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Friday, April 11, 2014

DIY: Blemish killer stick

April 11, 2014 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today I have another beauty DIY for you.  My skin has been fairly clear until a couple of days ago when it started flaring up again (only a couple of pimples, but still).  The problem is, I've been so busy lately that I didn't have time to pamper my skin with one of my usual homemade masks.  So, I found myself constantly reaching for my tea tree oil and rubbing a drop on my blemishes.  I figured I should make a DIY treatment that is quick to make and easy to use.

The DIY blemish killer stick  is the easiest thing you can make to get rid of pimples, especially if you don't have the time to prepare a DIY mask, apply it, let it sit for 20-30 minutes, etc.  

DIY blemish killer stick

You will need:
  • 3/4 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 1-3 drops tea tree oil
  • an empty lip balm tube
Both coconut oil and tea tree oil are naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal.  These properties help with reducing  redness and puffiness and fighting bacteria.

Method:

Scoop 3/4 of a tablespoon coconut oil and melt it on a stove top burner.
Add in just a few drops of tea tree oil (no more than 3).

Mix to blend and pour into the lip balm tube.

Store the tube in the fridge so it  doesn't melt and use as needed as a homemade spot treatment.  So far this DIY blemish killer stick is working well for me!
Other natural ingredients that fight blemishes include: apple cider vinegar (ACV), baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), lemon juice, honey, green tea, witch hazel and rose water.    

Search the blog for any of the above mentioned ingredients, for more information and beauty DIY treatments. You can also search for more info on coconut oil and tea tree oil!

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Try a couple of different ingredients and discover what works best with your skin.
Do you have a special DIY acne remedy?  What seems to work best for you?  Tell me in the comment section below!



Monday, January 23, 2012

DIY: Honey and cinnamon facial mask/spot treatment

January 23, 2012 3 Comments
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.

cinnamon sticks

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.

DIY: Honey and cinnamon facial mask/spot treatment
The cinnamon powder acts as an exfoliant.

DIY: Honey and cinnamon facial mask/spot treatment

DIY: Honey and cinnamon facial mask/spot treatment
The mixture will last you for about 4 mask applications.

Tips:
  • Cinnamon can irritate the skin.  I recommend testing this mask on your inner wrist first before using it on your face. 
  •  Do not apply the mask more than once a week.

I love DIY beauty recipes (Click here to see more of them).  Do you have any DIY skin remedies that you love?

XOXO
Euphrasie85

Friday, August 26, 2011

Overnight spot treatment: Calamine lotion

August 26, 2011 30 Comments
Hello everyone!

In this post, I will talk about Calamine lotion and how it can be used as an overnight acne treatment.

Calamine lotion is a mild astringent and antiseptic.  It relieves the symptoms of mild sunburn and is commonly used for minor skin irritations (itching, pain, and discomfort).  It works by soothing and protecting the skin. The active ingredient in Calamine lotion is Zinc oxide.


Topical Zinc oxide is used to treat diaper rash, minor burns, severely chapped skin, or other minor skin irritations.  Zinc is a natural astringent that helps tighten the skin, therefore, reducing the appearance of large pores.  Astringents help dry the skin and reduce inflammation.  Zinc can also help reduce the irritation and itchiness attributed to acne.  Zinc also controls the amount of oil produced by the sebaceous glands.
Zinc oxide naturally protects the skin from sun damage.  So, when purchasing sunscreen for your face, make sure the ingredients include zinc oxide.

Application:

Wash your face (or any affected area) as usual and gently towel dry.  It is very important to shake the bottle well before using it.  Apply Calamine lotion to the affected skin, using a cotton swab.  You can apply more than one coat if you want.  Let the Calamine lotion dry and leave it on overnight.  Wash your face, as usual, the next morning.

Tips:

Do not use around the eye area.

You can use a small, clean make-up brush for easier application.


Leave your comments below.  I hope this was helpful!

XOXO
Euphrasie85