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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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White Skin as a Measure of Beauty: The Impact of the Eurocentric Beauty Standard on Indian Women.

Indian Beauty

White Skin as a Measure of Beauty: The Impact of the Eurocentric Beauty Standard on Indian Women.

When Indian-American Nina Davuluri won the Miss America title in 2013, there were many in India who said that it would have been impossible for her to win a similar beauty pageant in her home country. Not because Ms. Davuluri is not an exceptionally beautiful person, but because of her relatively dark skin.  Almost all winners of the “Miss India” competition have a fair complexion, much fairer than the average Indian woman.

Indians have an obsession with the white skin, a deep rooted cultural bias that has made generations of Indian women feel inferior. As dermatologist Jamuna Pai says “Unfortunately, in our country, they think looking better means you have to look fairer.”

This imposition of a Eurocentric beauty standard on Indian women is visible in films, aviation and a number of white collared jobs. A few years ago, about 100 tribal girls from the state of Maharashtra were trained to be air-hostesses under a government scholarship program.

The goal was to empower them, as there is a feeling that many tribal girls in India are denied jobs because of their darker skin colour, especially in aviation. What happened next shocked many in the government – only 8 girls were able to land a job and that too as ground staff.

Dark skinned women find it more difficult to land a suitable match. Most matrimonial advertisements by matchmaking sites such as Shaadi.com and Bharat-Matrimony.com features fair skinned models.

This Eurocentric standard of beauty is particularly prevalent in Bollywood, where most of the leading actresses such as Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai and Kareena Kapoor, are fair skinned.

The obsession with fair skin has led to Indian women resort to a number of skin whitening and skin bleaching treatments, with mixed results. Skin lightening creams such as “Fair and Lovely,” from Unilever, introduced in 1978, is one of the most successful consumer products of all time.

This spawned a number of skin bleaching products such as whitening face cleansers, shower gels and more. Indians buy 233 tonnes of skin lightening products each year.  India’s whitening-cream market is a hugely successful one and was worth $432 million in 2010. It grows at 18% a year.

India’s cosmetics industry, which is completely dominated by skin lightening products, was worth $3.6 billion in 2014. India is the biggest market for the global skin whitening industry, which had sales of over $10 billion in 2015.

There is no question that the cosmetics business in India has latched on to the real fears and insecurities that many Indian women have about having a dark skin. This has led to irresponsible advertising, including ads that portray dark skinned individuals in a negative light and emphasize how achieving success in life and career was dependent on having a fair skin, more than any other factor.

It’s not that the Indian government or the opinion makers in the country encourage such thinking – in fact there are a number of popular campaigns such as “Dark is Beautiful” carried out by nonprofits that speak out against just advertising. The national advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Council of India, has done its best to rein in such advertising that perpetuate negative social stereotyping in the country on the basis of skin colour.

But there seems to be a hidden desire among the people fair skin whitening products and there isn’t much that either the government or nonprofits can do about the inherent bias for fair skin among a vast majority of Indians, for cultural, social and historical reasons.

India has experienced impressive economic growth over the last 25 years and has a massive middle class. More Indian women go to universities and get high paying jobs. But prejudices such as a bias for white skin as a measure of beauty, refuse to go away as they are deeply entrenched in the Indian society.

 

Ref: http://jewishbusinessnews.com/2015/09/18/how-multinational-brands-are-driving-indias-dangerous-skin-whitening-obsession/

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2016/01/dark-what-behind-india-s-obsession-skin-whitening

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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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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.

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Liquorice powder for hyperpigmentation melasma tratment

Liquorice powder for hyperpigmentation melasma tratment

hyperpigmentation melasma

Look at this mind blowing video.

I never knew Liquorice powder can be fo useful for hyperpigmentation/melasma.

That’s quite interesting.

Now all I have to do is find some Liquorice powder in Auckland.

Can you tell me where can I find it?

Any help is very welcome.

Do you know any interesting recipe you could share with us?

Do you know where you can get some Liquorice powder for our Liquorice powder for hyperpigmentation melasma mask?

I guess it’s not easy to find accept maybe in India.

 

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melasma hyperpigmentation DIY natural treatment for darker skin

melasma hyperpigmentation DIY natural treatment for darker skin

melasma hyperpigmentation

Hi beauties

Found this youtube video for melasma or hyperpigmentation treatment.

Just a little warning: I do think Turmeric is a great skin lightener but if used on very light skin it will probably make it yellower rather than lighter so just replace the Turmeric in this recipe with:

Rice flour (My favourite)

White Flour (If you just can’t get the other two)

or Sandalwood powder (Indian shops, they have everything)

Feel free to watch from 2:41 because until that time she just babbles about, so just watch if you like it.

The melasma hyperpigmentation recipe starts around 2:41