MIRACLE FOOD: AVOCADO!
Yummy, yummy! Not only is avocado insanely delicious, it is amazing for the health of your body, your hair, and your skin!
Let’s scope out the beauty benefits:
- Avocados are chock full of Vitamin A, which have proven anti-aging properties! Yay! Many eye creams and products contain retinoids, a derivative of vitamin A… which means that avocados provide a natural source of younger looking skin. Who doesn’t love that??
- Another power vitamin found in this fruit is Vitamin E, which wards away free radicals and protects the skin. It is a very powerful antioxidant, and has the ability to penetrate through the skin to heal scars. How about warding off those acne scars, anyone? Another fun fact: Vitamin E promotes cell renewal and collagen production, also leading to youthful, healthy skin!
- The oils found in avocados are an incredible relief to flaky, itchy, or dry skin! They moisturize deep into the skin, leaving it soft, supple, and conditioned.
- Avocados are also very beneficial to hair! The oils condition your locks while the vitamin E restores luster.
But wait, there’s more! Avocados are also fantastic for your body and your health!
This could be a very long list, but here are just a few benefits avocados hold for your body…
- It contains at least 20 different nutrients, unsaturated fats (good fats), and vitamins include A, C, D, E, K, B
- Includes omega-3 fatty acids which contribute to good vision, healthy heart, and clear thinking.
- Can prevent many heart diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and cancer.
- The monounsaturated fats lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and may aid healthy weight loss. Tip: Eat a quarter to a half of an avocado daily, they are very rich and make you full easily, while the “good” fats help regulate your body!
So, wow! Are avocados sounding good yet? Here are some tips on utilizing this “alligator pear”!
**If you are allergic to avocados, please do not try these masks! Sorry :(
Avocado Facial Mask
Mash up the flesh of a ripe avocado and simply massage it into your face! You do not need a large amount. I used the flesh that was stuck to the avocado skin after I scooped out as much as I can to make guacamole, and it was enough! Massaging your face will 1) help the mask penetrate deeper to further the results and benefits in repairing your skin 2) enhance blood circulation in the face 3) It feels really nice!
Leave the mask on for around 10 minutes, and massage your face again. You will feel the oil on your skin, but don’t be scared! Like olive oil, it will not clog up your pores! Wash off mask with warm water.
Avocado Hair Mask
Mix one avocado (mashed) with a raw egg or natural yogurt, and apply to damp hair. Put your hair in a shower cap, towel, or bun, and leave on for 30-60 minutes. Shampoo and condition like you normally would, and voila! Shiny, healthy hair!
Incorporate avocados into your daily diet!
- Add it to salad!
- Add it to your sandwich/wraps!
Thanks for reading this post and I hope you found it useful!
Charo Ronquillo is a Filipin@ model.
Had to reblog this. Please don’t think that starving yourself will make you pretty. It’s incredibly dangerous, and you are already beautiful the way you are. I know it’s corny to say that and everyone says that so it can be hard to believe, but you don’t need to hurt yourself that way. You’re amazing the way you are. The majority of my ex’s where not skinny enough to meet society’s stupid expectations, but that didn’t make me like them less, if anything, I liked them more. It didn’t even matter, they were beautiful to me. So please, remember to eat. Don’t starve yourself hun, and if you’re a guy who starves himself, don’t feel alone or ashamed. People forget that guys suffer too. And I wish I could hug you all and help you stay strong. Please eat
The current beauty trend in Asia comprises of a v-line, which is a slim face/jaw. While everyone’s natural facial structure is beautiful the way it is, some people may actually have bloating in their face, which can be unsatisfactory. Here are some ways to define your natural face shape in a healthy way!
Bloating can be caused by excess intake of salty foods and dry, unhealthy foods. The culprits here are foods such as chips and preserved foods. Unfortunately, that also includes packaged ramen noodles! :(
The good news is that you don’t have to completely obliterate these foods from your diet. Rather, take them in smaller portions and eat them less frequently. Your body will thank you!
If this is too big of a sudden change, start out by increasing your intake of water. Make sure you’re hydrated! The water will flush out toxins and dilute the excess salt in your system, getting rid of all that junk through urination.
Here is a straightforward method of slimming down your face (or any part of your body for that matter): EXERCISE!
Cardio is a great way of expelling unwanted fat and toning down muscle. It doesn’t really target any one area of the body, fat will just start burning and you will see the difference in your face eventually, depending on where your body stores the most fat!
However, if you are busy and have no time to cook healthy meals or exercise daily, you may want to try facial massage. The method that catches my eye is the roller massage tool that you can use whenever you have time. They are cheap and extremely easy to use, and you can pick them up online. In fact, if you’re not an online shopper, I recently picked one up at Forever 21 for $1.80, so be sure to check that out!
To use the roller effectively, roll UPWARDS ONLY on your cheeks for about 10-15 minutes a day. I stress upwards because rolling up is going against the pull of gravity. Rolling down would simply aid in pulling down the skin/muscle. Makes sense?
This massage is supposed to tone and exercise the facial muscles, defining the natural face shape. I’ve only been using it for two days, so there’s not much I can say on how effective it is. Plus, everyone is different so I highly recommend trying out this method for yourself! Especially since it is easy, painless, and can be done anytime.
Do you guys have any methods/experience with facial slimming? If so, feel free to send a message or submit!
REVIEW: Missha M Perfect Cover B.B Cream (No.27 Honey Beige)
Hello! This post will be a review on my first actual B.B cream: Missha M Perfect Cover.
I had been considering buying an Asian brand B.B cream for months, and I finally decided to go through with it. Much research went into the process, as most brands are not cheap, and buying from the internet means that you can only guess on the suitable color for your skin.
After comparing brands and prices and reading loads of reviews, I decided to go with the Missha brand. The thing that drew me in (besides all the positive reviews) was the fact that it offered a wide range of colors.
On Amazon, stock and prices vary by color. Unfortunately for me, the darker color had the least in stock and cost more than the lighter shades. However, I found a seller, CP Cosmetics, that had No.27 Honey Beige in stock for $26.00, free shipping! (Slightly better than the $29.99 on the Missha website, not to mention shipping costs.)
But anyway, on to the review!
The packaging for the B.B Cream was appealing and classy. Something I really love is the pump dispenser, so it is clean and easy!
As you can see, the actual product looks like any other foundation, tinted moisturizer, etc.
BAM. This stuff really is like magic. I’m not really sure the picture does it justice, but there was a major change in the appearance of my skin. In the before picture (left), you can see that I have lots of scars and some acne. Lots of redness as well. However, in the after (right), and redness, scars, and acne are immediately toned down, and the overall appearance is more smooth. I only used a small amount (probably should have used more!) but I have to say that I’m in love with this B.B cream
even though I have nothing to compare it to. ! The texture was amazing, it covers better than concealer, but doesn’t cake at all! The best way to describe is that there is a porcelain finish, I suppose. It’s certainly dewy, but for those with oily skin that prefer a matte finish, powder will easily fix the problem.
In addition, the color was spot on. In respect to picking the tone of your B.B cream, my best advice is to first look up pictures of all the shades offered. Determine whether your skin is cool-toned, warm-toned, or neutral. You can do this by looking at your veins. If they appear to be blue, you most likely have cool-toned skin. If they are green, you are probably warm toned. If they are both, then you are neutral! Next, narrow down to maybe two or three shades that fit your tone. Are you pale? Dark? In the middle? Hopefully this will help eliminate your choices to just one for you!
That being said, one thing that I imagine might bother some people is the fragrance. Personally, I really like it because it’s pretty subtle and smells like flowers. However, in the reviews I read, I noticed that it was one of the main complaints.
OVERALL I would definitely give this product five stars! For those of you that are curious about the drugstore “B.B Creams” that Maybelline and L’Oreal offers, just forget about it if you want an actual B.B cream. Western formulas are nowhere near the Korean perfected formulas. If you’re looking to get the coverage that Asian celebrities boast, you will be beyond disappointed with American brands! They are tinted moisturizers at most!
Even though they don’t even moisturize. Seriously though, I would definitely recommend this product. No wonder Asian superstars have flawless, even skin! After all, B.B cream was developed to cover and heal plastic surgery scars!
Enough raving for today guys, if you have this cream or have any questions, feel free to send an ask or submit :)
**I bought it from here. It came in two days and the shipping was free! Also, the price seems to be always changing. I paid $26 but right now it seems to be $20. Whuuut. =___=’
So sorry for being MIA so long! Too much work, too little time =__=”
I’ll be posting a review of Missha M Perfect Cover B.B Cream tonight or tomorrow!
More regular posting from now on (: