Lately we’ve been thinking about a teenage girl’s top 5 “malfunctions”. This post will be about skin treatments/facials/masks. We are going to give you simple and easy ways to clear your skin up. Nothing’s better than homemade, all natural skin care. Let’s begin:
Treatment #1 – Steam and heat. Wet a washcloth and heat it up in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Squeeze it out a bit. Then lie down in a comfortable spot and drape the cloth over your face. the steam and heat will open up your pores (making it easier to take blackheads out!).
Treatment #2 – Lemon juice. Get a bottle of lemon juice or (even better) squeeze your own out of a lemon and pour some on a cotton ball. Gently rub the cotton ball all over your face (not including your eyes). It helps to shrink the size of your pores and keep an even complexion. The citric acid also helps to exfoliate your skin to get rid of sunspots.
Treatment #3 – Cucumbers. They are great for moisturizing and exfoliate your skin. They also give you a refreshing feelings\ and decrease the puffiness of your eyes.
Facial #1 – Cleanser – Cleanse and exfoliate in one step by mixing 1 tsp. baking soda with 1 tsp. plain yogurt. Apply mixture and leave on for 2 minutes, then gently massage into skin. Rinse well with warm water. (Note: This combination gently cleans pores, removes dead cells and softens dry, sensitive skin without irritation.) This is for sensitive skin.
Facial #2 – Toner – To balance out your skin tone. Put some rose water on a cotton-ball and rub it on your face. This is for sensitive skin.
Mask #1 – Combine 1/2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil and 1-1/2 tsp. mashed avocado. Chill mixture briefly, then massage into skin and leave on for 5 minutes. Remove mask with a soft cotton cloth. Use mask twice a week. For sensitive skin.
Mask #2 – Boil 1 tomato in hot water, let it cool and then peel the skin. Crush the tomato and remove the seeds. Add 1 tbsp. peppermint leaves, ½ tbsp. dried yeast, and 1 tsp. lemon juice. Apply to face for 10 minutes 3x a week. For oily skin.
Mask #3 – Blend 1 cored and quartered apple, add 2 tbsp. honey and ½ tsp. sage. Refrigerate the mix for 10 minutes. Then pat the mixture onto you face using a light tapping motion (tap until the honey feels tacky). Leave mask on for 30 minutes, then rinse. For normal skin.
Mask #4 – Blend 1 ripe tomato, 1 tsp. lemon juice, and 1 tbsp. instant oatmeal or rolled oats. Apply to skin, making sure the mixture is staying on the blemished areas. Add a bit more oatmeal to thicken the mask, if necessary. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes, then scrub off with a clean washcloth dipped in warm water. For blemished/pimpled skin.
Try these fun masks at home! They are really helpful and barely cost you a cent. Remember to keep checking back in with us! Like us on facebook, email us, tweet us, comment, the usual. Here is the helpful site that we found all of this great info from: http://umibrahim.tripod.com/id26.html.
P.S: To whomever asked about Spencer’s brown bag, we apologize but unfortunately we can’t find anything about it! Sorry!