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Gelatin Facial Mask

I am enormously enthusiast with facial masks since my teenage years  where I’m anxious with my oily skin which engender noticeable pores and pimples. Moreover, I love trying different masks simply because of their assortment effect and reaction to my skin. I would say that some are really effective and capable in loosening dead skin cells and revitalizing my drab skin. Others peels and removes tenacious blackheads without pain and help reduce pore size as well. However, there are those that are just expensive enough but are not totally effective.

With my experimentation and exploration thing, I happened to found an easy to make gelatin facial mask. This refreshing mask has surprisingly transpire a perfect delight for my skin. If you are looking for a natural blackheads remover and skin revitalizing mask that will help keep your skin healthy, soft and smooth to touch, this is absolutely a must try recipe.

Pamper yourself and have fun in making and using this facial mask. Shift your mind to the good things in life, put on a smile and Enjoy!

Gelatin Facial Mask

Ingredients:

  •     1 pack unflavored gelatin
  •     1/2 cup of fresh fruit juice (according to your skin type and skin concerns)

normal to dry skin – avocado, banana, apple, papaya juice, or combination of these fruits.

acne prone/oily skin – calamansi, lemon, lime, orange, carrot, tomato juice or combination of these fruits.

 

How To?

  • Mix gelatin and fruit juice in a small pot heated over a gentle flame. Continually stir them until gelatin is totally dissolved. Transfer the mixture in a container and cool down until gelatin is firm and nearly set but still liquid enough for easy application.

Start with the beauty ritual using the mixture.

  • Modestly spread the paste gently and evenly on your face and neck avoiding the delicate skin around the eye.
  • Relax and leave the gelatin mask on your face until it becomes fully dry.
  • When everything is set and dry, peel off the facial mask. Ensure to start under your chin and peel it off in an upward motion.
  • Rinse your face with cold water and pat dry.

 

Be Happy!

To look good, you need to feel good. “A happy face — the lines are so worth it,” says Ginn. “Just take time to enjoy life. What’s going on on the inside is surely going to reflect on the outside.”

So spend a few minutes reading a funny book or watching a humorous YouTube clip, update twitter and facebook status, go for a walk, call a friend, hang out with them, enjoy a piece of exquisite chocolate or a cup of ice cream. All in the name of beauty!

Hair Care

What do we really need to do to keep our hair healthy and looking its best? Check this out…

Daily Hair Care

You may not spend much time thinking about it, but your daily hair care routine can make a real impact on your appearance. Washing your hair too often or not often enough, using the wrong hair products, even how you brush your hair can either enhance its luster or cause dryness and damage. Daily hair care also includes caring for your scalp because that’s where hair develops. The hair below the surface of your skin is the part that’s alive; you need to nourish the roots in order for the hair to appear healthy and glossy. Choosing moisturizing hair care products and minimizing blow drying and chemical treatments to your hair keeps your scalp and hair looking its best.

Why Wash your Hair?

Washing your hair is the most critical element of daily hair care. Throughout the day, hair collects dirt and filth from everything you’re exposed to (pollution, cigarette smoke, dust, etc). Even if you stayed inside all day, you would still have buildup of dead skin cells from your scalp which can cause infection if not washed away on a regular basis. Regular shampooing is essential for removing this buildup from your hair and scalp and keeping it clean. In addition to buildup of dirt, many women also complain about buildup of natural oils.

How Often Should I Shampoo?

Washing hair with shampoo helps remove excess oil along with other dirt particles, leaving hair feeling fresh and clean again. Although daily hair care implies daily shampooing, women who are lucky enough to have normal hair (that is, not too dry or too oily) achieve the best results when they wash their hair only every other day. Washing hair too often can overdry the hair from the astringents in most shampoos; it can also cause an overproduction of sebum, which makes hair extra oily. However, if your hair tends to be oily, you probably need to shampoo every day. On the other side of the spectrum, dry hair is often most manageable and soft when you wait at least two or three days between shampoos.

Do I Need Conditioner?

Yes, conditioner is a key hair product necessary for moisturizing and maintaining soft, healthy hair. Women with oily hair may find thick, creamy conditioners to be too heavy for their hair; a light, clear conditioner is better for their daily hair care. Those with dry hair should opt for the creamy conditioners, leaving them on the scalp for several minutes each time to ensure the moisturizing ingredients penetrate the hair. In addition, women with dry hair should apply a deep conditioning hair product to their hair once a week to promote both softness and shine.

Hot Oil Hair Treatment

Olives in olive oil.

Image via Wikipedia

Use this intensive treatment twice a month to rehydrate dry hair and prevent dandruff.

Ingredients
* 1/2 cup of dried rosemary leaves
* 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Combine oil and rosemary in a small pan over low heat.
  2. Stir constantly until warm all the way through.
  3. Remove from heat and strain.
  4. Remove leaves from oil.
  5. Coat scalp and hair with hot oil
  6. Wrap and cover with warm towel to retain heat.
  7. Leave on 15 minutes.
  8. Wash twice to remove excess oil.

Enriching Conditioner

This protein-rich conditioner nourishes hair and regenerates growth, while being mild and quick enough for everyday use.

Ingredients
* 2 tsp olive oil
* 2 egg yolk
* 1 cup distilled or filtered water


 

 

 

Instructions

  1. Beat egg yolk until frothy.
  2. Add oil and beat until well-blended.
  3. Add to water and massage into scalp through hair.
  4. Cover head with warm, damp towel for deep conditioning.
  5. Leave for 5-15 minutes.
  6. Rinse thoroughly.
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