Indian Face Mask for Glowing Skin

Indian women have gorgeous skin and tend to look younger than they really are. Indian women have many skin secrets and alot of them have to do with using natural ingredients on the skin and avoiding harmful chemicals that are found in a lot of products.

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I received Herbal Ubtan Powder and Rose Water from India and was super excited to try them out together as a facemask! Ubtan powder is a mixture of powders that act as a natural skin cleansing agent which leaves your skin feeling smooth and glowing.  As an added bonus, ubtan powder also helps to prevent acne and pimples. Lastly, an interesting fact, is that this powder is usually used by brides and grooms to make their skin look amazing for the big day.

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To use this powder as a facemask here's what you need to do.  Mix the powder and rose water together into a bowl.  Basically you want to form the two ingrediants until it turns into a paste.  The paste should be dark green/brown in color.  Then spread the mixture onto your face and let it dry for about 20 minutes or until the paste hardens and turns light green in color.  Lastly, rinse off with warm water and pat dry your face.

After using the paste my skin felt sooo smooth an my acne started clearing up. I will definetly being using this facemask again and again!

DIY Strawberry and Honey Mask for Acne and Soft Skin

Hello my beauties! For today's DIY Friday I wanted to feature a fruit that reminds me of springtime.  Can you guess what it is? It's Strawberries! I know you're asking yourself... strawberries on your face... wait what?!  Yes, my friend, that' true. Today's DIY is not only tasty but it will make your skin clearer, brighter and smooth! 

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Take 4 ripe strawberries, cut the top off, and rinse the strawberries under warm water.  Then dry off the strawberries and place them into a small bowl.  Take a fork and mash the strawberries until the consistency is smooth. Then add in 1 teaspoon honey and mix together!  The consistency should look like this... mmm...

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Then, take a clean brush (this can be a clean foundation brush) and dip the brush into the mixture and spread mixture around your face.  While you wait for the mixture to dry, lay down and take a quick 15 minute nap.  After 15 minutes are up, head over to the sink and rinse your face off with warm water, pat dry, and follow up with your favorite moisturizer.  

After doing this I can say that my skin felt soooo smooth! Has anyone else tried this face mask?

DIY Tomato Mask and Tomato Scrub for Amazing Skin

Hello beauties! Today's Friday DIY is all about how to achieve flawless and fabulously looking skin.  I don't know about you - but I do not have 100% perfect skin and I don't know many people that do! I would just LOVE to have smooth, tighten and flawless looking skin.  Wouldn't you?!

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That being said, today's DIY features the fabulous fruit (... or vegetable?) tomato! Tomatoes not only contain vitamins and antioxidants, but they can make your skin look amazing! Below is a mask and facial scrub you can make in your own home using all natural ingrediants.

Tomato Lime Mask:

What you need:
 - One small tomato
 - One lime

In a blender, combine the tomato and juice from the lime.  Then puree ingredients and pour mixture into a bowl. Take a brush (you can use a clean foundation brush) and spread the mixture on your face and let it dry for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and follow up with your favorite moisturizer.

Tomato Facial Scrub:  
 
What you need:
 - 1/2 Cup Diced Tomato
 - 2 Tablespoon Yogurt (Plain)
 - 1/4 Cup Sugar

Mix all three ingredients together in a bowl.  Make sure your face is clean and a little damp.  Apply the mixture to your face in a circular motion.  Let mixture sit for about 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water. 

For both DIY recipes above the good news is that leftovers can be stored in the fridge! (As always, test out a small portion on your skin before putting all over your face for allergies!)

 

DIY Home Remedies for Tightening Skin

Happy Friday loves! Over time we loose the elasticity on our face and our face starts to show signs of sagging and aging. Loss of elasticity becomes most noticeable around the eyes, jaw line, and neck. Although cosmetic procedures are available, they can be costly and I don't know about you but dishing that kind of money isn't really plausible for me nor is getting cosmetic procedures done. However, by starting to take care of your skin early on in life you can delay the signs of aging. Before trying cosmetic procedures and expensive products, give these home facial remedies a try!

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Egg Whites - A face mask made with egg whites tightens your skin. Here is what you do. Take two egg whites and whisk the egg whites until the eggs become frothy. Then spread the mixture on your face using a brush (you can use a clean foundation brush) and let the eggs dry for thirty minutes.  After thirty minutes, rinse your face with cold water. If you want to incorporate a lightening agent use a couple of drops of lemon juice. You should use this mask once a week.

Banana and Honey Mask - Blend half a banana, two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon water together. Spread this mixture on your face for twenty minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

Milk and Honey Mask - Take two tablespoons of milk, one tablespoon of honey, and a few drops of Vitamin E in a bowl. Brush onto your face and leave on for ten minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.

In addition to the masks above make sure your skin is staying well hydrated by drinking plenty of water on a daily basis! Also as a reminder if you are allergic to any of the ingredients above do not use the mask! I hope you all enjoy!

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DIY Oatmeal, Yogurt, Honey Facemask

We all know that facemasks you buy from the store contain chemicals and preservatives. Which is why I prefer to make my facemasks at home with all natural ingredients. This oatmeal-yogurt-honey mask will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth and will also brighten your complexion. Plus (as an added bonus) the ingredients can be found in your fridge and pantry.

What you need:
- 1/4 Cup Oatmeal (if you have a food processor I would grind the oatmeal into small pieces)
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 3 Tablespoons Plain Yogurt (Yes I used homemade yogurt, however, any plain yogurt is okay to use)

Here's what you do. Mix all three ingredients together then apply a layer to your face and relax for 15 minutes. And by relax I mean lay down as you don't want the mask dripping off your face. Rinse the mask off using warm water and a wash cloth by gently rubbing the mask off your face to let the oatmeal act as an exfoliant.

Oatmeal not only acts as a gentle exfoliant, it also soothes out itchy skin conditions and dryness. Yogurt contains enzymes and lactic acid to hydrate and soothe your skin. And lastly, honey contains antioxidants and heels infections.

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