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How to make a homemade aloe vera facial mask to treat acne?

Hello readers, I am back with amazing news: Aloe vera is still my secret love when it comes to natural skincare products at home. Simple, versatile and highly powerful. Why not readjust our memories and share today a crazy simple DIY Aloe vera treatment for acne skin?

Aloe Vera is known to be a type of plant or more like an herb that has several benefits. Part of its beneficial ability includes serving as :

  • A detoxification herb.
  • A immune system booster by helping blood circulation rate as well as aiding digestion.

What about skincare benefits?

Out of all these benefits, one of the most used is skin-soothing ability and healing features. It is particularly good for treating burns, irritation, sunburns, and also acne. Aloe vera is a common plant that can grow at the backyard of many houses and also can be grown in flower pots. With a simple process, you can use it for a facial mask in order to treat acne.

Aloe vera in the modern world is now used in creams and other skin care product. No wonder it is called Plant of immortality in Egypt due to its multipurpose ability!!

Today, we keep things simple and easy focusing on 2 key ingredients. You will need aloe vera and lemon mask.
How to prepare aloe vera and lemon facial mask?
Lemon juice alongside aloe vera can bright of the skin naturally without any other additives. The following homemade mask helps to get rid of dark spots and scars from acne. Grapefruit or fresh lime can, if necessary, replace lemon. Please note citrus and sun exposure are not good friends, a good time to use this mask evening time, before bedtime.

Step by step guide – Fresh Lemon and Aloe Vera Face Mask:
1. Prepare the aloe vera: Select the aloe vera plant with thicker stem to get more juice, then use knife to cut the leaf attached to the base of the plant. Make sure you clearly wash in clean water.
Once cleaned, you can squeeze out the juice into a clean bowl.
2. Preparing the Aloe vera gel: Chop off the rough edges of the leaf.  Slice the skin like part of the aloe into two equal part. Scrape out the gel inside the two half parts and put inside a bowl.

Once ready, you can move on to the 3rd step.
3. Combining the freshly made aloe vera gel by mash the gel with lemon juice (precisely 1/8 tsp)
Note: Avoid using excess lemon juice as it might cause irritation.

Apply the facial scrub on your face and neck. Then, lightly massage the face with it. Leave it for about 15 to 20 minutes, then wash with warm water. Dry off your skin with a soft towel and then apply moisturizer.  Store the facial mask in the refrigerator in case there are some left.

Let me know how you go 😉

Amanda

Simple Homemade Body Scrub

There is no better feeling than touching a freshly scrubbed skin. Scrubbing leaves the skin smooth and feels fresh as well as exfoliate the dead skin layers which give healthy glow. Some of us may have the budget and time to spend a lovely weekend in a spa. Unfortunately, not all of us have the privilege for such luxury. Even though you have no time and budget to spend time at the spa; it does not mean that you cannot get a nice scrub and spa time at home.

Making a homemade body scrub is very simple. In fact, you can even use the ingredients that usually found in the kitchen. Forget the expensive spa or commercial body scrubs which full with chemical ingredients; here is some simple homemade body scrub that you can try.

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Salt Ready For Body Scrub | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

SALT AND LEMON BODY SCRUB
Lemon, as you know, is rich in vitamin C and antioxidant which is definitely good for the skin. In addition, lemon also has skin brightening agent that can make your skin brighter and glow. To make this scrub, you are going to need:

  • 1 cup of Epsom salt or coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup oil of your choice such as olive, coconut, grape seed, sunflower seed, and much more.
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice

Mix the coarse sea salt and oil in a mixing bowl. And then add in lemon juice and continue stirring until you have the right consistency. It should not too runny or too thick, but the consistency should in between both. Store the mixture in a lidded jar and keep in the fridge. I usually use it as body scrub; I wet my body under the shower and the use the scrub to massage all over the body in circular motion and gentle. And then rinse thoroughly and pat dry. I also usually use moisturizer for smoother skin.

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Coffee | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

COFFEE SCRUB
You know my secret love affair with coffee in my am routine? Its either coffee, turmeric latte or delicious infused water! Coffee is more than just a mood booster in the morning. The next time you make morning coffee, you can use the coffee grounds for a wonderful body scrub. Coffee scrub helps prevent the appearance of cellulite as well as make the skin smoother. To make this body scrub, you will need:

  • ½ cup grounded coffee
  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • One or two teaspoons of olive oil

Mix the coffee grounds and coconut oil in a mixing bowl. And then add in the olive oil until you get the right consistency. Store the mixture in a lidded jar and keep fridge.

AVOCADO AND ALMOND SCRUB
Forget about salsa for a while and use the avocado for a hearty scrub.
Avocado is rich in vitamin E which can moisture your skin. For this body scrub you will need:

  • 1 ripe avocado in medium size, peeled and mashed
  • ¾ to 1 cup grounded oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup grounded almonds.

Mix all the ingredients in mixing bowl and then use it to massage the body from head to toe. Massage in a circular motion and then rinse thoroughly. Since this scrub is rich in moisturizer, make sure to rub/clean the shower/tub afterward.

Saturday Relaxation with Ginger and Dead Sea Salt.

Experiencing body scrub should not burn a hole in your pocket. Here in OiB, you can make the natural and simple body scrub which has the same benefits as the one in the spa.

Which one would you like to try first? 🙂

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