baby cheeks clean, but there is some logic in my aversion to all these fansy-pants cleansers, scrubs, micro-derma-whatevers. 

Your skin is your largest organ and our biggest immune system defense barrierIt is going to absorb anything that you put on it, including cleansers and lotions.

Or something NATURAL? Ding ding ding ding ding!So what shall we put on our skin? Some diethanolamineImidazolidinyl, and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate? Perhaps some other hormone-disrupting, carcinogenic, depression-inducing, or formaldehyde-releasing ingredients? Ooh, yes, please rub this all over my body.2012-09-27 12.48.38

My latest favorite is a mud mask, called Indian Healing Clay.

Clay has been used for centuries to filter water, and soak up impurities and toxins, so why not soak up all those impurities from thine face!?

And the only ingredient is, Natural Calcium Bentonite (Green) Clay! 

So if you’re one of those delicate flowers with sensitive skin, you don’t have to worry about all those mysterious potential irritants you find in other cleansers.

You just mix the powdered clay with a bit of water, or for an extra kick, Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (I like Bragg’s).

It also has been used for centuries, to stimulate circulation and absorb, and eliminate toxins.

Slather it on, let it dry a bit, rinse it off, and voila! Your face will be soft as a baby’s butt!!!

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Colorful Goddess Salad

Colorful Goddess Salad

Did you know that it can be beneficial to your body to eat what’s in season?

Why? Well, let’s look back at our ancestors and how they survived. Before we had all these modern conveniences of heating and air conditioning, we had to find ways to warm and cool our bodies. Mother nature did a good job of providing these foods for us at just the right time when our bodies need them. For instance, in the winter time we get heavier, heartier, warming foods like squash, cabbage, carrots and other root vegetables, to warm us and ground us. By eating seasonally, we help our metabolism and nervous system, or internal environment, more readily adapt to our external environment. Eating seasonally allows us to adapt internally to our external environment. photo 1-1

On that note, here is a rockin’ recipe with some of my favorite grounding root vegetables and warming winter veggies. Drizzle it with the tahini dressing from last week’s blog post, also listed below.

 

Colorful Goddess Salad

2 cups red cabbage
2 cups green cabbage
1 raw beet
1 yellow beet
1 radish
1 stalk of celery
1 cucumber
1 zucchini
Thinly slice the cabbages, cucumber and celery. Use a cheese grater to shred the beets and zucchini. Toss the mixture into a large bowl.

Tahini-Lemon Dressing:Screenshot 2014-12-12 10.58.57

  • ½ cup tahini
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chives, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Mix the ingredients for the dressing in a food processor until smooth, OR toss in a ball jar and shake vigorously!

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