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Tip Of The Day!

19 Mar

Best Home Made Anti Acne Masks …
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There are many homemade anti-acne face masks that you can try out. Why would you want to buy one from store shelves, when you can make them yourself and KNOW just what is in it? How many of you out there make your own masks? Share the recipe!

Heavy Cream Easy to Use Facial Mask
The ingredients in this mask consist of heavy cream (1 tablespoon), honey (1 tablespoon) and baking soda (1 gram). This is the fastest mask to prepare and it gets rid of acne just as fast!

Mask 1
Fractionated coconut oil (2 tablespoons), 1 Egg Yolk, Honey (1 tablespoon), Yogurt (1 tablespoon) and Sugar (1 teaspoon). Mix all of these ingredients and process them in a blender. Apply to the skin and let it sit there for twenty five minutes, then rinse it off with warm water followed by a splash of cold water.

To Refresh Your Skin
The ingredients include ¼ apple, ½ peach, ½ tomato, ¼ milk and 1 tablespoon of Almond oil. Peel all of the fruits and mash them up. Add the milk and oil into the mashed fruits and use moderate heat as you stir it. Do this until the mixture turns into a cream. When it cools, apply a thick layer to your skin and leave it there for thirty minutes. This mask will refresh your skin and keep pimples at bay no matter what type of acne you have!

Oatmeal Face Mask
Oatmeal is not just an awesome breakfast food, it is also great for the skin because it helps cleanse and exfoliate. It also helps unclog pores. Mix with honey and scrub it on your face to get rid of dirt, blackheads and acne.

Pumpkin Facial
Pumpkin is excellent for your face because it is rich in Vitamins C and E. It is also rich in mineral zinc. When you use it in facial masks, it is going to help tone and moisturise the skin. No more dryness!

Baking Soda Facial
This is one of the most popular ingredients you will find in homemade acne masks. It really treats acne because it helps get rid of the oil and prevents pimples. It also works as a natural exfoliant.

Citrus Fruit Facials
Citrus fruits, such as grapefruits, oranges, lemons and limes will do wonders for the skin. They have natural antiseptic properties, so they get rid of germs which is one reason why you can’t seem to get rid of acne and they will also help to reduce oil. Choose the citrus of your choice and mix it with wheat flour in order to make a paste. Leave it on your face for twenty minutes, then rinse.

(Apparently this is the best one. I have read about this in almost every article about acne. I think I have tried it once? Have any of you tried this?
Aspirin Mask
It consists of 5-6 uncoated aspirin, lime juice, 1 drop of honey and 1 tablespoon of yogurt.

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Tip Of The Day!

4 Mar

Myths and truths about your pores
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Can pores really open and close, and can you get rid of them for good? We’ve got the truth about your pores—plus, some recommended products to counteract large pores

For many of us, those little holes on our faces known as pores are a little more than an unsightly nuisance. But aside from blemishing our complexions, they do serve a purpose: pores house a hair follicle and sebaceous gland and serve as a gateway for sebum, our skin’s natural oil. “A pore is just a route or a channel for these things to reach the skin’s surface,” says Dr. Kucy Pon, consulting dermatologist for Olay.

While the size of our pores is largely determined by genetics, some pores tend to be bigger than others because of the size of the hair follicle and oil gland. Poor hygiene and the resulting dirt, oil and dead skin cells that often build up can also make pores look bigger. “Pores are generally clogged with sebum and dead skin cells, which naturally slough off from the side of the pore,” says Dr. Lydia Evans, a New York-based consulting dermatologist for L’Oreal. “If a pore becomes clogged, that will temporarily stretch the pore and make it more apparent.”

Excessive clogged pores can lead to another unwelcome skin condition: blackheads and whiteheads. And if your pores seem to be getting bigger as you get older, you’re not imagining things: aging and sun damage also contribute to pore size. “As the skin around a pore loses its firmness when we age, the pore may appear larger because of the lack of support from the surrounding tissue,” says Evans.

Want to know more about your pores? We clear up (ahem) the top three myths and truths about pores.

The myth: Pores open and close
The truth: Despite what your mother told you, you can’t steam your pores open. “Pores do not have muscles around their opening to allow them to open and close,” says Pon. However, steaming the skin can help loosen up underlying debris, making blackheads easier to extract. But it’s best to leave extractions to the professionals, says Evans.

The myth: The “black” in blackheads is dirt
The truth: Those little dots we see across our noses and cheeks are actually the result of oxidation, a chemical reaction involving oxygen and sebum, says Evans. Prevent new blackheads from forming by getting into a regular exfoliating regimen. Use an exfoliating cleanser such as Olay Dual Action Cleanser + Pore Scrub, $12.50 (which can be used daily), and look for ingredients such as salicylic acid, which helps slough off dead skin cells. Try Clinique’s Pore Minimizer Thermal Active Skin Refiner, $36, a twice-weekly treatment that contains both salicylic acid and exfoliating beads to reveal fresher skin.

The myth: You can get rid of pores
The truth: You can’t banish them completely, but with the right skin care, you can make pores less noticeable. “You can make pores look smaller by removing excess sebum, debris and makeup from the pore,” says Pon. Be sure to cleanse twice daily and after an intense workout or whenever you get sweaty or dirty, says Evans. Also look for mattifying or oil-absorbing moisturizers, such as L’Oréal Paris Skin Genesis Pore Minimizing Skin Re-Smoother, $27, or Dermalogica’s Oil Control Lotion, $56, to keep shine at bay. “Oil sitting at the mouth of a pore may reflect light and thereby make the pore appear larger,” says Evans. And avoid the temptation to over-cleanse. “Very frequent washing can inflame the skin and may make your pores look more prominent,” says Evans.

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Article from BestHealthMag.ca