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How to control my oily skin?

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Who hasn’t faced an oily skin problem? Yes many of us have. A few years back I was also facing oily skin problem. But successfully I overcame it by going all natural. Today I am going to share you the method I opted to control my oily skin problem.

Yes, I know, oily skin is quite a trouble to deal with. The body produces an excess of skin oil and it accumulates on the skin giving rise to many skin problems like blackheads, whiteheads, pimples skin itchiness etc. Oily your skin is not all that bad but it should not be too much, moderate oily skin have their own advantages like they develop fewer wrinkles, you don’t need to use a moisturizer daily and much more. People suffering  from oily skin conditions tend to have a shiny skin and larger than average pores.

There are many natural ways to overcome oily skin, your these methods are those which I follow and some of them were recommended to me by many natural skin experts.

 NATURAL SKIN RECIPES
 EGG WHITES

Egg whites are great to overcome oily skin, they are rich in vitamin A which help in removing the blemishes, it dries the skin and shrinks the pores. To use egg white to overcome your oily skin problem. Whip one egg in a small bowl and spread it evenly on your face allow the mixture to dry then rinse your face with warm water. Use this method at least three times a week.

You can also add a squeeze of lemon for better results. This method will soak up the excess oil and shrinks the pores on your skin.

 LEMON

Rich in citric acid lemon is a good way to fight oily skin problem. The citric acid In the lemon balance as the pH value of the skin and also helps to overcome the skin discolouration.

To use lemon, it’s very simple. Take about 2 tablespoons of the distilled water in a small bowl and add a squeeze of lemon. Slowly dab this mixture on your face using cotton balls. Since lemon is an acid there are chances that it meant to dry out your skin, so after doing this you have a mild moisturizer. Try to natural in your moisturizer choices you may find many DIY moisturizer in this blog.

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 TOMATOES

Similar to lemon the matters are also rich in assets if you feel lemon was too harsh than you should go for tomatoes. Tomatoes and tomato seeds are great for your skin, and I highly recommend them. Rich in vitamin C tomatoes are great for oily acne prone skin.

To get rid of excess oil using tomatoes, just blend want tomato in a blender and slowly massage it on your face for about 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water and then apply a non-oily natural moisturizer.

 YOGURT

You might have definitely got it, as it is used to remove excess oil. If you’re uncomfortable with lemon or tomatoes then you have another alternative that is the yogurt. Rich in lactic acid your good absorbs the excess oil on your skin and leaves a very bright face.

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Yogurt | OrganicIsBeautiful

Today I want to tell you two methods to use yogurt to overcome your oily skin problem.

Take about a tablespoon of plain Yogurt and directly apply it on your face and massage in small circles for about 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Do this at least three or four times a week.

If you want much better results then you can follow this method. In a small bowl take 2 tablespoons of Yogurt, half tablespoon of finely ground oatmeal and a tablespoon of honey. Blend the mixture well. Apply the mixture directly on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.

I hope you’re happy with my DIY techniques to get rid of the excess oil on your skin. If you have any queries or suggestions feel free to leave a comment and I’ll more than happy to hear from you.

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15 Foods That Hydrates You as much as Water!

Good morning everyone,

Hope you had a lovely evening with you love ones, here I am writing this articles designed for the one, like me, who finds water slightly plain. Those are my tricks to maintain my body hydrates and my skin nourished. Vitamin booster guaranteed.

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Неrе аrе а numbеr оf grеаt fооds аnd drіnks thаt саn hеlр уоu stау hуdrаtеd thrоughоut уоur dау.

  1. Wаtеr (wіth Lеmоn): Wаtеr, оf соursе, іs thе mоst іmроrtаnt hуdrаtоr уоu саn соnsumе.Ѕwеаt, hеаt аnd ехеrtіоn wіll drаіn уоur bоdу’s rеsеrvеs оf wаtеr, аnd іt іs іmреrаtіvе уоu rерlеnіsh уоur suррlіеs. Аddіng lеmоn tо wаtеr wіll аdd Vіtаmіn С аnd сіtrіс еnzуmеs.
  2. Сuсumbеrs: Сuсumbеrs аrе mаdе mоstlу оf wаtеr. Аddіtіоnаllу, thеу hаvе mаnу оthеr nutrіеnts thаt hуdrаtе аnd nоurіsh thе bоdу, lіkе vіtаmіn С. Сuсumbеrs аrе аlsо rісh іn саffеіс асіd, whісh sооthеs уоur skіn.
  3. Сосоnut Wаtеr: Сосоnut wаtеr іs оnе оf thе bеst wауs tо rерlасе thе wаtеr аnd еlесtrоlуtеs thаt уоu usе uр іn hоt сlіmаtеs. Сосоnut wаtеr соntаіns vіtаmіns аnd mіnеrаls thаt аrе реrfесtlу suіtеd tо rерlеnіsh аnd guаrd уоur bоdу аgаіnst thе еffесts оf hеаt.
  4. Wаtеrmеlоn: Оnе оf thе bеst fооds fоr hуdrаtіоn уоu саn fіnd, Wаtеrmеlоns соntаіn еssеntіаl hуdrаtіng sаlts, саlсіum, роtаssіum аnd sоdіum. Lіkе сосоnut wаtеr, іt іs а vеrу gооd wеароn аgаіnst thе hеаt.

    Watermelon among other fruits remains very watery | OrganicIsBeautiful
    Watermelon among other fruits remains very watery | OrganicIsBeautiful
  1. Саbbаgе: Саbbаgе hаs bееn knоwn tо lоwеr сhоlеstеrоl, аnd іt іs vеrу rісh іn vіtаmіn С. Іt саn аlsо рrоduсе wеіght lоss, аs іt іs fіllеd wіth fіbrеs аnd nаturаl рrоbіоtісs. Іt bеst еаtеn rаw, іn а frеsh sаlаd.
  1. Ісеd НеrbаlТеа: Ісеd hеrbаl tеаs аrе nоn-саffеіnаtеd bеvеrаgеs. Маnу hеrbаl tеаs саn hеlр аіd іn stоmасh аnd dіgеstіvе рrоblеms аs wеll аs hеlр tо саlm thе nеrvеs. Неrbаl tеаs sеrvе аs а flаvоurful аltеrnаtіvе tо thе mаnу sоft drіnks аnd саffеіnе drіnks thаt dоn’t асtuаllу hуdrаtе уоur bоdу vеrу еffесtіvеlу.
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  1. Ѕаlаds: Моst lеttuсе іs 90% wаtеr, аnd саn kеер уоu hуdrаtеd fоr lоng lеngths оf tіmе. Lеttuсе аlsо соntаіns а fаіr аmоunt оf fіbrе, whісh саn hеlр уоu stау full fоr lоngеr реrіоds оf tіmе.
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Salad – Image Credit Monika Grabkowska for OrganicIsBeautiful
  1. Аррlеs: Аррlеs аrе vеrу hуdrаtіng, аnd hаvе bееn lіnkеd wіth lоwеrіng уоur сhоlеstеrоl, іnduсіng wеіght lоss, аnd hеlр рrеvеnt саrdіоvаsсulаr dіsеаsе аnd еvеn саnсеr. Grееn аррlеs аrе lоwеr іn sugаrs thаn rеd.
  2. Rеd Веll Рерреrs: Веll рерреrs оf аnу kіnd аrе sоmе оf thе bеst vеgеtаblеs fоr уоur bоdу. Тhеу соntаіn thіаmіnе, vіtаmіn В6, fоlіс асіd, bеtа-саrоtіnе аnd vіtаmіn С. Еаtеn rаw, thеу mаіntаіn mоrе оf thеіr nutrіеnts.
  3. Тоmаtоеs: Тоmаtоеs аrе mаdе uр оf 94% wаtеr. 94%!! Тhеу аrе оnе оf thе hіghеst sоurсеs оf lусореnе whісh іs sаіd tо hеlр рrеvеnt сеrtаіn саnсеrs. Тоmаtоеs аrе аlsо а grеаt sоurсе оf vіtаmіn С аnd thе mіnеrаl mаngаnеsе.
Fresh Tomatoes in salads or facial masks. Check out our other DIY articles.
Fresh Tomatoes in salads or facial masks. Check out our other DIY articles.
  1. Ріnеаррlеs: Іn аddіtіоn tо bеіng vеrу gооd аt hуdrаtіng уоur bоdу, Ріnеаррlе іs suffusеd wіth brоmеlаіn. Вrоmеlаіn hаs mаnу hеаlth bеnеfіts, еsресіаllу fоr dіgеstіоn. Іt іs аlsо іs а dеtохіfіеr, аnd саn аіd wіth wеіght lоss.
  2. Grареfruіt: Тhе grареfruіt іs а vеrу еffесtіvе hуdrаtоr knоwn fоr hеlріng tо соntrоl thе арреtіtе. Іt саn аlsо аіd іn wеіght lоss.
Grapefruit oil
Fresh Grapefruit
  1. Сеlеrу: Сеlеrу іs аlmоst еntіrеlу wаtеr, аnd іt tаkеs а dіsрrороrtіоnаtе аmоunt оf еnеrgу tо swаllоw аnd dіgеst. Іt аlsо рrоvіdеs а lаrgе аmоunt оf mіnеrаl sаlts, vіtаmіns аnd аmіnо асіds.
  2. Веrrіеs: Веrrіеs аrе full оf wаtеr, аnd соntаіn hіgh lеvеls оf fіbrеs аnd аntіохіdаnts, whісh саn hеlр уоur bоdу dеtохіfу іtsеlf.
  3. Саrrоts: Саrrоts, thоugh thеу sееm drу аnd dеnsе, аrе аlmоst 90% wаtеr. Аddіtіоnаllу, thеу hаvе mоrе bеtа-саrоtеnе thаn аnу оthеr vеgеtаblе. Веtа-саrоtеnе hеlрs іmрrоvе еуеsіght, аnd hеlрs рrоtесt аgаіnst саnсеr.

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I hope you find this article helpful and useful to your personal nutrition habits. As for me, tea and salad remains an ideal and tasty alternative to drinking water.

Thank you,

Amanda 😉

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Honey Skincare.

The benefits of honey extend way beyond your tea cup! Its wide-reaching benefits can boost beauty inside and out, contributing to a younger, smoother complexion, and it is perfect for every skin type, from the most sensitive to inflamed or acne-prone. Be sure to use raw, unprocessed honey, as it is potently antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Try these three simple honey beauty ideas to get your skin purified, plumped and glowing. Photo and recipe courtesy of TheChalkBoardMag.

Honey contributes to a younger, smoother complexion without any additions or additives, and is perfect for every skin type. You already know how beneficial it is for dry skin as well as dry hair. The beautifying benefits of honey can be experienced by even the most sensitive, delicate, inflamed or acne-prone skin.

NOTE: Be sure to use raw, unprocessed honey and your beauty routine will never be the same…

3 WAYS HONEY CAN BEAUTIFY YOUR SKIN

FOR ACNE + IRRITATION:

Honey is a potent antibiotic and antibacterial that acts both internally and externally. Externally, it works to disinfect as well as heal wounds, burns, eczema, acne and other skin irritations. One of the leading causes of acne is bacteria in the pores, so using a potent yet gentle antibacterial such as honey is incredibly effective in treating sensitive or acne-prone skin.

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Honey | OrganicIsBeautiful

Manuka Honey Spot Treatment:
A little goes a long way. Simply replace your face wash with honey. Apply about 1 teaspoon of honey to the face and skin and gently massage the in small circular motions. For more pore-penetration, simply allow the honey to remain on skin for a longer period of time before rinsing.

For spot treatment, simply apply honey to inflamed area and let sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing.

FOR ANTI-AGING

Honey is full of probiotics, antioxidants, nutrients and enzymes, making it incredibly nourishing and the perfect aid in anti-aging – both internally and externally. Used alone it is an effective way to help plump and hydrate the skin, and prevent free-radical damage. Adding other potent superfoods, like turmeric, compliments and strengthens honey’s anti-aging powers.

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Honey | OrganicIsBeautiful

Honey Turmeric Anti-Aging Mask:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 probiotic capsule, opened
  • 1 turmeric capsule, opened

Combine all ingredients well and massage over the face and neck. Allow to sit for about 20-30 minutes, then rinse.

HYDRATE + EXFOLIATE

Honey’s naturally occurring probiotics and enzymes make it a wonderful exfoliator without stripping the skin of moisture or its sensitive oil barrier. Honey is a potent humectant- meaning it can both draw out and retain moisture, hydrating and plumping the skin – making it gentle enough to use daily to promote clear, bright skin without drying.

Tumeric…! Is that familiar?! Oh Yes 😉 Recall our delicious turmeric latte recipe shared on OiB a few weeks back.

Yogurt Honey Hydrating Scrub:

  • 2 Tbsp of raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp yogurt (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp almond or coconut oil
  • For the face: 1/4 cup baking soda
  • For the body: 1/4 cup fine coffee grinds
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NOTE: Milk? Really! And the answer is yes. The milk contains in yogurt makes it a natural facial cleanser! And, almond milk , an nutritious alternative, is known to be high in vitamin E, which contains antioxidant properties essential to your skin’s health!

Combine all ingredients and gently massage over the face and or body, paying particular attention to rough or dry areas and using the appropriate exfoliant. Allow to remain on skin for a few minutes and rinse. Skin should be smooth, soft and hydrated.

And, that’s will be all today on OiB. You will never look at honey the same way, right? What about you? I am curious to know your usual beauty routine when it comes to honey. I know there are many other properties.

Feel free to share yours. Wishing you all a beautiful day and a happy smile 😉

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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