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Glowing Skin Isn't Just For Summer

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Some people think our Face Glow is more for creating an un-makeup type of look for summer but let me tell you, Face Glow is my go-to cream for locking in moisture and layering on a dewy polished look, which I think you'll love as much as I do, in these colder months ahead. There's no reason why you shouldn't have glowing skin all year round!

You probably already know that your skin tends to get a little more dry in winter so instead of using Face Glow as an alternative for a light foundation it's best to use it as a primer (over your favorite facial serum but under a concealer, bb/cc cream or foundation). And then for a little extra glow and dewiness, I dot some on my brow bone, the bridge of my nose and cheekbones.

The reason why Face Glow is so great when used as a primer is because its zinc based so it acts as a sponge to evenly absorb your make up in a very smooth uniform fashion. It's like a perfect canvas to make your skin look great! The mica we use in it illuminates your complexion so you actually get glowing skin but in a grown-up, subtle, sophisticated sort of way :)

Nuvo Magazine recently included the Face Glow in their top favourite illuminating moisturizers list, you can check out the article here

Hope you enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed making it for you!

Want more tips on how to get glowing skin? Check out our 3 Easy Tips For Lit From Within Skin.

Your newest weapon to detox inflamed + red skin.

My go-to dish for dinner is roasted root vegetables and to kick it up a notch I love to pair it with this seriously delicious pumpkin seed pesto detox dressing!

This skin and immune boosting mineral rich recipe will provide you with an outstanding source of zinc, silica, iron, potassium, manganese, thiamin, vitamin A, C, K, beta-carotene and ‘healthy’ fat… not to mention the fact that its low glycemic, high in fibre, dairy free, gluten free, a good source of protein and extremely tasty!

Best of all, the cilantro helps to draw out heavy metals, the parsley is a blood purifier, the turmeric helps counter inflammation and the yogurt provides a great probiotic kick.. 

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 cup cilantro leaves (not stems) packed
  • 1 cup parsley leaves (not stems) packed
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds (lightly toasted)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (fresh if possible) ginger
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup sesame seed oil
  • ¼ cup walnut oil
  • ¼ cup warm coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp plain yogurt (I like Yoso's coconut yogurt b/c it's non dairy)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Juice of one lime
DIRECTIONS:

Pour the oils into a measuring cup. C
ombine all the other ingredients in a food processor or blender, and process on high to form a paste. Drizzle in the oil mixture and pulse to blend it in. Taste it and add more oil, salt, or spices if you so desire. Store refrigerated in a mason jar. 

Besides eating it right out of the jar, how should you best enjoy this wonderful detox creation? Try spooning it over warm veggies. Dribble on top of warmed goat cheese. Toss into pasta. Use it as a salad dressing. Turn plain steamed kale into a rich and delicious dish. Transform brown rice into an exotic meal. Marinate your tofu. Add some substance to a bland soup. And my fave? Serve with scrambled eggs + toast!


Oh and try not to eat it off the spoon :)
 
 
 
 
 
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