Get Your Summer Glow On!

Clear blue skies, long lazy evenings and flip-flops! Summer is just around the corner and I’m already excited. Here in the UK we haven’t seen a lot of sunshine, so I’m very much looking forward to those days where you are in your garden and soaking up all that Vitamin D! #summerloving Today’s blog post I would like to share with you some easy tips and healthy recipes that could benefit you to achieve that perfect summer glow (on a budget, of course!). Let start off with something easy:

  • Face Masks

They are pretty great. I am definitely a face mask advocate! Now, we could easily spend a £1 or even £10 for a face mask because it’s easy, less hassle and maybe because they had great reviews! However, we are not going down this route! You could easily whip up a face mask using ingredients from your kitchen cupboard! Once we start foraging through our cupboards you can actually start to see some that some ingredients on their own can be excellent face masks. I could go on and on about the various ingredients you could use for a face mask but, I’d like to tell you of 2 items that I use on a regular basis as a face mask. Potatoes and Tomatoes. Surprised? I bet some of you might be! I have been using these ingredients as my face mask ever since my grandma suggested! Although it didn’t quite make sense why my grandma insisted on using these, a quick Google search answered my questions. Tomatoes: It contains high amount of Vitamin C which is known to brighten skin. The high acidic content in tomatoes helps to treat rashes and acne. Just cut one tomato in half and gently run them against your skin. Sit back and let the tomato juice works its magic on your skin! Don’t forget to rinse after 20 minutes!

Face Mask: Tomatoes!
Face Mask: Tomatoes!

Potatoes: They have a high content of carbohydrates and vitamin C and are a natural under eye brightener. Applying potato juice or potatoes directly on the affected area can banish dark eye rings. The juice also helps in the treatment of dark spots and blemishes.

Face Mask: Potatoes!
Face Mask: Potatoes!
  • Superfoods: Almonds

The ultimate superfood! Almonds have been a part of my diet for over a year now and they have done wonders to my skin and health too! Why are they super? I’ll tell you… These little nuts are very rich and a good source of Potassium, Calcium, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Phosphorous, and Iron. I soak almonds the night before, peel and eat them first thing in the morning. Doing this on a regular, every day basis, has most definitely improved the health of my skin. Soaked almonds can help you get your glow back and improve your skin tone by repairing the damaged skin tissues internally and helps in the formation of new cells. However, I’m sorry to those of you who are allergic to them. Blueberries are a perfect alternative and a handful of them everyday can do wonders!

Superfood: Almonds!
Superfood: Almonds!
  • Healthy Recipes ft. ALOHA

I’m not a very good cook. Living with my parents, my mum makes the most delicious home-cooked food which is a perfectly acceptable reason for me to not cook at all! However after exploring the recipe page from ALOHA, I feel as though I can rise to challenge of cooking something appetizing. My eye caught this recipe: Chicken (or Tofu!) Tacos with Superfood Mole Sauce. Why? It’s simple – Chicken! I need not say more! I am looking forward to cooking this very soon! For all my vegetarian readers, do not fear! They also offer some great veggie recipes too! Like this one: Nut + Seed Veggie Burgers Do feel free to head to their website for more inspiration: ALOHA I really hope you enjoyed reading this post and hoping the tips I shared with you helps you to get your summer glow on! ❤

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21 thoughts on “Get Your Summer Glow On!

  1. BlackLaceandGlitter May 24, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    I would never have thought of potatoes or tomatoes…great tips! Haha. xo

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  2. elosie May 24, 2015 / 10:30 pm

    I never realised how nutritious almonds are! I love the taste of them too I am going to need to incorporate them in my daily diet now like you💕

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  3. lilybear May 25, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    Thank you soo much for sharing; i am soo going to try it out.

    Just a quick question, how do I get the potato juice?

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    • withtinu May 27, 2015 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks! Getting the potato juice is tricky. I just tend to cut a slice and squeeze its juice out. Simple as that 🙂

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  4. Elyse May 25, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    I’ve never thought of putting potato on my face before! Kind of odd, haha! I love doing face masks, I have a charcoal sugar scrub that works wonders 🙂
    Homemade stuff is probably much healthier (and cheaper) though.

    Thanks!

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    • withtinu May 27, 2015 / 8:11 pm

      It was strange for me in the beginning too! haha! I haven’t tried charcoal sugar scrub! Thanks for the suggestion, I will be sure to try it! 🙂

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  5. Amelia Vesper May 28, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    I had no idea potatoes were a brightener! Fascinating!

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  6. The Gold Lipstick May 31, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    Hey! I nominated you to the Beauty Blogger Awards! Check out mu blog to know more about it.
    Cheers, TGL.

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      • The Gold Lipstick June 4, 2015 / 8:41 pm

        You’re welcome!

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  7. missniabellaxo June 7, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    I am so happy I came across this blog post, I am obsessed with facemasks, but I never considered making my own!! I going to have to try some if not all of these out 🙂 thank you so much for posting this x

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  8. debyonce July 24, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    Thanks for sharing never thought about using potatoes for facial mask purposes

    Please check my blog debyoncelife.wordpress.com

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