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DIY: Cranberry face mask

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Hello everyone! When you think cranberries , you probably think of cranberry sauce side dishes.   But, what you should be thinking about is skincare!   Rich in antioxidants  and vitamin C , cranberries are considered a  superfood .  Cranberries are also great when applied topically to help ward off wrinkles , reduce redness and prevent signs of skin damage . To bring the benefits of cranberries to your skin, whip up this easy anti-ageing facial mask.  Here's the recipe... Ingredients: 5 cranberries 1 tsp raw honey 3 drops apple cider vinegar a dash of freshly ground cinnamon 4 drops of  Aloe juice Method: Blend the cranberries to a pulp.  Mix in all other ingredients thoroughly.  Apply to face and leave on for 15 minutes.  Rinse thoroughly.  I hope you are enjoying the autumn-inspired DIY beauty recipes I've been posting. 

DIY: Honey and fruit mask

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Hello everyone! Today I want to share another  autumn-inspired DIY beauty recipe  with you - a honey and fruit face mask.   This face mask nourishes and revitalises dry and tired skin.  It brightens the complexion and I highly recommend it as an anti-ageing  treatment.  Here's the recipe! Ingredients: 2 tbsp honey - Honey is a natural humectant and anti-inflammatory.  1/2 skinned pear - Pear is rich in vitamin C and vitamin K; well known anti- ageing  vitamins. 1/2 skinned apple - Apple smooths the skin and refines the pores.  Method: Chop the pear and apple pieces in a food processor.  Add honey and refrigerate for 10 minutes.  Apply on cleansed face and neck for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water. This mask is gentle but very effective.  You can see results immediately after you wash it off.  If you want to try out more  beauty recipes , click  here ! Similar posts: DIY: Pumpkin cinnamon body scrub DIY: Pumpkin facial mask DIY: Honey

DIY: Micro-dermabrasion paste

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Hello everyone! I've been using baking soda to exfoliate my skin for years, in fact,¬† Scrub your face with sodium bicarbonate! ¬† was one of my first blog posts back in May 2011! ¬†Today I want to give you a simple DIY recipe for homemade microdermabrasion using baking soda. ¬†Let's get started! Ingredients: 1 tsp baking soda - R ead more:¬† Baking soda beauty tips! ¬Ĺ tsp of raw honey - Read more:¬† The amazing beauty benefits of honey rosewater -¬† Read more: ¬† Beauty uses of rose water 1 drop tea tree essential oil - (anti-bacterial, prevents breakouts, and soothes irritation) Method: Mix baking soda and raw honey in a small container (or you can use coconut oil instead). ¬†Combine to form a paste-like consistency and add one drop of tea tree oil . How to use: Wash your face with warm (not hot) water to open up the pores. Apply the mixture to your face and neck. ¬† Use¬† your ¬†fingertips to¬† massage ¬†gently but firmly in a¬† circular motion. ¬† Do this for 3 to

Acne update | DIY: Honey and Aloe vera mask

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Hello everyone! Recently my acne has been flaring up again, which is very strange considering that I've been on a 100% dairy-free diet for a few months.   [  Can food allergies cause acne?  ]   I haven't consumed dairy products in years, other than milk chocolate and mozzarella on my pizza, which I now removed from my diet.   If you want to know more about dairy-free diet, check out   Go Dairy Free and   Got the facts on Milk? (The Milk Documentary) .  Anyway, to heal my acne as fast as possible, my go-to DIY is a honey and Aloe vera mask .   This is a  really  simple   face   mask  recipe; check it out!       Ingredients: 1 teaspoon  organic raw  honey 1/2 teaspoon pure, cold-pressed organic Aloe vera gel Method: Stir the honey and Aloe vera together and apply over your face.   Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse off.    I n my experience, the Aloe vera gel   prevents the honey from melting and dripping   all over your clothes.   Aloe so

The amazing beauty benefits of honey

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Hello everyone! Today's post is dedicated to the sweetest skin-loving ingredient, and one of my personal  favourites ; honey ! Honey does not only have numerous health benefits , it has also been used for centuries as a natural beauty product . Honey is...   Naturally   antibacterial , so it's great for   acne   treatment and prevention. Full of   antioxidants , it is great for slowing down   ageing . Extremely   moisturising   and soothing. Check out these blog posts to learn more/view additional   DIY beauty recipes using  honey : DIY: Honey facial DIY: Milk and honey hair mask DIY: Yummy facial scrub/mask DIY: Greek yoghurt, oatmeal and honey facial mask Tip:  Always use   pure   raw honey . And for more recipes, check out this i nfographic by   Beauty Secrets Revealed:   12 amazing beauty benefits of honey . From Visually . Is raw honey part of your beauty regime?   Similar post: Coconut craze

DIY: Milk and honey hair mask

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As I told you in my previous blog post ,   I'm  currently testing out some DIY natural hair masks.  Today I am going to share a recipe for a nourishing hair mask , ideal for restoring damaged hair .   This hair mask is 100% natural! Ingredients :   4 tablespoons of pure honey a small cup of fresh milk a small cup of yoghurt/Greek yoghurt The benefits of milk for your hair: The proteins and lipids in milk strengthen hair , whereas the calcium promotes hair growth and helps prevent hair loss.  Furthermore, milk contains other nutrients like vitamins A , B6 , biotin and potassium , which work to keep hair soft and shiny . The benefits of honey for your hair: Honey is an all natural substance that benefits your skin and hair.  It adds moisture to the hair and makes the hair more manageable .   Method: Mix fresh milk and yoghurt in a bowl. Pour the pure honey into the mixture and blend well. Let the mixture sit in the refrigerat

DIY: Honey and cinnamon facial mask/spot treatment

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Hello everyone! Today I want to share the latest DIY facial mask I’ve been trying out.   It’s the honey and cinnamon mask. As you may know, honey has countless virtues .  Check this previous post:  Honey face , for more information.  Cinnamon, also, contains powerful antioxidants and it has been used for thousands of years as an antiseptic , astringent and antifungal , amongst other uses.  The combination of these two powerful ingredients helps to kill the bacteria that cause pimples . This mask also helps to fade scars ! Method: Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat your face dry.   Mix 3 tbsp. of honey with 1 tbsp. of cinnamon and apply a thin layer to the face as a mask and leave on for about 20 minutes.     Or  dab  a small amount   on blemishes and leave on overnight. Rinse with warm water.   Apply toner and moisturiser . The cinnamon powder acts as an exfoliant. The mixture will last you for about 4 mask applications.

Honey face

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Hello everyone! It is renowned that honey has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and it has been used as a treatment for wounds and other skin problems for thousands of years. In fact, honey is one of the most common home remedies for acne and acne scars .  It's cheap and 100% natural.  It's also incredibly easy to use.   Honey is very moisturising .  This makes the honey mask ideal for people with dry skin .  If you have oily or combination skin, you can add a few drops of lemon juice to your honey mask.  Lemon juice is also good for treating acne scars, (read Lemons for clear skin for more information) but unlike honey, it may dry your skin.   A teaspoon of honey is enough to cover your entire face.  Apply a thin layer and keep the honey mask on for at least 30 minutes.  If you are patient enough, leave it on for one hour, for optimum results.  The mask will not harden or dry.  Wash the mask off with lukewarm water.  Pad your face dry with

DIY: Greek yoghurt, oatmeal and honey facial mask

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Hello everyone! Greek yoghurt is a nourishing food that provides minerals such as Calcium and Zinc for strong bones, teeth and the immune system.  Besides, as you probably already know, yoghurt is also  beneficial  when applied topically to the skin.  Yoghurt has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, making it ideal for acne-prone skin.  It is also rich in Zinc which, as I told you in previous posts, aids in the healing of acne.   Yoghurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which helps exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells and smoothing out fine lines.  It also helps to smooth rough, dry skin and even skin tone.  This makes it an excellent treatment for age spots and hyperpigmentation.  Yoghurt also helps unclog pores.   Here’s an easy recipe for a hydrating and exfoliating DIY Greek yoghurt, oatmeal and honey facial mask : Ingredients:  1 tablespoon of plain full-fat Greek yoghurt 1 tablespoon ground oatmeal   ( exfoliating)

DIY: Pumpkin facial mask

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Hello everyone! Did you know that pumpkins are not just used for jack-o-lanterns and Thanksgiving pies? Pumpkin makes an excellent facial mask ingredient, for all skin types; it‚Äôs incredibly rich in vital antioxidants and vitamins . ¬† Pumpkin is high in vitamin A , vitamin C and Zinc . So, here is a simple recipe for a nourishing, pumpkin facial mask: Ingredients: ¬† ¬ľ cup of cooked or canned pumpkin ¬† ¬†¬† ¬Ĺ ¬†teaspoons honey ( moisturises the skin and provides antiseptic properties) ¬†¬† ¬ľ ¬†teaspoons milk ¬†(moisturises and exfoliates) Optional: For very dry skin : Add ¬ľ teaspoon heavy whipping cream ( moisturises and exfoliates ). For oily skin : Add a ¬ľ teaspoon of apple cider (astringent and regulates pH) or cranberry juice (high in antioxidants). Method: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and use a hand blender to get the right¬†consistency ( pur√©e ) Apply liberally to face and neck ¬† Leave for 15 ‚Äď 20 minutes ¬† Rinse off with warm water