Apricot kernel oil beauty benefits – helps skin retain elasticity, clarity, and suppleness

 

 Beauty benefits of apricot kernel oil
Beauty benefits of apricot kernel oil

The apricot tree is a member of the rose family originating from Central and East Asia. The fruit, rich in vitamins is used to produce the pleasant smelling apricot kernel oil which is a very mild natural oil, often used in baby products because of its fine gentle texture.

Apricot kernel oil is cold pressed and refined from the dried kernels of the apricot fruit. It is light in colour with pleasant nutty odor and used in manufacturer of creams, balms, lotions and cosmetics.

Sought out for its high vitamin E content and skin softening properties, the oil is known for its ability to penetrate the skin without leaving an oily feel.It is also popular as a massage oil and as a carrier oil when used with essential oils for aromatherapy.

Rich in essential fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acid, apricot kernel oil is high in vitamin A. Since it easily penetrates the skin, it is good oil for prematurely aged, dry or irritated skin. The excellent softening and moisturizing properties are great for face, hands and hair. Vitamins A and C are reknown for being good for mature dry or sensitive skin.

Apricot kernel oil helps skin retain elasticity, clarity, and suppleness.

In addition, it is used as an antitussive, anti-asthmatic and to treat tumors in traditional Chinese medicine. It helps to calm the inflammation / irritation of eczema and dermatitis. When combined with an equal amount of St. John’s Wort Oil, it is acts as anti-inflammatory and has a cooling effect.

Nourishing face mask recipe – A soft paste made of 2 drops each of frankincense, rose and neroli oils, 6 tsp of apricot oil, 1 tsp clear melted honey and finely ground almond makes a great nourishing face mask.

For nourished, soft and supple skin, rub apricot kernel oil on your face and body daily.

Natural acne treatment blend – Pour 1 ounce of apricot kernel oil, 12 drops of lavender essential oil, 7 drops of tea tree essential oil and 1 drop of geranium essential oil in amber coloured clean bottle. Close it tightly and roll the bottle to mix the blend. Apply a small amount of this blend to the acne affected area.

 

Top Five Easy Summer Tips For Men’s Skin Care

skin care tips for menJust like women, men are also concerned about their physical appearance, most especially the condition of their skin. Some think that only females are the ones who usually go crazy about various beauty and skin care treatments and products,but in fact modern men are just as concerned as women, for they are also prone to develop skin complications. Their skin problems, just like in women, are due to a number of environmental and biological factors.
For instance, men’s skin becomes oiler during the summer season. The reason for this is that the moisture in their skin rises along with the humidity. Since men have larger pores and their skin is notably oilier than women, they really need to take more care of their skin during the hot season. As expected, men can become stressed during these days. But skin care regimens for men can really simple to follow. .

The following are the top five easy summer tips for men’s skin care:

l Cleanse the skin.
During the summer season, a man’s face is prone to clogged pores that often lead to blemishes. As such, it is important for men not to use any type of skin care product that contains strong ingredients that can clog their pores and irritate their skin. To prevent skin irritation and clogging, it is recommended that men use natural skin care cleansing products instead of soaps.

2. Exfoliate the skin
Exfoliating the skin is important to maintain a glowing and smooth complexion. One of the best ways to exfoliate the skin is by means of a body scrub. This skin care treatment is actually best to enjoy during the hot or warm season. In a body scrub treatment, dead cells are removed and the skin’s surface becomes smoother.

3. Tone the skin
Since men love to spend more time outdoors during the summer, their skin is exposed to pollutants and other environmental contaminants. With this, toning is the best way to protect the skin from such harmful elements. Toning the skin keeps it firm and elastic. Check out kiehls facial fuel energizing tonic for men

4.Nourish the skin
After cleansing and toning the skin, men should use moisturizer on their faces. Hydrating the face with a good moisturizing product is important as it keeps the face from drying. On the other hand, body lotion is one of the best skin care products to use as a mositurizing aid during the summer season. This skin care product is evenly applied all over the body after taking a bath or shower.

5. Protect the skin
Since the sun’s heat is at its highest during the summer season, men should protect their skin from the sun’s harmful rays. To do this, applying sunscreen protection will keep men’s skin from drying and blistering.

 

Lemon myrtle – Organic skin care for natural beauty

Lemon myrtle - Organic skin care for natural beauty

Lemon myrtletaking care of your body both inside and out has become one of the most talked about and read about topics in the news these days. There are so many products on the market that a person could go crazy trying to figure out which one is the best. When it comes to organic skin care that uses only the most natural and virgin properties of pure vegetable oils and essential oils then consider lemon myrtle,so reminiscent of lemon, lemongrass, and lime. Continue reading “Lemon myrtle – Organic skin care for natural beauty”

Homemade Natural Facial Skin Care Recipes

 

 

homemade face masks

In today’s beauty-conscious society, women have so many options to choose from when it comes to skin care. They can choose in the variety of treatments and products that promise appealing, yet oftentimes superficial, beauty benefits.

  Homemade beauty treats

 Homemade beauty treats

beauty treatsBut you see, you don’t really need to spend a lot of money just to have a smooth and flawless skin. Availing different kinds of treatments and beauty products to make your skin look healthier and younger is very expensive, especially if your budget is only limited. Why spend thousands of dollars in conventional beauty enhancement regimen when you can pamper yourself with natural skin care treatments in the comfort of your home?

Homemade skin care treatments as an alternative beauty regimen

If you  enjoy using natural concoctions as an alternative for expensive facial treatments and products, then homemade skin care is a perfect beauty option for you. Apart from the fact that homemade skin treatments are inexpensive compared to the ones offered at spas and salons, these treats are also safe and easy to do. It is also actually fun doing this type of beauty regimen, especially if you try it with friends. Homemade beauty treats also save you a lot of time as you no longer need to go the salon or spa for skin care treatments.

Must-try homemade skin care recipes

So if you haven’t tried any homemade skin care treatment before, the following are some of the widely known natural skin care recipes that are worth checking out:

1. Facial mask – cucumber/honey/oatmeal

For a must-try natural skin care moisturizer, one of the most popular homemade treat is the facial cucumber/honey/oatmeal mask. What you need are the following ingredients:

* One to two teaspoons of uncooked oatmeal
* One tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
* ¼ pureed or mashed cucumber
* One tablespoon of organic honey

You need to mix all the ingredients together until a thick paste is formed. You can add additional olive oil if you prefer a thinner texture. After mixing all the ingredients, you can gently apply the mask to your face, and wait for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing with tepid water.

2. Egg white whitening mask

Now for a natural whitening skin care treatment, what you ought to try is the egg white mask. The following are the ingredients you need for the mask

* One tablespoon honey
* One slightly beaten egg white
* Two tablespoons agar-agar powder

In this particular natural skin care mask, you have to lightly beat the egg white until it becomes frothy. Next is to mix the gelatin and honey together, then add to egg white. After mixing all the ingredients together, you can then apply the mask on your face, and wait for 15 minutes before rinsing with tepid water.

banana face mask

3. Banana yogurt natural skin care mask

If you have a lot of bananas in your kitchen, then try concocting a banana yogurt mask for a natural skin care treatment. Below are the ingredients you need:

* ½ mashed ripe banana
* One tablespoon organic honey
* One tablespoon wheatgerm
* One tablespoon whole milk or plain yogurt

Once you have all the ingredients, you need to mix them all together. Apply to the face, then wait for 10 to 15 minutes before washing off with tepid water.

 

 

Beauty tip: The aspirin mask – good for oily and combination skin

 

aspirin face mask What is the aspirin mask? The aspirin mask is a homemade BHA mask available to each and everyone of us, totally inexpensive and highly efficient, made of salicylic acid or tablets of aspirin.
BHA is known to help tremendously with cleaning pores from deep inside and therefore contribute to keeping our skin blemish-free. BHAs are efficient on existing blemishes as well, by helping them heal faster and keeping pores clean afterwards.

Good for: all skin types, especially normal to oily and combination skin, acne-prone and clogged skin.

Basic preparation: 1/4 tsp. salicylic acid (ask for it at pharmacy,but if you cannot find it, then crush 3-5 tablets of plain aspirin instead),then add distilled water. Mix the powder with the water until it becomes of a creamy consistence, apply on clean dry skin (focus on T-zone and sides of the nose). Keep it on until completely dry. Take a small cotton pad, wet it lightly and begin scrubbing the areas covered with the mask, making small circles. Finally, rinse with plenty of water.

It would be a great idea to apply a calming mask or a hydrating mask first, followed by your regular moisturizer.Your skin will be left completely smooth and even. Continue reading “Beauty tip: The aspirin mask – good for oily and combination skin”

Beauty Tips For Faster Eyebrow Growth

eyebrow growth tips

 

Our bodies are pretty amazing, features we view as only ornamental actually have their own special ‘job’. Eyebrows are no different, they are located over our eyes to keep sweat from running down into our eyes. They can also enhance the overall beauty of your face. If you don’t have the eyebrows you really want, there are some simple things you can do to stimulate eyebrow growth. Continue reading “Beauty Tips For Faster Eyebrow Growth”

Beauty tip – All about blush

Giving a warm, natural color of blood rushing to your cheeks – this is what blush does. Blush gives depth and contour to your cheeks and accentuates your inner glow. Unfortunately, blush comes in a wide variety of hues, shades and tones that can get you confused on which shade is just right for your skin. A guide for beginners and experts alike, read on to get the full story on one of the cosmetic industry’s best effects.

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Quick Tips To Some Helpful Beauty Basics!

When you take time to apply proper beauty techniques and products, it really does show. It shows that you care about proper application and that you want to look “your best.” That is very admirable. As with any other skill set, you can always enhance and improve. Below are some tips to help. Continue reading “Quick Tips To Some Helpful Beauty Basics!”