Category Archives: Skin Care
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All natural beauty tips for wrinkles, a cooling facial mask, remove buildup in the hair and how to get quick relief from a headache.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This easy to make French Clay Mask recipe has excellent absorbent powers that works to remove oils and toxins from your skin.
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.
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.
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.
Skin toners are the next step after a facial cleansing routine. Skin toners ensure complete removal from the skin of all cleansing preparations.
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:
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.
Cleansing the skin is necessary and should be included as a mandatory part of your daily skin care regime.