BEAUTY

Homemade masks are fun & easy to make.You can feel & smell all the goodness & natural benefits bursting out of the fresh herbs,fruits & berries!Also they can be very messy!!You can combine the homemade mask sessions with herbal baths & you step out from the bathroom all brand new!


Chamomile & cucumber are both well-known & long-tested eye area depuffers.
Vitamin C aids in keeping skin supple.
Vitamin E is soothing & protective against the elements.
Fresh Aloe Vera juice helps to tighten & soothe the skin & help it purge impurities that can clog the pores.
Olive Oil helps prevent sagging & maintain the firmness of your facial skin.
Oranges are a great source of Ahas & vitamin C, which prevent wrinkles & fine lines.
The egg yolk moisturizes & firms.
The honey moisturizes.
Citrus juice exfoliates the dead skin cells away, stimulating new cell production.
Strawberries contain natural antioxidants, which are known to repair skin & act as anti-aging agents, as well as protect your skin from environmental stress. The salicylic acid in strawberries removes dead skin cells, unveiling the smooth, radiant skin.
Carrots are known for their high potency of vitamin A, as well as vitamin C, folacin & potassium. Carrot juice moisturizes & repairs skin tissue, while protecting it from sun damage & toning the skin.
Milk softens & moisturizes the skin.

You should make the masks 1-2 times per week.
Mask should be at the room temperature.
Make your masks in small amounts,they won't really store well.
Would be great if you apply your mask onto your face & neck,avoid the delicate eye area.
While applying or removing the mask,be gentle on your skin..
Before using the mask,you should try face steaming at first,it helps to open up the pores,so it would give the better results.

FACE MASKS:

For Dry & Sensitive Skin:

Apple Mask for Dry & Sensitive Skin:

1 tbsp grated apple
1 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp Honey
Mix.
Gently pat mixture over face.
Leave on for 30 minutes.
Rinse off with cool water.

Strawberry-Banana Mask:

5 strawberries,crushed
0,5 banana,crushed
Mix & apply on to the face for ca 10 min.
Rinse with warm water.

Gentle Cleansing Scrub:

2 tbsp fresh pureed cucumbers
1 tbsp dried chamomile flowers
1 tbsp aloe vera gel
1 tbsp cornmeal
Mix it all.
Massage into damp skin.Avoid eye area.
Rinse well.


Moisturizing Avocado Mask:


1/2 avocado mix with
2 tbsp honey or olive oil
Apply over the face & neck for 10 min.
 Rinse with cool water.

Moisturizing Banana Mask:


1 tbsp banana,mashed
1 tbsp honey
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp sour cream or natural yogurt
Mix everything.
Apply over your face & neck for 15 min.
Rinse with cool water.

Banana & Soft Cheese Mask:

1 banana,crushed
1 tbsp soft cheese
1 tsp olive oil
Apply onto your skin for 10 min,rinse with cool water.

Scrub for Dry Skin:

1 tsp ground oats
1 tbsp sour cream or yogurt
1 tsp ground dry oregano
Mix everything.
Massage onto your face for a 15 min.
Rinse with cool water.

 Egg Yolk Mask:

1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp olive oil
1 slice of lemon or orange with peel
Mix the egg yolk with oil,pour over the citrus slice,leave for 10 min,covered.
For getting right thickness add some flour.
Apply the mask over the face & neck for 10-15 min.
Rinse off with warm parsley infusion.

For Oily Skin:

Banana & Honey Face Mask:

1 ripe banana
1 Tbsp honey
1 tbsp of lemon juice
Smash banana with honey in a small bowl.
Add lemon juice & combine well.
Apply mask to entire face & leave it on for 15 minutes.
Rinse with a warm water.

Apple Mask for Oily Skin:

1 egg white
1 tbsp grated apple
Mix & apply on face for 10-15 min.
This mask refines the pores,freshens,tightens & calms skin infections.

Deep Cleansing Blueberry Mask:

0,5 cup of blueberries
0,5 tsp corn flour
juice of half lemon
1-2 tbsp honey
Blend everything until creamy.
Apply on to the face for 10-20 min.Rinse with warm water.

Strawberry-Honey Mask:

8-9 strawberries,crushed
3 tsp honey
Keep on the face for a few minutes,rinse with warm water.

Honey & Soft Cheese Mask:

1 tbsp soft cheese
1 tsp honey
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp milk
Apply mask to entire face & leave it on for 15 minutes.
Rinse with a warm water.

General Refreshing Masks:




Revitalizing Face Mask with Egg White, Cucumber & Avocado

1/2 cup cucumber,chopped
1/2 cup avocado,chopped
1 egg white
2 tsp. powdered milk
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender until they form a smooth paste.
Apply the mask to your face & neck.
Leave the mask on for 30 minutes, or until dry.
Rinse your face & neck with warm water.
This mask will keep up to 30 minutes in the refrigerator if you need to prepare it slightly in advance.

Hydrating Mask

Half a ripe avocado,mashed
½ cup plain yogurt
¼ cup honey
Mix.
Gently pat mixture over face.
Leave on for 30 minutes.
Rinse off with cool water.

Nourishing Pumpkin Mask:


2 cups cooked pumpkin,pureed
4 tbsp natural yogurt
4 tbsp honey
1/3 cup ground almonds
1/4 tsp Olive oil
Mix & apply to clean, moist skin for 5-10 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.
Cover the rest of the mixture & use within a week.
Pumpkins are rich in Vitamins A & C & various enzymes that help nourish & brighten skin.

Lemon Cleanser

1/8 cup ground almonds
2 tbs milk or cream
1 tsp lemon juice
Combine thoroughly & use to gently cleanse skin.
Rinse well with warm water.

Revitalizing & Peeling Citrus Mask:

1 egg yolk
1 tsp honey
1/8 cup fresh citrus (lemon, orange or lime) juice
1 packet plain gelatin
Mix together thoroughly & apply to skin for 20 to 25 minutes.

Brightening Strawberry Mask:

1/2 cup fresh strawberries
1 tbsp fresh milk
1 tbsp rice flour or corn flour
Mash together all ingredients to make a smooth paste.
Spread over your face & neck, leave on for 20 minutes.
Rinse with warm water & pat your skin dry.
Use twice weekly.

Moisturizing & Repairing Carrot Mask:

2-3 large carrots
4 1/2 tbs honey
Cook carrots, then mash into a smooth consistency.
Mix the mashed carrots with honey & apply to your face.
Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing off with cool water.

Banana Face Mask for Healthy Glow:

1 banana,mashed
1 tbsp of orange juice
1 tbsp of honey
Mix.
Apply to the face & keep the mixture on for 15 minutes.
Rinse with lukewarm water.


Honey & Papaya Lightening Mask:

2 tbsp of honey
half a cup of  ripe papaya,mashed
Blend together
Apply on the face evenly for 15-20 minutes
Rinse with lukewarm water.
This mask is specifically for those who have sun spots & uneven pigment.

Heavenly Honey Citrus Mask:

3 tbsp of orange juice
half a cup of honey
Combine.
Apply to the face & leave on for half an hour.
Rinse with lukewarm followed by cool water.
This mask is a quick fix to give your face an organic healthy glow.

Exfoliating & Moisturizing Cocoa Mask

1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup of honey
2 tbsp yogurt
3 tsp ground oats
Mix it all.
Massage on to the face for 20 min.
Rinse with warm water.

Cleaning Blueberry Mask:

0,5 cup of blueberries,blend
0,5 cup of honey
0,5 cup of yogurt
Mix everything & apply on the face for 10-15 min.
Rinse with warm water.

Espresso Mask:

1/4 cup finely ground coffee

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup whole milk
Stir all ingredients until you have smooth paste.
After cleansing your face,spread the entire mixture over the face & neck,avoiding the delicate areas around eyes & mouth.
Leave it on for 15 min,then rinse well with warm water.

The milk & coffee contain naturally occurring acids that helps rid your skin of surface debris & dead skin cells & the cocoa powder helps condition & smooth your complexion.

Age Spots & Freckles:

Use lemon juice to safely fade & remove dark patches from your skin.
Rub lemon juice on the spot with the cotton ball twice daily & in 6-8 weeks you should see the difference.

Refreshing Facial Scrub:

1/2 cup of oatmeal

1 tbsp raw unsalted sunflower seeds

1 tsp dried  mint leaves
Process all ingredients in the blender until you have fine granular powder.
Mix together 1-2 tsp of powder with water to make a paste & massage into the damp skin.
Rinse well with water.

Moisturizing & Cleansing Mask with Grapes:

Crush few grapes,apply over the face & neck.
Rinse with cool water after 15 min.

Or
add to the 2 tsp grapes

1 tsp honey
1 tsp soft cheese

Apply for 20 min,rinse 


Refreshing Potato Mask:

Mash 1 boiled potato with 0,5 tsp fresh cream or olive oil.
Apply onto the face while warm for 15 min.

Rinse.

Rosmarine & Chamomile Face Tonic:

1 tbsp dried rosmarine
2 tbsp dried chamomile
Pour over 4 cups of boiling water,let infuse for 15 min.
Strain.
Store in the fridge.
Apply to your face & neck with cotton.
Rinse after 15-30 min.

Lemon & Brandy Mask for Pale Skin:

1 cup of milk
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp brandy
Mix everything.
Warm it up a bit & apply onto the face for 10 min.
Rinse with cool water.

Refreshing Carrot Mask:

2 finely grated carrots
1 tsp cornflour
1/2 egg yolk
couple of drops olive oil
Mix everything & apply on the face & neck for a 15 min.
Rinse with warm water.
It also gives you lovely glow..

Toning & Firming Masks:

Tightening/Toning Lemon Egg White Mask

Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 egg white
Beat together the egg white & lemon juice for 3 minutes.
Apply directly to your face, avoiding the eyes.
Leave on for 30 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water.

Peach & Egg White Firming Mask

1 ripe peach — peeled and stoned
1 egg white
Blend peach & egg white together till smooth.
Gently pat mixture over face.
Leave on for 30 minutes.
Rinse off with cool water.

Firming Olive Oil & Lemon Mask:

Mix olive oil with lemon juice & spread it on your face and neck.
Leave this natural face mask on for 15 to 30 minutes & rinse with lukewarm water.
Olive oil is one of the best natural skin care products that moisturizes loose skin and lemon lightens and brightens it.

Wrinkle Smoothing & Youthful Look:

Take banana & avocado 1:1.

Puree until you get smooth paste.
Apply on your face & neck for 15 min.
Rinse off with cool water.

Firming Anti-Wrinkle Mask:

1/2 very ripe banana
1 tsp honey
Mix it well,apply on to your face & neck for 20 min.
Rinse with cool water.

Anti-Wrinkle,Anti-Age Spots Mask:

1 tbsp sour cream or natural yogurt
1 tsp juice from orange
Keep the mask on face for about 5 min,rinse.

Lemon Cream for Beautiful Eyes:

1-2 tbsp soft cheese
1 tsp strong black tea
few drops of lemon juice
Cover the cotton pads with this cream & place onto the eyes for 10 min.
Wash carefully.

Parsley Mask for Red Veins:

Mix the milk & strong Parsley infusion 1:1
Dip small face cloth into this mix & cover the nose & cheek area for 10 min.

Anti-Wrinkle Milk & Parsley Mask:

Crush the fresh parsley,add a bit milk.
Apply over the face & neck for 10 min.
Wash off with cool water.

Firming Egg White Mask:

1 egg white
1 tsp corn flour
Whisk until strong peaks form.
Apply over the face & neck for 15 min.
Rinse off with cool water.

Smoothing the Laughter Lines:

1/2 tsp honey
2-3 drops of almond oil
Apply for 10 min,wash off with chamomile infusion.

or:

half banana
1 tsp fresh cream
1tsp leftover coffee grounds
Mix everything,apply onto the face & neck for a 15 min.
Wash with warm water.

Sun Spots:

Aloe Vera is an aid in cell-regeneration & can also strongly protect the skin from sun damage to begin with.
Apply twice a day until spots subside.
Sap from the dandelion stem.
Just break the stems & apply the white, milky sap to the spots.This can darken the skin where applied until new skin grows back,something to keep in mind if you plan to use it on your face. Do a patch test first.
Rose hip seed oil is a powerful anti-aging oil that gently exfoliates with its retinoic acid content & helps to clear up pigmented spots.Use twice daily basis.
Pomegranate seed oil is another anti-aging oil which inhibits skin photoaging.

Natural Face-lift:

1 tsp leftover coffee grounds
1 tsp honey
1 tsp sour cream or yogurt
2 egg whites

Beat the egg whites until form the stiff peaks,add sour cream,honey & at last coffee grounds.
Apply the mixture onto your face & neck,rinse after 20 min with warm water.

Potato Mask for Tired,Wrinkly Skin:

Boil a potato with peel,cool,take the peel off,mash.
2 tbsp potato puree
1 tbsp sour cream or yogurt
1 egg yolk
Mix everything & apply onto your face & neck.
Wash off with warm water after 15-20 min.

FACE STEAMING:

The steam works its magic on your skin, adding moisture & helping to cleanse your skin of impurities.
Facial steaming might help control or reduce acne breakouts in some instances. It can also boost circulation & draw blood to the surface of the skin, giving your face a warm, healthy glow.
You should do it  at least twice a month.
You can drop in some herbs:chamomile, lavender,calendula,peppermint..
First, wash your face so that your pores are free to release any impurities without built-up dirt or makeup blocking the way.
Tie your hair back & use a towel as a tent for both the bowl & your head.
The first thing you need to look out for is the water's temperature. Ideally, temperature should be at about 110F (43 C).
Slowly get closer to the steam, but don't get too close-18 inches (45 cm) is close enough. If you let too much heat get near your skin, the increased blood flow could lead to broken capillaries under your skin.
Lean your face over the steam for about 5-7 minutes. Exposing your skin to the heat for much longer  or more often than once a week  can actually dry your skin out.
After steaming use some natural masks for exfoliating & moisturizing.


HANDS CARE:


Potato Mask for Hands:


3 boiled potatoes,mashed

3 tbsp milk
Combine & massage on to the hands & leave thickly on for 5 min.

Massage the olive oil onto your finger nails,it softens & moisturizes for young looking hands.
You can also use lemon & honey on your hands.

Nail Mask:

some crushed cucumber

juice of half lemon
2 tbsp crushed apple
Keep your hands covered with this mask for 15-20 min.

FEET CARE:

To stimulate the circulation massage your feet,then wash with cool water,dry.
Make a warm foot bath,adding
1 cup chamomile infusion &
1 tsp salt
Bathe your feet for 10-15 min once a week.

BODY CARE:

Youthful Skin Mask:

1 egg yolk
1 tsp orange juice
1 tsp Olive Oil
Mix everything & apply to the skin.
Use every morning 15 min before shower.

Milk Bath:

Once a week you should allow yourself a milk bath.

Milk softens & moisturizes the skin.
You can use milk from the shop or add to your hot bath:
ca 250 g milk powder
0,5 tsp of Olive Oil

Refreshing Peppermint Bath:

2 handfuls of peppermint leaves
2 handfuls of rosemary
4 lemons
Make a tea from the herbs,add it to the bath water.
At last add lemon juice.
Peppermint bath refreshes,improves the circulation & cleans the pores.

Citrus Peel Scrub:

1 tbsp of dried citrus peel

2 tbsp sour cream or plain yogurt

1 tsp honey
Mix it all until smooth.
Massage into damp skin & rinse well with warm water.
Store any leftover scrub in the refrigerator.
Whenever you use a citrus fruit,save the peels.Dry them & ground in the food processor or coffee grinder.
Dried citrus peels make wonderful face & body scrubs!

Citrus Bath:
For energizing & relaxing bath,float fresh citrus slices in the bath water.

They are full of vitamins & will give you clean & healthy skin.
Instant energy boost.

Anti-Cellulite Leg Scrub:

1 cup fresh coffee grounds,cooled
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup coarse sea salt
1/2 cup vegetable or sunflower oil
Mix together all ingredients & pour into clean container.
Massage into clean skin in circular motion,focusing on upper thighs,were cellulite is most common.
Massage your legs using strong flowing strokes for at least 5 min to boost circulation.
Caffeine promotes circulation & can be helpful for treating cellulite.Regular use,in combination with exercise & a healthy diet should show improvement in a few weeks.

Almonds Body Scrub:


1 cup of ground almonds

olive oil
Mix almonds & oil until you get thick paste.
Massage all over your body before a good shower.

Delicious Coffee Scrub:


3 tsp ground coffee

200 ml water
1 tsp honey
1/4 lime
3 tsp sugar
Pour boiling water over the coffee powder.Strain.
Add to the leftover coffee grounds 3 tsp sugar,honey & juice of the lime or any other citrus..
You can replace the honey with the olive oil.
Use 1-2 times per week.


Secret Ingredient for Cellulite-Coffee:

Mix 1/4 cup warm, used coffee grounds with 1 tbsp of oil (olive, almond, walnut or massage oil will do). Apply the mixture over your cellulite zones.
Wrap yourself in plastic wrap & leave on for up to 5 minutes.
Take away the plastic wrap & brush off the loose grounds with warm shower using a exfoliating brush. Repeat twice a week.

HAIR MASKS:

Hair Growth Promoting Mask:

1 chili pepper,finely chopped
1/2 cup of nettle tea
1 tsp Olive Oil
Mix everything.
Massage into the hair & scalp for 5-10 min.
Wash out with shampoo.

If Hair Falling Out:

1 cup of cognac
1 onion,finely chopped
Mix together,leave to stand for 24 h.
Massage the infusion into the hair during 15-20 min.Wash carefully with shampoo.
Use it once a week.

Hair Food:

1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp cognac
1 onion,juice
Mix everything together & apply to the hair for a 30 min.
Wash out with warm water.

Falling Hair Mask:

1 onion
1 egg yolk
2-3 tsp honey
Grate the onion & strain out the juice.
Mix the onion juice with egg yolk & honey.
Rub the mixture over your scalp,cover lightly with cling film & towel.
Wash your hair after 2 hours.
Repeat 2-3 times over the week.

Olive Oil Mask:

When olive oil is used as a mask & allowed to soak into the hair, it improves its look, feel & manageability. Olive oil conditions the hair & makes it easy to comb. It also adds shine and prevents breakage. When the olive oil mask is massaged into the scalp, it may reduce hair loss. Olive oil is beneficial for all hair types & ethnicity's.
Make an olive oil hair mask by thickening the olive oil with honey & allowing the mixture to fully saturate & absorb into the hair.
Or massage Olive Oil into the hair before going to bed.Cover head with cling film or anything you can come up with because it makes your bed sheets oily.At the morning wash your hair 3 times.

Nutrition Herbal Hair Mask:

Handful of herbs:chamomile,Indian cress,nettle,st.john wort,red clover
0,5 cup of Olive Oil
Mix everything & keep it covered for a week,strain.
Massage this mask into the hair for a 30 min & wash out.

Pink Grapefruit Styling Gel:

1/2 cup warm water
1 tbsp gelatin
1/2 cup of pink grapefruit juice
1 tsp glycerin
Combine warm water & gelatin.Stir until gelatin is dissolved.
Add grapefruit juice & glycerin.
Stir until well combined.
Refrigerate for 2 h until solid.
Remove from the refrigerator & allow gel to return to room temperature before using.
apply small amount before or after drying to add body & hold.

Dandruff Relief:

After shampooing,rinse your scalp with a cup of water mixed with 2 tbsp of lemon,lime or grapefruit juice.
It will help soften & remove dead skin from the scalp,leaving it free & dandruff free.
Rinse well with water & repeat the treatment if needed in day or two.

Avocado Mask:

Crush one very ripe avocado,
add 1 tsp honey &
2 tsp olive oil
Mix everything.
Massage into the hair & wash out after 20 min. with gentle shampoo.

Milk & honey Mask:

Mix 1 tsp honey &
ca 100 ml full fat milk
Massage into the hair & wash your hair with gentle,nourishing shampoo after 15 min.

Calendula Mask for Dry Hair:

1/2 cup fresh cream
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup calendula infusion
Mix it all,massage into the dry hair,cover with cling film.
Wash off after 10-15 min.

Mask for Shiny Blond Hair:

1/2 cup of chamomile flowers
1/2 cup elderflowers
3 tbsp milk
few drops of apple vinegar
Wash your hair with this mixture.Leave on for about 15 min,rinse.

Shiny, Healthy-looking Hair:

Coffee is often recommended as a simple, natural treatment to make hair extra-glossy.
Brew up an extra-strong pot, let it cool & apply it to your dry, clean hair.
Leave it on for at least 20 minutes, then rinse.
Keep it up once a week or so for best results.



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