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Huskurer -Turmeric latte

Turmeric latte

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Om du inte har hört det än så är gurkmeja riktigt bra. Den har en rad positiva hälsoeffekter och hjälper allt från lätta inflammationer och att öka cirkulationen samt skyddar hjärta och hjärna. Och ännu bättre: Du kan piska upp kryddan i en varm, krämig latte på en kall dag. Här nedan följer hur du gör:

Vad du behöver: En kopp mjölk (både mejeriprodukter och icke-mejeri sorter fungerar), en halv tesked gurkmeja, en halv matsked mald ingefära, en fjärdedel tesked vaniljextrakt och lönnsirap eller honung efter smak.

Lägg alla ingredienser i en liten kastrull och vispa tills de kombineras. Sänk värmen till medelhög temperatur och vispa kraftigt tills den börjar skumma men låt den inte koka. När tjockleken passar dig, ta bort från värmen och häll upp i en härlig kopp! Njut!

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Homemade hair treatment

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For dry or sun damaged hair

Whatever your hair-dehydrating demon—hard water, sun overexposure, your trusty flat iron—nature’s sweetener can help. ”Honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts and locks in moisture,” says Cox.

To Use: Massage approximately 1/2 cup honey into clean, damp hair, let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. You can also add 1 to 2 Tbsp olive oil to loosen the honey for easier application. For extremely sun-damaged hair, trying mixing honey with 1 to 2 Tbsp of a protein-rich ingredient, like avocado or egg yolk, which will help replenish the keratin protein bonds that UV rays attack. Treatment can be applied once a month.

Puffy eyes

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1- Consume less salt; when your body has too much salt, it retains water, and water retention can happen under your eyes (or your gut)!

2- I like to keep a gel mask in my freezer for emergency puffiness. Take it out, pop it on, relax, and viola! Bye Bye puffy eyes! (Also great for mommy headaches!)

3- Another trick I heard of was grated potatoes. I haven’t tried it yet, but the starch in potatoes has anti-inflammatory properties that aid in irritation. Peel a small potato and grate it then wrap it in a cloth; lay back and relax for 15 minutes with the cloth on your eyes.

4- Cucumbers are an oldie but goodie! I love the feeling of cold cucumbers on my eyes. I feel this is my favorite of all: the feeling is soothing, the scent is soft and the results are always satisfying.

Stephanie Lee

Cactus oil – the new secret for skin

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The benefits

Argan oil has enjoyed a lofty status as THE beauty oil to beat over the past couple of years, thanks to its hefty vitamin content and its ability to combat everything from dry skin to straw-like hair. And yet, there’s another natural ingredient on the rise that does everything Argan oil does, but better—and, what would you know? It’s also from the desert.

Cactus seed oil—which also goes by prickly pear seed oil and barbary fig seed oil—contains larger doses of the very same vitamins and antioxidants that make Argan oil so great. This includes linoleic acid (a fatty acid that is essential in stimulating healthy cell production and turnover), as well as vitamin E (which provides protection and helps skin retain moisture), and flavonoids, which are anti-inflammatory. Cactus oil is light and absorbs like something out of a dream, while providing a huge kick of moisture to skin cells. And all of this, of course, bodes well for keeping our complexions looking young, smooth, and, well, gorgeous.

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”It soothes, hydrates, and reduces inflammation that damages collagen, explaining why it’s used to prevent skin aging,” confirms Joshua Zeichner, dermatologist at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.

It all sounds great, but take it from us firsthand: Though these last few weeks of bitter winter had left our skin dry, damaged, and flaky, just a few days of swapping this ingredient into our skincare regime has proven completely transformative AKA *magical*. It’s so amazing that we’re fairly confident it’ll become a mainstay in our bag, even through the sticky summer months.

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