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Holiday Foods for the Skin

By Robyn Holder | Blog

Nov 21
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By Dr. Robyn Holder, Guest Blogger for the BodyMind Institute

Men, don’t stop reading! Your bodies take a beating from cold weather, sunny winter days, environmental toxins, and stress, just like we women. One of the best things you can do is take care of your largest organ – your skin!

Have leftover pumpkin from Thanksgiving? Use it! Try the following recipes in your next shower, and your skin will thank you:

Honey Pumpkin Body Scrub

  • ¾ cup honey (preferably raw or local)
  • 16 oz. pumpkin puree (not pie filling) – or make your own from a real pumpkin!
  • 1 cup baking soda

Blend ingredients in a mixer and mix well. Apply the mixture with a washcloth in your next shower and feel it exfoliate your skin! Rinse.

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This mixture is antimicrobial and rich in antioxidants. It will help to remove dead skin and let your body breathe from the outside!

Harvest Spice Facial Scrub

  • 1/2 Tbsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. honey (preferably raw or local)

Mix ingredients together, and gently apply to damp face. Leave on face for 30 minutes, then gently rinse using a warm washcloth. This might make your face tingle a bit, but this is normal.

Pumpkin Avocado Body Mask (and Face, too!)

Use one of my favorite foods, an avocado, for this delightful face mask or body treatment:

  • 16 oz. pumpkin puree
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 Tbsp. honey (preferably raw or local)
  • 2 Tbsp. Greek or whole-fat, non-flavored yogurt

Blend ingredients in a mixer and mix well. Apply to face or body and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Use this time to read something, or just sit in peace. Rinse with a warm cloth.

If you’d like some tips for eating for healthier skin, give us a call!

To Your Vitality!

About the Author

Robyn Holder, ND, is the owner of Full Circle Vitality Group, a holistic nutrition company. Dr. Holder assists individuals who want to learn to heal their bodies with proper nutrition, lifestyle changes, and management. Full Circle Vitality Group provides corporate wellness presentations for wellness groups, board meetings, company retreats and Lunch & Learn programs. Dr. Holder occasionally teaches health science courses at the college level, where she finds students to be lively, energizing, and ready to take on the world! Website link: www.fullcirclevitalitygroup.com

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