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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.

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

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Help! Hair here, there, over there, and everywhere!

Which depilatory method are you?

Hair, hair, hair, some here, some there, and …. frustration is everywhere. There are many depilatory methods available, some are expensive while others are non effective, with so many choices, how do you know what really works? Are you really receiving the best bargain for your buck? Waxing, bleaching or creams, shaving, electrolysis, laser, and buffing are common treatments used in achieving a hairless, smooth body.

Unfortunately, many individuals fail to realize that skin type, tone, and elasticity could compromise the overall result, leaving you feeling disappointed, red, and bumpy with in-grown hairs.

Wax on, and … rip!

Waxing works great, but like many services, it requires maintenance and depending on hair regrowth, (2 to 4 weeks), may be costly. Wax comes in two forms Hot or Cold, depending on how coarse your hair is, your therapist may best determine the type, when in doubt, always seek professional advice. You can wax almost any part of your body, (female or male); unlike shaving, waxing causes body hair to grow in finer and damaging hair follicles to become more sparse, which it can be a win-win situation for many of you and me. There are some concerns involving this treatment, when using hot wax, it  may be too hot which could harm and/or burn you. What if you develop an allergy to the ingredients of the wax? Not fun! Always use caution when choosing a new type of treatment, and be sure to perform a patch tests prior any service.

Bleaching, is it safe???

Well, if you ask me, my opinion is NO! Please note, this is merely my opinion and I stand by it, lololol. I have tried this method and developed a rash, only to find out that bleach has many harmful ingredients and is invasive. If, while bleaching your upper lip the cream spreads too close to the lip line, it could possibly damage the skin pigmentation, and over time you could possibly lose that natural color of your lips. Do you really want to get it tattooed on? Nah, I’ll pass.

Shaving

Shaving seems easy, but there a many factors involved like time, hydration, blade quality, and clumsiness, which may cause skin irritation, ingrown hairs, and cuts.  This method is fast, cheap, and convenient method of hair removal; however, hair regrowth is thicker and faster than waxing (1 to 3 days). Shaving everyday is not pleasant, but many of us do it, all in the name of beauty!

Electrolysis

In my opinion, this is TORTURE! How do you like needles? Eeeeeekkkkssss ….. pain level you ask? A 12 of course! And that number is above the maximum number, with 10 being the most painful and 1 painless. Thanks but no thanks, I’ll keep my money and my natural hair! I’m sure there are plenty of you out there who have tried this courageous treatment, please, let us hear from your painful adventure, was it successful? Did it hurt? Are you happy or displeased with your results? I’ve seen the results first hand, a needle going in and out from the hair follicle, ooouuuch! Can we say painful? Not to mention the scabbing the day after on the treated areas are horrid, end result? Lots of pain, many scabs (try not pick at them, because if you do, you’ll potentially scar), session after session, and …. hair, hair, hair, perhaps finer than before, but …. I’ll stick to waxing, thanks! I don’t feel this depilatory method is beneficial, on the contrary, it’s an experience that should be left alone, maybe just for educational purposes in “what not to do for unwanted hair”.

Laser

To laser or not to laser? This technique is effective when performed by a high-end machine, yes, I’ve tried this treatment as well; however, the machine was mediocre, and the results? Hmmm …. not impressive, I would rate the pain level a 6, one being painless and ten very painful. At times laser therapy has reverse effects, making the treated areas more hairy than before, do you really want to come out hairier than before? Negative! No! Either spend valuable time and money in researching a good doctor who uses the top of the line equipment, or just ….. wax, shave, or buff!

Buffing

Do you buff? Does someone you know buff? Hey, how much easier could it get? While massaging your skin, (which improves and stimulates circulation), your hair disappears! Leaving your skin radiantly smooth. I’m honestly tired of unsightly razor nicks and bumps, with my busy schedule finding the time for a leg wax is not always possible.  Today I’m sharing this beauty secret with you, and I hope to attract more readers with this awesome little secret 🙂 If you choose to try it, can you leave a feedback? I want to hear your experience, hey … knowledge is power, and sharing is caring!

Thank you for reading, feel free to leave comments about your favorite depilatory method.  Please don’t forget to …..  ”Pass the Blog“!
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Lacking Radiance?

The Truth of Fruit Acid/Enzyme Treatments

Fruit Acid/Enzyme treatments may be the answer to a fresher more vibrant complexion. An acid or enzyme compound can help purify follicles from debris by removing dead skin from the surface of the epidermis.

Beautiful, radiant complexion stems from healthy cells; clogged pores impede skin renewal, therefore, fruit acids/enzyme treatments may improve skin tone by reducing the appearance of hyper-pigmented areas, dark spots, skin care products penetration, and smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • When using products containing fruit or enzyme acids use caution, it may thin the surface of the skin and some individuals may experience excessive irritation, and/or peeling of treated area when waxing.
  • Sunscreen use is imperative, fruit or enzyme acids make the skin more sensitive and prone to sunburns, use a SPF-30 for protection.
  • A series of treatments may be beneficial depending on skin type, someone with sensitive skin may need less than a person who has nonsensitive skin, always consult with a professional before choosing.
  • Check with your dermatologist and skin care specialist before using any products containing alpha-hydroxy acids or enzymes.

Don’t waste another minute! Achieving a luminous complexion has never been easier! Book a treatment today!

Thank you for reading, don’t forget to “Pass the blog”!

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Skin Conditions

We are not all made the same, and that goes for our skin as well. There are many skin condition, where the dermal tissue may become red, irritated, scaly, itchy, blistered, and could develop sores, not all have treatments and some are more uncomfortable than others. If you experience any of the following condition, remember talk with your Physician and be honest, he or she is there to help you as well.

Psoriasis

The cause of this common ailment is unknown, over 5 million people suffer from psoriasis in the United States alone, studies have shown emotional or physical stress may spark a flare up. Plaque psoriasis affects the Knees, elbows, lower back or scalp with raised red crusty or flaky patches. Guttate psoriasis is defined by smaller scaly spots all over the body, while pustular psoriasis are sores which cover the entire body.

Unfortunately there is no cure for this condition, most patients skin improves in the sun, Doctors may prescribe you topical steroids, salicylic aid, anthralin or vitamin D or A derivative preparations, with treatment you can expect great improvement. In severe cases, the sores are painful, open and are prone to infections so hospitalization may be required, this is very rare and displayed during a pustular psoriasis flare up.

You may find this website helpful for support and education

www.mypsoriasisremedy.com

Rosacea

This condition progresses gradually, and often is mistaken for adult acne; the flare ups are red and resemble hot bashful flushing, lumpiness,  enlarged blood vessels, and in men the nose may become red and swollen.

Avoiding harsh cleansers, spicy foods, hot drinks, sun exposure and alcoholic beverages, will help reduce the flare up, your Doctor may prescribe topical and oral antibiotics, and sometime a topical steroid is also needed to control rosacea.

For more information about rosacea please follow the link provided

www.rosacea.org

Eczema

This term derives from the Greek eczio, which means “boil out”. The skin becomes itchy, inflamed, irritated, scaly, or oozing crusty patches,  flare ups can be anywhere on the body, it can be triggered by allergens or irritants, and may be inherited.

When treating eczema you may want to avoid hot baths, harsh soaps, tight clothing, excessive sunbathing, scratching the irritated area, and stress. Dermatologist prescribe corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, oral sedatives and antihistamines to calm the patient and the skin.

For information in understanding this condition

www.nationaleczema.org

Dermatitis

Itchy, irritated, red, blotchy, or broken skin as a result of contact with an irritant, such as nickle, chemical, cosmetic, poison ivy, detergents. Another type of this condition is seborrheic dermatitis, which appears on the faces of these with real oily skin.

Contact dermatitis is treated by protecting the skin while using irritants by wearing gloves. in seborrheic dermatitis, wash the face with a non-soap cleanser, do not apply moisturizer if the condition is persistent and growing, visit your Doctor so he or she can prescribe a topical medication to control it.

Cold Sores

The herpes virus lies in the nerve of the skin, it is activated when the body immunity is under attack. Stress is a big factor, sunlight, post rejuvenating or chemical peels, sickness and fever, visit to the dentist chair can also trigger them if you are allergic to latex gloves, they can be passed on if a person has an open sore on the mouth and drinks out of a cup and another picks it up and drinks after him or her.

You can treat cold sores early on, Doctors prescribe an anti-viral preparation Acyclovir (Zovirax) in preventing further outbreaks.

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