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Customize Your Facial: How to Master Multi-Masking + 3 Simple Recipes—Spa Days at Home

I’ve been on the natural skin care path for some time now. Raw honey, apple cider vinegar, essential oils, and baking soda are all staples in my beauty regimen. As you know by now, experimentation is key to this process. And that is what OiB is all about, grabbing that piece of knowledge and make it yours to own, use and ideal propagate in your own circle. It takes time and dedication.

I personally love when I discover a new recipe that I can reexploxe at home in my bathroom. There is no one size fits all beauty routine. Recently, I’ve started to experiment with multi-masking. The concept behind multi-masking is simple: Feed your skin what it needs by using different masks at the same time that are specific to each area of your skin.

Here’s a crash course in multi-masking with 3 face mask recipes for T-zone, eyes and dry areas. Because you too might want to rethink applying a single mask to your entire face.

Mask 1: Clay T-Zone Mask

The t-zone area for many usually produces the most oil and can be the home of breakouts. You’ll want to use this mask on the forehead, chin and nose region, as it’s designed to control oil, fight bacteria and curb acne. Try this Clay and Witch Hazel mask to pull out those impurities, unclog your pores, and tighten the t-zone area.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel
  • 1 teaspoon bentonite clay
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients and stir until blended. Don’t use metal spoons or bowls to mix.
  2. Apply to your forehead, chin, and nose with clean fingers and leave on for 10 minutes. Super oily skin types can l
  3. Leave on for up to 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with warm water.

 

Mask 2: Carrot Eye Area Mask

The area around the eyes show signs of aging the quickest because this area of the skin has the fewest oil glands, making it prone to dehydration and fine lines. You’ll want to treat the eye area with it’s own powerful mask to best fight fine lines and firm the skin. A mask designed to fight wrinkles can be created with just a few ingredients.

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded carrot. Use a regular carrot, not a baby carrot. Baby carrots loose a lot of their natural nutrients when turned into little nubs.
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera
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Directions

  1. Combine egg white, carrot and aloe vera in a small bowl. Beat mixture together with a fork until frothy (about 1 minute).
  2. With clean hands or a brush, apply the mask around and under the eyes. Avoid the eyelids because you don’t want to get it in your eyes.
  3. Let the mask dry for at least 15 minutes or up to 30 minutes. You will definitely feel the mask tightening your skin! But if it gets uncomfortable, go ahead and remove it.
  4. Use a soft, wet towel to gently clean off the mask.

Mask 3 – Vitamin E and Avocado Mask for Outer Edges/Dry Patches

The sections around the outer edges of the face, usually the neck, temples, and outer cheeks, can also be dry and often need extra hydration. Choose a mask that will help retain your own skin’s moisture. This vitamin E and honey mask will do just that, and the oil from the avocado will be the hydrating boost for those dry patches that sometimes can make the skin feel tight or cracked.

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Vitamin E + Avocado Mask | OrganicIsBeautiful

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil (about 3 vitamin E capsules)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ avocado
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Directions

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and apply to your neck and dry areas for 10-15 minutes, rinse off with warm water.

Photo and recipe courtesy of HelloGlow and Bailey Lewis.

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Simple Homemade Scrub

If like me you have hard skin on your hands and feet or want to just exfoliate your body and get it ready for your summer holidays, then this simple scrub is a god send! From my experience, this scrub has to be the simplest homemade beauty product I’ve ever made! It has no unwanted chemicals and can be tweaked any way you wish.

As you’ll see I’ve left out measurements because this scrub can be made fresh each time in small amounts or can be made in batches and stored in an airtight glass container.

Lets start 😉

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The Basics

All you’ll need is:

  1. Oil(s) of choice
  2. Salt or sugar
  3. Essence oil(s)

And that’s it.

Simply take equal amounts of oil and salt/sugar and a few drops of essence oil and mix until combined fully. coconut is always my oil of choice, but any oil you like will do 🙂 Now that you know the basic recipe, I’m going to tell you my all time favourite ways to tweak this scrub, both for the hands, feet and body?

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Photo and recipe courtesy of https://tothemoonandthestars.wordpress.com

Two Amazing DIY recipes

⇔ Lemon Tea Tree Foot Scrub:

If you suffer from smelly feet and can’t seem to find anything to help, try making a batch of this scrub and using it twice a week, from personal experience I’ve found this works a dream:) Combine equal amounts of any oil and salt then add some lemon juice, between 3-6 tablespoons and a few drops of tea tree oil or eucalyptus. The acid in the lemon juice really helps in breaking down thick, hard skin and the tea tree helps kill the odor causing bacteria, which will help make your feet feel fresh and brand new:)

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Eucalyptus | OrganicIsBeautiful

You can also find on OiB further tips on how to use lemon for your skin or your immune system. What about coconut oil you will say!? Do not worry, I have it all prepared here and here.

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⇔ Rosewater Hand & Body Scrub

This recipe is perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing skin before a tan and helps keep dry skin away from problem areas such as the knees and elbows. Like before take equal amounts of oil and this time sugar, combine it with a few drops of rose essential oil and a few capfuls of rosewater. If you want that added moisture kick a little Rose Hip oil is lovely and will help really nourish your skin. The rose water helps sooth the skin and also helps give it a lovely fresh scent, I used this once a week and I can honestly say my skin feels amazing every time:)

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Rose Petals | OrganicIsBeautiful

And those are my favourite ways to tweak this scrub. That is the beauty of this simple recipe, you can create many different scrubs for many different needs. Orange and basil go perfectly and you can use spearmint/peppermint instead of tea tree. The possibilities are endless:) I will prepare DIY tutorial with visual in the coming weeks. It will be featured on my Facebook page, as well as Twitter and Instagram.

Photo and recipe from this (very) cute blog 😉

If you make these scrubs and like them or have a recipe you love, please let me know in the comments.

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Mineral Makeup. Facts and Benefits.

Mineral makeup is more than just a new beauty trend – it claims health benefits for skin as well. Most allergies and intolerances to traditional makeup is a reaction to these parabens, talcs, synthetic fragrances, binders, dyes, and preservatives. So common sense should suggest that any makeup that eliminates these should eliminate some of the related problems.

Mineral Cosmetics…What??

Well, best is to start by the beginning: What is mineral makeup and what is it made of? We are usually talking about 5 main bases:

  1. Iron oxides – It is basically a colour boost widely used as pigments in a variety of skincare applications. These help match your skin type and achieve your natural tone.
  2. Zinc oxide –  Acts as a natural UV protector. Highly beneficial for the skin, zinc oxide is can be used to heal wounds, reduce the tenderness associated with sunburns and soften chapped skin.
  3. Mica powders – These ingredients add glow and shimmer to foundations and concealers. It is available in a variety of different colors that go from dazzling silver to gold tones to mute. Yes!
  4. Titanium dioxide – Another natural sunscreen, this ingredient helps give skin a luminous look and covers imperfections.In cosmetics, it serves several purposes. It is a white pigment, an opacifier and a sunscreen. It is also an anti-inflammatory, useful in case of irritated skin.
  5. Organic oils (Optional).

Mineral Cosmetic vs. Traditional Cosmetics

Whilst traditional makeup formulations also includes minerals to some extent, unlike mineral makeup they may also include fillers, talc (a mineral), artificial fragrances, binders, synthetic dyes, parabens or other preservatives.

Using Mineral Cosmetics is a personal choice. An alternative to the traditional skin care product. [Dermatologist Philip Artemi]

  1. Safe on Skin and hair. Pure mineral cosmetics ties to oils not water. This gives the cosmetics a natural water resistance and it is good for your skin and hair than traditional cosmetics.
  2. Adaptability. At the point when mineral cosmetics are done right, it is a great deal more flexible than generally cosmetics. You can blend the mineral establishment with water, lotions and creams to make a fluid establishment consistency if that are the thing that you like.
  3. Quality hair color. There are many kinds of hair color we apply on our hair, mineral based cosmetic hair color contain less preservatives and chemicals that can harm and damage your hair. Also some branded hair colors contain no ammonia which gives a foul smell to your hair color.
  4. Last Long on skin and hair. Mineral cosmetics are dependable on your rack as well as on your skin and hair. With mineral establishment, utilizing almost no can give a fundamental scope.

NOTE: It is important to point out that there are no regulations that define mineral make-up. Currently, any product can be labelled mineral make-up if it contains any mineral as a primary ingredient.

How to use Mineral cosmetics in your daily routine.

I have selected here a few simple ideas to help you start with mineral based cosmetics. It does have to be complicated, you will see for yourself how a small step can make your skin feel better 😉

⇔ As a supplement. Too much too soon? Lets go slow down! Mineral based cosmetic is itself extremely adaptable. That’s the cool part 😉 You can utilize a mineral establishment powder in an assortment of ways. You can blend it with water or lotion to make a velvety establishment, or utilize alone as a powder.

⇔ As a morning lotion. 6am alarm rings, time to get ready to work and kick start an awesome day 😉 After having your lemon water, you are now in the wake of washing your face in the morning, you apply your ordinary facial lotion. Before applying mineral cosmetics, permit the cream to dry or else your cosmetics will look cakey.

⇔ As a strengthener. A kind of bff that holds your makeup together. Utilising a major cosmetics brush, twirl the powder onto the brush and afterward tap on the edge of the holder.

⇔ As a pigment revitaliser. The aim here is to make a perfect completion. You have to apply mineral powder in slim layers. Along these lines, make certain not to put a lot of powder on your cosmetics brush. After application, hold up a couple of minutes and the powder will apparently vanish, leaving a pleasant completion.

Before wrapping up, you must have got an idea why it is important to use minerals in cosmetics with the benefits and recipe shared here, you can wear make anytime without harming your skin and hair. Always remember to check the label. Why? Click below!

Thank you for reading OiB, it means a lot to me 😉

Wishing you all an pleasant day!

Amanda xx

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6 Natural Cures to Dry Skin? Yes – DIY!

Dear Reader, I declare today, Confession day! You and I are now acquaintance, you know so much about my little life in Asia and my quest for natural remedies. Yet, I successfully manage to hide a side of my life away from you. How can I say that without making you run away? Hmm in a few words.

Amanda = Warm heart & Dry legs

I have always had dry skin legs, religiously dried no matter the expensive cream I buy that reveal inadequate. Today, in OiB, I want to share a few tips that I collected in this and this site that I intend to try for myself and hopefully be able to say:

Amanda = Warm heart & Dry legs.

Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. It can occur for a variety of reasons. Some people have naturally dry skin and may experience frequent symptoms. However, even the oiliest skin can get dry at times.

For many, dry skin is not a sign of a skin condition or disease, but is simply caused by harsh soaps, itchy clothing, misusing moisturiser, and long, hot showers.

 1. Avocado Oil

In 2014, Elle Magasine wrote about “Is Avocado the New Coconut Oil?” As the name implies, avocado oil comes from the avocado fruit. Avocado oil is made by taking the pulp (the creamy insides of the fruit) and pressing it in a centrifuge (a drum that spins at high speed), which separates both the oil and the water from the pulp. Avocado oil applied topically helps relieve dry and itchy skin.

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Avocado Oil | OrganicIsBeautiful

Once applied, avocado oil is deeply absorbed by the skin, thus making it an ideal moisturizer and skin care agent.

2. Olive Oil

Olive oil contains many antioxidants and healthy fatty acids that are good for your skin. It can soothe and condition dry skin all over your body.

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Olive Oil | OrganicIsBeautiful

Sharing with you today 3 different options when it comes to use this multi facet oil in your regimen:

  1. Dab a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil under your regular moisturizer.
  2. About a half an hour before taking a shower, rub some olive oil on your hands, legs and other areas with dry skin and massage lightly. Take a shower and then apply a light moisturizer.
  3. Mix two tablespoons of olive oil, four tablespoons of fine brown sugar, and one tablespoon of honey. Rub this homemade scrub on your dry skin using light, circular motions for a few minutes. Take a shower and then apply a light moisturizer.

3. Milk

Milk has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that greatly help get rid of dry and itchy skin. Plus, the lactic acid in milk exfoliates dead skin cells and increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Also, it helps lighten your complexion.

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Milk | OrganicIsBeautiful

Soak a washcloth in cold milk and put the cloth on your dry skin for five to seven minutes. Gently wash off the milk with another cloth soaked in lukewarm water. This way this natural moisturizer will remain on your skin. Do this every other day.
Add a few drops of rose water to four tablespoons of milk. Rub this solution all over your body.

Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash your body with cold water. Follow this remedy twice daily.

4. Honey
I already mention on OiB the wonderful properties of Honey when included in  your skin care treatment.Honey is considered one of the best natural moisturizers loaded with antioxidant, antimicrobial, and humectant properties.

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Simple, I love it!

Thus, it helps lock in moisture to make your skin extra soft and smooth. Plus, honey has many essential vitamins and minerals that help improve your skin’s health.

  1. Before taking a bath or shower, rub honey all over your body and leave it on for five to 10 minutes. Repeat daily to enjoy well-moisturized skin.
  2. Measure out equal parts of unprocessed honey, beeswax, and olive oil. Melt the beeswax in a small pan over low heat.
  3. Remove it from the heat and mix in the honey and then the olive oil. Apply this mixture all over your body and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then take a shower. Repeat daily or every other day. It will increase circulation at the site, and encourages deeper moisturizing action.

NOTE: Always rinse well with warm water, and apply moisturizer afterward. Repeat the honey treatment at least once a day to help soothe your dry skin.

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Honey | OrganicIsBeautiful

5. Yogurt
Yogurt is an excellent skin-hydrating agent. Plus, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help soothe dry and itchy skin. Also, its lactic acid content helps get rid of any germs or bacteria that may cause dryness or itchiness.

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Yogurt | OrganicIsBeautiful
  1. Apply fresh yogurt on your hands, face and legs and gently massaging it into your skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then take a bath or shower. The mild exfoliating action of yogurt will remove dry skin and leave your skin refreshed. Do this once daily.
  2. Mix one-half cup of yogurt and three tablespoons of mashed or blended papaya. Stir in a few drops each of honey and lemon juice. Apply it on your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it off with cold water. Do this once a week.

6. Coconut Oil
You already know from my earlier post that I am a big fan of coconut oil for:

Coconut Oil, my number One oil. Picture Credit: Google Image.
Coconut Oil, my number One oil.
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Guess what? Coconut oil is ALSO Really good for treating dry skin. It has a good amount of fatty acids that make up for any loss of moisture from the skin.

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Coconut | OrganicIsBeautiful

You have 2 options:

  1. Liberally apply warm coconut oil all over your body before going to sleep. Wash it off in the morning. Do this daily to make your skin soft and smooth.
  2. Apply coconut oil on your dry skin after you take a bath or shower. When the skin is warm and supple from your bath, coconut oil is more readily absorbed. Do this daily.

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Thank you for stopping by, as always, leave your comment below and we will get back to you asap!

Amanda

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DIY Homemade Orange Peel Face Mask

Now that you know why orange peels are as much beneficial for your body as your skin, it’s time to get our hands dirty!

Living abroad, I have learn to become very versatile and flexible when it comes to treating my skin. Some products that I used to find easily when living in my home country were sometimes not available in my local markets. I slowly turned into skin care recipe that allows me to respect my budget and remove that frustration away of not getting that product I really need.

Surprisingly, orange peel powder is used in several skin care recipes to reduce acne, cleanse and open up clogged pores, protect skin from blackheads, control oiliness, or highlight the natural glow of our skin.

How to make an orange facial mask at home?

Get organic orange fruits and create your orange peel powder.

Missing a step? Yes. The most important one.

The freshly cut orange peels needs to be sun-dried! To do so,

Spread the peels on a tray and place them in areas which receive plenty of sunshine, like a balcony.

Let orange peels dry in the sun for a day or two. It is only after this phase that you will next move to crushing the peels into a powder using a blender.

You can store the powder in an air-tight container until you need to use it.

Prepare your Facial Mask ingredients.

You will need two ingredients. Yes, that’s all! And guess what? Both are available in your kitchen.

I named: Yogurt and Honey!

  • Why Yogurt? In the Ancient India, yogurt, when applied to skin, was used as an effective remedy to get rid of acne and pimples. It can also create a barrier that prevents new acne-causing bacteria from reaching the skin.
  • Why Honey? Honey is one of those amazing things that nature and bees provide. Honey has antimicrobial properties, antioxidants and at the same time, is beneficially sticky. Honey, especially raw or unpasteurized,  works as natural humectant and helps the skin keeps its natural moisture. 

The recipe.

  • 1 tablespoon of your newly made orange peels powder.
  • 1/2 cup of nature Greek yogurt.
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

PS: I personally prefer when the honey is warmed, it makes it easier to work with it. The texture is a bit more looser so it blends with the other two ingredients easier.

  • Mix it all together until you get a compact paste.
  • Simply spread a layer on your face and wait 15min.

PS: 15-20min wait is approximate and vary from skin to skin. When you feel that the mask dry off a little bit, it’s time to wash it all off!

  • Rinse it all off with tepid water and feel amazed. Your skin is now revitalized.
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Orange Peels | OrganicIsBeautiful

The Result.

The antioxidants in honey and the peels help make the skin look younger while the yogurt naturally is effective in curing acne by cleansing your pores.

(Note: Be careful for a few hours if you’re going out in the sun after this mask, as it will cause photosensitivity.)

Personally, it  made my face much much more soft, HIGHLY recommended, and it’s a superb way to use oranges … outside the box.

I hope you enjoyed this simple facial mask recipe. Try it out and let me know how you feel in the comment area.

Amanda 😉

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