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Homemade Face Mask Recipe - Homemade Facial Masks. Skin Care 101: Beyond Just Your Face. Crafts: Marvelous Grapefruit Sugar Scrub. This is decidedly the best scrub I have ever made and it's just three ingredients needed.

Crafts: Marvelous Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

It's the perfect thing to cosset your skin with after the harshness of winter. The citrus scent will raise your spirits and have you in a spring state of mind in no time. Ingredients 1cup fine sugar- to exfoliate and as a natural humectant3/4 cup Macadamia Nut Oil - comparable to natural oil produced by your skin, great moisturizer1/2 cup dried course ground grapefruit peel - to exfoliate and aromatherapy calming & invigorating First peel 2 medium grapefruits. Then snip the peels into thin strands. Bake in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. Place in blender on grate setting if possible, about 60 seconds should get you about 1/2 cup of coarse ground peel.

Now thoroughly mix the sugar and peel... Slowly pour in the oil and mix very well. It feels like heaven and leaves your skin revitalized and silken. 21 Home Remedies for Oily Skin" Timothy Gower is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in many publications, including Reader's Digest, Prevention, Men's Health, Better Homes and Gardens, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times.

21 Home Remedies for Oily Skin"

The author of four books, Gower is also a contributing editor for Health magazine. Alice Lesch Kelly is a health writer based in Boston. Her work has been published in magazines such as Shape, Fit Pregnancy, Woman's Day, Reader's Digest, Eating Well, and Health. She is the co-author of three books on women's health. Linnea Lundgren has more than 12 years experience researching, writing, and editing for newspapers and magazines. Michele Price Mann is a freelance writer who has written for such publications as Weight Watchers and Southern Living magazines. Ivan Oransky, M.D., is the deputy editor of The Scientist. David J. TLC Style "This, Not That, Skincare: Cleansers" When it comes to skincare, natural or not, lots of women have their favorite products that they tend to stand by, finding it hard to switch to the more natural solutions.

TLC Style "This, Not That, Skincare: Cleansers"

Why? Old habits often die hard, and, when it comes to the face (the most visible area of the body), many of us simply aren't willing to test out something new that, let's face it, might not work. And that's the problem. Want to Show Off Your Skin? View and Vote on Eco-Friendly Lingerie You see, many of our treasured go-to products that we have been using, day in and day out, since we were teens may no longer be serving the needs of our skin. Skim this list of This, Not That products and even kitchen remedies, then try out a few on your skin. Dirt Build-up Instead of This: Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser Kitchen: Mash up a tomato and rub it on your face. Why? Or Buy: Jurlique Purifying Foaming Cleanser Cleansing Pads Instead of This: Oxy Pads Kitchen: Salt. Why? Facial Cleanser Instead of This: Neutrogena facial washes.

Homemade Hand Cream — Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara. Sometimes those taking my classes bring me gifts.

Homemade Hand Cream — Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Gifts are never expected but are always appreciated .. especially the ones that have special meaning . . like things people who read the blog know I collect. Homemade gifts are always special too. Last week a lady gave me a little Glad container of homemade hand cream. This may be TMI but my feet crack . . badly! It’s probably because I hate wearing shoes and am almost always barefooted. The lady gave me the recipe for it and mom and I made a batch last night. Homemade Hand Cream: 16 oz. baby lotion 8 oz. Mix with electric mixer til it resembles icing. Put in containers. So easy to make, inexpensive and wonderful! Homemade Hand Lotion Recipe - Homemade Moisturizer. 8 Do-It-Yourself Home Facials. Facials are a great way to keep your skin glowing, but they can be pricey.

8 Do-It-Yourself Home Facials

We asked Louisa Macan-Graves, author of Hollywood Beauty Secrets: Remedies to the Rescue, and Elda Argenti, owner of the Plantogen skincare line, for their favorite make-at-home face masks crafted from common household ingredients. For All Skin Types Brighten: Cut a slice of ripe papaya and remove the seeds and pulp (save the pulp for a snack later—it’s great for digestion). Rub the inside of the papaya peel on your cleansed face, focusing on lines around the mouth and eyes, crow’s feet, thinning temples, neck and hands. Let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse with tepid water. Exfoliate: Combine 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp olive oil. Cleanse: “Believe it or not, I love to cleanse with oil,” says Argenti.

For Oil- and Blemish-Prone Skin Lift & Tighten: Combine 2 Tbsp plain yogurt with 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (the juice of one lemon) and apply to your cleansed face and neck. For Dry Skin. How to: pore strips. You know those Biore pore strips you buy at the drugstore for about $12 a pop?

how to: pore strips

Yeah, those. Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own homemade pore strips. Why? Because: I’m obsessed with beauty productsI’m obsessed with cheapHomemade {mostly} = cheap. Ready? Pore Strips Ingredients: Dudes, 2 ingredients and your pores will look like magic. Measure 1 Tablespoon of unflavored gelatin into a disposable container {if you put say, green jell-o on your face, there might be trouble}Add 1-2 Tablespoons of milk into the gelatinUntil it looks like thisMix it up, and be quick about it, until you get a chunky consistency. Microwave the gelatin for about 10-15 seconds.

This is pre-pore strip. I chose to put the stuff all over my face because I have thirty-year-old acne. Smokin’. Let it dry for about 15+ minutes. Grab whatever you can and start peeling. It’s a good thing you can’t see the photo all that well. Clean, practically hairless, with clean, dirt-free pores. Allison Well, hello there! Home Made Pore strips - without gelatin or eggs. 9 Pretty Simple Pimple Home Remedies. A few weeks ago when I was digging around for a post to “revive” from way in the depths of Crunchy Betty, my first thought was a very, very old post titled 27 Quick and Crunchy Home Remedies for Pimples.

9 Pretty Simple Pimple Home Remedies

It’s a great post, full of fun little ideas for when you have a giant monster on your face and want to treat it quickly. I even used several of the ideas in the Simple Pimple Remedies section of Food on Your Face for Acne and Oily Skin. There’s just one problem with it. The picture I used to accompany that post is horrendous. Terrible. So it was kind of like a creepy clown that’s been baked in the oven at 125 degrees for about 3 minutes. I will not post that picture here, because by gosh and all, I don’t want it haunting me for the rest of my blogforsaken life.

So, when I realized I couldn’t “revive” that post as is, I thought, “I’ll take a few new pictures for it.” So here you go. Also, let it be known that these are not ranked by my personal favorites. Kinda magic. Ah. Tomatoes. & What is your acne telling you? The Beauty Gypsy.

10 Steps to Clear Skin. With all of my product and lifestyle research throughout the years, I now know what keeps my skin clear and acne free.

10 Steps to Clear Skin

Here are some tips and products I have used that give results. Don’t pick! This is the first rule of thumb. Picking your skin, especially with bare, unwashed hands, will defeat the effects of any healing products or healthy lifestyle changes you may be doing. Picking your skin with bare hands may lead to small cuts and tears from your nails, and dirt is easily passed from your hands to your skin, thus creating breakouts.

Remember, keep your skin clean, keep your hands away from your face, and use high quality, oil free, products. Be Sociable, Share! This entry was posted in Skincare and tagged Acne, Colorescience, DDF Blemish, DDF Salicylic Wash, facial, glycolic acid, IS Clinical, Kojic, Lactic acid, Peter Thomas Roth, Salicylic acid, sebum, Skin Care, sulfur mask, sunblock. Perfect Groomed Eyebrows In 4 Steps. Map out brows.

Perfect Groomed Eyebrows In 4 Steps

To find your natural brow shape and thickness, let brows grow out for a month. Then, hold the brush against the side of your nose so its tip rests on your forehead. Your brows should begin where the edge of the bristles lands. Next, align the brush with the outside edge of your iris. Where the brush meets your brow is your arch. Wash Your Face the Right Way: 7 Mistakes You're Currently Making. The vast amount of face wash options can be overwhelming, there are lotions, milks, scrubs, foaming mousses, oils, wipes, motorized brushes, and more.

Wash Your Face the Right Way: 7 Mistakes You're Currently Making

However, even with all the advances in products, many of us are still sticking to the same face-wash techniques we grew up with. But now, you will know better. Educate yourself against these # mistakes you’re making and get squeaky clean skin. Mistake 1: Wash and Go Washing your face isn’t just a one-step process. Mistake 2: Closing Your Pores Sorry, ladies, but you can’t open or “close” your pores by massaging your face or splashing it with cold water. That said, mild steam can help soften hardened oil in pores, so it's never a bad idea to cleanse in the shower. Mistake 3: Picking Cleanser According to Skin Type Mistake 4: Grainy Scrubs to Exfoliate and Smooth A salicylic or glycolic acid cleanser is much more gentle and effective than grainy scrubs which are often too harsh on your skin. Mistake 5: Using Toner Mistake 7: Spending a Fortune. How To Refresh Your Skin Post-Party. A late night sounds like a blast, right? You have a great time with your friends, meet a new guy, and make some great stories to share later.

Then comes the dreaded hangover. Maybe you indulged in one too many pink margaritas. You wake up with a pounding headache and feel like you could drink an entire ocean’s worth of water, yet still be thirsty. If you’re lucky you can spend all day in bed, but if you must brave the day, pop some aspirin and follow our tips to refresh your skin. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. If all else fails, just slip on some shades ;) Be sure to check out our other hangover fixes too. DIY - MAKE YOUR OWN WAX FOR HAIR REMOVAL. I was chatting with someone on my flight back from my vacation.

She lived in another country where salons are hard to come by or if they are around, they aren't very good. So, sometimes a girl has got to depend on herself. You can make one on your own so easily. So when I described it to her, she loved it and she said I just have to put it up online. So here goes: Wax recipe Ingredients 2 cups sugar ¼ cup water ¼ cup lemon juice Method Pour the sugar, water and lemon juice in a saucepan, and heat it over a low flame. How do you know it is done? Take a glass of water and put a drop of wax into it. Benefits of making your own WAX: 1. Waxing strips: We used to do this in college all the time. NOTE: The inner facing fabric of the jeans should be the one touching your skin otherwise if you use the opposite side, your skin will probably get blue with the denim color. Waxing technique Test the temperature before applying the wax to your skin.

Benefits of Waxing 1. & 6 super-weird beauty tricks that work wonders The Beauty Gypsy. The Beauty Department: Your Daily Dose of Pretty. Get Perfect Skin – The 10 Commandments of Perfect Skin – ELLE. Ready for some eye-opening news? According to a recent study by the University of Göttingen in Germany, the appearance of the skin on a woman's hands, chest, and arms has a huge impact on her perceived age. The 240 participants of the P&G-sponsored study judged women with dull, dry skin to be older than their actual age, and those with smooth, radiant skin to be up to 10 years younger. But here's the kicker: Those delicate areas are especially prone to visible signs of aging, such as sun damage, and a disparity between the conditions of the face and body can exaggerate the overall appearance of aging. So while it's important to put our best face forward, it's time to go full steam ahead with whole-body beauty routines, too.

What does this mean? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.