Love is in the Air – Fall Weddings and Gorgeous Glowing Skin

Last Friday I was at a friend’s acupuncture clinic opening and he proposed to his girlfriend in front of about 50 people! It was very romantic to say the least…To top it off, my business partner and fellow skin care enthusiast, Minka is getting married this weekend! I know she has been treating herself to bi-weekly facials and DIY masks to give her skin a beautiful glow for the big day. Here is a guide to keeping your skin radiant and supple for the week before your wedding.

Morning Cleansing:

Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon or lime into a glass of water (warm or room temperature)

Tips:

Keep the salt to a minimum (unless you are using Himalayan Sea Salt)

Make sure to load up on fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains and organic lean proteins.

STAY HYDRATED!!!! This is crucial – drink at least 8-10 glasses of pure water daily.

Exfoliate! Make sure to use a good body scrub for glowing skin. Start now! Use a body scrub with either a salt or cane sugar base. Minka’s favorite is the Purify Body Scrub.

Keep your qi moving! In Traditional Chinese Medicine the energy that flows through the body is called qi and it often likes to get stuck if you are not exercising and moving. Walking, running, yoga, swimming or biking are great ways to keep your qi flowing. This is important especially during times of extra stress (planning a wedding?) and can really keep your mind centered and calm right when you need it.

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Now for the DIY Facial:

1 tbs Raw Honey

1 tsp Romance Herbal Mask  – you can get it at Golden Path Alchemy
(substitute oats – ground is best)

1 tbs egg whites

Mix until creamy. Apply for at least 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.  Finish with toner and serum. Your skin will thank you!

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