Thursday, May 8, 2014



I was teaching permanent makeup and this beautiful Brazilian women was sitting across from me with the most AMAZING skin. She was in her mid 50's with skin like silk! Even taking into consideration her good genetics, I had to ask her for her beauty secret.

She told me that if you do  these 4 things that you would age VERY GRACEFULLY and the best thing about this secret is that it is easy, affordable, accessible and edible!

Use 1/2 cup of unbleached, organic sugar and 1 whole lemon squeezed. Stir with your finger and start to exfoliate yourself, starting at your feet working your way up, finishing with your face. Turn on your shower and rinse. Your skin will feel like silk.

I love the sunflower oil as a natural moisturizer. You can even use on your face! There is no smell and it soaks right into your skin and won't feel greasy once it soaks in!

Eat a couple tablespoons of seeds daily for many health benefits. Always eat them raw and preferably soaked In spring waters for a few hours so that you can release the enzymes making them easy to digest and the nutrients more easily absorbed. You can throw them in smoothies, salads or just eat them plain.

Pumpkin seeds are amazing for you! They have L-tryptophan which is effective against depression and they are vey high in zinc which helps with your bone health and your healing abilities. Pumpkin seeds are also help to reduce inflammation.  They are extremely high in magnesium and also contain phytoserols which helps reduce levels of LDL cholesterol.

Sesame seeds are very high in cancer fighting antioxidants such as vitamin E and lignans. They are high in B complex and zinc and also have anti-inflammatory properties.

Chia seeds are higher in omega 3 fatty acids than flax seeds and are more easily digested and don't have to be soaked. They are rich in antioxidants, minerals & protein and help you to fill full because of the high fiber content and help to balance your blood sugar.

Drinking Squeezed lemon in water is extremely healthy for you. It has a very  alkalizing effect on your body and is loaded with vitamin C. It's also important to make sure you are well hydrated throughout the day. It's really good for your skin and helps with suppressing your appetite. Drinking lots of lemon water naturally helps you detoxify unwanted toxins and you can drink it cold or warm. I love to make my water look fancy by using a wine glass and adding a sprig of mint. A great goal is to drink an ounce of water per pound of body weight.

I believe when you create these beautiful self care rituals they are a wonderful way to feed your soul as well as nourishing your body!

I hope you enjoy the benefits like I have!
Bonnie Hall