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Wonderful Green Smoothies

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For the last two and a half weeks, I have been drinking lots of delicious green smoothies. They have made such a big difference to my energy levels, and also to my skin ūüôā

A green smoothie is a drink, which has lots of green leafy plants in it. I started looking into these drinks for health reasons, as I felt like my general health could be improved. 

I moved to a new¬†country over 2 years ago, and it has taken its toll on my health (increased stress, etc…).¬†Unfortunately I now succumb more easily¬†to coughs and colds, and there are times when I feel like I am always ill. I think my skin has also suffered,¬†but¬†I am not sure about this as I have recently¬†reached the big 3 0.

Two and a half weeks ago, I started reading¬†Green for Life¬†by Victoria Boutenko. It is an inspiring book, and it promotes the drinking of green smoothies for health. There are also¬†around 5 pages of green smoothie recipes of which I have tried about half. I have to say, that¬†I am so happy that I have discovered¬†green smoothies, as my energy levels are so much better now. When I wake up in the morning, I have less¬†grogginess which is so great. My boyfriend has also noticed a difference ūüôā

The book explains that by eating more leafy plants, our bodies become better balanced in terms of acid/alkali and minerals. By blending the green plants, rather than eating as salad, our bodies are better able to absorb the nutrients as the cellulose walls are broken down. Victoria recommends blending rather than juicing as the fiber is preserved, and the plant oxidises slower. Did I mention that they are also delicious?

In terms of my skin it is definately¬†more glowing. Looking at my skin now, I can’t pinpoint the actual difference, but I would say that my skin looks generally less tierd. However it’s only been 2 weeks so I hope the benefits will continue…

I urge anyone wanting to improve their health the look into green smoothies.


Humidifyer to help dry skin

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I have wanted to buy a humidifier for a long time now, in the hopes to lessening the stress on my skin whilst in my flat. I have these fine lines under my eyes and I hope that a humidifier would prevent them from getting worse. I have learned from research that when the weather outside is very cold and snowy, the humidity indoors can drop dramatically.

I have only lived in Switzerland for 2 years, prior to that I have always lived in the UK so my skin is used to wet and¬†overcast weather ūüôā The Swiss weather is in my opinion harsh to skin. It is low humidity, and the sun is almost out everyday.

For the last week, I have¬†put open bowls of water in my bedroom, so that the air is somewhat more hydrated when I sleep. My bedroom has high ceilings, and to be honest I am not sure what help a cold bowl of¬†cold water is. It would be better for me to use hot or steaming water, so that the air humidifies¬†faster. However I am surprised at how¬†much water has evaporated in a few days. To be honest I haven’t noticed a huge difference to my skin. But by using this, my save my face pillow, my eye creams and skin cream, my skin looks more plump and hydrated.

I am still on the lookout for a humidifier, and I definitely hope to buy one before the winter comes.