Tuesday, October 30, 2012

DIY Facial Masks & More

Tomorrow, I have a wonderful surprise for you all from a woman that I adore in more ways than one. Until then, you get two of Maria Menounos' DIY facial masks, and a very important lesson in beauty safety.
 
 
 
You, too, can get a glowing complexion. No matter what your skin is like now, it is NEVER too late to start on perfecting it. Please believe me. I have horrible, acne-prone skin and I do my absolute best to take care of it. I use great products, wash my face twice daily, and do so many things to get it looking celeb red carpet ready. You can, too! Here are some of Maria's DIY facials. Try 'em! Can't hurt, can it?
 

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MILK OF MAGNESIA FACIAL

Ingredients:
1 bottle of milk of magnesia (unflavored)

Preparation:
Apply the milk of magnesia to your face. Wash with a cool washcloth after ten minutes.

(THAT ONE IS SUPER EASY!)

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MY TZATZIKI FACIAL
(or, for the non-Greeks--My Cucumber-and Yogurt Facial!)

Ingredients:
1/2 cucumber, peeled & sliced
1 tablespoon yogurt

Instructions:
Puree the cucumber and yogurt in a blender and apply it evenly to your face. Leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes. Rinse with cool water and a soft washcloth.

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Okay, that is it! Can't be hard. Try at least one, and let me know how it worked out for you. I will be trying the Milk of Magnesia one, since we do not have a blender here. ;)

*Ahem* Ready for your beauty safety tip?
This one I have known about for years, but am sharing with you all because it's no secret, but not many women know about it. If you continue to follow my blog, you will learn so many tricks and tips about beauty, such as this one I am going to share with you.

 
Ahh, yes, the beloved bath loofah & sponge. We love them, as ladies, because they make using body wash that much simpler and help us to exfoliate, as well. BUT! Did you know...you MUST get rid of your bath loofah or sponge after a certain amount of time because ALL it is doing is building up bacteria & germs essentially? Get rid of them after...
 
Loofahs-every 3 weeks!
Sponges-every 6-8 weeks!
 
Don't believe me? Google it. I promise you! Or read this article:
 
Getting Rid of Your Shower Sponge on Time

EDIT: Emily R. left a good point in the comments, which is actually at the end of the above article, as well. You can sanitize your loofahs and sponges (in the washer with super hot water & bleach), if you prefer that method, and want to spend the short time doing that. That is always an option; I just wanted y'all to know they need to at least be cleaned or thrown out. :] CVS has sponges for $1-2 in my area. Thanks for the comment, Emily!
 
Have a lovely day/night, ladies. Stay tuned for the surprise tomorrow! :) Hope this article was helpful & enjoyable. Let me know in the comments!
 
 
 

19 comments:

  1. I def need me a facial!!! i will have to try this out!

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    1. I'm so glad you visited me! Let me know which facial you try & how it works out! ;]

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  2. I throw our loofahs out about every 3 months and that's only because they are losing their shape. I feel like it's so wasteful to throw them out. It's not at all hard to sanitize them. I wash ours in the washing machine in hot water with a cup of bleach and hang dry them back in the shower.

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    1. Yeah, you can definitely do that, as well. That's at the bottom of the article. I just choose to buy another one because they are pretty cheap. Either way, gotta clean 'em. Thanks for the good advice, though :]

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  3. thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment. you have a beautiful blog! love this post because i've never tried making facials before, but i love the simple, natural ingredients. thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Oh, gosh, Helen! Thanks so much. :] What a wonderful compliment. You should let me know which facial you try, and how it works for you. And thank Maria Menounos, haha. xox

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  4. what lovely little tips that we can all incorporate into our daily lives! who knew that all the ingredients needed for facials are probably right in our fridges at home. i'm always looking for new natural alternatives and will definitely try one of the masks out xx

    Carly
    www.theislandsecret.com

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    1. I know, Carly, amazing isn't it? Please let me know which one you try out and how it works for you. :] I will be sure to visit your blog, as I do all the commentors on my blog. Have a lovely day!

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  5. Ill def. try these out. always looking for inexpensive products to DIY!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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    1. Awesome! Let me know if you try one, which one you try, and how it works. I'd love to know. I'll be sure to visit your blog! xo

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  6. I have never tried and beauty DIY. These natural remedies seem like a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing! P.S. Happy Halloween! xo

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    1. Happy Halloween to you! Beauty DIYs are great! Let me know if you try one, and if they work for you. If Maria Menounos can do it, so can we! Haha! :]

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  7. what great ideas! i am definitely going to try them. your blog is so cute!

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    1. Thanks sooo much, Ragan! Let me know which one you try & how it works for you! :]

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    1. I hope you do! Let me know how it works for you, whichever one you try. :]

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  9. following youuuu! i love diy recipes and have a ton on my blog!

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    1. Thank you! Gonna follow you, too. I am obsessed with DIY. I will go find the ones on your blog :]

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    2. What is your blog address, Elle? It will not pop up in my GFC :-/

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