A Cup O' Joe: DIY Facial Scrub. The following article was written by PETA intern Sofia Hueter.
Many of us are accustomed to the daily ritual of guzzling cup after cup of coffee to stay awake because it is so ingrained in our society that habitually drinking something with caffeine in it every few hours is the best way to fight fatigue. Caffeine does, in fact, help to ward off our lingering morning drowsiness, but drinking coffee, though often delicious and enjoyable, is not the only way to get the caffeine fix that your body craves. Did you know that your body can absorb caffeine through the skin? Although the exact concentrations of caffeine that can permeate the layers of your skin is still being researched, scientists do agree that, even if soaking your body with coffee doesn’t deliver the same kick that several cups of coffee do, it can provide you with a nice energy boost.
In addition to giving you a pick-me-up, coffee has other benefits. Mix the coffee grounds and olive oil. How to Correct 8 Common Beauty Mistakes. By Stephanie Abramson Look and feel your best with these easy ways to head off everyday beauty blunders. Common Mistake: Using Conditioner All Over Your Hair Most people apply conditioner as they do shampoo: starting at the top of the head and working it all through the hair. But the hair closest to the roots is healthy new growth; it's the ends that are older and more likely to be damaged. Apart from wasting product, conditioning the roots can weigh your hair down and make it look greasy, says Gina Lees, a stylist with the Adolf Biecker Spa, in Philadelphia.
A better way: Starting at your ears, apply conditioner all the way to the ends. How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health - GOOD - StumbleUpon. Let's keep things simple this week.
When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see "Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't" for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own. Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own. And sometimes it didn't. Over the years we have tried dozens of DIY beauty recipes to find ones we like—and that work. Simple body scrub Honey face wash We already told you about our new favorite homemade face wash last week but here's the recipe: In the palm of your hand, combine a tablespoon of raw, unfiltered honey with a half a tablespoon of baking soda, mix it together, and apply to damp skin.
Perfume Shave oil. Seven Surprising Uses for Baking Soda - Health - GOOD - StumbleUpon. Let us be clear: Baking soda is not going to permanently cure your acne or turn back the cruel hand of time.
9 Charmingly Delightful Beauty Techniques from All Over the World &8230; - StumbleUpon. Beauty techniques are highly beneficial, but some of them are incredibly recycled.
What I mean is, in my life, I always get the same pieces of advice. My friends and family members always share the same beauty techniques – and yes, they're extremely helpful, but sometimes I'd like to hear something new, wouldn't you? In that spirit, I've gathered some amazing beauty techniques from all over the world! If you've ever wanted to know how women from India keep their hair so lustrous or how Scandinavian women keep their complexions so flawless, I've got you covered! My godfather's ex-wife (convoluted, I know) is a native of Australia. 10 Most Embarrassing Beauty Problems Solved. We're delving into some of the more unpleasant body and hair issues to which none of us are immune.
Dr. Diane Berson, dermatologist and Olay Professional Alliance member, has tips, tricks and at-home solutions for the 10 common beauty issues no one wants to talk about (or have in their Google search history). MORE: Beauty Issues that Signal Health Problems Cold Sores"If you get cold sores regularly, get a prescription for an oral medication that can be started at the first sign of a cold sore," Dr. Berson says. MORE: All About Lips WartsTry at-home treatments that contain a high percentage of salicylic acid--brands like Compound W make pads and bandages with the solution pre-applied. 5 Wacky but Extremely Useful Beauty Tools!: Makeup and Beauty Blog: Makeup Reviews, Beauty Tips and Drugstore Beauty Finds. Written by Juli What do window decorations, wrapping paper and NASA have to do with makeup and beauty?
A lot more than I thought! Find out more in today’s great guest post from Juli. Great things have been achieved with the simplest of inventions. Like the wheel. Epistick Facial Hair Remover If I were the manufacturer, I’d have named it The EPICstick!