Simply DIY

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Simply DIY

These are some DIY facial regiments (masks, toners etc) that I found through magazines and internet and had tried it myself. Try it ^^

Banana Facial Mask

Banana is also wonderful as an anti-wrinkle treatment.
Mash 1/4 banana until very creamy.  Spread all over face and leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water followed by a dash of cold.
Gently pat dry.
Carrot Facial Mask
Carrots make a very good skin mask for acne and blemishes.
Apply raw, grated carrots to the face while lying down, a little lemon juice may also be added.
For a cooked carrot mask: Boil three large carrots and mash them, or process in a food processor. Add 5 tablespoons of honey or yogurt (optional).
Apply gently, in an upward motion. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Finish with a final rinse of witch hazel.

Cucumber Yogurt Facial Mask

1/2 cucumber
1 Tbsp plain yogurt
Puree cucumber in blender. Mix in yogurt, apply to face. Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse well.

Lemon And Egg Facial Mask

Squeeze half a lemon and mix the juice with one beaten egg white. Apply to face avoiding the area around the eyes.
Leave on your face overnight or if during the day, for about 15 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.

 Homemade Cleansing Scrubs

Honey Almond Scrub
  • 2 Tbsp almonds
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp honey
Grind almonds in a blender. Add milk, flour and honey, mixing until a thick paste is formed. Rub into skin, rinse with warm water followed by the pH balancer.
Honey and Oats Scrub
  • 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp ground almonds
Moisten face with a warm washcloth then apply mixture to face avoiding the sensitive area around the eyes. Let mixture dry, then remove with a warm, damp washcloth. 
Peppermint Patty Scrub: (For Oily Skin)
  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 tsp dried lavender
  • 2 tsp dried peppermint
  • 2 cup white cosmetic clay
Grind oats, almonds and herbs to a very fine powder in blender or with a mortar and pestle. Mix ground herbs with clay, store in covered container. To use: mix 1 heaping tsp of mixture with water to make a paste. Massage into skin then rinse well with warm water.


Homemade Eye Care Recipes

* For puffy and swollen eyes, make a wet compress of 4 Tbsp. freshly grated raw potato. Place on the eyes for about 15 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
* To reduce swelling and for bags under the eyes, brew a cup of strong rosehip tea. Soak 2 cotton balls in the tea or use 2 tea bags, lie down and place over the eyes.
* For dark circles under eyes, cut a fresh fig in half, place a half over each eye.
Or wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to eyelids for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
* To soothe tired, irritated eyes, cut the end of a cumber into 1/4 in thick slices. Apply a cool slice to each eye.
* Raw potato slices laid on sore eyes reduces heat and redness.
* For eye puffiness, any tea bag (herbal is better, especially eyebright), slightly cooled, placed on the eyes while you rest.
* For tired or bloodshot eyes, soak sterile cotton balls or soft cloth in cold skim milk. Place over eyes for 10 minutes. Rinse entire face in warm, then cool, water. 


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