Category Archives: Homemade beauty recipes

Shower time beauty recipes

my adorable bunnies
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Homemade recipe for frizzy hair:

You will need olive oil (amount depends on hair thickness and length), a plastic cap, half a lemon, and water.
Warm up olive oil and apply to your hair from root to ends, put plastic cap on for about 30 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. For extra shine rinse with a half lemon half warm water mixture and say goodbye to frizzies! Do this once a week for best results.

Olive oil
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Homemade recipe for sugar body scrub:

Mix one cup of sugar and half a cup of olive oil. Use in shower like a regular scrub once a week to leave your skin feeling oh so yummy! ( you can also grate a lemon and add the zest in to brighten and even out your skin tone.)

Homemade beauty recipe for oatmeal face wash:

you will need oatmeal, witch hazel, and water. First wet the oatmeal then add about two tsp. of witch hazel. You can also add two drops of olive oil if you’re skin is dry. Add a few more drops of water to make a paste and apply to your face with a gentle massaging motion. Rinse with warm water.

Irish or Steelcut Oatmeal
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Quick Tip: Ever run out of shaving cream? Use olive oil or hair conditioner for a smooth shave.

Homemade blackhead removal method:

all you need is some honey. Warm it up and apply it to affected areas on face leave it on for 12 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Facial steamers are also good for blackhead removal.

Homemade energizing coffee foot scrub:

you will need ground coffee, ground oatmeal, sea salt, olive oil, peppermint oil. Mix the ingredients well ,about four tsps. of each ingredient and two drops of the peppermint oil. Scrub feet in circular motions, rinse off with warm water and dry with a warm towel.

Hope these homemade recipes were useful.

Got any of your own?!

221/365 - Eve L
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How to prevent and treat bacne

Bacne or Backne is acne that appears on your back, this post is about how to prevent it and get rid of it if you already have it.

Most often bacne happens because of a moist environment, that’s why showering after vigorous activity is a daily ritual you must do to heal and prevent it. Here are a few steps you can follow to get rid of bacne and make sure it doesn’t return.

get rid of bacne

get rid of bacne

-make it a daily habit to wash your back with soap and water to prevent new bacne.
-use a bodywash specially formulated for acne. Some are gentle enough to be used daily.

Here’s a couple ones I like, Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash, Pink Grapefruit ($7.99 at drugstores) , Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Body Wash($17.99 pack of three

– Perspiration is the perfect aid in bacne showing up, battle it by showering after any physical activity.
-exfoliate with an abrasive sponge or loofah once a week to get rid of any dead layers of skin or dirt/ bacteria within your pores.
-if you have a severe case of bacne consult your dermatologist to get a prescription with benzoyl peroxide in it.

-don’t pick or pop zits as this will cause the spread of bacne causing bacteria and sometimes scarring.
-avoid eating too much grease since the oil attracts germ causing bacteria to infect your pores and cause acne.
-moisturize with an oil-free lotion such as Clean & Clear Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer ($6.49 at drugstores).
There’s a few tips to follow and products you can purchase. You can test various products and see which work best for you.

Two homemade recipes to clear up bacne naturally.

Just a couple natural options you can try and see which work best!

complementary colors
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Squeeze one grapefruit into a bowl with 1 1/2 cups of white sugar and 1/2 cup of coarse sea salt.

Massage into the affected areas, then pat dry.

Use this as a scrub once a week to get rid of acne-causing bacteria.

21/365 if you think that a kiss is all in the lips
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Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in a bowl. Use cotton or a q-tip to soak up some juice and apply it over the affected area.Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. If you feel the lemon solution is too strong dilute it with water or leave it on for ten minutes rather than overnight.
There’s no excuses now, all you have to do is remember the number one rule; good hygiene will keep bacne at bay.