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10 homemade natural beauty and spa treatments found right in your kitchen - Special Sections

10 homemade natural beauty and spa treatments found right in your kitchen - Special Sections
10 homemade natural beauty and spa treatments found right in your kitchen BY JANUARY THOMAS For Sun-Times Media Reprints Forever searching for the Fountain of Youth, many people may find themselves spending hundreds, even thousands, of dollars on beauty products, salons and spa treatments each year hoping to achieve the latest and greatest skin, hair and body. You'd be amazed to find many natural and low-cost ingredients found right in your kitchen cupboard that produces amazing results and often work better than the expensive brands. Brown Sugar Lemony Body ScrubThis particular scrub has lemon, which works as a natural disinfectant. Milk Foot SoakAdd 4 cups of warmed whole milk, 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt and 6 drops of your favorite essential oil such as lemon, sandalwood or lavender to warm footbath. Invigorating Coffee ScrubCoffee contains Magnesium and Vitamin E. Avocado Conditioning MaskMash an avocado (two for long hair) in a bowl with a fork until it is a thick, rich paste. Related:  Remedies/ Tips and tricks

Dr Oz Home Remedy for a Flawless Skin by Beauty Care for Women on SheSaidBeauty Hello lovely angels, hope the life has been fun and beautiful for you all these days. I know most of you are a fan of Dr. Oz’ Show and when he talks about beauty secrets and skin care tips it is all the more lively to listen to him. Dr. Benefits of Aspirin and Lemon Face Mask: Dr. Being natural it is inexpensive too and hence worth trying. What you all need: 6-10 Uncoated Aspirins Squeezed Lemon Juice Baking Soda Water Preparation: In order to make this mask, just break these aspirins into lemon juice and mash them up so that they get dissolved in lemon juice. So, this is it…Dr Oz yet again brings out the best of home remedies for us. Girls, are you excited about this mask which will not just give you a radiant complexion, but clears up your blackheads and acne too? Have a great day and do give your views, I appreciate each and every visit and your views too.

Home Facials - Get Natural Skincare Ideas at WomansDay Facials are a great way to keep your skin glowing, but they can be pricey. 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. 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 Soothe: Combine 2 Tbsp honey with 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.

5 Relaxing, Rejuvenating Bath Recipes - Perfect Alternatives to Bubbles So, by now you’ve probably come to terms with bubble baths not necessarily being the healthiest , most nourishing alternative for your skin. C’est la vie, crunchy people. C’est la vie. Life goes on, and in much more luxurious, relaxing ways. Here are your 5 ideas to turn your bathtime into a grown-up spa fit for a queen. Or you. Each of them serve a beautifying purpose, and each of them are (of course) environmentally friendly and 100% natural. If it was good enough for Cleopatra, it's good enough for you. You may have heard of Cleopatra. As cliche as it may sound, bathing in milk and honey is a fantastic way to get soft, supple skin – all over your body. The key is to use full-fat milk (or powdered milk) and pure honey. How to take a milk and honey bath: Pour 1-2 cups of milk (or 1/2 c. full-fat powdered milk) and 1/2 c. honey under running, warm water. For full effect, brush your skin lightly and in circular motions with a dry brush or a washcloth before getting in the bathtub.

Make your OWN eyeshadow primer! I have been using Urban Decay Primer Potion for years. I love the stuff. It is awesome. The problem is when I go to Sephora to get it, I get lost in a sea of sparkling new glosses and shadows and treasures I NEED to try, suddenly eyeshadow primer doesn’t seem very exciting. I start trying to rationalize. “I don’t REALLY need primer right? Together we set out to make our own! After much trial and error we finally found a potion that WORKS! Admittedly, Urban Decay is still the best, but as you can see, the difference is minimal. Get a clean container. Recipe/Formula (you can double or triple this based on the size of your container) 1/2 Teaspoon All Natural Chapstick 1 Teaspoon Cornstarch 1 1/2 Teaspoon Liquid Foundation (whatever you have on hand) Run the chapstick under warm water for a minute before you add it so it mixes easier. and you should look like this: Hallelujah!

Natural Beauty Remedies - DIY Beauty Want to banish undereye circles in the blink of an eye? Pass the parsley. It's rich in vitamin K, a nutrient that, when applied topically, reduces blood flow to the eye area—a key factor in the formation of circles, says Kansas City, Missouri—based dermatologist Audrey Kunin, MD, founder of DERMAdoctor. "Over time, the fatty layer of skin under your eyes thins out, which, in turn, makes underlying blood vessels more visible," she explains. "Their slightly bluish color is what creates the illusion of circles underneath the eyes." To fight back, try this recipe from Wohrle once a week: Brightening Eye Mask 1 small handful of fresh parsley2 Tbsp plain yogurt Place parsley and yogurt (which has a cooling and hydrating effect on skin) into a food processor.

Home Remedies for a Beautiful You The presence of chemical compound as basic ingredients in many cosmetics and skin care products is a matter of growing concern. Few years back, an epidemiologic survey in the UK revealed that 23% of women and 13.8% of men experience some sort of adverse reaction to a personal care product over the course of a year.1 Synthetic beauty care products contain more than 500 chemical compounds, which one need to be careful about, as they are both toxic and dangerous and can easily penetrate our skin and into the blood stream. coconut tree Fortunately, people are now becoming more conscious and aware of the side-effects of synthetic cosmetics. There is now a dramatic comeback of herbal treatment on the stage. Skin Tonic • Banana (Musa paradisiaca) pack is a good moisturizer for the skin. Skin Softener • Take two teaspoons honey with one teaspoon lemon juice. Acne • Crush a few Garlic (Allium sativum) bulbs and mix with half teaspoon honey and one teaspoon yogurt. Blackspots Oily Skin Skin Tightening

How to make your own pore strips You know those Biore pore strips you buy at the drugstore for about $12 a pop? 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. 1M+Measure 1 Tablespoon of Knox Unflavored Gelatin – 8 oz 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. 1M+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. (Visited 24,518,886 times, 566,445 visits today)

kool-aid lip gloss Disclaimer – please try this craft at your own risk. I had absolutely no trouble making this, but so many of my readers who have tried it have not had success. I don’t like anyone wasting their time or money on crafts and I understand how frustrating that can be. UPDATE: I think some of my fabulous readers figured out the secret. Jenelle posted – I’ve figured it out!!!!! Kimberlyann posted – Hey there, I made a batch tonight with great success. Thank-you so much for the tips ladies!! Chapped lips are in full swing at my house this time of year, so Kirsten and I decided to make our own lip gloss. What you’ll need: 1 tub petroleum jelly (vaseline) 1 pkg of kool-aid drink crystals – whatever flavour you want, or you can make a few lip gloss containers labels printed out on sticker paper scissors or 1 inch paper punch Directions: 1. put about 1 cup vaseline in a microwave safe bowl 2. heat the vaseline in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each heating.

The 29 Hardest Ab Exercises Slideshow Travis McCoy/travismccoy.com Overview Think you’re hardcore -- or that you have a hard core? Prove it! 1. Don’t let this one fool you: It may look and sound a little silly, but it’s hard work. The Science of Amazing Abs 2. While this exercise doesn't target your abs, per se, it does target other core muscles like the glutes and hips. 20 Best Muscle-Building Foods 3. No list of advanced core moves would be complete without an example from the “300” workout. The 15 Toughest Do-Anywhere Workout Moves 4. Holding a plank -- especially on your forearms -- is probably a piece of cake by now. Sign Up to Receive the FREE Livestrong.com Weekly Newsletter! 5. To get the form right on this move, imagine you’re the Karate Kid: When he punches his right arm, he rows his left toward his waist. The Cardio Abs Workout 6. Keeping your hips stable and body aligned gets a whole lot tougher when the ground can roll. How to Stay Motivated to Get Six-Pack Abs 7. Food Tips for Six-Pack Abs 8. 9. Planks too easy? 10.

11 One-Ingredient DIY Face Masks So here, we’re making healthy skin even easier for you–with one-ingredient, all-natural, DIY facials with common supplies you can easily find right out of your refrigerator shelf or kitchen cabinet. If you want pretty and healthy skin, don’t skimp on the bare-bone basics. Be sure to always drink lots of water and wear sunscreen moisturizer. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Related: 5 Homemade Sugar Scrubs51 Fantastic Uses for Baking Soda How To Get Rid of Cellulite Fast and Naturally A few weeks back I made the mistake of prancing around my room post-shower, rocking out to Beyonce and shakin’ my booty when I stopped to examine myself in the mirror…as we ladies tend to do. While that all sounds normal (at least, I hope it does) it was the microscopic skin examination I got into that really freaked me out. Of course I saw the regular blotches, bruises, and cellulite dimples but this time, it looked like my cellulite had gotten worse. Straight after that I hit up the big G to find some tips on how to get rid of cellulite fast and naturally so that I could banish that dimply disaster once and for all. What I found was pretty interesting. What The Heck is Cellulite and Why Do We Get It? Simply put, cellulite is a build up of fat within the deeper layers of our skin (or our dermis) that is held in place by various connective tissue fibres. How To Get Rid of Cellulite Fast and Naturally All you need is: Once you have your ingredients rounded up, the process is simple:

KITCHEN BEAUTICIAN: HOMEMADE LIP STAIN photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun For those of you concerned about what chemicals we’re putting in and on our bodies, you can’t get more natural than this homemade berry lip stain! We love it because it adds the perfect “just-bitten” hint of color to fake that Snow White luscious lip! INGREDIENTS: 3 Blackberries (for their bright berry color), 1 Raspberry (for its feminine pink color), 3 Pomegranate Seeds (for their vibrant red color), 1/2 teaspoon edible oil (I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil), a small Bowl + Spoon (or mortar + pestle if you have them), Fork or Sifter to drain, small 5-gram Pot/Jar with screw top from any craft store STEP 1: Mash the blackberries and raspberry in the bowl thoroughly with the back of your spoon. STEP 2: Add the pomegranate juice into the mixture by individually squeezing them between your thumb and index fingers over the bowl. STEP 3: Pour the olive oil into the bowl and stir everything together with your spoon. Related posts:

Out of the ordinary Beauty Tips that work Use toothpaste on yellow nails. This usually happens when you let nail polish stay on your nails for very long and when you’ve used cheap nail polish. Whiten them all up by rubbing toothpaste to remove the stains. You can also add a few drops of lemon for extra whitening, it’s a natural bleaching agent. Use suntan oil to treat damaged hair. Treat burns with milk. Powder Your Roots If by any chance you have no chance to jump into the shower and you need to look your best. Cure Calluses with Vaseline or petroleum jelly It’s very unsightly to see hard calluses on your feet especially when you’ve been wearing closed shoes for a long time. Spot-Treat Smudges I find cotton tips very usual for this. Super-Glue a Nail Yikes! Buff with Baking Soda I’ve laughed at that episode in Friends when Ross went to a self-tanning sauna and got disastrous results. Use Toothpaste on a Zit Use just a pea-size amount. Use Soap Without Water You know those fancy bars that are actually too pretty to use?

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