Home Remedies For Acne

The foods we consume have an impact on our internal health as well as our external appearance. When we eat healthy whole foods, we are providing the body with the building blocks it needs to stay vibrant and youthful at any age. The occasional blemish is the bodies way of pushing out built up toxins. The business of treating acne is a huge revenue stream for cosmetic companies. Home remedies for acne can be made for pennies. Try these whole food remedies.

Home Remedies For Acne

Garlic is anti-bacterical and when we rub it on a blemish it reduces redness. It probably is not something you want to rub on your face before going out on a date, however it does work.

Honey is great for all sorts of skin aliments including acne, cuts, scraps, and minor irritation as it is anti-bacterial and it calms the skin promoting recovery of the skin.

Lemon is a great cleanser. When we drink lemon water, not only are we hydrating our skin, we detox the body from the inside out. Lemon is also great at exfoliating the skin; it acts as an anti-inflammatory and it’s an anti-oxidant. Lemon juice can reduce the appearance of sun spots when applied to the skin over time.

Egg whites are also great for the skin. Separate the yolk from the egg whites. Dab the egg whites on problem areas and let dry; you’ll want to allow 30 minutes for egg whites to work the magic of minimizing the pores. Rinse and go about your day.

Tea tree oil is disinfecting and soothing as it will not strip your skin of its natural oils. Use a Q-Tip dipped in tea tree oil and dab it directly on acne. Leave the oil on for a couple of hours, or over night to reduce redness and swelling.

Home Remedies For Acne : Face Masks

Hydrating masks are suggested twice a week. A mixture of papaya and pineapple will create vibrant skin. The enzymes in these fruits eat away the dead skin creating naturally glowing skin.

Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 tablespoon of yogurt and mix well. Apply the mixture to your face and let it dry. Keep the mask on for a total of 20 minutes and then rinse it off.

Many of the products on the market have toxic chemicals in them that the average consumer cannot even pronounce. I have made it a rule not to place anything on my body that I cannot pronounce or could not eat. These whole food ingredients are chemical free and revitalizing to our skin. We can heal our blemishes naturally with these home remedies for acne.



How To Cook The Perfect Steak

Even though I am a vegetarian, my husband is a carnivore, it is important for me to know how to cook the perfect steak. When preparing dinner or entertaining, knowing how to cook the perfect steak is a skill you want to have.

How To Cook The Perfect Steak

The perfect steak starts with a great piece of meat. We prefer organic grass finished meat with even marbling, about 1 1/2” thick. If you want the most tender cut of meat, be sure to buy the tenderloin. Pick your favorite cut, be sure to note the marbling of the meat.

Before prepping make sure the meat is at room temperature (pull the meat out of the fridge 30 minutes before cooking). After 30 minutes season your steak. Remember not to add salt to the mix. When cooking the steak the salt will pull the juices out of the meat, drying the steak out.

Preheat the pan or BBQ over high heat. We want the pan really hot so that we can sear the meat, sealing in the juices. If you don’t sear the meat the juices will leak out during the cooking process. Add the tinniest amount of oil to the pan before the pan gets to hot. Adding oil to a super hot pan will create smoke, the oil will turn brown and a black crust can form on your meat. I like to use a high temperature oil such as avocado oil. Sear the meat for 30 seconds on each side including the sides of the steak. Repeat on both side until the meat is to your specifications.

An important step many skip is letting the steak rest for 5-10 minutes after cooking. Allowing the meat to relax and the juices to distribute evenly is the signature that you know how to cook the perfect steak. Enjoy!

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Buffalo Zucchini Ravioli

Buffalo Zucchini Ravioli is a delicious alternative to ordinary pasta ravioli. Clean eating is easy with this healthy recipe.  Packed full of healthy fats, protein and vitamins and minerals, this meal will fill you up.

Buffalo Zucchini Ravioli


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What You’ll Need:

Creamy Avocado Mousse:
2 large ripe avocados, peeled & seeded
2 cloves of garlic, peeled
1/2 lemon, juiced
4 fresh basil leaves
6 Tablespoons coconut oil
2 Tablespoons water
salt & pepper to taste

Buffalo Patties:Buffalo Zucchini Ravioli
1 pound ground buffalo
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon cumin

3 zucchini, sliced lengthwise into 1/8” slices by Mandolin

What You’ll Do:

Preheat the oven to 250°F.

In a food processor or blender add all of the creamy avocado mousse ingredients.  Blend about 1 minute, until smooth. Buffalo Zucchini Ravioli

Lightly grease a cookie sheet.  Place zucchini slices on the cookie sheet and bake for 6 minutes or until tender.

In a glass bowl mix together all of the buffalo patty ingredients.  Form meat into patties 1/2” thick and 1 1/4” in diameter.  Cook patties over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until cooked through.  Remember, buffalo is a leaner mean than ground beef and takes about 1/3 of the time to cook.  Remove from heat.

Take two zucchini slices and criss cross them, into a lower case t-shape.  Place a buffalo patty in the center and fold the
zucchini around the meat. Buffalo Zucchini RavioliFlip the wrap over and place back in the oven. Bake until the zucchini is warm.

Plate your buffalo wraps on a bed of micro greens and top with creamy avocado sauce. Enjoy!

How To Burn Fat Quickly

There is no mystery on how to burn fat quickly, the equation is simple. We must burn more calories than we consume. When we hit our ideal weight we want to maintain it and avoid the yo-yo dieting. Let’s be clear that weight is a poor indicator of health. What our focus is, is living well. So to be healthy we have to make living well a lifestyle. If we are keeping track avoid the scale, it can taunt us with lies of health. Instead, we want to use body measurements to track our weight loss success. A good measure of success is how we feel.

Here are 7 tips on How To Burn Fat Quickly:

  • Water– Drink half your body weight in clean purified water daily. (Example: A person weighting 140 pounds needs to drink 70 ounces of water daily). Dehydration can be masked by hunger pangs. When we feel hungry it is possibly our body is crying out for hydration. Have a big glass of water and wait 20 minutes before eating. Increasing our water intake is also a great way to keep things moving in the body, this includes moving toxins out of the body.
  • Be a mindful eater– Always sit down to eat at a table, set a place for yourself and free the area of clutter. Chew food well to aid in the digestion process, inhaling foods is not good for us on many fronts.
  • Do not drink your calories– We can add hundreds of calories daily by drinking soda, juices and other sugary drinks. Let’s not fool ourselves in thinking that if we drink “diet” drinks we are okay, “diet” drinks are actually worse for our health and they can make us gain weight. Make water the beverage of choice.
  • Make it look bigger– Use a smaller plate. This one tip can trick our mind into thinking we are eating more food than we actually are. When we finish the plate of food allow 20 minutes of rest before going to get seconds, typically we won’t want another serving. If we have a big piece of meat that can be split between two meals, cut the portion lengthwise so the portion appears to be bigger than it looks. Remember to always fill half the plate with veggies. Practice eating healthy serving sizes.
  • Spice it up– Spicy foods increase the metabolism and trick the taste buds into being more satisfied with smaller amounts.
  • Practice kind-sight– We must be kind to ourself as we change our habits. The habits we have spent our whole life creating will not change over night. If you have an off day, don’t beat yourself up simply acknowledge the error and commit to doing better next time the temptation arises.
  • Exercise– If we want to burn more calories than we consume each day we have to get up and move. Exercise is vital to a healthy body. If we have not exercised in awhile start by taking a 20 minute walk after dinner with a friend or loved one. Going for a walk can clear the mind while getting the blood flowing to the muscles and organs in the body.

What are your favorite tips on How To Burn Fat Quickly? We want to celebrate your success, share them with us in the comments.

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How To Burn Fat Quickly