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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday's Health Tip

Eat Kiwi ~ Wear Kiwi

Want younger looking skin? Try the incredible Kiwifruit. Kiwi is loaded with vitamin C, one of the key vitamins that keeps our skin looking young and vibrant.

Can't afford those expensive face creams? Let a Kiwi ripen throughly (antioxidants increase as the fruit ripens) and either eat this yummy fruit in slices, or place them over your eyes -- reduces puffiness and dark circles. Here is a wonderful homemade recipe for making a kiwi mask to apply directly on your face.

Kiwi Facial Cleanser (for dry or oily skin)
This recipe is courtesy of www.Spaindex.com

  • 1 kiwi fruit
  • 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon orange water
  • 1 tablespoon apricot or almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon finely ground almonds
  • 2 drops orange (or your favorite citrus) essential oil
Puree the kiwi fruit in a food processor until liquid. During processing, add yogurt, orange water, almond or apricot oil, and ground almonds. Process until thick and cream like. Add essential and stir to mix. To apply, massage gently over neck, face and décolleté to cleanse. Rinse well. Makes one application.

Kiwifruit is also a good source of vitamin E, another antioxidant that can help you achieve great skin by fighting against the formation of free radicals. Another benefit? Eat that fuzzy skin (it's edible) and it will help with constipation. Not that any of us suffer from this malady!

What are you waiting for?

Go to your nearest grocer and pick up 3 or 4 of these cute, fuzzy brown/green fruit. Slice some and pop them into your mouth and let the others rot so you can make your mask!!!

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