Tag Archive | Exfoliator

Child’s Play!

 

Hi there!

 

……” I follow a very strict beauty routine, which 
comprises of a cream cleanser, a toner, an eye cream,
a serum, a day cream, a night cream and a tinted
sunscreen during the day.
It takes me some time to put all these on my face
every morning and every night, all the year round.

For the last six months I’ve been trying to simplify
my whole life.
I want to make things easier and quicker for me,
as well as reducing daily stress.
This is my goal at the moment, and it includes my
beauty routine, too.

I happen to be a natural health addict, so I am
determined to start using not only less but also
more pure products on my face.
That means I’m going to make my own cosmetics
using clean and unrefined home ingredients ……”

Izzy said to me last week, looking really set in her mind.

 

Bumblebee on Yellow Flower

 

Aesthetic Principle

 

You read every day how all these toxic chemicals the
companies use in your skin care products can be
damaging to
your health.
But the only way to avoid all these toxins is to make
your own skin care products.

Certainly there are many reasons to make your own
cosmetics like,

    you have full control of all the ingredients used,
*     you avoid all chemicals, toxins, additives and preservatives,
*     they will be gentler on your skin,
    they will be a much healthier solution,
    they are easy to make in your kitchen,
*     natural ingredients can be more effective on your skin.

The top most important creme to keep the external layers
of your skin smooth, soft, elastic and flexible is a moisturizer.

This vital emulsion will keep your skin well hydrated and
maintain your youthful looks for much longer.

 

Margaritas with Bumblebee

 

Ways And Means

 

Here are a few basic and very simple to make suggestions
for you to try out:

Soothing Cleanser

10 tablespoons pure organic almond milk
5 teaspoons pure organic almond oil
5 teaspoons pure thyme honey

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a bottle.
Apply on your face and neck using a pure cotton beauty
pad,
every morning and every night.
Keep refrigerated.

Refreshing Toner

1 cup pure organic coconut water
1 teaspoon lime juice

Mix the ingredients together and store in a bottle.
Apply on your face and neck using a pure cotton beauty
pad,
every morning and every night after the cleanser.
Keep refrigerated.

Eye Cream

2 tablespoons pure organic coconut creme ( moisturizer )
2 capsules Vitamin E  ( antioxidant, firming )
2 capsules Evening Primrose Oil   ( anti-ageing )

Place the coconut creme in a bowl.
Open all capsules and mix into the creme.
Mix well all ingredients together.
Place in a jar and store in a dry cool place.

Apply the cream every morning and every night.

 

Lavender with Bumblebees

 

Natural Moisturizer

1/2 cup pure organic coconut creme
4 capsules Vitamin E
10 drops pure Lavender or Rose Essential Oil

Mix all ingredients together, place in a jar and
store in a dry and cool place.

Use a small amount of the cream on your face and
neck every
morning and every night.

Quick Exfoliator

Squeeze the juice of 1/4 to 1/2 lemon, depending on
its size, on a pure cotton beauty pad.
Apply on your face and neck.
Leave for 30 to 40 minutes.
Clean your face as usual.

Making your own skin care products will benefit
you in many ways.
Not only you will be putting on your face the most
natural and pure ingredients, but also they will
be the most safe and efficient.

Good luck !!

 

 

 

Sleeping with the Enemy!

 

 

Hi there!

 

A natural brunette turned blonde with a modern
short cut
showing off her bare square shoulders. 

Although in middle age now, she had an excellent
figure, which
was perfectly displayed by her strapped
fitted dress.

“I like strong men with a sensitive side” she said,
holding
his hand tightly.
“We are a good fit, the two of us” he responded,
squeezing hers.

We put a lot of effort to erase years and look younger,
but if we are not careful we will make mistakes
which will
have the exact opposite effect.

 

The Culprits

 

A)  Clothes:

1)  Wearing very loose clothes makes any woman look 
older and fatter.
No matter what your weight is always wear well fitted clothes.

2)   Wearing pale and dull colours will make you look 
more pale and older.
Try to wear vivid colours to accentuate your strong points.

3)   Our bodies change as we age, so wearing the same bras as 
always makes our body look old.
The correct size bras will improve our posture and our 
clothes will hang better.

 

TeaCup

 

B)  Habits:

 1)  Caffeine and alcohol are dehydrating and diuretic – and 
 this is showing on our skin.
 Stay well hydrated by drinking many glasses of healthy 
 liquids like:  herbal teas, coconut water and mineral 
 water during the day.

2)  As we age our body tissues loosen, so over exercising 
like:  lifting heavy weights
or running distorts our skin tone.
Exercise moderately using the whole body.

 

Shampoo

 

C)  Hair:

1)   As we get older our face skin becomes sallow, so dyeing our 
hair blonde makes us look much older than we are.
Use a light red/brown or a dark blonde hair colour to 
brighten your face, and if you like add some highlights for an 
even fresher and youthful look.

2)   Our hair needs more moisture as our face.
Use richer products for your colour treated hair to keep 
it soft and shiny.

 Lipstick

 

D)  Face:

 1)   Avoid heavy exfoliators on your face because they 
will make it fragile and aged.  
Instead use some gentle facial scrub to freshen your skin.

2)   Use only light make up and concealer to cover under 
eye black circles, otherwise your wrinkles will show 
more and you will look old.

 

 

 

 

 

Coquette!

 

 

Hi there!

 

Inside the BA Boeing I sat in my pre-booked aisle seat.
Although the gates were not closed yet and the
passengers were still boarding, the flight was not full.

I heard some talking and I glanced  back to see what
was happening;  then I saw him!

He was a tall good-looking and well-dressed man in
his mid forties with light chestnut hair and green eyes.

He was talking to the stewardess, who seemed fascinated
by him.
“You can change seat, if you want to” I heard her saying,
“the plane is half empty”.
“Thank you, I will” he replied and started walking slowly
towards the front of the cabin.

“You look very very beautiful”.  “Thank you, sir”………..

 

ColoursShampoo

 

Quick Beauty

 

If we need to make an appearance and we do not have enough
time to elaborate, the best thing to do is to pay attention to the
three most important parts of our body people look first:
Our Hair, our Lips and our Hands.

These will be absolutely enough to make us look beautiful.

1)  Hair:

Wash and style your hair carefully giving it a fresh,
modern and youthful look.

2)  Lips:

Line your lips with a lip liner to emphasize the shape
and hold the lipstick. 
Use a bright colour to lighten the face.

3)  Nails:

Use a bright nail polish and a top coat to protect.
If your nails are already painted but they have chapped edges,
repair the edges by covering them with the polish and
put a top coat all over the nails to make them look new.

The Rescuer

Petroleum jelly or Vaseline as we know it, is a very
popular product.
It is used in Beauty, Medicine and the house.
We should always keep a box in our cabinet for emergencies.

Here are some wonderful uses of this product:

1)  As an emergency moisturiser for dry skin on face and body.

2)  As a lip balm for chapped lips.

3)  As a face highlighter in specific areas to brighten up.

4)  As a make up remover on the skin and the eyes.

5)  As a skin exfoliator when mixed with salt or sugar.