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Toxins Be Gone: How To Give Yourself A Beauty Detox

“Detox” is a word you hear a lot lately, with juice cleanses and all manner of services and classes aimed at ridding your body of toxins and what not. Detoxifying is great for your body, specifically your beauty routine. Because your hair, skin and nails take a beating with all those products and processes. In short, lady: you might just need a detox of your own.

Since summer is the easiest time to do a full-on detox (a slower schedule and some vacation time gives you the perfect opportunity,) we called on some of our favorite experts to help you expel those bad-for-you items and leave you with a gorgeous glow. Prepare to hit “reset” on your beauty regimen!

The Expert: Joanna Vargas, Celebrity Facialist and Founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection

“I always recommend that clients keep their skin clear and detoxed by what they eat and drink. A green juice a day definitely keeps the skin clean and glowing.

Eating healthy is obviously good for many things, but if you want glowing skin, it’s more important to have a good diet than you might think. I find that the best skin diet is one that involves eating veggies of different colors for every meal and sipping a green juice every day. There is really no substitute and it works for everyone!

If I have a client who doesn’t eat salad or drink green juices, I direct them to Whole Foods to buy liquid chlorophyll. It tastes like mint, and it oxygenates and cleans the skin. You’ll see a huge difference in your skin in a matter of days.

You can also try making a detox facial mask at home by mixing one mashed ruby red grapefruit with cooled, cooked oatmeal and a cup of milk. This treatment is loaded with anti-oxidants, and the grapefruit helps purge toxins to stimulate skin renewal while the oatmeal, which is packed with vital minerals, helps replenish skin and calm inflammation The milk is dual purpose: the lactic acid exfoliates AND it soothes.”

The Expert: Corey Powell, Colorist at Sally Hershberger Los Angeles
“Hair toxicity starts with the elements like smog and air pollution, but water makes a big difference. Your shower has plenty of chlorine in it, and that’s not great for your hair. Styling products and certain shampoos can leave behind toxins in the hair and scalp. Also, if you have a poor diet (lots of fried foods, not enough vegetables or water) or if you’re on medications (like thyroid meds,) it can add to toxicity in the body, which most definitely affects the hair.

You can tell your hair is toxic because it lacks elasticity: it’s brittle, lacks flexibility, and just doesn’t bend as easily (or at all.) Other signs are lack of shine/dullness, lots of flyways and just general lack of softness and manageability.

In order to detox your hair, you’ll want to remove the residues and toxins that are causing distress. There are certain shampoos that are great for that, like Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo. Also, if you want to go the natural route, create a detoxifying hair treatment at home by mixing equal parts lemon and aloe vera and smooth it on your hair before you shampoo. It helps to alkalize your hair, to reset it.

Also, oil treatments once a week are absolutely vital; they help force toxins out of your hair and replace it with nourishment. Just remember, you need to actually open the cuticle so the hair can receive the nutrients your placing on the strands, so work it in with a boar-bristle brush. Then just use the aloe vera and lemon mixture to remove the oil treatment and you’ve got a full hair detox that really works wonders.”

The Expert: Nadine Abramcyk, co-founder of the NYC-based nail salon and boutique, tenoverten.

“It is very important to pay attention to the ingredients in your nail polish. The three most dangerous chemicals are Formaldehyde, DBP and Toulene, all of which can have a dangerous effect. Formaldehyde is linked to cancer, DBP is unsafe for pregnant women, and Toulene can affect the central nervous system. It’s not worth exposing yourself to these toxins for the perfect manicure, especially since there are amazing products that have stripped these ingredients (“3-free”) all of which can still result in a long-lasting manicure. We take it a step further and are “5-free,” removing formaldehyde, resin and camphor as well.

The most important product in your nail care steps is the base coat since that sits directly on the nail, seeping into the nail bed skin. tenoverten’s The Foundation is a base coat that is 5-free and strengthening at the same time.

Many people come into tenoverten nail salons to detox from all of the gel manicure options out there. Some are worse than others, but many over time experience bad, long-term affects on their nail health. The good news is it can be reversed with good nail care habits. Be sure to have gels removed by a professional so that the process poses the least threat of damage possible to your nails. If removed incorrectly, gels can cause deep ridges in your nails. Secondly, give your nails a breather after removing gels so they can get oxygen. Nails also need air, so avoid putting anything on the nail for at least a week after removing gels. Then just be sure to use a 5-free base coat to use at home and when visiting your local salon. When choosing polish colors make sure they are at least 3-free.

Another tip is that nail hardeners and neon polish colors often use formaldehyde, so avoid those products when possible. RGB makes an amazing soy-based remover that’s much better for your nail health than using acetone remover. Once you realize that you aren’t compromising the quality of your manicure by extracting these chemicals from the process, I promise you’ll never look back.”

The Expert: Mimi Chen, yoga instructor at Jivamukti Yoga NYC
“There’s never really one definition of toxicity. How I’ve come to understand toxicity is as a stagnation in the body, rooted in a digestive fire that isn’t working properly: the digestive system is sluggish, we’re not moving enough, etc. It manifests as a whole host of disorders and can exhibit in a multitude of different ways, from physical to psychological and anything in between. The process of yoga helps us free ourselves from that stagnation into a healthier, cleaner state by movement.

Ultimately, toxicity starts with a combination of emotions and actions. You may be eating poorly, which creates a physically irritated state, but the reasons behind why you’re eating that way are due to a toxicity of your emotions; you’re out of homeostasis. You have to settle on the root causes of both before the “toxins” can be removed.

Part of looking and feeling good is about avoiding toxic things, so while eating well is vital to the health of the skin and the body, you’ll want to consider removing other harmful things from your life: negative thoughts and people, watching upsetting movies or tv right before bed, taking in harmful energy from the people around you. These things are just as toxic and can cause harm. Otherwise, you’re just going to the mat and doing physical movement without it helping you on a deeper level.

Yoga is an amazing way to wring the body out through movement and sweat, helping to balance the body and mind as well as remove harmful items from the body. If you ask any yoga instructor, they’ll tell you that the best ways to release toxins is through seated twists (Seated Spinal Twists, Side Crow) and standing twists (like Eagle pose.) These are all important because they stoke the digestive fire and compress the midsection, so it helps to literally “squeeze you out.” I’d also add seated forward folds, where you’re reaching for your toes and lengthening the spine, like in Cobbler’s pose, and inversions. Going upside down really shakes things up and helps to purify the mind and body.”

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6 Home Remedies For Under Eye Dark Circles

There was a time when I loathed waking up in the morning because I would have to look into the mirror and see those dark circles staring back at me. But when I got to know about some simple remedies that can help cure the condition, my joy knew no bounds. If you too are one of the many individuals being tormented by dark circles, this post will definitely help you.

Causes Of Dark Circles

Getting dark circles under the eyes has become a common phenomenon today. Look around, and a majority of the people you see have dark circles marring their otherwise natural beauty.

There are a number of factors that cause dark circles. These include excessive stress, inadequate sleep, lack of proper diet and intake of water, prolonged illness, and continuous exposure to computers.

Worry not, there are several home remedies for dark circles. And the best of those is what we are going to talk about.

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How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under Eyes?

Here are a few effective home remedies for under eye dark circles.

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Almond Oil
  3. Orange Juice
  4. Grated Potatoes
  5. Tea Bags
  6. Cucumber
  7. Mint Leaves
  8. Cold Milk

1. Tomatoes

What You Need

  • 1 teaspoon tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

What You Need To Do

  1. Mix the tomato juice with lemon juice and apply this mixture on the affected area.
  2. Let it stay for 10 minutes, and wash off with cold water.

When You Need To Do This

Repeat twice a day, and follow it for about two to three weeks.

Why This Works

Tomatoes contain lycopene, which is a phytochemical that is beneficial for skin (1). Lycopene has also been found to protect the skin from damage.

2. Almond Oil

What You Need

  • A few drops of sweet almond oil 

Note: Almond oil comes in two types – bitter and sweet. Bitter almond oil is used in aromatherapy, and must not be used on skin or taken orally.

What You Need To Do

  1. Apply a little amount of almond oil on your dark circles and gently massage it into the skin.
  2. Leave it on overnight and wash it off the next morning.

When You Need To Do This

Do this every night, before going to bed, till you see the dark circles disappear.

Why This Works

Almonds are an extremely good source of vitamin E. The oil can be used as an emollient, as it has properties to make the skin soft and supple.

3. Orange Juice

What You Need

  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • A few drops of glycerin

What You Need To Do

  1. Mix the orange juice and glycerin, and apply this mixture on the dark circles.
  2. Let the mixture stay on for 10 minutes, after which you can wash it off with cold water.

When You Need To Do This

Do this every morning. You can repeat it thrice a week.

Why This Works

Orange is a rich source of vitamin C, a nutrient that is known to conceal dark coloration.

4. Grated Potatoes

What You Need

  • 1 raw potato

What You Need To Do

  1. Grate the raw potato and extract the juice from it.
  2. Soak two cotton balls in the juice.
  3. Place the cotton balls on the dark circles, ensuring that they cover the affected area entirely.
  4. Leave the cotton balls undisturbed for 10 minutes, and then remove and wash your eyes with cold water.

When You Need To Do This

Twice a day regularly for two to three weeks.

Why This Works  

Potatoes contain enzymes, starch, and vitamin C – all of which nourish the skin around the eyes and help treat dark circles.

5. Tea Bags

What You Need

  • 2 green tea bags

What You Need To Do

  1. Dip the tea bags in water and place them in the refrigerator for a while.
  2. Remove the tea bags from the fridge and place them over your eyes for about 15 minutes, after which you can wash your face.
  3. Your eyes will feel refreshed.

When You Need To Do This

Do this daily till you notice considerable improvement.

Why This Works

Dark circles are caused due to the dilation of blood vessels under the eyes. Green tea helps in reducing this dilation, thereby curing dark circles. Also, tea contains tannins that have astringent properties – they constrict the blood vessels and capillaries under the eyes, and help reduce dark circles .

6. Cucumber

What You Need

  • 1 fresh cucumber

What You Need To Do

  1. Cut the cucumber into thick slices and place them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  2. Take two slices out of the fridge and place each of them on the eyes, ensuring they completely cover the affected area.
  3. Leave them undisturbed for 10 minutes, and then wash your eyes with cold water.

When You Need To Do This

Twice a day for about a week.

Why This Works

Cucumber contains a number of antioxidants (like vitexin, orientin, and cucurbitacins) that help treat under eye dark circles.

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HOW TO MAKE AN EGG WHITE & HONEY FACE MASK

Beat the ‘lurgy’ by giving your skin a healthy glow this week with our egg white & honey face mask.

With our skin and bodies prone to this season’s autumnal germs, we’re doing everything we can to help our skin fiend for itself, whilst holding onto that summer glow.

All you need to make this egg white & honey face mask is:
– One egg (egg white only)
– One tablespoon of honey

HOW TO:

Crack the egg white of an egg into a bowl and pour in a tablespoon of honey, before mixing together. Once both ingredients are combined, tie hair back and lather the face mask onto your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave the face mask on until it begins to tighten and then rinse away with water. Your pores should feel tightened and skin should be deeply cleansed.

Now we know that egg whites aren’t the most appealing ingredient to lather onto our faces, but do you know the benefits of them? Not only are they a great source of protein for our bodies, egg whites also help to tighten pores and prevent an accumulation of dirt, which causes blackheads and acne breakouts. By removing exces oil, they’re also proven to improve skin tone, especially dryness, leaving skin with a healthy, desirable glow.

The honey is also beneficial in a face mask, as it is a natural antibacterial that helps to sooth and moisturise skin, whilst softening the face for a smooth, flawless finish like no other cosmetic can do.

We adore indulging in face masks this time of year, especially this egg white & honey face mask, as it helps our skin to adapt to the seasonal changes. Which face masks do you like to pamper yourself with during the autumnal months?

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Top 10 Ways To Grow Your Hair Healthy

C’mon! Confess it girls that the moment we see someone’s hair –healthy and lustrous, we go into a mini-depression and start cursing our genes, lifestyle and our ignorance towards the secrets of healthy hair. But have we ever stopped and thought what these natural ways are? Though we have read numerous books and heard it from our grandmothers, still we tend to turn a deaf ear to all that and desperately wait for a miracle product to be unveiled to turn our dull tresses into Rapunzel’s radiant locks overnight.

Natural Ways to Grow Hair

Don’t despair! Read the following for 10 ways on how to get healthy hair. Follow them religiously to see what wonders they do to your hair.

1. Diet:

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You all must be familiar with the saying “You reap what you sow”. And this very much applies to your hair too. Foods rich in following are a boon for your hair, they are one of the perfect ways to grow hair faster.

Vitamin B12:  poultry, meat, fish and dairy products.
Vitamin E: cereals, nuts, tomato, spinach, pumpkin, broccoli, fish, mango and papaya.
Copper: wheat bran, whole meat, crabs, oysters, lamb, black pepper, prawns, apple, chicken    liver, processed cheese, beans and mushrooms.
Zinc: oysters, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, mutton, peanuts and legumes.
Biotin: brown rice, green peas, egg yolk, oats, cheese and soy beans.
Iron: beets, soy beans, spinach ,lentils , almonds and chicken.
Proteins: eggs, milk , fish, chicken and tofu.

2. Massage:

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Head massage stimulates blood circulation in the scalp and hence gives a wake-up call to the hair to grow. A dry massage can lead to hair breakage, therefore warm oil massage with oils like almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil or castor oil can be used. Oils also tend to condition hair which results in soft and shiny mane.

3. Heat protection:

Use heat styling tools such as the blow dryer, hair iron, curling rod as infrequently as possible. And before using them, please do use a good hair protecting spray. Also, wear a scarf, hat or take an umbrella with you while stepping out in the sun to prevent damage from the UV rays.

4. Right shampoo:

Always use a shampoo according to your hair type and not because it is the talk of the town. Even if your scalp is oily, don’t wash it every day. Doing this strips the hair of it’s natural oils and offers you healthy hair.

5. Chlorine protection:

Don’t forget to wear a good quality swimming cap before entering inside the pool, since the chlorine in the water damages your hair. As soon as you step out of the pool, wash your hair immediately.

6. Combing :

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Don’t believe in the adage “Brush your hair 100 times for healthy, shiny hair”. It just causes breakage and dries out hair. Never make the mistake of using a comb on wet hair, not even in the shower to spread the conditioner.

7. Trimming :

Ideally, you should trim hair once in 6-8 weeks or else you’ll end up with dry/unhealthy hair tips. When you get rid of the split ends, there will be no need to pay for them in long run. This is an essential way to grow hair faster.

8. Colouring :

It doesn’t matter whether you colour your hair naturally or with chemical laden colours, it’s definitely going to damage your hair. So you have to take special care for chemically or naturally treated hair. Use shampoos containing cocobetyl diamine for that extra care.

9. Conditioning :

Conditioning your hair should also be done according to the hair type. Oily hair requires a very mild conditioner while dry hair requires a rich or live-in conditioner. And the treated hair requires a conditioner containing coco betamine.

10. Water :

Don’t ever make the mistake of using hot water for your scalp. Wash your with luke warm water if required but make it a strict rule to rinse it finally with cold water to close the hair follicles.

It is very important to follow these ways to keep hair healthy. In reality, natural ways will only help you grow your hair thicker & beautiful than conventional chemical products.

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Makeup Tutorials | 17 Great Eyeliner Hacks

Tired of your basic eyeliner?

Looking for anything out of the ordinary to up style your eyeliner? Fear not as we’ve got you covered.  Check out this wide array of eyeliner tricks that you can do for all types of occasion or just on an ordinary day where you just want to glam it up.  Follow through and be awesome with these eyeliner tricks.

Simple to fabulous 17 Great Eyeliner Hacks.

1. Rimming the water line.

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2. Tightlining.

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3. Vintage Triple Winged Eyeliner

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4. Scotch tape trick fro liquid liners.

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5. Trick For All Eye Shapes.

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6. Easiest Eyeliner Trick.

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7. Colored Eyeliner.

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8. Dropped Eyeliner Trick.

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9. Winged Eyeliner.

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10. Two Toned Winged Eyeliner.

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11. Modern Egyptian.

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12. Smudged Eyeliner.

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13. Upside Down Cat Eye.

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14. Open Eyeliner.

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15. White Eyeliner.

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16. Thin Line.

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17. Confetti Liner.

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Trendy Nail Art Ideas for 2015

Need some nail art inspiration? Get ready for some manicure magic as we bring you the hottest nail designs from celebrities, beauty brands and the catwalks. Check out the cute, quirky, and incredibly unique nail art designs that are inspiring the hottest nail art trends.

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How to Sweat Less

Sweating is an indication that the body is putting all the organs to task to keep you right. But if you find yourself in a pool of sweat then that extra sweat might become a matter of concern. While you’re busy googling for tips on how to sweat less here’s an easy one:

If your leaving behind foot prints on the floor this is no pride. You need to consider ways to sweat less on your feet to avoid those comments and giggles. Here’s a herbal remedy to help you. Add some fresh rosemary mint leaves in a liter of boiling water. Cool it to a warm temperature and discard the leaves. Add the juice of 2 lemons and stir it well before you bath your feet using this liquid. Now walk with pride while your feet breath fresh all day long.

  1. It is often said that what you eat is what you are. If you were to believe in this fact make some changes to your diet to include foods rich in silicon which helps in regulating sweat production. Almonds, grapes, strawberries etc are said to be packed with this essential mineral.
  2. Another supplement which needs to be on your diet is that of zinc. In order to make your sweat glands work less, gulp in a glass of milk with a zinc supplement and feel the difference. However, remember to check with your doctor before you pick up a supplement to make sure it does not have any side effects.
  3. A glass of lemonade helping you to beat the heat inside it helps you perspire less. If you don’t wish to drink them opt for a topical application by simply rubbing a fresh lime ( fresh one preferred over a already cut) and gently rub on the areas prone to sweat to make you sweat less and stay in comfort.
  4. If your one of those who bath in a hurry on account of over sleep or over work investing a little bit of your time can be helpful to drive away your sweaty issues. After your bath pat yourself dry and massage yourself with apple cider vinegar to stay away from the stink of your sweat.
  5. If you’re a victim of nervous sweating, then apart from becoming more confident another useful tip is to avoid coffee just before that important event. If you think a sip of this beverage can raise your spirits let me tell you coffee is a lesser known double edged sword . Both the sugar and caffeine content make your sip sinful making you sweat more. They stir up anxiety and increase your heart beat to make you feel nervous.
  6. Apart from giving you momentary pleasure, know the fact that your cigarette does NO good to you or the people around you ( who innocently continue to be passive victims of your smoke).

You might be under the misconception that smoking calms your nerves but the fact is that this comfort rises your body temperature by way of enlarging blood capillaries. While doing so your body puts in more effort and so obviously sweats. So the next time you take that puff know what’s happening inside you and cut down on the pack if you can’t avoid it completely.

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Natural home remedies for beautiful hands

It is time to pamper our hands and. To do this, there is no doubt we will have to buy the cream. Another idea? Be inspired by our grandmothers and let’s make some creams at home with our “magic” potions. Come, let’s try some quick and easy recipes!

FOR APPRENTICES

Homemade recipe to have clean and smooth hands
What you need: a lemon.
Instruction: lemon removes odors, stains caused by snuff and strengthens nails. In addition, a hand massage with half a lemon will make your skin smoother and softer.

Homemade recipe for an anti-redness mask for hands
What you need: a potato, olive oil or almond.
Directions: Bake a potato, squash it and then add a tablespoon of olive oil or almond. Apply this mixture on your hands and let it stand for 15 minutes.

Homemade recipe for smelly hands
What you need: toothpaste.
Directions: Massage your hands with toothpaste to remove lingering smells like fish or garlic.

FOR PROFESSIONALS

Homemade recipe to strengthen the hands and nails
What you need:
-10 cl of castor oil
-10 cl of olive oil
– lemon juice
Directions: Heat the castor oil and the olive oil. Then add the lemon juice. Pour into a bowl. Apply this mixture on your hands for 10 to 15 minutes. Massage your hands.

Homemade recipe to have soft hands, even in winter
What you need:
– ½ cup brown sugar
– ½ cup of spiced rum
– ground nutmeg
– a cup of warm milk
– two or three drops of essential oil of cinnamon
– two small hand towels, two plastic bags and a bowl
Directions: Mix brown sugar, rum and nutmeg in a bowl. Fill another bowl with hot milk and cinnamon essential oil. Dip your hands in milk for 2 to 3 minutes. Rub your hands with exfoliating obtained to remove dead skin. Then wet the towels in hot water. Dry your hands and apply a moisturizer. Put your hands in plastic bags and wrap with a towel in each hand. Let stand for five minutes and then take off everything.

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Homemade Face Mask Recipes

I love to pamper my skin, and with great homemade face mask recipes, I can do that from the comfort of my own home! Finding the perfect homemade facial mask recipe for your skin type can seem daunting, so check out this collection of 10 amazing homemade face mask recipes — you’re sure to find the perfect mask recipe for your beauty routine!

1. Acne mask — This simple homemade acne mask recipe includes only TWO ingredients. Your pores will be unclogged in no time!

2. Nutmeg, Honey, and Cinnamon Mask Recipe — This soothing facial mask recipe is the perfect way to relax after a long day. Nutmeg and honey are natural anti-inflammatories, which can reduce swelling and redness in your skin. This homemade face mask recipe sounds lovely!

3. Heavenly Honey Citrus Mask — Marie Clare offers this honey citrus face mask recipe. This luscious honey and orange based mask will give your skin a beautiful healthy glow. Sounds good enough to eat!

4. Avocado Egg White Face Mask Recipe — Combine the oil-fighting powers of avocado with the pore-tightening properties in egg whites, and you get one powerful acne-fighting homemade facial mask! This avocado egg white face mask will do wonders for oily skin.

5. Nourishing Honey and Oatmeal Facial Mask Recipe — If you have dry skin, you’ll want to find a facial mask that can moisturize and nourish. This honey and oatmeal mask will not only add moisture to your skin, but it will soften and smooth even the most tired skin.

6. Homemade Cucumber Mask Recipe — I adore the fresh scent of cucumber, so this cooling cucumber facial mask recipe is definitely at the top of my list. Cucumbers are full of water, so they will not only hydrate your skin, they are loaded with Vitamin A, B, and C, as well as minerals including: magnesium, potassium, manganese, and silicon. You truly can’t go wrong with a cucumber mask!

7. Brightening Daisy Mask — Who ever would have guessed that daisies would be great for your skin? This video tutorial teaches you how to make your own daisy mask at home for brighter, youthful skin.

8. DIY Mud Mask Recipe — Of course, the most common type of mask is a mud mask. I love the way a good mud mask makes my skin feel, and this DIY mud mask recipe looks really nice. This mud mask is particularly great for oily skin.

9. Strawberry Face Mask Recipe — Actually, the strawberry facial mask recipe (which is super-simple) is only one of many in this fabulous round-up of homemade face mask recipes that offers a variety of easy mask recipes for different skin types. This is a great resource, you’ll definitely want to bookmark it!

10. Coffee and Cocoa Face Mask Recipe — Yum, how does a coffee and cocoa facial mask sound? When it comes to homemade face mask recipes, this one is perfect for waking up dull skin, and really, it just sounds too yummy not to try!

11. Lemon-Milk Alpha Hydroxy Mask — Why spend money on expensive alpha hydroxy facial masks, when you can prepare your own homemade face mask recipe at home? This Lemon-Milk Alpha Hydroxy Mask will perk-up your sleepy skin, making it feel fresh and look bright. Both milk and lemon contain natural alpha hydroxy acids. This is such a great way to save money and kickstart your beauty routine!

Whether you have normal, oily, or dry skin, there is a mask for you. I’m a sucker for at-home spa treatments, so I’ll be trying several of these facial mask recipes this summer! Hope you enjoyed learning more about these 10 incredible homemade face mask recipes!

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MAKE-UP TIPS TO LOOK YOUNGER

You know that you are beautiful no matter your age. With this article I just want to show you how, with make-up, you can keep the brightness your skin has when you are 20, even when you are in your 40’s.
As the time passes, the skin begins to dry and to thin, so the make-up products you used when you were 20, will not advantage you when you are 40.

With these tips you will be able to make your skin look fresh and young again.

1. Primer – it is important to apply primer before any make-up products, in order to hide any imperfections, to uniform your complexion and to fill the finely wrinkles. Apply the primer after you have applied a moisturized cream.
Keep in mind – the first product you need to use when it comes to make-up is the primer, which stands as a base for any make-up product!

2. Foundation cream – choose to use a liquid foundation. Why? Because the powder foundation loads your skin and adds a few years to your look. So is better you sue a liquid foundation because it will moisturize your skin and you will have a fresh and healthy look. Choose to apply it with a brush or a sponge, instead of your fingers.

3. Avoid using tacky colors for eye shadows – fist of all beauty is elegance. Even though you may feel tempted to use bright colors, after a certain age is better to focus on the elegance. Try using neutral and delicate colors for a natural look. You can choose to play with some shadows to add a little mystery.
Remember: never use the same color for your eye shadow as the color you choose to wear!

4. Give shape to your eyebrows – the way our eyebrows look is very important, because they have an important role in how are face looks like. The key in looking fresh and young is to always have freshly plucked and groomedeyebrows.  Because over the year they tend to thin and whiten you should always have an eyebrow pencil in your beauty kit. Or you could choose to dye them. Either you choose to dye them or to use a pencil. you should use a color very natural and really close to your hair color.

5. Choose wisely your lipstick – if you choose a wrong lipstick or you apply it incorrectly, all people will see are the wrinkles around your mouth. To be sure your lipstick will not spread where it shouldn’t, before you apply it, use some moisturizing cream and then cover your lips with a thin layer of foundation. Be careful what color you use and choose to stay away from tacky ones.

These are the most important and basic 5 things when it comes to a correct make-up. A make-up that will emphasize only your strong figures and cover the ones you want to be covered. Well, this is the reason make-up was invented

I hope you find this helpful and will apply them in order to stay young and beautiful forever!

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