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DIY Spa-toberfest Recipes

Beer-SpaDIY Spa-toberfest Recipes:

We would love to share these two DIY spa recipes for a relaxing beer “ritual” including a thorough exfoliation followed by a soak.

Hops & Barley Body Polish

½ cup fine sea salt
1 teaspoon barley
1 teaspoon dried hops
1 tablespoon honey
¼ cup oil of choice (olive, grapeseed, coconut)

1. Grind barley in a coffee grinder.  Mix all ingredients together and gently apply to body in a circular motion, focusing on areas of dry skin.
2. This healing scrub will soften the skin, while providing hydration and anti-aging benefits!

Calming Beer Soak

Fill a bath tub with warm water (92-100 degrees) and pour a room temperature bottle of your favorite beer into the water. We love Dogfish Head’s 60 or 90 minute IPA. The beer soak is high in B vitamins, hydrates the skin and relaxes the senses!

Enjoy and drink responsibly. Also check out our OMGentlemen’s “Holler If You Beer Me ” hops infused line on our site – great variety of ales and stout skincare.

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Beard Oil Is The New Black – #1 Grooming Item

beardWe’ve been digging bearded men long before The New York Times declared facial hair fashionable. There’s just something about a well-groomed guy that makes us stop and stare. But we also notice when there’s a hair askew, or the not-so-sexy way scruff feels when our faces come into contact.

Luckily, there’s a product to help with that and it’s called beard oil. Packed with conditioning ingredients like jojoba oil, grapeseed oil and argan oil, we believes it is essential for maintaining facial hair.

Most men don’t believe they need to use any products at all. Men should take care of their facial hair as much as they take care of the hair on their heads.

But if you’re not convinced that you need to add beard oil to your daily routine, here are three tips from the celebrity groomer that’ll make you a believer.

Beard oil moisturizes facial hair and the skin beneath.

Beard oil is hydrating to the skin and helps soften and tame beard hair, which means it also does double-duty as a styling agent. According to Schneidman, the ideal beard should look shiny and groomed — not dusty, flaky and shaggy.

The best time to apply beard oil is right after washing your face.

Put beard oil first thing in the morning after showering or cleansing. This way, your hair follicles and pores are open and can easily absorb the oil. Caring for skin, particularly cleansing and moisturization, is crucial, especially if you live in a cold or dry climate. We tend to think ‘more is better,’ but just a few drops of most things is plenty.

Beard oil keeps facial hair flake-free and smelling fresh.

Thanks to moisturizing oils, a little beard oil is just enough to tame those flyaway hairs and eliminate flakes (a.k.a. beard-druff). And with so many musky/woody essential oils like cedarwood and sandalwood, Schneidman points out that this often overlooked product also acts as a natural cologne.

Get to grooming, fellas! OUR “OMG BEARD AND GOATEE” LINE COMING THIS FALL SO STAYTUNED.

~Courtesy of Huffington Post

Acne Free By Eating Green

chardTry This Recipe To Get Rid Of Acne!!

Super-Duper Easy Recipe: Gingered Spinach, Chard and Butternut Squash Dish

Makes 6 Servings – Serving Size: ½ cup

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided into 2 teaspoons, 4 teaspoons
2 cups butternut squah, peeled, seeded and small dice (about 1 ½-pounds squash)
½ teaspoon salt, divided
½ teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground, divided
4 cups spinach, stems removed, firm packed
4 cups Swiss chard, ribbing removed, julienne or chiffonade cut, firm packed (about 2 bunches)
2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced

Procedure:
In 6-quart pot, heat 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, add butternut squash and season with half the salt and pepper. Sauté until tender, about 10 minutes, remove from pan and set aside. Using a low flame, heat remaining oil. Then add garlic and ginger. As soon as the garlic and ginger begins to become aromatic, about one minute, add spinach and Swiss chard, stirring to coat the greens, and season with remaining salt and pepper. Sauté greens while stirring frequently for about 5 minutes or until tender. Then add squash, mix together and serve.

Not only will this recipe help banish acne, but it will also power your body with a treasure trove of nutrients to keep you looking and feeling great

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