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Wedding-Perfect Skin: 10 BRIDE Ideas To Prep Your Skin For The Big Day!

Planning your skin as well as your wedding? My, what a BRIDE idea!

Fact: Many brides give themselves about a year to book venues, find the perfect dress and plan the reception.

Fact: This year of planning will have its (warning: understatement alert) moments of stress.

Fact: Stress is a reliable trigger of myriad skin problems, from rosacea and eczema flare-ups, to severe dryness and, you saw this coming, zits, zits and more zits.

Fact:  There may not be another day in your life when you feel this beautiful, and those photos are legacy.

Why more brides don’t invest in their skin right at the beginning of their wedding planning is beyond us. The earlier you start, the more you prevent problems (preventing is always easier than treating) and the more assured you are of looking radiant and timeless on the big day.

Living proof of what a well-designed Skinvestment Plan can do: Marie generously gives us a peek into her own wedding, and shares the tips that worked for her, from skin to body and mind. Efficiency can be beautiful, no?

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Sweet Potato & Coconut-Caramel Crisps

This sweet treat is packed with antioxidants, fiber and healthy oil!

“Kamote-cue” is what we’d call this traditional tropical-provincial treat (variations of it, particularly with banana, abound in Southeast Asia). My family has snacked on it for generations. The sweet potatoes are right at home any time of year, and the surprise of coconut warms up even the chilliest of days 🙂 I hope you enjoy it as much as we have…and do! Regularly!




  • Sweet potatoes.
  • Know-It-Oil virgin coconut oil.
  • Coconut sugar. Choose organic if you can.


Slice sweet potatoes into thin crisps about 1/4 to 1/8-inch thick (thicker gives you more sweet potato yumminess; thinner gives more crunch).

Pour Know-It-Oil into a frying pan over medium heat. Add in sweet potato slices. Sprinkle coconut sugar — which will start to caramelize quickly — onto each slice. After some browning, flip crisps over and repeat coconut sugar sprinkling.

Remove crisps when browned to your liking. My family is notorious for loving crunch, so we like these with very browned, slightly burnt edges. Strain, then pat dry on paper towels.

Serve as a midday pick-me-up, movie night snack, or for dessert!