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DIY FACIAL MASKS FOR RADIANT SKIN

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Trying to cut down your budget this month? One way to do so is to look at what you need and what you want in your shopping list. Look at the items carefully in each category such as groceries, pharmacy, fitness, hobby and grooming. Since the focus for today centers on grooming, let’s talk about products in this department.  Are there are products in the grooming department that you want? Can you do away with it? If not, can you find a substitute? If facial products are on the list, substitute them with homemade products. You can cut down a little in this department to have a bit more cash right till the next pay check comes.

 

Below are some wonderful DIY facial masks ideas to keep your skin supple, smooth and radiant, using natural products you can find in your kitchen.  

 

Banana
Who needs Botox when you have bananas? That’s right: You can use a banana as an all-natural face mask that moisturizes your skin and leaves it looking and feeling softer. Mash up a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste, then gently apply it to your face and neck. Let it set for 10-20 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water. Another popular mask recipe calls for 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 medium banana.

Vinegar

Using vinegar as a skin toner dates back to the time of Helen of Troy. And it’s just as effective today. After you wash your face, mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 2 cups water as a finishing rinse to cleanse and tighten your skin. You can also make your own facial treatment by mixing 1/4 cup cider vinegar with 1/4 cup water. Gently apply the solution to your face and let it dry.

 

Milk
Here’s another way to give yourself a fancy spa facial at home. Make a mask by mixing 1/4 cup powdered milk with enough water to form a thick paste. Thoroughly coat your face with the mixture, let dry completely, then rinse with warm water. Your face will feel fresh and rejuvenated.

 

Oatmeal
If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up that will leave you feeling and looking better, give yourself an oatmeal facial. Combine 1/2 cup hot — not boiling — water and 1/3 cup oatmeal. After the water and oatmeal have settled for two or three minutes, mix in 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 table-spoons honey, and 1 small egg white. Apply a thin layer of the mixture to your face, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. (Be sure to place a metal or plastic strainer in your sink to avoid clogging the drain with the granules.)

 

Mayonnaise
Why waste money on expensive creams when you can treat yourself to a soothing facial with whole-egg mayonnaise from your own refrigerator? Gently spread the mayonnaise over your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Then wipe it off and rinse with cool water. Your face will feel clean and smooth.

 

Yogurt
You don’t have to go to a spa to give your face a quick assist:

• To cleanse your skin and tighten the pores, slather some plain yogurt on your face and let it sit for about 20 minutes.

• For a revitalizing facial mask, mix 1 teaspoon plain yogurt with the juice from 1/4 slice of orange, some of the orange pulp, and 1 teaspoon aloe. Leave the mixture on your face for at least five minutes before rinsing it off.

 

Mustard
Pat your face with mild yellow mustard for a bracing facial that will soothe and stimulate your skin. Try it on a small test area first to make sure it will not be irritating.

 

Lemon

Create a facial that both exfoliates and moisturizes by mixing the juice from 1 lemon with ¼ cup olive oil or sweet almond oil.

 

Egg
Who has time or money to spend at the local day spa, paying someone to tell you how awful your skin looks? For a little pampering, head to the refrigerator and grab an egg. If you have dry skin that needs moisturizing, separate the egg and beat the yolk. Oily skin takes the egg white, to which a bit of lemon or honey can be added. For normal skin, use the entire egg. Apply the beaten egg, relax and wait 30 minutes, then rinse. You’ll love your new fresh face. 

 

Try one or more of the above and you may not want to buy those commercial products again. I have tried using lemon and yoghurt facial masks and the result is amazing. For best results, maintain the regime on a weekly basis for healthier, glowing skin. You not only achieve wonderful results for the skin but also save some money and thus achieve your monthly financial goal.  

NON-BOTOX ANTI-AGING REMEDIES THAT WON’T HURT YOUR WALLET

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Botox and cosmetic fillers are immediate yet costly solutions to younger looking skin. Are such modern anti-aging remedies really worth all the pain, time and money you’re spending? Would you spend $300 for a shot that is guaranteed to make you come back for more? Sure, nothing beats instant results, but imagine all the money blown away and the pain you have to go through to keep smooth laugh lines and crow’s feet at bay.

 
That is why we’ve come up with a list of equally effective anti-aging remedies and tips that you can try in order to kiss those signs of aging goodbye. Take a look!

 

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1. Massage the years off your face

Face massages are great anti-aging remedies, minus the pain and hefty price tag. Acupressure is an effective way to tighten your skin, promote elasticity and relieve it of tension that stress can bring. For a DIY quick fix, use the index and middle fingers of both hands and massage in between brows in 15-20 rotations. Do the same and rotate the fingers on your temples and jawbone, tracing to your jawline and chin. Repeat in cycles of five.

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2. De-puff!
De-puff tired and strained eyes with cold water in the morning to refresh and invigorate as you jump start your day. If they still feel extra puffy, refrigerate your used tea bags (better if chamomile/green tea variety) overnight and in the morning, dab them on for about 5-10 minutes. These steps will improve the appearance of your eyes and decrease dark circles by enhancing blood circulation to these areas, resulting a in a glowing, radiant appearance.

 
3. Stay away from the sun
If you want your skin to look more youthful and fair, avoid sun exposure as much as possible. Sun exposure causes a multitude of skin changes that we usually attribute to the normal aging process. Ultraviolet (UV) rays cause a number of skin ailments, including skin cancer. Whatever the season, sunscreen is your best friend – another anti-aging secret every woman should use religiously.

 
4. Get moving!
Aside from maintaining that fab shape, exercise is also good for your skin. It reduces the effects of free-radicals and inflammatory agents on your skin, making it healthier. When you exercise, you would notice a more radiant, beautiful glow afterwards – that is the result  of good blood circulation to your skin. This in turn, promotes cell regeneration and production of natural oils and moisture. What a great way to keep ten years off your skin.

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5. Go au naturel
Of course, the world would never run out of commercial anti-aging creams, masks, serums…the list is endless. Then again, there are a lot of natural, inexpensive alternatives we can find in the comfort of our very own kitchen. We can make our very own facial masks by whisking in some oatmeal, honey and a little bit of brown sugar, which effectively exfoliates and softens our skin. There are tons of other recipes for us to try which are equally effective as those products sold in the market, and the best part is we don’t have to pay a cent.

 
6. Habits
A healthy diet consisting mostly of fruits and vegetables, adequate hours of sleep, and cutting on your nicotine fix are good habits that you should establish if you want to seek the fountain of youth.

 
7. Positivity!
A positive outlook in life decreases the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. It is an effective anti-aging remedy that you can enforce in your everyday life. By improving your mindset and smiling a lot, your cortisol or stress hormone levels decrease, which also decrease the rate of collagen breakdown. So, laugh a lot. Smile a lot. Don’t add ten more years to your age.

 
We hope you’ve enjoyed scanning through our list of anti-aging remedies. Try these tips become the best version of yourself!