Category Archives: Skin Care

Greening Skincare

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Most of us try to go green in as many facets of our lives as we can – we use CFL light bulbs, we buy organic clothing, and we recycle. However, how often do you look at your beauty products and check how you can be greener in that aspect? Here is a list of harmful chemicals that are currently used in skincare, hair care, makeup, and fragrances. I will warn you; this list will give you pause. You will most likely find that a lot of your beauty products have these chemicals as ingredients!

High Heel Relief: Sweet Millk Foot Soak

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Tired from a long day’s work? Kick off those heels. We’ll show you how you can care for your tired, abused feet with a homemade foot soak.

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again – our feet deserve all the care and attention just like our face or hair. Tired, dry, aching or even itching feet screams some serious pampering so “listen” to what your feet tell you. If you feel like they need a break, well, chances are, they do need a break!

Soak your feet in a warm, relaxing foot soak to soothe them.

Beauty Tips for Winter

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Winter is a part of the weather. Winter weather along with indoor heating strips the skin of its natural oils and moisturizing factor-even the oiliest of skin types.

How To Make Your Own Egg Facial

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We scramble them, fry them, boil them, crack them. We love them with our bread and bacon in the mornings. Eggs not only make great breakfast food and an excellent ingredient in baked goods – they also make an excellent natural face mask!

Ok, so maybe it may seem strange to put raw eggs on your face or hair but they can do wonders for your face!

Few Natural Remedies For Sensitive Skin

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Sensitive skin reacts very quickly to both heat and cold; therefore the skin is prone to sunburns and windburns easily. The skin is usually dry, delicate and gets allergic reactions often. Skin turns red and blotchy when there is a slight change in temperature and when skin comes in contact with some detergents, cosmetics it can cause irritation. So you need to take a lot of care and should choose the right product for your skin.

Rose Body Lotion Recipe

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A nice light body lotion that keeps your skin feeling moist and supple.

Homemade Face Mask Recipes That Work

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Using a face mask is a great technique to correct many mild skin problems. Most of us experience times when our skin misbehaves just before a special event or a social gathering. A homemade face mask can offer a healthy, natural and effective alternative to a commercially made product or a salon facial.

Herbal Skin Healing Facial Mask

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(all skin types, especially good for acne prone skin)

This skin calming recipe will leave the skin feeling soft and rejuvenated. The lemon balm’s anti-bacterial properties and the mint’s natural salicylic acid aids in the healing and preventing of pimples.

Homemade Banana Honey Facial Mask

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(for dry, aging skin or acne skin types) Your skin will feel smoother, plumper, and renewed.

Making Shea Butter

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Shea Butter is highly in demand due to its incredible properties and healing effects. This butter is made from extracts collected from the Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). The word Shea is derived from “si” a name of the tree in Bamana language of Mali, which is a landlocked country in Western Africa.

Honey You’re a Natural Beauty

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Throughout the centuries, legendary beauties have used honey as part of their skin and hair care treatments. Cleopatra was famous for her milk and honey baths, and Poppea, wife of Roman Emperor Nero, used a honey and milk lotion on her face to keep her looking youthful. By the time cosmetics were beginning to be mass produced in the late 1800s, honey was a popular ingredient.

How Vitamin C Helps To Protect Your Skin

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You must have heard your parents emphasizing about a vitamin rich diet. These vitamins boost our body’s immune system and are very essential for the health of our skin. Skin care researches have shown evidence that vitamin C can help in treating skin problems like sun spots, burns, wrinkles, blemishes, age spots and even other hyper pigmentation issues. This water soluble vitamin, also known as ascorbic acid is not produced by our body and thus has to be included in our daily diet.

How to Keep Blackheads Off Your Skin

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Blackheads are the small spots that malign your flawless skin! Fortunately, with an effective skin care routine combined with the right products, you can fight the appearance of blackheads and get rid of them altogether.

Lemon Rose Hand Lotion

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Softens skin, smells lovely and will strengthen finger nails.

Chemist Forces Children to Eat Sunscreen

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My wife and I are unconventional parents. We didn’t vaccinate our children. They don’t go to public school. We don’t let them drink their weight in soda. And we make them eat their sunscreen. Before you report me to Child Protective Services, let me assure you that I’m not talking about the conventional, synthetic sun block that is loaded with poisons. I’m talking about edible sun block in the form of carotenoids.

Quick Beauty Tips

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All natural beauty tips for wrinkles, a cooling facial mask, remove buildup in the hair and how to get quick relief from a headache.

Enhance Summer Activities Naturally

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To most people, summer means fun in the sun, outdoor activities and vacations. But the flip side of summer is sunburn, overworked muscles and travel-related stress. Prepare for an active summer with a simple kit of natural aromatherapy solutions that can help protect you from summer’s hidden hazards and recover if you’ve overdone it.

Oatmeal Facial Mask Recipe

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This facial mask recipe is best for oily skin types.

Home Spa – Lime Dermabrasion Facial

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A light skin dermabrasion that exfoliates and smooths skin.

5 Beauty Secrets to Make Your Skin Healthy and Flawless

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We are all born with healthy flawless skin but few are able to keep it the same way as we age. However, healthy skin is not all bout genetics. In fact, it has more to do with how you take care of your skin and provide it with essential nutrients.

Here are 5 amazing beauty lessons that you should adopt in your daily routine and ensure that your skin stays healthy and radiant for life.

Properties of Common Herbs and Essential Oils in Skin Care

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Essential oils and herbs offer so many benefits in your skin care regime. Below are common essential oils and herbs commonly found in skin care products:

Honey & Blueberry Facial Mask

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This Antioxidant rich mask is perfect to soothe and rejuvenate the skin.

Gentle Facial Cleanser

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Bring out the natural beauty of your skin with this easy to make and gentle Facial Cleanser Recipe.

Make Lotion for Your Skin

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Years ago I found out how incredible easy it is to make lotion. It is so inexpensive and organic that I wondered why anyone would even consider spending a dime on the chemical rich lotions on the market.

Make Natural Beauty Masks

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Even though we weren’t out baking in the sun all summer long (and you weren’t, right?), our skin and hair often wind up dehydrated and dull at the end of these hot months. Make your hair shine and your skin glow with these all-natural recipes you can whip up with just a few simple, easy-to-find ingredients.

Oat and Brown Sugar Scrub

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This homemade Oat and Brown Sugar Scrub has excellent absorbent powers that works to remove oils and toxins from your skin. It stimulates the skin, revitalizes the complexion and tightens your pores.

Banana Bread Masque

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Easy facial mask recipe to make.

Sugar Sweet Beauty

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In the self-care and beauty industry, the latest craze is including sugar in skin care products. If you search the Internet you will find everything from sugar body scrubs to sugar hair removers. The prices can range from $8.00 to $35.00 for each product. How’s that for a product in which the main ingredient can cost you a no more that $3.00 for a 5 pound bag!

Carrot Top Facial Mask

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Bring out your natural beauty with this easy to make at home Carrot Facial Mask.

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Facial Clay Mask

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Facial Clay Masks are part of a complete skin care regime and should be included at least twice a week in your daily skin care regime. There are however clays, and then there are high quality, premium cosmetic/beauty clays.

Total Body Care

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Every 2 hours drink a cup of hot water with lemon juice. It flushes out built up toxins.

Bay Clay Facial Mask

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This easy to make French Clay Mask recipe has excellent absorbent powers that works to remove oils and toxins from your skin.

Banana Supreme Facial Mask

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This facial recipe is designed for dry skin.

Yogurt Walnut Scrub

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Bring out your natural beauty with our easy to make at home Walnut Scrub.

Sweet Strawberry Facial Mask

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Easy to make Sweet Strawberry Facial Mask.

Soft Skin Lotion

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Bring out the natural beauty of your skin with this easy to make Soft Skin Lotion Recipe.

Rose Skin Toner

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Tighten and tone your skin with this homemade skin toner.

Just Peachy Facial Mask

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Bring out your natural beauty with our easy to make at home Peach Facial Mask.

Honey Mocha Mint Body Polish

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A delightful scented body scrub, smells good enough to eat.

Honey and Oat Exfoliant

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A gentle homemade exfoliant scrub.

Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask

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Benefits: Pumpkin enzymes dissolve dead skin cells while the cornmeal sweeps them clean. Honey has antimicrobial properties as well as moisturizes and softens. The result is a beautiful glowing complexion. Use this mask as often as you like.

Green Honey Glow Mask

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Benefits: Beautiful glowing skin that feels youthful and tight.

24-Karat Gold Silk Body Butter

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A luxurious homemade body butter.

Beauty…Naturally

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We all want glowing, clear skin. Like most women, you’ve probably tried hundreds of skin care products to treat, cure and soothe your skin to perfection. Sometimes they work, but most of the time they end up somewhere in the back of your cabinet.

Skincare Routine for Facial Skin

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The Ayurvedic Skincare Routine for Facial Skin

Clear, healthy, lustrous skin can be yours at any age if you spend just a few minutes taking care of it everyday. A skincare routine should ideally start in the pre-teen years and be followed regularly for the best results. Also, a healthy balanced diet and an efficient digest-absorb-assimilate cycle inside your body are crucial for vital, healthy skin.

Tune Up Your Skin with Toner

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Skin toners are the next step after a facial cleansing routine. Skin toners ensure complete removal from the skin of all cleansing preparations.

5 Step At-Home Facial

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Can’t get to a spa? Try this weekly at-home facial suggested by Audra Senkus of the New York City day spas Haven and Eve:

How to Give Yourself a Basic At-Home Facial

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If you’ve ever enjoyed the luxury of a spa facial, you know it can remove years from your face. But few of us can afford the $70-80 it costs to indulge in the spa service.

Is Your Daily Cleanser Effective?

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Cleansing the skin is necessary and should be included as a mandatory part of your daily skin care regime.

Chocolate Honey Scrub

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Benefits: Increases circulation and aids in ridding body of toxins. Honey provides moisturizing effect as well as fights damaging free radicals. A perfect recipe for Valentine’s Day!