Smooth Finish DIY Organic Foundation With Sunscreen Do you realize how important health is from the inside out AND the outside in? Scratch Mommy Skincare has got you covered! Check out my 100% organic body butters, lotions, lip lotions, sunscreens, bug solutions, and more HERE. Thanks for visiting! 3.25.14 UPDATE: Due to reader and customer demand, I have posted pictures of this foundation being applied. Be sure to look at the end of this post for the link!!! I know that you are probably on a journey to rid your home of toxic products. Awesome. I have played around with this product for quite some time now. I was never happy with the end product. Finally, I believe that I have created the most perfect, healthy, non-toxic, organic, effective smooth finish face foundation. …AND, it contains sunscreen!!! Dark & Medium Colors Since you are likely a lot like me in your green-living ways, you have probably dabbled in skincare products yourself: lotion, salve, deodorant, etc. I hadn’t looked at the ingredients until recently. Ingredients: Tools:
5 Ways to Naturally Even Out Skin Tone Melasma is the term often used for hyperpigmentation of the skin. People from all ethnic backgrounds can suffer from melasma during different times of their lives and for different reasons. Ultraviolet exposure, inflammation, hormonal changes, drugs, acne, skin diseases and a genetic predisposition can all cause an increase in the melanin in the skin, causing dark pigmented blotches on the skin. Freckles and brown spots can appear anywhere on the body, and mostly on women but 10 percent of men can suffer from melasma, as well. Using a high SPF sunblock that contains vitamin C and E is your first line of defense in treating your melasma, and getting the bright, even skin you desire. Chamomile has been found to be effective in preventing the formation of brown spots caused by the sun and would be an effective ingredient to look for, as well. Turmeric is an ayurvedic remedy for beautiful, clear skin. Brightening Turmeric Face Scrub Mix in a bowl to create a paste for gently scrubbing.
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Homemade Facial Masks Recipes for All Types of Faces I've tried to mark the facial mask recipes with the type of skin it is for, I hope this will help you decide which ones to make. Be sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients before using the homemade facial masks you have created. You can test out a face mask by using it as directed on the back of your ear first. One of the best reasons to make your own facial masks is because you can normally find the ingredients right in your home - or at a quick trip to your grocery store. Please remember that not all facial masks recipes are for every skin type.
List of Interactive Quizzes The quizzes with a magenta marble are also listed within the section or digital handout to which they apply. The twenty-one quizzes with a green marble and designated "Practice" have been adapted from the instructor's manual and other ancillary materials accompanying Sentence Sense: A Writer's Guide. They are duplicated here with permission of the author, Evelyn Farbman, and the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Inc. The seventeen quizzes with a gold marble were written by the English faculty at an estimable midwestern university and are used here with the permission of that department. The ten quizzes with a red marble were prepared by students in Professor Karyn Hollis's Tutor Training course at Villanova University. Clicking on the NUMBER immediately before the quiz's name will take you to the section of the Guide pertaining to the grammatical issue(s) addressed in that quiz. Clicking on the Guide's logo at the top of a quiz-page will bring you back to this page.
Natural Skin Care Recipes For All Of Your Skin's Needs! Natural Skin Care Recipes Making your own natural skin care recipes is not only fun, but it allows you to have full control over everything you put on your skin. You can prepare these recipes ahead of time for your regular skin care routine, or just as a special treat for your skin every so often. A fun idea is getting a group of friends together and having each person bring one of the homemade skin treatments of their choice. That way everybody gets to try a variety of different recipes and also have a relaxing, luxurious evening. Not to mention everyone goes home with pampered and rejuvenated skin! Regardless if you use these natural skin care recipes every day or once a month your skin will love you for it and you will love you skin! To go straight to recipes, links are provided to the right or at the bottom of this page. If you have never made your own skin treatments before read through the following helpful information. Chances are you probably already have most of these items.
How Long It Takes to Form a New Habit by Maria Popova Why magic numbers always require a grain of empirical salt. “We are what we repeatedly do,” Aristotle proclaimed. “Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state,” William James wrote. When he became interested in how long it takes for us to form or change a habit, psychologist Jeremy Dean found himself bombarded with the same magic answer from popular psychology websites and advice columns: 21 days. In a study carried out at University College London, 96 participants were asked to choose an everyday behavior that they wanted to turn into a habit. This notion of acting without thinking — known in science as “automaticity” — turns out, perhaps unsurprisingly, to be a central driver of habits. The simple answer is that, on average, across the participants who provided enough data, it took 66 days until a habit was formed. Donating = Loving Share on Tumblr
Healthy Skin (TIP: To return to this shortcut list, click the Back button on your browser.) What is skin needling and dermarolling? Why skin needling and dermarolling can be effective An overview of the needling/dermarolling healing process over a 12-month period Needling depths matter The advantages of skin needling and dermarolling How to needle and dermaroll safely […] What it does: Calms down inflammation. These days, copper peptides are found in many wrinkle creams. What it does: Potentially cure melasma for some. The use of milk in skincare goes as far back as the great pyramids of Egypt, when Cleopatra used to immerse in milk to keep her skin soft and feeling smooth. What it does: The high acid content in apple cider vinegar makes it an excellent skin exfoliator. TIP: To return to this shortcut list, click the Back button on your browser. What it does: Moisturizes sensitive skin. What it does: Natural skin moisturizer.
The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth by Maria Popova “When you want to get good at something, how you spend your time practicing is far more important than the amount of time you spend.” “Any sequence of mental action which has been frequently repeated tends to perpetuate itself,” William James wrote in his influential meditation on habit, ”so that we find ourselves automatically prompted to think, feel, or do what we have been before accustomed to think, feel, or do, under like circumstances.” In the 1960s, psychologists identified three stages that we pass through in the acquisition of new skills. And so we get to the so-called “OK Plateau” — the point at which our autopilot of expertise confines us to a sort of comfort zone, where we perform the task in question in efficient enough a way that we cease caring for improvement. Color restoration of archival Einstein photograph by Mads Madsen The challenge, of course, is that we can’t get better on autopilot. The Mozart family on tour: Leopold, Wolfgang, and Nannerl.
21 All-natural DIY Beauty Products You’ll Love … To me there’s nothing better than DIY beauty products, especially when they’re all natural! I love making my own beauty products and treatments because they’re fun, cheap, good for you and good for the earth. Try out some of these all-natural beauty products and treatments the next time you’re spending the night in with girlfriends or just want some rainy day primping activities! Cut back on water and unnecessary toxins with this simple DIY beauty product!
Why We Stay In Crappy Situations (And How To Get Out Of Them) Change sucks. That’s why we stay in bad relationships, eat at the same restaurants, and take the same path to work every day. Humans like comfort, even when that comfort is uncomfortable. We’re creatures of habit, and breaking habits causes everything from anxiety, to depression, to eating a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. For example, I spent nine years in a relationship when I should have left after five. But, as we all know, change doesn’t happen overnight. Sure, we have growth spurts brought on by moments of clarity and the desire to stop playing small. Often, we grow in waves, a cycle known as evolutionary catharsis. So how does this work? Right before we have a growth spurt, many of us have a temporary feeling of discomfort. 1. Some hallmarks of this technique include: yelling compulsive behaviors sickness 2. Features of this trait include: depression withdrawal loss of appetite 3. Distractions can take many forms, including: any form of addiction dissociation watching a lot of television
The Secret to All-Natural Beauty Is in Your Kitchen - Beauty Style Consider this food for thought: Great skin is as much about what you put in your body as what you put on it. But what if the same food you put in your body for healthy hair and skin could do the same good on your outside too? Celebrity makeup artist Shalini Vadhera says if you want to get gorgeous, hit the fridge. Inspired by her global travels, the founder of Global Goddess Beauty shares her top 4 all-natural beauty secrets from women around the globe. Go bananas for healthy hairIf your hair is starting to show signs of damage from heat styling or color treatments, try this Hawaiian secret for super-shiny tresses: Use a fork to mash one banana in a bowl, then slather the mixture from root to tip. Smooth skin with this sweetenerTake a cue from fresh-faced Polish women, who apply honey on their faces as an intensive moisturizer. Go with garlic for stronger nailsAdd chopped garlic to a bottle of clear nail polish.
The Backfire Effect: The Psychology of Why We Have a Hard Time Changing Our Minds by Maria Popova How the disconnect between information and insight explains our dangerous self-righteousness. “Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind,” I wrote in reflecting on the 7 most important things I learned in 7 years of Brain Pickings. It’s a conundrum most of us grapple with — on the one hand, the awareness that personal growth means transcending our smaller selves as we reach for a more dimensional, intelligent, and enlightened understanding of the world, and on the other hand, the excruciating growing pains of evolving or completely abandoning our former, more inferior beliefs as we integrate new knowledge and insight into our comprehension of how life works. That discomfort, in fact, can be so intolerable that we often go to great lengths to disguise or deny our changing beliefs by paying less attention to information that contradicts our present convictions and more to that which confirms them. So where does this leave us? Donating = Loving