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is another DIY beauty recipe!
Do you know how to
make a carrot facial mask? Carrots are rich in vitamin A and
anti-oxidants. Consuming carrots daily will promote healthy hair, bones, finger
nails, and vision. This
mask can help prevent wrinkles, balance out oily skin and treat acne.
1 large carrot
½ tbsp. honey
½ tbsp. olive oil
Peel one large carrot and steam until tender.Do not overcook carrots; they will lose
their health benefits.Mash
the carrot with a fork or masher until it's a creamy consistency.
Mix in ½ a tablespoon of honey
(read Honey face for more info. about honey) and ½ a tablespoon of extra virgin
olive oil. Olive oil helps nourish and clean the skin
at the same time, leaving your skin supple and glowing.
If the mixture is too thick, you can
add in more extra virgin olive oil or water to thin it out. You can add more honey to the mix to
give it a thicker texture.
Let the mixture cool down.
Apply the carrot mask onto a
clean face. Leave it on for 15 -20
Wash it off with warm water. Pat dry and apply your favourite moisturiser.
Store any leftover
mask in the refrigerator and use within a week.
products or detergents cause your skin to become irritated? If you answered yes, you may have sensitive skin.For
less irritated skin, you could try substituting some of your regular beauty
product with baby products.
Here’s a list of five
for your sensitive skin:
are great at removing make-up.I was pleasantly surprised by the power of baby wipes; one wipe removes all of my make-up (even eye make-up) without
any sign of irritation.
that are formulated for babies are perfect for sensitive skin, and they won’t
irritate your eyes.
are the best body moisturisersfor
sensitive skin.These lotions come in a
variety of scents too. You can find baby
lotion in lavender, vanilla, chamomile, and other scents!
cream can be used as a facial mask and an acne spot
treatment. Read Smooth as a baby’s bottom!to find out more about the cream’s
active ingredients and why it works.
is great too. It won’t irritate your
skin (scalp, hairline or forehead), and won't strip your hair either.
If a product is safe to use on babies, it is probably save for your sensitive skin too!
you (or your kids) have unmanageable, tangled hair? Do you use a leave-in conditioner or a detangler for your hair?Well, you can make your own leave-in conditioner/detangler! This
is a simple and easy DIY and you can use what you already own.
to make home-made leave-in conditioner spray:
will need a spray bottle and your conditioner. Yes, your normal rinse-out hair conditioner.
approximately 2 tablespoons of conditioner into the spray bottle.(I use a 300ml bottle; use less conditioner if
you have a smaller bottle.)
up the spray bottle with water leaving about 2cm of air at the top.
Shake well and use
just like you would any other leave-in conditioner.
the length of your hair (from your ears down) when hair is wet, or just at the
ends on dry hair; this way you won’t end up with greasy hair.