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Nature's perfect skin care product?

Hello everyone! After a long  hiatus , I'm back with another natural DIY beauty  recipe . Watermelon isn't just a sweet summer treat; it makes a great ingredient for a DIY toner  too.  Watermelon   can be used both internally and externally for its beauty benefits.  It can benefit both the skin and the whole body with its vitamins and nutrients.    Watermelon can act as an exfoliant and will cleanse and tone your skin as well.   Watermelons could just be nature's perfect skin care product. Ingredients: ½   cup watermelon 1 tablespoon witch hazel   1 tablespoon distilled water Method: Blend the watermelon in a food processor or blender ( including seeds ), until smooth. Pour the watermelon puree in a bowl, add the witch hazel and water , and mix well. Pour the mixture into a clean container with a tight-fitting lid.  Before applying the watermelon toner to your face, first test it on your inner arm .  Pull your hair away from your

The soothing properties of basil

Hello everyone! As you know, I strongly believe in using natural ingredients for DIY hair and skincare recipes .  Today’s post is about   basil ; a perfect active ingredient for acne prone skin . Basil  is known for its soothing and toning properties, and can calm down blemishes and irritated skin. Ingredients: Fresh basil leaves Boiling water   Method 1:  Toner Steep a handful of basil leaves in a cup of boiling water for 10 to 20 minutes. Remove leaves, cool the basil tea. Apply toner to your problem areas with a cotton ball. Keep the toner refrigerated and discard once it becomes cloudy.   You could also use organic basil tea. Method 2:  Facial steaming Steam your face over a bowl of hot water combined with a small handful of basil leaves, for about 10 minutes.   If your skin is very oily, squeeze half a lemon /lime into it.   Follow up with a face mask or splash cold water/toner on your face, or gently rub an ice cube

Beauty uses of rose water

Hello everyone! I recently started using rose water as a facial toner and I love it!  As I told you in a previous post, I normally use (undiluted) distilled witch hazel but lately my skin is much more sensitive so I wanted to try a milder toner.  For years, this was the only product that my mother would use on her skin and her skin is gorgeous. What is rose water? Rose water is a by-product of the production of rose oil through distillation of pure fresh rose petals.  Did you know that rose water has several beauty  uses and  benefits? Beauty uses of rose water: Rose water is a well-known for its natural anti-septic , anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Rose water can help reduce skin inflammation, lines and wrinkles .     Apply rose water to cleansed skin to reduce swollen and inflamed acne . You could also dip a cotton disk in rose water and place it on your eyelids for a soothing feeling that helps cool tired eyes. You can also combine a

The holy grail of toners!

Hello everyone! Today I want to talk to you about facial toners  and tell you about my favorite toner.  So, what is a facial toner?  A toner is an astringent liquid applied to the skin to help eliminate excess oil and bacteria that your everyday cleanser may not have removed completely. Main benefits of facial toners:   Remove dirt,  make-up  residue and impurities Remove excess oil  Refine pores and tighten pores (temporarily) Reduce the appearance of fine lines Restore natural pH balance Improve skin tone Most dermatologists say that if you   cleanse   your face regularly twice a day you don’t need to use a toner.  The dermatologist who monitored my acne when I was a teen, never suggested/prescribed any toner either.  Still, I feel that my skin needs that extra cleansing step. I tried out quite a lot of facial toners, throughout the years.   I’ve been using the same product for a few years now and I just love it !  I feel like I finally found the

Lemons for clear skin

Hello everyone! The   health benefits of lemons are countless , but did you know that they can be particularly beneficial to oily and/or acne-prone skin? What makes the lemon one of the best natural skincare ingredients? The lemon… Is rich in  vitamin C  ( one of the best skin vitamins)  Is a natural astringent Is a natural skin whitener Stimulates blood circulation Lemon juice can be used both topically and internally to achieve soft, smooth and clear skin.  Topical use: Lemons can help heal acne and acne scars.  Citric acid contained in lemon juice exfoliates the skin, which is essential to accelerate the healing of acne. It also acts as an astringent and dries the pimples.  Also, being a natural whitener, lemon juice reduces the redness of pimples naturally. You can dilute the lemon juice with water and use it as a skin toner .  I suggest adding pure lemon juice to a wet cotton ball.  If you have sensitive skin and think that diluted lemon

DIY toner?!

Hello everyone! For gorgeous skin, head to the kitchen and grab some apple cider vinegar ! Apple cider vinegar promotes blood circulation.  It is also a natural antiseptic, preventing infection.  When used as a toner, it reduces the swelling that comes with acne and helps dry the affected area.   Apple cider vinegar acne treatments work because ACV is rich in alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA). It can dissolve excessive fatty deposits at the surface of the skin and reduce scaly or peeling conditions . Cider vinegar, being applied as a toner after cleansing, regulates the pH of the skin (which is also acidic at pH 5.5) as cleansers are usually alkaline. ACV also improves hyperpigmentation. To make the toner you will need:           A  small amber glass bottle.  (I use an empty witch hazel bottle.)            Apple cider vinegar ( unfiltered)            Cooled green tea (any brand)/distilled water Green tea contains a cocktail of potent antioxida