Beauty DIY: My Homemade Anti-Shine Mask | ElleandBlair.com Hello beauties! As some of you may know from my beauty videos , my skin type is oily and it tends to get shiny throughout the day if I’m out and about at meetings or running errands. I like to have oil blotting papers and a setting powder on hand if I’m looking shiny…I use the papers first then the powder so that my makeup doesn’t start to look cakey. But every so often, I find that giving myself a little DIY face mask can actually work wonders and make my skin look less oily and stay less oily for as long as a couple weeks after I’ve used it. My tried and true anti-shine face mask is super simple—you probably already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen! You will need: 1 grapefruit 1 lemon Uncooked oatmeal A knife A small bowl for mixing Instructions: Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice of one half of the lemon into your small bowl. Will you guys try this mask? Let me know your tips and tricks in the comments below so I can try them out too! xoxo Blair
DIY Citrus Salt Scrub It’s that time of year. Where you need all the exfoliation you can get! Everyone wants fabulous beach-ready skin! What you will need: 1 cup sea salt 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or olive, almond or coconut oil) 1/2 tsp lemon juice (or zest) 1/2 tsp orange zest (not necessary) photo credit: via First mix the oil and sea salt together. How to exfoliate: Clean body as normal in shower. Now I’m ready for the beach. # kristanlynn xoxo *Like what you see? Previous pinner said: A few months ago I stopped using facewash. I use a scrub of baking soda and coconut oil every few days. On the days in between, just coconut oil. I use tiny amounts - a pinch of soda, and a bit of coconut oil the size of a pencil era Want to find a face wash that really works? One that doesn’t irritate your skin, leave it worse off than when you started, and doesn’t break your bank? It may seem like a bizarre combination, but a concoction of baking soda and coconut oil creates a natural face wash which is gentle enough not to irritate break-out-prone skin, but potent enough to wash away any impurities which will really cleanse your skin and let it breathe. It’s important to find a good pH balance in your skin, so that it doesn’t become a breeding ground for bacteria and you don’t come out with a break out of spots, dry or oily skin. Over the last decade the natural and organic movement has really taken off, as consumers are becoming more and more concerned with which artificial and harmful products they are putting on their skin. This remedy is perfect if you want a cheap yet cheerful solution, and best of all you know exactly which natural ingredients are going in to it! Try this for a few weeks and see the results!
Mommy Medicine: Treating sore, cracked and stinky feet SALT LAKE CITY — The world of health and medicine can be confusing to many parents. But Nurse Suzy is here to help clarify some of the issues that are important to you and your family. This week's question: Do you have any easy suggestions for cracked heels? Answer: Because of the footwear we use, it is very easy to get cracked heels during the summer months. I have an easy suggestion to treat these conditions, but first a word of caution: If you have diabetes, you need to be extra careful when it comes to the health of your feet. Treating cracked heels and blackened feet An easy six-step solution: Put shaving cream on your feet.In a bucket or sink, combine equal parts warm water and Listerine.Soak a small hand towel in the solution of water and Listerine.While the shaving cream is still on your feet wrap the wet hand towel around your feet and let it sit for 30 minutes.After 30 minutes, use the towel to rub your feet. still wet or damp (this can cause bacteria growth and infection).
Blossom Everyday Bath bomb recipe Here is a Friday Flashback about making bath bombs. Bath bombs make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift when packaged to look like a bomb along with a tag that says, “You’re the ‘bomb’!” They would also make cute teacher appreciation gifts! How to make foaming bath bombs Supplies: 2 Cups Baking Soda 1 Cup Citric Acid 4 teaspoons massage oil ( or 2 teaspoons essential oil and 2 teaspoons olive oil) Spray bottle with water mold (60 mm 2 part plastic ball) (I am also thinking the bottoms of two large Easter eggs could be used) This amount only made 5 bath bombs. Mix baking soda and citric acid in large mixing bowl. Add in 4 teaspoons of scented massage oil (or other combination of skin safe essential oil for scent and another oil for moisturizing the skin). This next step can be a bit tricky because you don’t want your bath bomb to start fizzing. You will continue spraying until the mixture will clump in your hand when squeezed. Fill one half of your mold. Gently remove the ball from mold. Enjoy!
Make my Week #23 - sweatshirt restyle like my new mustard blazer? here is what it used to look like: an XL men's sweatshirt (who had the good fortune of being a delightful colour!) gather here, snip there... surprisingly it worked, is comfy, and i have worn it lots! How to Remove Cellulite with Dry Brushing – 5 Tips to Use this Technique to Your Advantage The skin is the largest organ of your body that is in charge of almost one fourth of your body’s detoxification process daily. It eradicates more than a pound of waste acids daily in a person, the majority of it by way of the sweat glands. he skin is also established as your third kidney because it accepts 1/3 of the whole blood distributed in your body. It is also the very last to accept nutrients in your body, but it is also the first one to illustrate indications of inequity or inadequacy. This is the reason behind why cellulite may form. Techniques such as dry brushing will help remove cellulite. Learn how this works. Remove Cellulite with Dry Brushing Tip #1: Define what dry brushing is. The dry brushing procedure takes care of the detoxification of your skin. Tip #1: Choose your brush. Make sure to use a smooth natural fiber brush that has an elongated handle to be able to get through to the entire parts of your body. Tip #2: Do it with a waterless body. Tip #4: Do it once a day.
Natural Facials 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.
Baking Soda and Orange Juice Face Mask for Blackheads | Beauty Bets June 11, 2012 It’s been almost three years since I first blogged about this DIY face mask, courtesy of now-Martha Stewart Wedding accessories editor Melissa Colgan. To this day it remains our most-visited and most-pinned post. There’s a lot to love about a treatment that calls for just two ingredients, costs less than 50 cents to make, and banishes oil and blackheads in 20 minutes. The baking soda exfoliates and fights acne while the acid in the orange juice tightens pores and the Vitamin C brightens (you can use a different type of citrus juice but you won’t get quite the same effect). Use 1-2 times/week depending on skin’s sensitivity. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The mask will tingle and itch a little so it’s good too have a distraction—paint your nails, watch TV, but whatever you do, don’t talk.
Beauty DIY: Lovely Winter Luxuries | ElleandBlair.com There are few things more luxurious in this world than pampering your skin and body with beautifying spa treatments. I am a huge believer in anything indulgent when it comes to beauty . But throughout the years, I’ve come to realize that making my favorite little luxuries is something I can do in the comfort of my own home—and for a reasonable price too. To get you looking polished and pretty for the holiday season, I’ve rounded up three of my favorite DIY spa treatments to share with you guys. Body Scrub A homemade body scrub is a great way to pamper yourself when you’re craving a personal spa day. · Super Sweet Sugar Scrub 1 cup brown sugar ½ cup mashed avocado (optional) 1 cup of olive oil · "Wake you up!" · Yummy Chocolate Body Scrub ½ cup white sugar ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup canola oil ¼ cup Cocoa · Ocean Beauty Sea Salt Scrub ½ cup sea salt ½ cup of olive oil 5 drops of an essential oil in your favorite scent. For all of these scrub recipes, the instructions are the same... Lip Scrub
Skin Brightening Toner I love everything skin and especially when it comes to making and trying new skin care recipes. A few weeks ago (after giving up with the toner I was currently using) tried a new toner recipe and since then have been, dare I say, in love with it. Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Lemon juice 1 Cup Water 2/3 Cup Witch hazel (can purchase at any drug store) Plastic bottle or jar Facial toner recipe for those with normal to dry skin. *For oily skin add 2 Tablespoons Alcohol* STEP ONE: Mix ingredients in a bottle or jar. STEP TWO: Cleanse skin with facial cleanser and rinse. STEP THREE: Apply toner with a cotton pad, sweep upward and outward over entire face and neck. STEP FOUR: Apply moisturizer. Benefits: Witch Hazel: Tightens pores and reduces inflammation. Lemon Juice: Reduce blemishes and lightens skin. Use facial toner both morning and night for a deeper cleanse, smaller pores and bright, radiant skin! *If you have any questions about toner or other skin care needs, please feel free to ask :)
Natural Beauty Tips and Tricks: The Dreaded "S" Word... It has long been a rumor that women who develop stretch marks either have to spend a great deal of money on products or procedures to reduce the appearance of their stretch marks or just live with the unattractive scars. Well the good news is there is a way that you can reduce or completely eliminate your stretch marks and you will see it today! So, hold on and here we go. If you are anything like me, I dreaded them- and for good reasons! So, immediately after I found out I had some working on me, I set out to find out the truth about stretch marks and what I could do to avoid them. Well, one thing I also found is the famous saying "prevention is the best medicine" proves to be the best cure to fight the appearance of stretch marks, that if I was consistent and used the right combinations, it would give me the best fighting chance against stretch marks. Before getting down to making this magical mixture let's look into a couple of things first: Why do we get these bothersome lines? 1. 2.