Month: January 2011

Grape face mask

What do you think about a grape face mask? I think it’s an amazing idea! Grapes are such a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants so much needed for healthy living and radiant skin! The highly cleansing properties of grape juice and the high vitamin C content is very beneficial for the skin and helps reduce acne. Grapes are high in minerals and antioxidants. You can use red or green, whichever are available. Salt or baking soda combined with milk gently exfoliates dead skin cells. Red grape juice has high concentration of a compound called resveratrol. This compound has anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-inflammation and anti-viral properties. Ingredients: 1 mashed grape 1 tsp almond oil (or any other oil you have handy) 1/2 tsp of baking soda 1/4 cup of of milk Combine the grapes, oil,baking soda and yoghurt. Blend the mixture well. Gently wash your face with this every morning and evening. Rinse off with warm water. If you want something simple try my tested grape facial treatment: Mash a few grapes or squeeze grape juice, mix …

Honey and oat mask

Sunday evening… time to rest… and therefore I decided to try another home made recipe. I sit now in front of my computer and smell the pleasant mixture of honey and lemon flavours and I can feel my skin absorbing all the natural goodness…  I have read one health and beauty article and found out that our skin absorbs 60% of everything we apply on it! The founder of ‘Biocosmetics Academy’ Jolanda Cinaitiene says that ‘using natural cosmetics will help us stay beautiful and supplement our body with the necessary vitamins. Using synthetic cosmetics harmful substances accumulate in our body over years that eventually may result in serious illnesses.’ Anyone can make it, it takes only a few minutes but the effect is long lasting! This mask will revive and feed the skin. Honey gives the silky softness, lemon brightens the skin and the oatmeal gently exfoliates dead skin cells. 1 tsp of honey 1 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tsp of oats a drop of olive oil (optional) It is best to ground the oat then the blend bonds better …