Category Archives: DIY treatments

DYI Home-Spa

Home-Spa Treatments

Healthy skin care begins at home, if your skin looks terrific, you’ll feel beautiful all over. Home-Spa treatments are on the rise, many prefer the intimacy  and comfort of their own home instead of busy spa, for a personalized and efficient treatment

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Let’s improve our skin by bettering our habits

  1. Time is often the cause of neglected and blemished skin.
  2. Frowning, poor diet, and lack of sunscreen, (just to name a few), age and damage the skin.
  3. Lack of water dehydrates the skin by making it look dull and dry; not to mention, damaging our organs and well-being. Drink your 8 glasses daily to moisturize from inside out!
  4. Stressed out? Meditate, take a deep breath and let worry and anxiety flow out of you!

 The 10 minute Therapeutic Treatments

Coco-Shell-Beauty

Cut out coconut flesh, place it in a blender add 1-2 cups of boiling water, and mix for 7 minutes. Place a cheesecloth on face and spread the mixture, leave for 10 minutes, remove it and rinse off with tepid water. Coconut is great for the connective tissues, your skin can feel supple and soft again.

Le-Milk-Energy

Are you a victim of dull and pasty skin? Fret no more, simply walk to your kitchen and open the fridge! Mix 2 tablespoon of milk and lemon together, with a soft brush, spread it over clean skin, leave for 10 minutes, rinse off, and the result? A beautiful, brighter and energized complexion!

Eg-Lem-Lift

Lift up your appearance by mixing an egg white with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, apply evenly to your face, leave for 10 minutes, and rinse. You’ll feel a tightening effect, leaving your skin fresh, with a glowing complexion.

Avo-Dry-Fix

Ripe avocado may smooth and make your skin look younger. Slice up a ripe avocado and place it on the skin, focus on drier areas, leave on for 10 minutes, rinse off with tepid water …. what a soothing experience!

Bana-Kiwi-Glow

Kiwi helps retain moisture in the skin and hair, bananas are natural healers from within. Combine one of each and mix till creamy, apply to the face and leave on for 10 minutes then rinse, you may see and feel an exceptional glow!

Have a great #TBT and thank you for reading and “Pass the Blog”!!!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 

The 3 Truths About Peels

Chemical Peels

The 3 Truths About Peels

Actual testimonials of REAL people who preformed DIY peels. Please be sure to receive services from a skin care professional!

1. Used my glycolic peel last night and got distracted… my face is covered with weeping sores, I look like I’ve been scraped along the road… I’m really upset. Please help! I used 50% glycolic acid. I usually do it for 2-3 mins which results in a bit of flaking for 3-4 days. I was doing my hair at the same time and got distracted, so it was on for 5 mins and the only thing which doesn’t hurt is sudocreme. If anyone has any suggestions or has had a serious peel in a salon and knows what to expect I would be really grateful.  ~ Liz

2. I gave myself a GA peel and seemed fine (30% GA, 2.1 PH and 6-8 minutes). then this past monday I did another after about 3 weeks after my last … Anyways it burned the sides of my chin and scabbed over, a lot worst than I ever had and I look horrible!!! The scabs hurt, itch, and I must visit a dermatologist for help. Anything I can do to improve this???! Will this leave red marks?  My entire face and neck are discolored! Help! ~ Lori

3. I JUST USED A 60% GLYCOL/LACTIC acid peel from skin laboratory and I got a burnt on the upper part of my lip and my chin!!! I accidentally scrubbed too hard with my cotton pad when I was using water after leaving it for more than 10 mins on!! S**T What should I do? I can literally see the NEXT layer of skin beneath… OMG! ~ Anonymous

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© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Little Known Ways to Calm Skin

Benefits of Yogurt, Oats, and Raw Honey

Did you know yogurt, oats, and honey can soothe red, irritated skin?  Why not make a mask in the comfort of your own home while relaxing? By all means … go ahead! Please share your thoughts/experience/advice with the rest of us.  A Blissful Skin loves your valuable feedback.

  • All yogurts are fantastic sources of zinc, calcium, protein, potassium, zinc, and vitamins B12, B6. Zinc is very important, it can help lighten blemishes and scars.
  • Oats, not only oatmeal is delicious and healthy, but it contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and as such is ideal for sensitive skin and to treat a variety of skin disorders (i.e sunburns, eczema and poison ivy).
  • Honey, the amazing wonder of nature, lends a moistness and rich flavor to cakes and cookies, provides many benefits as a chemical-free skin care product. Honey has properties  that give this homeopathic ingredient special powers, did you know it’s healing and help prevent infection on acne skin?

Naturally Beautiful Skin

DIY Mask

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of plain yogurt;
  • 1 cup of oats;
  • 4 to 5 drops of raw honey.
  1. Combine yogurt and oats  in a small bowl and gently mix together;
  2. Raw honey tends to become solid, before adding it to the mix, warm a spoon under hot water, then add 4 to 5 drops of honey to the spoon;
  3. Gently, stir the honey into the yogurt and oat mixture.

With a fan brush, apply the mask all over the face and neck area. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off  with a warm towel or washcloth.

Enjoy!

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© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Do You Know The Secret?

Combination Skin? 

Did you know rose petals are full of antioxidants and vitamin C? Well then, combination skin please step aside!

I’d like to share one of my favorite masks with you today, your skin will feel A M A Z I N G! Feel free to leave your valuable feedback, advice, and experience by commenting below!

Fun facts about rose petals:

  • Rose petals help firm and tone the skin;
  • They reduce the appearance of wrinkles;
  • They contain an essential oil that moisturizes and hydrates skin;
  • Rose petals contain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that de-puff and decrease redness;
  • They are full of alpha hydroxy acids that exfoliate and tighten pores.

Rose Facial

DIY Rose Mask

Enjoy this DIY balancing treatment for combination skin.

    • Wash petals;
    • Soak them in a bowl of water;
    • Gently crush them;
    • Add ingredients and mix well:
      • 2 Roses
      • 2 tbsp rose-water
      • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
      • 2 tbsp raw honey

Enjoy this DIY mask, thank you for reading, and please “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Strawberry DIY Facial

Super Cleanser For Oily Skin

Did you know strawberries are

Top 5 tips for oily skin:

  • Cleanse in the morning and night only; more cleansing creates more stimulation to oil glands.
  • Stop eating fast-food! Fast-food is full of oils, which comes out through your pores.
  • Lavender oil helps soothe red acne, breakouts, and calm your nerves.
  • Be sure all products used are oil free.
  • With a kleenex gently blot away excess face shininess.

Strawberries Fields

Here you go! According to WebMd — The tiny strawberry is packed with vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, and more. The heart-shaped silhouette of the strawberry is the first clue that this fruit is good for you. These potent little packages protect your heart, increase HDL (good) cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and guard against cancer.

Packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols, strawberries are a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie food. They are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and are a good source of manganese and potassium. Just one serving — about eight strawberries — provides more vitamin C than an orange.

This member of the rose family isn’t really a fruit or a berry but the enlarged receptacle of the flower. Choose medium-sized berries that are firm, plump, and deep red; once picked, they don’t ripen further. First cultivated in ancient Rome, strawberries are now the most popular berry fruit in the world. In provincial France, they were regarded as an aphrodisiac. These red gems may be good for your heart in more ways than one.

DIY Strawberry Mask

Mix or blend together the following ingredients for a delicious strawberry mask!

  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries;
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice;
  • 2 part egg whites;
  • 2 tsp honey.

Put on some relaxing music, put your feet up, and chillax for 10 – 15 minutes. Wash the mask off, your skin should feel refreshed and energized!

Hope you enjoyed this little DIY mask. Thank you for reading and as always “Please Pass the Blog”!

 

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

DIY Pumpkin-Honey Treatment


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Pumpkin Facial To Glowing Skin?

This blog is for you Winter, thanks infinity for your love and ongoing support =)

Lacking radiance while being short on time and funds? You stopped by the Right Blog!  How about a DIY Pumpkin-Honey Facial to perk up your complexion, while getting rid of unnecessary toxins? Did you know that pumpkins contain special enzymes making them excellent mask ingredient for all skin types? A few facts about  pumpkins: they’re high in Vitamin A (skin healing), C (anti-oxidant) and Zinc, which soothes, moisturizes and act as a carriers, all while  assisting other ingredients move deeper into the epidermis, while intensifying the desired end results.

Ingredients: 

  • Medium mixing bowl;
  • Facial brush;
  • Puree, cooked fresh or canned pumpkin;
  • Plain yogurt;
  • Raw honey;
  • Finely ground almonds;
  • Extra virgin olive oil.

Follow the 12 Steps:

  1. Once you gather all ingredients, let the transformation begin!
  2. Begin by mixing 2 1/2 cups of puree, or canned pumpkin.
  3. Add 4 1/2 tablespoons plain yogurt,
  4. 4 1/2 tablespoons honey,
  5. 1 and 1/4 cup ground almonds,
  6. 3/4 teaspoon olive oil.
  7. Mix well until all ingredients form a paste,
  8. Apply to clean skin, be sure the face is not fully dry, the enzymes will  activate and adhere to moist skin,
  9. Relax in your tub for 7 -12 minutes, if tub is not an option, then run the shower as hot as you can until the bathroom is steamy,
  10. Be sure to remove the mask with a wet, warmed face-towel,
  11. Once the mask is off, use an alcohol-free toner, which will re-balance the skin’s ph levels,
  12. One time a week for sensitive skin, 2 times a week for combination skin, and 3 times weekly for oily skin.

WOuld you like to be featured on A Blissful Skin? Why not gain some online exposure? If you have a skincare recipe you’d like to share with us and want it published, feel free to email it directly to ablissfuskin@gmail.com, remember to include you name and number (if you want), so you can receive proper credit =)

Thank you for reading, as always, please “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L., A Blissful Skin, and My Savvy Rules 2013. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Invigorating Skin Care Advice

Home-Spa Treatments

Healthy skin care begins at home, if your skin looks terrific, you’ll feel beautiful all over. Home-Spa treatments are on the rise, many prefer the intimacy  and comfort of their own home instead of busy spa, for a personalized and efficient treatment

.

Let’s improve our skin by bettering our habits

  1. Time is often the cause of neglected and blemished skin.
  2. Frowning, poor diet, and lack of sunscreen, (just to name a few), age and damage the skin.
  3. Lack of water dehydrates the skin by making it look dull and dry; not to mention, damaging our organs and well-being. Drink your 8 glasses daily to moisturize from inside out!
  4. Stressed out? Meditate, take a deep breath and let worry and anxiety flow out of you!

 The 10 minute Therapeutic Treatments

Coco-Shell-Beauty

Cut out coconut flesh, place it in a blender add 1-2 cups of boiling water, and mix for 7 minutes. Place a cheesecloth on face and spread the mixture, leave for 10 minutes, remove it and rinse off with tepid water. Coconut is great for the connective tissues, your skin can feel supple and soft again.

Le-Milk-Energy

Are you a victim of dull and pasty skin? Fret no more, simply walk to your kitchen and open the fridge! Mix 2 tablespoon of milk and lemon together, with a soft brush, spread it over clean skin, leave for 10 minutes, rinse off, and the result? A beautiful, brighter and energized complexion!

Eg-Lem-Lift

Lift up your appearance by mixing an egg white with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, apply evenly to your face, leave for 10 minutes, and rinse. You’ll feel a tightening effect, leaving your skin fresh, with a glowing complexion.

Avo-Dry-Fix

Ripe avocado may smooth and make your skin look younger. Slice up a ripe avocado and place it on the skin, focus on drier areas, leave on for 10 minutes, rinse off with tepid water …. what a soothing experience!

Bana-Kiwi-Glow

Kiwi helps retain moisture in the skin and hair, bananas are natural healers from within. Combine one of each and mix till creamy, apply to the face and leave on for 10 minutes then rinse, you may see and feel an exceptional glow!

Have a great weekend and thank you for reading and “Pass the Blog”!!!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.