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Friday, November 12, 2021

DIY: Anti-ageing serum

November 12, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


I am 36 years old and, I know that you cannot get completely rid of wrinkles, fine lines, and other ageing signs. However, you can slow the process down and make your skin look youthful. In this post, I want to share a homemade anti-ageing serum that will help reduce the signs of ageing


Ingredients: 

  • 4 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 3 capsules vitamin E 
  • 2 tbsp rose water
  • 5 drops lavender or rosehip essential oil (optional)
  • 1 tbsp glycerin


The essential oil is optional because some people with sensitive skin avoid using them on their faces.


Method:

  1. Place the aloe vera gel in a bowl. 
  2. Add vitamin E capsules. 
  3. Add rose water and mix well. 
  4. Add glycerin and mix again. 
  5. Lastly, add 5 drops of essential oil. 
  6. Store this anti-ageing serum in a clean, airtight container. 

This anti-ageing serum has incredible benefits for your skin as it is made with all-natural ingredients. Keep reading.

anti-ageing serum

About the ingredients:


Aloe vera works as an anti-ageing agent. It has Beta Carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E that keep your skin soft and smooth.


Vitamin E has antioxidants that are good for your skin. It keeps your skin healthy and soft. 


Rosewater not only cleans your skin but also hydrates it. 


Glycerin moisturises your skin and keeps dryness at bay.


Lavender and rosehip essential oils help in reducing the appearance of ageing.


When to use:

The best time to use this DIY serum is before you go to bed. Wash your face then, take 2-3 drops of serum and massage it all over your face and neck. 


If you want to slow down the ageing process:

  • avoiding smoking
  • avoiding spending too much time in the sun
  • staying hydrated
  • eating foods that are rich in antioxidants such as; blueberries, raspberries, apples, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, eggplant, and legumes like red kidney beans or black beans

Talk to you soon!






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Friday, March 30, 2018

The beauty benefits of rosehip oil

March 30, 2018 7 Comments
Hello everyone!

What do the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Miranda Kerr all have in common?  Well, supposedly they use rosehip oil to keep their skin smooth.

Rosehip oil (or rosehip seed oil) has been recently dubbed a "miracle skincare oil".  Rosehip oil, derived from the rosehip (the fruit left on the stem after the petals have fallen off), is a natural source of essential fatty acids, including omega 3, 6 and 9, as well as a rich source of vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A and B-carotene.  This superfine oil is absorbed easily into the skin and won’t leave behind any oily residue.

So what are the benefits of using rosehip oil?  
  • It quickly absorbs into the skin, proving moisture.
  • It can heal scarring caused by acne.
  • It can help reverse sun damage.
  • It can provide a protective barrier on the skin, preventing further moisture loss.
  • It can help fade pigmentation and even out skin tone.
  • It can help heal skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dry, itchy skin.
  • It can reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

The beauty benefits of rosehip oil


How to use:

Rosehip oil is extremely easy to use.  
  1. Wash your face.
  2. Apply 2-3 drops of rosehip oil to your face.
  3. Gently massage into your skin until it’s fully absorbed.
  4. Use morning and night.

If you’re using it to correct problematic skin conditions, you’ll see a noticeable improvement after two to three weeks.

Check out this infographic...
The beauty benefits of rosehip oil

Like many other natural beauty treatments out there, rosehip oil may not work for everyone, but it certainly is worth trying.

If you have ever used rosehip oil on your face, share your experience in the comments section below.  Don't forget to share this post with your friends!

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

DIY: Acne fighting mask

March 24, 2018 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Yesterday I posted a recipe for a DIY acne-fighting gel and today I want to share another acne-fighting beauty recipe with you.  For this DIY you will need two key ingredients; a lemon and a tomato.  

DIY: Acne fighting mask

Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp oatmeal (optional)

Lemons are full of AHA’s and BHA’s which remove dead skin cells, fight acne, minimize pores and brighten skin.  Back in November of 2011, I posted an article titled: Lemons for clear skin; in which I wrote about the countless benefits of lemons.  Make sure you read it for more information.  
Tomatoes have cooling and astringent properties.  They’re also rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin A.  Their acidity helps tame excessive oil production too.
Oatmeal helps reduce itching and inflammation and can be used to calm acne, eczema and heal psoriasis.
Method:
  1. Mash the peeled tomato in a bowl. 
  2. Add the lemon juice (and oatmeal) and mix everything together. 
  3. Apply to clean face and leave on for 15-20 minutes. 
  4. Rinse and follow with your favourite toner and moisturiser.

Tip: If you have dry skin add half a teaspoon of coconut oil to this mask.

What’s your favourite vegan DIY beauty recipe?
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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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Sunday, November 06, 2016

DIY: Orange zest body scrub

November 06, 2016 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today I'm back with another DIY beauty recipe.  There is nothing easier, or cheaper, then making your own DIY scrubs.  I’ve tried quite a few and this orange zest one is my new favourite!

Here's the recipe...



Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
  • 1/8 cup sea salt
  • 3 drops orange essential oil
  • Orange zest

Almond oil is light in texture, and can easily penetrate deep into the skin, softening and removing the dirt and debris accumulated in the skin pores.  This prevents blackheads and acne.  The Vitamin A content in the oil may even help reduce acne flare-ups.

Orange essential oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes it an ideal ingredient in your skin routine.  However, this oil isn't just for acne-prone skin.  It's been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for anti-ageing.

Method:
  1. Mix the sugar and salt.
  2. Slowly combine the almond oil.
  3. Add the essential oil and then grate your orange peel over bowl until you feel there is enough zest.
  4. Mix all together and store in container.
  5. Use as needed all over your body.
  6. Rinse and towel dry.

Do you make your own scrubs?  Let me know in the comment section below!

Saturday, October 08, 2016

DIY: Cranberry face mask

October 08, 2016 1 Comments
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...

DIY: Cranberry face mask

Ingredients:

Method:
  1. Blend the cranberries to a pulp. 
  2. Mix in all other ingredients thoroughly. 
  3. Apply to face and leave on for 15 minutes. 
  4. Rinse thoroughly. 

I hope you are enjoying the autumn-inspired DIY beauty recipes I've been posting. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

DIY: Honey and fruit mask

September 29, 2016 3 Comments
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!

DIY: Honey and fruit mask

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:
  1. Chop the pear and apple pieces in a food processor. 
  2. Add honey and refrigerate for 10 minutes. 
  3. Apply on cleansed face and neck for 20-30 minutes.
  4. 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!

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Monday, September 26, 2016

DIY: Pumpkin cinnamon body scrub

September 26, 2016 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Autumn is finally here!  I LOVE Autumn - It's my second favourite time of the year (after Christmas). I love the weather, vegan hot chocolate, cosy sweaters, and of course, Halloween. Autumn is also the season of pumpkin everything! Pumpkin is packed with alpha-hydroxy acids that help with cell turnover and rapid exfoliation. This makes it the perfect ingredient for a DIY scrub. Here's the recipe! 

DIY: Pumpkin cinnamon body scrub

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba, almond or olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
Method:

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. 
Apply to dry skin - Take a warm bath, towel dry, scrub, and then rinse off.

This scrub is perfect to brighten skin and get rid of any rough areas on the body. If you love pumpkin and cinnamon, check out the similar posts linked below!


What's your favourite time of the year?


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Monday, September 07, 2015

Cucumber for healthy skin

September 07, 2015 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

You’ve probably seen people relaxing with cucumber slices over their eyes.  Well, this is done because cucumber can help heal various skin problems.  Cucumbers, are full of antioxidants and vitamins, and have properties that soothe and soften the skin.  


For an easy do-it-yourself skin treatment, just reach into your refrigerator and pull out a cucumber.  Cucumbers can be used to:

  1. Fade dark circles
  2. Reduce puffy eyes
  3. Fade freckles
  4. Improve complexion
  5. Treat a sunburn
  6. Tighten open pores
  7. Banish cellulite
Check out the beauty recipes in infographic below!

7 Wonderful Benefits Of Cucumber For Healthy Skin


Eating cucumbers is also associated with a healthy complexion in general. 

If you do try any of these DIY treatments, let me know how they work for you!






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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Premier Dead Sea Eye Duet Kit Review

June 11, 2014 1 Comments
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Hello everyone!

I recently had the opportunity to try two amazing luxury skincare products from Dead Sea Premier Cosmetics Laboratories Ltd.

Dead Sea Premier Cosmetics Laboratories is an Israeli cosmetics and skincare company that manufactures its products using mineral components extracted from the Dead Sea.  It was founded in 1990 and is part of Hadan Group, which has been specializing in cosmetics since 1979. (Wikipedia)

Dead Sea Premier’s philosophy binds together two elements: the glorious wisdom of nature and advanced scientific technology.  Premier takes natural plant extracts and minerals from the Dead Sea and by utilizing patented and cutting-edge technology, makes luxurious, effective skin-care that far exceeds your best imagination about beautiful skin.

Product description:

Premier Dead Sea Eye Duet Kit Limited Edition - Eye Serum (35ml) and Eye Cream (35ml)


Eye Serum - A secret composition of soothing active ingredients specially adapted to nourish the sensitive skin around the eye area. It performs triple firming actions for rejuvenation, moisturisation, and anti-ageing. This unique Liposome Complex and oil-free serum moisturizes the skin causing a lifting effect. Thus, wrinkles are reduced, the skin is smoothed and rejuvenated, skin tone is restored, and its structure reinforced.
Eye Cream - This ultra-modern formula is suitable for all skin types. It consists of the best anti-ageing ingredients: Dead Sea minerals, Liposome Complex, Dunaliella Seaweed, natural Aloe Vera, Oxygen, Vitamins E and A. It moisturizes and hydrates the very delicate skin around the eyes. It helps diminish dryness and fine lines and reduces puffiness.
Price:

556.59  from the European website and $599.99 from the USA website

Directions for use:

Eye Serum - Prior to application cleanse the contour of the eye. Apply 2 to 5 drops onto fingertips and massage gently onto the delicate eye area. Use twice daily. For best results, Eye Cream should be applied after the serum has been absorbed into the skin.
Eye Cream - Gently massage the cream in circular soft movements around the eyes. Apply make-up as desired.
Ingredients:


My experience:

The limited edition box alone is enough to impress you.  The box is spacious and it holds the cream and serum intact.  From the packaging itself, you can tell that it is a luxurious product.  Both the eye cream and eye serum come in a blue-green glass packaging with a golden cap.  The eye serum comes in a bottle with a pump while the cream comes in a round jar.

The eye serum is a clear gel and you need to dab only a small drop.  The serum spreads easily and dries quickly.


When you first open the eye cream jar you will find a seal which needs to be removed to take out the product.  There is an inner cap that keeps the eye cream from getting on the lid.  The eye cream is rich and creamy and it hydrates and moisturises the eye area.  Like the serum, it is also absorbed quickly by the skin.




I don't have any lines or wrinkles around my eye area but I can still see the difference on the days and nights I use these two products.  The skin around the eye area looks and feels smoother and healthier.  My mother, who is 55, also tried this kit and she swears that her fine lines and wrinkles appear reduced.  

I know that this kit is pricey but if you really want to see instant results and can afford to splurge on high quality, luxury skincare products, the Premier Dead Sea Eye Duet Kit is definitely worth a try.

Visit Dead Sea Premier Cosmetics Laboratories Ltd.






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Saturday, May 03, 2014

April favourites

May 03, 2014 3 Comments
Hello everyone!

For me last month was all about prepping my skin and my hair for "the big event".  My brother got married on Friday 25th and I was his witness.  :)

Without further ado, here are my April beauty favourites:


Holland & Barrett Aloe Vera Gel Bio Active Skin Treatment + Vitamin E Capsules (100iu)


I usually mix the content of a capsule of vitamin E with a blob of Aloe vera and use instead of my night cream a couple of times a week.  During the month of April, I applied this mixture more often than that.  Both ingredients help to heal and regenerate the skin.  Whenever I use Aloe vera and vitamin E at night, I wake up to glowing, clear, even skin.  I LOVE it!  Both Aloe vera and vitamin E can be used for active acne, acne scars, pigmentation, anti-ageing and dry skin among other skin conditions.

Biafine Topical Emulsion


I use this as a spot treatment on any blemishes I get.  This product also reduces the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation.

Product description:
Biafine is a water-based emulsion formulated for the dressing and management of superficial wounds, minor abrasions, dermal ulcers, donor sites, 1st and 2nd-degree burns, including sunburns, and radiation dermatitis.  Biafine provides an optimum moist environment for the healing process and isolates the wound from harmful germs and other external contamination.

Pure Coconut Oil + Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut Conditioner


I melt some coconut oil, mix it with my Suave conditioner and distribute it evenly on my hair.  Then I tie my hair in a top knot with a spring hair tie and go to sleep.  The next morning I cleanse my hair as usual.  This treatment leaves my hair so soft, I don't need to apply any leave-in products whenever I use it.  No serum, no leave in conditioner, no anti-frizz cream...NOTHING!  This is huge for me, my hair usually turns into a frizz ball as soon as it dries if I don't use any leave-in products.  This is by far the best overnight hair treatment I ever used. 


What were your April favourites?  Have you used any of my favourites before?  Leave a comment and let me know!