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Saturday, August 3, 2013

DYI beauty

I wanted to share some of my favorite DYI beauty products that I have found on Pinterest. 

1) Three DIY Lip Scrub Recipes For Super Kissable Lips

Basic Lip Scrub

1 teaspoon of white sugar
few drops of olive oil
mix, scrub, exfoliate, enjoy!

Honey Kisses Lip Scrub

1 tablespoon of white sugar
1 tablespoon of raw honey
few drops of vanilla extract.
Mix, let it sit on your lips for about 15 minutes, scrub away, enjoy!

Coconut Kisses Lip Scrub

1 tablespoon of brown sugar
two teaspoons of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of honey
Mix, scrub, enjoy!
If you decide to make any of these scrubs, chances are you will have plenty left over so just store it in a little airtight container and pop it in the fridge. Enjoy!

2) For getting those white toenails back after nail polishes discolor them and the remover just isn't tough enough. 
1 Tbsp peroxide w 2-1/4 Tbsp baking soda paste for 5 minutes for white toenails...hate when nail polish discolors them!

3) Ultimate smooth leg scrub
Mix the above ingredients together in a small bowl. Then smooth the mixture onto your skin using gentle, circular motions while in the shower and then rinse.
Doing this once a week, your skin will thank you!

Oil of Olé
This guac-inspired moisturizer is suitable for even sensitive skin.
2 tablespoons of fresh avocado, mashed
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon plain full-fat yogurt
½ teaspoon lemon juice
1.       Combine ingredients in a bowl.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2.       While you’re waiting for the mixture to chill, clean your face with a soap-free cleansing wash.  Make two mugs of green tea and put an ice cube or two in one of them.
3.       Smear a thin layer of the chilled mask on your face, avoiding your eyes.  Sit back, relax for 10 or 15 minutes, and sip the warm tea.
                                                               4.       Rinse with lukewarm water.  Slowly splash your face with the                                                                                   cooled tea, and then rinse with water again.  Powerful antioxidants in                                                                             tea help skin stay healthy.

                                                                 Note: Don’t use black tea; it will stain your skin.

Fruit Face
The fruit acids in this mask gently exfoliate, stripping away dry, dead skin cells to reveal a fresher complexion.
1 ripe peach, peeled and pitted
1 teaspoon brandy
Sprinkle of cornstarch
1.       Mash together the peach and brandy in a bowl.  Add just enough cornstarch to make a paste.
2.       Smooth over your face, steering clear of lips and eyes.  Sit back and relax.  Feel free to sip on any extra brandy.
3.       Rinse with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.  (Don’t leave the mask on any longer; it will irritate skin).

Bran Scruffin’
The bran and sugar in this scrub scour away dry skin, immediately improving your face’s appearance.
1 tablespoon plain yogurt
1 teaspoon brewer’s yeast
1 teaspoon finely ground bran
1 teaspoon sugar
1.       Thoroughly mix all ingredients.
2.       Immediately massage the scrub into your skin with your fingertips before the sugar has a chance to dissolve.

3.       Rinse with lukewarm water.

I hope you enjoy these awesome DYI beauty products. Who knew that two main staples in your house, sugar and olive oil, could be mixed together and work as one kick ass exfoliate for your whole body? Feel free to check out my boards for some more awesome beauty tips and more. =)

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