Sunday, November 28, 2010

Natural Facial Scrub Recipe

My favorite natural scrub for the face is very simple and easy to do. I love using natural skincare as much as I can. I believe the more we use what nature provides for us the better the environment and the better for our bodies.
The best recipe for a natural facial scrub is:

1 tsp. of  raw sugar
1 tbsp. of raw honey

  • Mix the sugar and honey together in a small glass dish with your fingers. Add a little bit of water if it is too thick
  • Wash your face with a  gentle cleanser like Jason Super C Cleanser Gentle Facial Wash
  • Then rinse thoroughly with water, leave the water on your face and apply the paste of sugar and honey to your face.
  • scrub your face very gently with the paste adding a little bit of water if needed. scrub for about a minute all over your face concentrating on the nose and areas that tend to get clogged with blackheads and dead skin.
  • Now rinse thoroughly with warm water.
  • Pat your face dry with a towel and apply moisturizer. When I am not using Olive Oil ( I usually use that at night) I use  Alba Aloe and Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Beauty Tips For Dry Skin

Here are my secrets to having amazing youthful skin! This will be hard to believe but I use simple Extra Virgin Olive oil on my dry skin to have beautiful looking skin. This is so simple but it really works. Here are some of my favorite mixtures with Olive oil and other natural dry skin remedies.

To prevent the skin chapping in cold weather, mix a teaspoon of Olive oil and a teaspoon of Rose water. Apply on the dryest areas and leave it overnight.

For an anti-aging mask, mix a teaspoon of Olive oil with an egg. Smooth it all over the face and neck, let it remain till it gets dry. Remove this by rinsing with warm water.
Jojoba Oil is known to help reduce wrinkles and other aging lines. In addition, it helps promote the growth of new skin cells.

For another beauty mask, mix a tablespoon of  Honey, one tablespoon of mashed up Avocado and one teaspoon of Olive oil. Mix well and apply this paste to face and neck (It will be really messy)! Let it remain till the skin for about 10 minutes and then rinse your face until the mask is fully removed. This mask will make your skin soft and smooth.

To Brighten Up A Dull Complexion

Mix a  few drops of lemon juice and a half a teaspoon each of Olive oil and milk. Leave on for half an hour and then wash off with water.

To Get Glowing Beautiful Skin

Use Olive Oil directly on your face out of the bottle!  Olive oil is an antioxidant and protects the skin from harmful and damaging free radicals. It is like magic on your complexion. It slows down the aging process such as fine lines and wrinkles. I use it every night on my face and when I wake up in the morning, my skin is absolutely amazing looking!

You can use Olive oil as a lip balm, a hair moisturizer, a nail soak, a facial cleanser and even a dandruff treatment.

For Smooth, Silky Youthful Looking Hands.

Smooth on a generous amount of Olive oil on your hands before bed, put on white cotton gloves, and go to sleep. Your hands will be softer and smoother in the morning.