Beauty Bistro


  Edible Moisturizer

What you’ll need:

½     ripe avocado
¼ c. honey

Preparation: mix well into a creamy paste and spread on face. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with a warm washcloth.


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Seaweed Detox Bath take some Nori flakes and place in cheesecloth, tie at the top. Place the pouch in the warm bath water, squeeze and rub the pouch in targeted areas.

Sleep. Get at least eight hours of sleep. Try to go to bed before 10 p.m. Tip: Listen to calming music for 45 minutes before bedtime. (A study showed that music helped elderly folks sleep longer and feel less tired the next day. This may be because music decreases a key stress hormone in the body.)


De-puff. Cut back on white flour and sugar for 24 hours. Refined carbs cause your body to retain water, making your face “puffy” OR Throw on another pillow. Fifteen minutes before rising from bed in the morning, place an extra pillow under your head. This will help de-puff your eyes.


Frownies. These little tape devices work miracles without needles and have been around for a hundred years. Wear them at night or for at least four hours and you will see results. Warning: Your husband may think you look like a mummy.


Positive attitude. Various researches have shown that optimism increases good health. Start with positive self-talk:“I can handle this”. Try to avoid criticizing yourself! Detox for a day and drink tea! rooibos (red tea) . This South African tea has collagen-building copper, as well as vitamin C and other antioxidants.


Cut down on salt. Salt makes you retain water. Avoid fast foods and switch to Spice Hunters, my favorite spices. My mom is now also a believer in these tasty salt-free spices. (Those with high blood pressure should only have 250mg a day; the average person, 3,000mg or less. If you are active and sweat a lot, you may need more.)


Plump away your wrinkles. Drink eight to ten glasses of water with lemon a day. Your skin will be more hydrated and the appearance of wrinkles less pronounced, while lemon helps with digestion. (Tip, squeeze some lemon on a cotton ball, and pat around eye, this helps to exfoliate as well—be careful of eye area).


Avoid sugar. It dries out your skin and promotes wrinkles.


Whiten your teeth. Try whitening strips while reading a book before you doze off.


Pray.Thank God for everything before bed and before you get up. Be grateful!

Shelly Ballestero quote: The best makeup of all is joy!