Lady Love Food Shares Tips with FWx Readers

fwx-blakelyOur friend Blakely Stein of Lady Love Food has done it again–she has written another fabulous piece for FWx, a food-related website for Millennials that was launched by Food & Wine earlier this year.  Here is an excerpt from “9 DIY Skin Treatments to Make in Your Kitchen”:

As I travel, I love to learn from people who inspire me. I want to know what they eat, how they move and what fuels them. Last year while on the road, I met a lady sitting on a park bench in Sebastopol, California: mid to late 50s; fine, dirty-blond hair; healthy, curvy body; a smile that makes you smile back, and flawless, glowing skin.

I asked her, “What’s your secret? Please, tell me your tips to clear skin and vibrant energy.”

She smiled and said, “I wash my face with water. I won’t put anything on my skin that I can’t eat. Coconut oil heals everything. Take sun in moderation, but don’t be scared of it. And get plenty of sleep.” Here’s the kicker: “Everything I use on my skin comes from products in my kitchen.” I liked her. 

So here’s my plea: Let’s take responsibility for the products we’re buying, the animals raised for testing, the plastic that is used and the carbon footprint traveled for that magic potion to arrive on our doorsteps. Here are a few potions to create right in your own kitchen. 

The article is filled with great DIY skin cleansers, exfoliators, masks, and lotions–all made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen (or can pick up with a quick trip to the local farmers market).  Seriously, some of these skincare “recipes” sound good enough to literally eat.

Click here to read the entire article and be sure to follow Lady Love Food’s blogFacebook and Instagram (her photos are amazing!).