DIY Face Mask: Yogurt & Honey

 

I had recently made this mask. It contains yogurt and honey. Yogurt is so good for your skin. It’s excellent to restore hydration into your skin, (making it an anti-aging ingredient), plus yogurt is for very sensitive skin. It brightens your skin, which means it will brighten your blemishes, dark circles, redness, basically any uneven skin tone. Plus, it naturally reduces fine lines and wrinkles, making it such a great anti-aging face mask. The lactic acid in yogurt will help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores. 

As I was making my mask, I will admit I got a little, okay, really generous with the honey. Lol. It became more of a honey mask, than yogurt, even though this face mask does contain yougurt. I would use two table spoons of yogurt, plus one squirt of honey. In that bowl is what too much honey in the yogurt looks like. See, I love honey in my masks, haha. Oops. I will make this recipe better next time ;). I always cleanse my face before applying any mask. My pores need to be prepped and awake, so I get the most out of my face masks. I don’t want any mask I use for my skin to receive a bit of the goodness, as oppose the full amount. 

If you have made this recipe, please tell me your thoughts! Share in the comments!

 

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DIY Face Mask: Banana & Honey

I had decided to try this what was supposed to be a one ingredient face mask, but eventually turned into a two ingredient face mask; banana and honey. Now, if you plan on storing this face mask in the fridge to use for later in the week, use a whole banana. It makes a large batch. If that’s the case, and you want to opt for honey – apply two or three squirts. I used two generous amounts for one whole banana. 

Bananas contain vitamins A,B,C, E, iron, zinc and loads of potassium. Bananas are excellent to reduce inflammatory skin (redness, including rosacea), acne/blemishes, dehydration, sensitive, anti-aging, so it reduces fine lines and wrinkles, thanks to it’s hydrating factor. Bananas are equivalent to the results you receive from botox. The difference is that one of them; you are injecting a needle and the other treatment you are applying a mask onto your face, or eating a banana, or both. 🙂

I love honey in masks, even on it’s own. Honey adds additional hydration for those who have very dehydrated in Winter. My skin is dehydrated all year round, but in the Winter, forget it, talk about loss of hydrated.

Ingredients:

1/3 or 1/4 banana

Fork (I replaced the wisk with a fork)

Honey (optional) – about 1 squirt

Directions:

In a bowl mash the banana to your level of smoothness. Add a honey, if you like. Mix it well. After your skin has been cleansed, with your favourite cleanser, apply this mixture. Leave it on for fifteen minutes. Afterwards, remove it with a warm wash cloth. Finish it with your moisturizer. 

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NEW! StriVectin Adds 1 New & 1 Best Selling TL Tightening Neck Creams to the TL Tightening Family!

 

STRIVECTIN TL Tightening Serum Neck Roller C$99

NEW! StriVectin Tightening Neck Serum Roller with innovative massage roller applicator, glides on smoothly and absorbs immediately to instantly tighten, firm and lift the neck area. Over time, as resiliency and elasticity are restored, neck and facial contours are more defined for a youthful-looking profile.

 

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NEW to Lise Watier Sublimessence Family!

Sublimessence High Concentration Age-Defying Eye Serum C$74

With exclusive Labrador Tea extract, a highly potent Canadian antioxidant.

Innovation: The highest concentration of exclusive Labrador Tea extract in a fast-acting, age-defying eye serum. Rich in hyaluronic acid, algae extract and stevioside, it delivers a powerful dose of ingredients to visibly rejuvenate and illuminate the entire eye area. Instantly, skin is smoother, more even and radiant. From the first week, skin looks revitalized, crow’s feet wrinkles and frown lines are visibly reduced and dark circles and under eye puffiness look diminished to reveal fresher, more beautiful and younger-looking skin.

Tested and confirmed by over 100 Canadian women of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and skin types.

Results

After one month:*

  • 82% of women saw crow’s feet and wrinkles visibly reduced
  • 88% of women found the skin around the eye are more radiant
  • 81% of women found under eye bags were reduced

Self-evaluation done by 140 Canadian women of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and skin types, following the use of the Sublimessence Eye serum.

 

Sublimessence High Concentration Age-Defying Serum C$84.00

With exclusive Labrador Tea extract, a highly potent Canadian antioxidant.

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The highest concentration of exclusive Labrador Tea extract in a fast-acting, age-defying serum. TheActive Cell Infusion Complex boosts the efficacy and absorption of active ingredients for targeted care. With each application, a powerful dose of active ingredients penetrates skin to reverse already-visible signs of aging, improves skin’s resilience, and fight skin aging.

Tested and confirmed by over 400 Canadian women of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and skin types.

*Source: AC Nielsen Market Track, Skincare, Prestige, Canada, drugstores, 52-week period ending on June 25, 2016.

Results

After one week**:

    • 90% of women saw rejuvenated skin
    • 90% of women saw a glowing complexion
    • 74% saw smoother skin

**Self-evaluation done by 431 Canadian women of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and skin types, following the use of Sublimessence twice a day.

 

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What’s NEW: Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Collection

Face Care

With the wide range of AVEENO ACTIVE NATURALS Face Care solutions, your skin can look and feel healthier, softer and more beautiful.

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DIY Homemade Tomato Mask

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Tomatoes are excellent for your skin, because:

  • Tomato balances the skin’s pH levels.
  • It closes pores, preventing bacteria, dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from clogging them.
  • Tomatoes contain anti-oxidants that protect against the free radicals that cause acne.
  • Tomato repairs skin damage on the cellular level, and reduces the appearance of acne scars.
  • The natural acid in tomatoes restores the skin’s natural oil balance.
  • Tomato moisturizes skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
  • Tomato contains vitamins A, C, K, E, B1, B2, B3, and B6, which help shrink pores and nourish skin.
  • Tomatoes also contain iron, potassium, and other nutrients that support general health as well as skin health ad also reduces scar formation.
  • According to the American Association of Dermatology, the consumption of foods with high glycemic indexes contributes to acne. Tomatoes have a very low glycemic index.
  • Tomatoes contain salicylic acid, a common ingredient in commercial acne products, which cleanses and exfoliates to remove toxins from pores and restore the skin’s pH balance.
  • As a natural astringent, tomato keeps the skin taught and wrinkle free.

 

Nutrients
Benefits for Skin
Vitamin A
Fades dark spots and blemishes. Smoothens out rough skin
B-vitamins
Slow down the aging process of skin. Fight off free radicals that cause fine lines and damage to healthy skin cells.
Vitamin C
Helps build up collagen and maintain skin tautness and elasticity.
Calcium
Composes the uppermost layer of skin. Heals dry withered skin.
Potassium
Solves dry skin by moisturizing and hydrating skin cells
Magnesium
For youthful radiant skin. Slows down the aging process of skin.

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Tomato Mask

  • Place 1 tomato in the blender and puree until smooth.
  • Apply puree to skin and leave on 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water, wash face with gentle cleanser, and pat dry.
  • Repeat daily.

For best results, be sure to cleanse your face first. Apply your mask, remove mask, moisturize.

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Alterna Caviar Haircare Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo

Alterna Caviar Haircare Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo C$40

A luxe, sulfate-free shampoo that restores moisture while protecting hair from color fade, daily stresses, and future damage.

Revitalize brittle hair and bring back silky radiance with Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Shampoo. It restores and rebalances moisture while protecting color and improving the overall appearance of dry, brittle hair. Infused with Alterna’s Age-control Complex®, which includes caviar extract, vitamin C, and cytokines, your hair will be left stronger, healthier, and younger-looking. It’s also formulated with Seasilk®, Enzymetherapy®, and Color Hold® with UVA/UVB protection to shield from color fade, daily stresses, and future damage. FREE of parabens, sulfates and phthalates. 

Stacey Says: I wasn’t sure about this shampoo at first. however, when I had applied it into my hair, I instantly loved it. I found it to leave me hair so hydrated, so full of volume. I do really like it. This has become another one of my go-to shampoos. 

LOVE: Dr. Dennis Gross Smooth & Silky Peel + Nourish Ultra Gentle 14-Day Challenge

Dr. Dennis Gross Smooth & Silky Peel + Nourish Ultra Gentle 14-Day Challenge C$60

 

A two-week regimen created specifically for first-time peel users and sensitive, fragile, or dry skin, to create a visibly firm, smooth, and luminous appearance.

This introductory set pairs the top selling two-step Alpha-Beta® Ultra Gentle Daily Peel with the nourishing Firming Peptide Milk to calm and hydrate while gently combating three common signs of aging: uneven skin texture, enlarged pores, and fine lines and wrinkles. Together, these products hydrate skin for a firmer appearance. The dynamic duo leaves your skin quenched, smooth, and silky. Your best complexion is just a 14-day challenge away.

Stacey Says: I have taken on the challenge. It is so designed for sensitive skin. No irritation. No redness. No anything. I cleansed my skin with my cleansing milk to begin. Follwed by Dr. Dennis Gross, then my bamboo (an anti-aging ingredient) serum, and lastly, my moisturizer, also bamboo infused. 

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Banana Infused Beauty Products

Banana is amazing to lift and firm your skin (collagen and elastin) for your younger-looking skin. It’s equivalent to botox. Really, it is.It keeps the fine lines at bay. Check out the products that are infused with this ingredient. 🙂

Darphin Refreshing Toner with Banana Tree Flower C$42

 

Darphin Refreshing Cleansing Milk with Banana Tree Flower C$42

 

boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens C$13

 

Clarins Extra–Firming Day Cream All Skin Types C$87

 

Murad Rejuvenating Lift For Neck and Décolleté C$66

 

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Banana Facial Equivalent to Botox?

Yes, you have heard me right. Eating one banana will prolong those pesky wrinkles. Using a banana as a facial is just as beneficial. It will keep skin wrinkle-free like botox does. So, if you are not a fan of needles, opt for a banana facial instead. Or, a hydrafacial, that is also equivalent to receiving botox treatments. After all, it is lack of hydration that leads to aging skin. 

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Anyway, back to a banana facial. It comprises of so many nutrients and vitamins, including vitamin A, B and E.

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Let me break it down for you. These are the nutrients and vitamins banana comprises of. 

Vitamin A : Gets rid of dark spots and blemishes. Evens out rough skin

Vitamin B : Delay aging, lessens dryness, moisturizes and lightens skin

Vitamin E : Work as “The Protector”. Combats free radical impairment, boosts the skin’s sun-rays resistance, prevents and diminishes appearance of wrinkles

Potassium : Gets rid of dry skin by moisturizing and hydrating skin cells

Banana Facial 

Ingredients: 

1 ripe banana

Directions: 

Mash the banana. Cleanse your face. Cleansing your face cleans your pores, opens your pores and to prep your skin for the next step; applying your mask. Apply the mixture onto your face. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water.  The application of banana will make your face glow and even out the rough skin.

Banana Face Mask to Fight Fine Lines

Some people call bananas as painless, inexpensive natural Botox, and they are rightly do so. To fortify this face mask’s wrinkles fighting properties, we will add two other wrinkle-busting natural ingredients.

Ingredients:

Thick Yogurt : Diminishes appearance of large pores, which otherwise make your skin look aged. Tightens skin pores

Orange Juice : Packed with Vitamin C, revitalize skin cells and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Directions:

Take a ripe banana and mash it with a fork in a bowl till it becomes smooth. Add 1 tsp. of thick yogurt and 1 tsp. of orange juice. Mix the ingredients thoroughly. If you feel the mixture is too thick to apply, add a few drops of orange juice. Cleanse your face. Cleansing your face cleans your pores, opens your pores and to prep your skin for the next step; applying your mask. Apply the mask onto your face, using your clean fingers and massage it thoroughly onto your face for a minute. Apply a second thick coat onto your face. Let it sit on your face for 15 minutes .

Rinse off the mask with cool water. Cool water closes your pores. Apply your fave moisturizer  Voila! Are you surprise with your glowing and supple new look?

Natural Beauty Tips:

(i) After the mask dried up, it may get stuck to your skin in some areas. Do not pull it from your skin while washing. Gently massage such areas with water till the mask slackens and comes out.

(iii) Consider adding 1/2 tsp. of olive oil or almond oil to this mask. Please note: Olive oil is excellent to hydrate your skin. Almond oil is excellent to moisturize your skin. You will not need to have to moisturize your skin if you do add either olive oil or almond oil.

 

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