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Friday, October 20, 2017

DIY: Anti-ageing vegan mask

October 20, 2017 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

A vegan diet contributes towards a youthful appearance and lifestyle and healthy skin are definitely linked.  However, that doesn't mean that vegans don't need to use anti-ageing products.  Today I want to share the recipe for my favourite anti-ageing vegan mask with you.

If you are looking for a really effective mask that delivers immediate results, look no further!



Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp organic quinoa flour
  • 1 bag of white tea
  • 1 tbsp mashed banana
Quinoa contains vitamin A, which smooths out the skin and fade dark spots.  It also contains lysine, a key building block in the synthesis of elastin and collagen.
White tea is packed with antioxidants that will help your skin fight the aging factors.  
The mashed banana will moisturize and hydrate your tired skin, and the B vitamins will protect it against free radicals.  Additionally, bananas also contain vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, and zinc – all these are amazing for ageing skin.

Method:
  1. Mix the contents of a used tea bag with the quinoa flour. 
  2. Add the mashed banana.
  3. Combine the ingredients together and apply the mask to a clean face.
  4. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and use the mixture as a facial scrub before you wash it off.
This mask will instantly make your skin smoother and more radiant.

Do you have a favourite anti-ageing DIY recipe? 


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Friday, July 20, 2012

Baking soda beauty tips!

July 20, 2012 3 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today’s post is about my favourite multi-purpose product: baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)! 


Here are some of my favourite baking soda beauty tips

Skin care tips:
  • In the palm of your hand, mix some baking soda with your facial cleanser to make a gentle exfoliant (and make-up remover).  Read this post for more information: Scrub you face with sodium bicarbonate!
  • This can also be used for rough skin on elbows and feet.  Make a thick paste with baking soda and water (about 3:1) and scrub away.
  • Baking soda in a warm bath not only softens the skin, it may also help with body acne and eczema.

Hair tips:
  • Mix some baking soda to your shampoo to remove product buildup.
  • Remove product and oil buildup by soaking your combs and brushes in a bowl of warm water with about 3 tablespoons of baking soda.
Nail care:
  • Scrubbing your nails with a nailbrush dipped in baking soda will soften cuticles.
Oral hygiene:
  • Brush your teeth with a past of baking soda and water.  This will clean and polish/whiten your teeth!
  • Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to half a glass of water, and use it to gargle.  Baking soda neutralises the odors in your mouth (bad breath).  Benefits of this mouthwash:
·       inexpensive
·       no harsh chemicals
·       no strong taste
·       alcohol-free


Do you have any other beauty tips that include baking soda?  I’d love to know!
XOXO
Euphrasie85

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Scrub your face with sodium bicarbonate!

May 17, 2011 3 Comments
Hello everyone!

Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is one of the most versatile, money-saving products found in the average household.  It literally has hundreds of uses. But what about baking soda as a skincare product?  It exfoliates the skin and, possibly, even reduces acne.


Baking soda makes an excellent exfoliant.  Why?  Because baking soda is coarse, but not too coarse.   It's the perfect consistency for removing dead skin cells.  If applied correctly, it can also be used on sensitive skin.

How to use:

Mix a teaspoon of the powder to your facial cleanser and add a few drops of water to create a paste.  Massage gently into the skin, like you would with any other exfoliant.  Remember to always moisturise afterwards because this treatment strips the skin's natural oils!  For best results use this two times a week.




The same exfoliant can also be used as an acne treatment!

Baking soda deeply cleanses the pores, helps blemishes heal faster and also reduces redness.  To use as an acne treatment, leave the scrub on your face for a couple of minutes, then rinse clean with lukewarm water.  Use a clean towel to pat your face dry.  Tone and moisturise as usual.

Tips:

If you notice that your skin is red or irritated afterwards, it means that the scrub was too abrasive for your skin; try putting in less baking soda or more water to the mixture.

I mix the baking soda, cleanser and water directly on the palm of my hand; it saves time and it’s less messy!

I would like to know what you think about this scrub!

XOXO
Euphrasie85

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

DIY: Yummy facial scrub/mask

March 30, 2011 3 Comments
Hello everyone!

This is a recipe for an inexpensive, easy and 100% natural scrub/mask.  This scrub/mask can be used on all skin types and it’s extremely beneficial for those who suffer from acne, acne scars or dry skin.



Ingredients:

1)  Sugar - 6 tablespoons

The main ingredient for this recipe is sugar.  Sugar works as a natural exfoliate helping to break up scar tissue.  It unclogges and reduces the appearance of larger pores.  Sugar is also very moisturising.


2)  Apple cider vinegar (ACV) – 1 tablespoon

ACV gently dissolves dead skin cells.   It exfoliates the skin breaking up scar tissue (helping even indented acne scars) and it’s also a great skin detoxifier.   It also contains vitamins A, E, C, B2, B6 and P which repair skin cells for softer skin.

3)  Honey – 1 tablespoon

Honey is a natural anti-inflammatory and helps the skin retain moisture.  It reduces redness and stimulates skin cell renewal.  It also has anti-ageing benefits and is a natural skin firmer.

4) Green tea (optional – you can use water instead) – 1 tablespoon

Green tea detoxifies the skin with its antioxidant benefits.


Method:

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a glass jar.  


As you can see from the picture above; after letting it sit for awhile the sugar will settle at the bottom, so it will be necessary to stir well before using.


How to use:

  •           Apply the mixture all over your face and neck
  •           Massage the mixture and gently scrub for 2 to 5 minutes 
  •           Let it sit on your face for the next 10 minutes (if you want to use it as a mask)
  •           Rinse with warm water

Tips: 

I recommend using this scrub/mask 1-2 times a week for normal and dry skin and 2-3 times for acne-prone skin.  You will begin to see and feel the effects of the ingredients on your skin from the very first application. 


Since this sugar scrub is completely natural, it can also be used as a body scrub and a lip scrub!

XOXO
Euphrasie85