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How To Make A Lotion Bar

Lotion Bar

DIY Lotion Bar

Whenever I go to one of the markets I always check the soaps stall. No market is complete without that.

This one tome a lady offered me a lotion bar. It looks like a bar of soap, you melt it a little bit in your hands and voila! it melts and you can use it as a body lotion or hand cream.

To be exact, this is a heavy ointment. Especially good in winter time which can be any day somewhere in New Zealand or in these rare occasions that you manage to get your skin burnt in the sun because you did not apply sunblock.

So, what will you need:

2 parts oil – Can be olive oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, apricot kernel, You can put some evening primrose or rose hip. I think it will work with canola oil but I never tried. I like to mix 2 kinds at least.

1 part beeswax

Essential oils (Optional) – I love adding some essential oil because then the scent goes with me everywhere. I just wouldn’t put cinnamon bark and be cautious with cinnamon leaf and clove, they can burn or itch. All the other oils are fine with me but you’ll have to check it on your skin, I don’t think I’m very sensitive after all these years working with essential oils.

Mix beeswax and oils (not essential oils) together and heat in a double pot until the beeswax is melted. Pour into muffin molds or into an empty, clean carton milk container and wait.

If you have no patience you can put your lotion bar in the fridge or freezer. I like to add the essential oils after it has all cooled down a bit, like maybe 30-40 degrees.

That’s it, ready. You can use it, sell it, give it as a gift:)

Your lotion bar is good as a massage bar too, just saying.

This lady will show you exactly how to do it. She is more cautious with essential oils so you’ll have to decide what’s good for you. Of course, you can always use lavender if you have cuts.

 

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Skin Discoloration – DIY face mask

Skin Discoloration – detoxifying DIY face mask

diy face mask

Found this on youtube for you, this mask can be good for you even if you don’t have acne. Actually I would exclude the salt in case of active acne, use a teaspoon of flour or milled oatmeal instead to make the mask easier to apply.

Will make you feel like you have just walked out from the beauty spa.

1 teaspoon raw honey

1 teaspoon Himalayan salt (I prefer milled oatmeal)

1/2 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar.

Massage thoroughly into your skin, the massage is very important, don’t skip it!

Twice a week will do the job.

Good Luck! And do share your opinion here, we want all to learn.

 

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Ideas For Decreasing Skin care Issues

Hyperpigmentation natural

Ideas For Decreasing Skin care Issues

Skin care issues can tell a lot about your health and of course about your beauty. Variables, such as weather condition, temperature and tension  affect your skin, so it is very important to look after your skin.

Avoid the sun especially 10am – 2pm in most countries. All day long if you are in New – Zealand.  Use sunscreen or defensive clothing. The sun will age your skin.  This damage is almost irreversible so take care.

 

Skin care Issues

Drink enough water so your skin will stay moisturized as well and your body can get rid of toxins. If your physical body is appropriately moistened, the toxins that remain in your body will be eliminated and also your skin will benefit. This will give you a radiant appearance and a clear skin.

The manner in which you wash your face could contribute to skin problems. Hot water will dry your skin. it’s better to wash your face with lukewarm water. To keep as much moisture in for soft, flexible skin, gently pat your face dry with a towel.

Do not smoke if you want healthy and balanced skin. Smoking ages your skin, making you seem older than you actually are. It causes the blood vessels in the leading layers of skin to end up being thinner, minimizing blood flow, and makes the skin exhausted of oxygen in addition to various other crucial nutrients. Additionally, smoking weakens the collagen fibers of your skin. These fibers are exactly what firms your skin and makes it flexible. In general if you stop smoking you can solve not only your skin care issues but many more  health issues you may have.

excercise – it does just the opposite of smoking to prevent and solve your skin care issues.

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All natural skin lightening products – Reviews from Etsy

All natural skin lightening products from Etsy.com – reviews

All natural skin lightening products

Hello beauties

I will try in this post to feature some real all natural skin lightening skincare. This natural thing is very misleading. Everybody wants to say that their products are natural and what do you know? they do say so. It sometimes mean that one ingredient is natural, sometimes half of the ingredients are natural almost never is it 100% natural.

First, I must reveal the fact that I make myself all natural skin Whitening products and yes, I sell them also on Etsy. So I may not be so objective but I will do my best.

I chose Etsy because I think it’s the only place where you can buy all natural skin lightening products or cosmetics in general and even see uncensored feedback about them.

My review are based on customer feedback, list of ingredients and general knowledge. I never tried these products myself. It’s not easy for me to stop using my products on my self to reveal my hyperpigmentation only in order to be a laboratory rabbit for another all natural skin lightening product. Sorry for that:)

OK guys,  let’s start:

Carrot tomato skin brightening moisturizer with fruit extracts by LunaseaBotanicals

Price: 18USD/60ml +shipping

Form: Moisturizer, nice, I love it:)

Directions for use: Apply liberally over clean face. Let sit for 10-20 minutes and wipe with wet towel. Tone and moisturize.

Ingredients: Distilled water, witch hazel, stearic acid, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, carrot extract, tomato extract, licorice root, bearberry, rose hips, chamomile, comfrey, calendula, aloe, carrot seed, vegetable glycerin, sweet orange, lemon, petitgraine, geranium, olive oil, almond oil, grape seed oil, apricot oil, evening primrose, rice bran oil, chamomile, rose oil, jojoba oil, guar gum, emulsifying wax. Looks quite natural accept the emulsifying wax. There are quite a lot of emulsifying wax out there, it’s not clear which did she use but the rest is looking good.

Package: Pump bottle. Great!

Reviews: 7 people gave 5 stars.

“Leaves my skin feeling great. Quick delivery. I recommend “.

“Really impressed by this moisturizer! Gentle and not greasy. “.

“Great daily moisturizer. Not greasy at all. Absorbs right into my skin so I can apply my foundation without streaks. Great product.”

According to the reviews seems like a great moisturizer, no one talks about the brighteing effect in the reviews. Pity, we do want to know.

Lighten Me In A Bottle Natural Skin Lightening Brightening Whiten Skin Even Skin Tone by model supplies

(Not sure is this is really handmade, I find it hard to believe that a craftsman will call himself model supplies but maybe it’s just me)

Price: 17.56USD/60ml +shipping

Form: Gel, Can be nice, especially if your skin is very oily.

Directions for use: Apply daily, use sunscreen. Kojic acid can make your skin sensitive to the sun and cause spots – Catch 22.

Ingredients: kojic acid, reishi, licorice extract, salicylic acid, MSM, Glycolic Acid, Chinese Ginseng, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm, Melissa Essential Oil, Organic Anise, Organic Horseradish, Organic Schisandra, vegan hyaluronic acid. Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid are not natural. Natural MSM is very rare in nature so probably laboratory made.

Package: Pump bottle. Great!

Reviews: Didn’t find any reviews since the last 6 month. Kojic acid is a mild skin lightener, Glycolic acid is used in chemical peelings so may be effective but I wouldn’t call this product natural.

Magic Scar Eraser by MadamPicklesCauldron

Price: 13.20USD/15ml +shipping

Form: Oil, Nice, something for those with dry skin.

Directions for use: Apply twice a day on affected area. 2-4 weeks.

Ingredients: Argan oil, Rose hip Seed extract, Sea Buckthorn Fruit oil, Pomegranate Seed oil, Myrrh essential oil, Carrot Seed essential oil. She says also All natural, Vegan, No fillers or arbitrary ingredients, No artificial preservatives , Paraben and Sulfate free, Some ingredients are certified organic. Looks good though ingredient list is not complete!

Package: Bottle.

Reviews: Plenty of 5 stars, many reviews. The lady seems to be a little bit slow regarding shipping, looks like there were awful weather conditions in Colorado recently but she gives good customer service and the products seem to work.

“Also I can tell within a week that its starting to lighten my dark spots. Highly recommend.”

“It feels like skin therapy!”

“I didn’t receive this item on time so I contacted the store and with their apologies, they dealt with horrible weather conditions. So for having to wait longer, they apologize and upgraded my order. Great customer service. Also I can tell within a week that its starting to lighten my dark spots. Highly recommend.”

All natural skin lightening hyperpigmentation products by BeautyFields (That’s me!:)

Price: 10USD/100gr soap, $40/50ml cream + shipping

Form: Soap for oily skin and cream for 40+ and dry skin.

Directions for use: Soap: Twice a day, leave the foam on for 1 min. Cream: apply 30 min before bedtime. Read more here.

Ingredients: Soap: Olive oil, Coconut oil, Palm oil, Castor oil, Lavender essential oil, Salt, Calendula, Parsley.

Cream: Grape seed oil, Wheat Germ oil, Beeswax, Parsley, Calendula, Alcohol, Borax. All natural.

Package: The cream is in a jar, I intend to try pump bottle soon. Soap is in a soap box. Can always get better.

Reviews: Plenty of 5 stars, many reviews.

“Using this for the bottom of my feet which have terrible spots. Seems to be working already…thanks for making such a great product.”

“My wife loves the stuff you sell.
Thank you. ” My favourite feedback, ever:)

“It shipped and arrived sooner than I expected it to. Its done exactly what it was supposed to do, I love it. I’m very impressed with the changes I’ve seen in the few weeks I’ve used it. Obviously it won’t make me ivory, but has brightened my tan into a more golden color rather than dark brown. Bottom line is; I would definitely recommend this.”

Hope that you know now something more about All natural skin lightening products and how to assess them. With the transparency that the internet gives us today we can get a lot of objective information.

Which All natural skin lightening products do I choose? Well, of course mine, but I do think the 3rd might be good.

 

What do you think?

 

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Home remedies for Acne – Great stuff!!

Home remedies for Acne

Acne Skin care
Acne

This lovely young lady explains about Home remedies for Acne.

My remarks:

The Cinnamon Honey looks best to me

Be cautious with the toothpaste, very drying, not any skin will tolerate it gracefully.

Garlic you can just cut in half and massage the juicy part all over your face, great for blackheads too.

Share this if you liked.

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Sun block: A skin lightener must.

Sun block: The first skin lightener you should think of.

skin lightener

Whether you’re outdoors for business or leisure, repeated exposure to the sun will certainly have its consequences for your skin.

Regardless of color, skin that is repetitively subjected to the sunlight often becomes hard and thick. Beyond the mid years of adulthood, the results could be wrinkles.

Irrespective of the situations for sunlight exposure, selecting a sunscreen item that supplies some level of security from the sun’s UV rays can be one way to protect your skin from these aging effect.

Because of the variety of sun screen lotion products available, here are some things to consider in making a good decision:

1. Substances:

Sun screen lotion items can be made with active ingredients to protect against UVA rays, as well as/ or various other ingredients to secure against UVB rays (which are in truth a lot more damaging for sun burning compared to UVA rays). The most effective items offer ingredients for security from both UVA as well as UVB rays. Think also about the real substance checklist. (I.e. Are they naturally obtained/ risk-free, or do they include possibly damaging chemicals?).

2. SPF (Sun Security Aspect):.

The SPF number on the item’s label describes the strength of security, and the time a sun-screening product will certainly enable your skin to be in the sun without burning – relative to the time bare skin (or skin without the item applied) would redden.

To sum that up, the SPF number tells you just how much longer they could last out in the sun with protection for their skin, without being burned. The greater the SPF number, the longer this duration is.

For example, let’s state ‘Joe’, a young pupil, would normally burn after 12 minutes of being out in the sun. He uses a sun screen lotion, likewise described as a sunlight block, with an SPF of 15. This suggests that he ought to be fine for 15 times his standard amount of protection time. Simply puts, ‘Joe’ would certainly be shielded for approximately 3 hours. Here’s the formula for calculating:.
12 minutes x 15 SPF = 180 mins (3 hr).

(Now if ‘Joe’ applied a sun screen lotion with an SPF of 30, he would certainly be protected for around 6 hours. E.g. 12 minutes X 30 SPF = 360 minutes (6 hr)).

Still, usually you will have to apply again after 2 hours. Especially if you are in the sea, waterproof lotions are not always salt water proof. If you are sweating etc.

3. Skin Kind:.

When choosing a sun screen lotion, it’s important to think about the various skin kinds and just how they respond with exposure to the sunlight.

Children: For ages 6 months+, think about an item with SPF of 15 or greater to secure against both sun tanning and also burning. Additionally think about a product tag that provides protection versus both UVA as well as UVB rays (likewise called the “broad-spectrum”).

Skin Kind – Quite Fair: This skin type normally burns promptly. Tanning is uncommon. Take into consideration sun screen lotion items including SPF 20 to 30.

Skin Kind– Fair: This skin type usually burns effortlessly. Some tanning can take place, although not much. Take into consideration sun screen lotion items having SPF 12 to 20.

Skin Type– Light: This skin type burns in the moderate variety. Sun tanning is generally gradual, producing a light brown color. Think about sunscreen items consisting of SPF 8 to 12.

Skin Kind– Dark: This skin kind seldom burns. Tanning occurs big time, generating a dark brownish shade. Think about sunscreen products containing SPF 2 to 4.

Skin Kind– Other: This skin kind consists of people with moles (or whose close blood-relatives have a history of moles), people with skin cancer cells in their genealogy (including most cancers), and also folks with very fair skin and hair. As this is a risky group for health damages from way too much UV direct exposure, think about using sun block products with the greatest SPF available.

Any skin – If you want your skin to be fairer you must use sun block even before you use a skin lightener. There’s no use to apply skin lightener and ruin all of the effect tanning all day. You can also wear a hat and long clothes if you want your skin lightener help you.

Once you have actually selected one of the most suitable sunscreen product, and also no matter your skin kind, use your sun screen lotion ‘before’ heading out right into the sun’s rays. To get the most possible UV security, the sun block product should additionally be spread out relatively thick, and also in a consistent fashion over all locations of the skin that will be exposed to the UV rays.

Whatever your present conditions as well as selections are for going out in the sun, taking suitable treatment of your skin ‘now’ will aid establish a much healthier and also younger-looking skin in the future.

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Back to basics: Milk and Honey all natural hydrating mask

Hydrating mask

DIY Milk and Honey all natural hydrating mask

Cleopatra knew it so why won’t we all.

Milk is great for gentle exfoliating, so gentle it’s good also for acne prone skin.

I love to use raw milk or even better, raw yogurt.

Milk is more comfortable and less messy though.

Honey is very hydrating, again, raw is the best.

together milk and honey make a great hydrating mask.

You can mix them together, I find it too complicated

but you can do it with a little whisk

very tiny, you only need 1 spoon of each.

The one you can use for coffee.

Or you’ll have to heat the honey a little bit in a double boiler

beware to not over do it.

I like to use this Hydrating mask in 2 phases:

First the milk or yogurt for cleaning, 5-20 minutes will do.

Afterwards I apply the honey, quite sticky but worth it.

Good luck everyone, you’ll thank me when you look in the mirror:)

Kindly leave a comment here with any sort of Skin care inquiries!

 

 

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Cucumbers for fair skin

How can cucumbers make your skin look better?

cucumber

Fade dark circles

place 2 slices of cucumbers on your eyes and relax for 20 minutes. You can put another pair of cucumber slices under the eyes to treat puffy eyes.

Improve complexion

Take a slice of cucumber with a drop of lemon juice on it. Massage it into your skin, you may need two slices. Do it daily until you see results. It will also tighten your pores.

Sunburn

Massage a slice of cucumber to the burnt area. It will cool the place and relieve the burn.

Tighten open pores

Again, all you need to do is to massage a slice of cucumber to your skin. If you want to make it more interesting you can add a drop of apple cider vinegar, Lemon, Honey or tomato pulp. If you want to make it messy you can always use cucumber juice instead of slice. I do think it’s more effective but rarely have the time, power or will to actually do it so prefer to keep it simple.

If you do want the juice, this is how:

Enjoy and tell us all how was it for you. I, personally am very interested.

Tsahallah.

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Cream for hyperpigmentation coverage that matches your skin tone exactly

Cream for hyperpigmentation just for you

cream for hyperpigmentation

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make a cream for hyperpigmentation coverage exactly to your liking?

I mean just in the tone and consistency you want?

Well, this is possible and much easier then you think.

Watch this amazing video but do not forget to read my remarks underneath

Remarks:

If you can’t get white clay, no worries, just use rice flour.

If you can’t get Rice flour keep calm and use white wheat flour.

The flour helps you achieve the right constitency of the cream.

Also the amount of cinnamon and cacao are “to taste”

so you can make the cream match your skin tone perfectly.

Of course, use a sun blocking moisturizer

if you want your cream to block the sun from your skin

or even better, use a hat.

Oh, and one last thing, I would omit the essential oil, some of them can be to strong for your lovely face.

For any skin lightening, inquiries, ideas, questions etc. please comment.