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Monthly Archives: April 2017

What is The Aspirin Mask?

The aspirin mask is a homemade BHA mask available to each and everyone of us, totally inexpensive and highly efficient, made of salicylic acid or tablets of aspirin. BHA is known to help tremendously with cleaning pores from deep inside and therefore contribute to keeping our skin blemish-free. BHAs are efficient on existing blemishes as well, by helping them heal faster and keeping pores clean afterwards.

Indications

all skin types, especially normal to oily and combination skin, acne-prone and clogged skin.

Basic preparation

1/4 tsp. salicylic acid (ask for it at pharmacy, if you cannot find it, then crush 3-5 tablets of plain aspirin instead), distilled water. Mix the powder with the water until it becomes of a creamy consistence, apply on clean dry skin (focus on T-zone and sides of the nose). Keep it on until completely dry. Take a small cotton pad, wet it lightly and begin scrubbing the areas covered with the mask, making small circles. Finally, rinse with plenty of water. It would be excellent to apply a calming mask or a hydrating mask first, followed by your regular moisturizer. Skin will be left completely smooth and even.

There are practically unlimited versions of this mask. You can add yoghurt for an astringent effect, aloe vera, honey. You can also make the mask using a basic moisturizer mixed with salicylic acid instead of water, as it will be less harsh on the skin and will be more easy to use. Another option is to mix salicylic acid / crushed aspirin into a mask: into a clay mask, a hydrating mask or a soothing mask. My personal favourite is aloe vera mask with a hint of salicylic acid – application is much better, skin is less irritated and dried compared to aspirin with water, the feeling left after this mask is absolutely unique so smooth and clean!

If you use powdered salicylic acid, it is advisable to limit the quantity to 1/4 tsp. for the whole face, too much will burn the skin. If using aspirin tablets, you will probably need somewhere between 3 and 10 tablets depending on the area where you apply it.

Do not apply it near to eye zone, as it would be extremely drying and irritating for the sensitive skin there.

Refrain yourself from over-using it. For very oily skin and for severe blemishes, every 3 days would be more than enough in order not to stress the skin and obtain maximum efficiency. Other skin types should use it once a week or twice a month (dry to very dry, sensitive skin).

Benefits of Natural Skin Care

As a quick summary, sun exposure, smoking and the natural aging process all contribute to your skins diminished ability to create collagen and elastin, which are the fibers holding skin together
and keeping it smooth and young looking.

If you’re looking for a natural skin care product, try a product that contains Argireline. This ingredient is derived from amino acids that occur naturally, and works to relax facial tension.

When your facial muscles aren’t tense, they will not contribute to wrinkles. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Edelweis extract is another great ingredient. A strong antioxidant, what it does is clean up the damaging free radicals caused by metabolism and pollutants, in addition to blocking ultraviolet light from penetrating the skin. Shea Butter is also a beneficial component. A natural moisturizer and skin firmer, shea butter promotes the healing of skin, while working to prevent dryness and wrinkles. When choosing an anti-aging product, be sure to consider one with at least one of these components.

Keep in mind that with any skin care product designed for wrinkles, results will typically begin appearing within 30 days. So, do not despair if you do not see immediate results. Some products may say that you will begin to see results in as little as two weeks, but typically it takes about a month before any significant improvements are noted.

The best things about a lot of the products available on the market today are that there is no prescription needed! No costly injections, no risk of any serious side effects; just the promise of diminished fine lines and wrinkles. However, in order to seriously see continued results, you must care for your wrinkles on a somewhat regular basis. In other words, applying the
cream, lotion, or serum, exactly as the product describes, in addition to caring for your skin in other ways. Only then will you be able to benefit fully from these treatments, and truly see healthy, radiant skin.

So, for diminished fine lines and wrinkles, there are natural ways to achieve these results. The good news is, you don’t have to shell out for costly skin procedures when the nearest drugstore or internet store has everything you could need for smoother, more youthful skin. Keep in mind, most of these products work best on fine lines and wrinkles. The more serious cases may need additional help.

As long as you take preventative measures to ensure a youthful complexion, these products will ensure a radiant, more youthful complexion. Who doesn’t want beautiful, wrinkle-free skin – naturally?

 

Beautifying Recipes with Watermelon

Watermelon Toner

You would require 1 cup watermelon pieces, 2 tbsp. witch hazel (a shrub), and 2 tbsp. water.

Preparation: Blend the watermelon pieces in a blender. Strain the liquid. Add witch hazel and water in the blended juice. Dab this juice on your face using a cotton ball. This mixture is rich in sugar and vitamins like A and B. The strong astringent properties and water content gets you a fresh and clean face.

Works as a Exfoliate

Mash a cup of watermelon chunks and then apply this paste on your face. Find a place to relax for 10 minutes. Rinse it later. It is a process of natural facelift helping in cleansing and tightening the skin.

For Dry Skin

Mash a cup of watermelon chunks mixed with a banana. Banana acts like a binding agent enhancing the effect of the watermelon.

For Oily Skin

Yogurt and watermelon are a great combination for oily skin. By applying this mixture on your face, it assists in the process of exfoliation. The lactic acid in the yogurt does wonders on your skin.