Beauty tips for face

woman with a smooth pretty face

Fish and wrinkles?

Eating more Omega-3 fatty acids (found in foods like Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Mackeral, and other cold water fish), can reduce the onset of wrinkles as these healthy oils are great for youthful looking skin

A Delicious Sounding Facial Mask

You can make  a great facial mask by mixing mashed strawberries, yogurt, lemon juice,and honey- each ingredient has a beneficial effect on the skin, and together they are a powerhouse of goodness. you can thicken the mask by adding a little corn starch- apply to your face, wait about 20-30 minutes, and rinse off. Wow.

Prone to Acne? Try this!

If you are prone to acne, a great facial mask to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads is made from Fuller’s Earth,  Tumeric,and Sandalwood Essential Oil. This mix of ingredients removes excess oils from the skin, and also has antiseptic and cleansing properties. Mix equal parts in a bowl, add enough water to create a paste, apply to face and allow to dry completely. Rinse off with warm, then cool, water  Another safe and effective  deep pore cleansing product is Bentonite Clay

Fergie’s Secret Weapon against Zits

Fergie (singer for the BLACK EYED PEAS), says that when she experiences a skin breakout (not good when you’re going onstage), she simply takes some toothpaste, and dabs it on the troublesome spot. She says it dries up the problem in no time. Put a drop of non-whitening formula toothpaste on the pimple for about 15 minutes and rinse off. There are many people who swear that aspirin is also a great pimple destroyer too. Simply put an aspirin in a little water, and after it softens, crush it into a chunky paste, and place on the zit with a clean Q-tip. Leave paste on til it dries (at least a half-hour) and rinse off. Aspirin is an anti inflammatory, so that makes total sense to us.

                                     The Wrist and Face Connection

When buying a new foundation, Test it on the inside of your wrist. This skin is comparable to the color of the skin on your face, and you will also be able to see if you like the feel and texture of it.  you should  buy mineral-based foundation and apply it in layers with a kabuki brush. This way it’s easy to mix colors until you match your skin tone. If you have sensitive skin, definitely seek out foundation that is oil-free

Beautiful eyes are sometimes the most striking feature on a woman’s face. Here are some beauty tips to keep your eyes looking great

Skin Renewal and Sun sensitivity

There are 2 ways of removing dead skin cells, Granular – using a scrub containing  a mild abrasive- or Chemical – like using  Alpha Hydroxy Acid.  AHA’s can help with skin renewal, lifting off the dead layer of skin. Be aware that the skin will be much more sensitive to sunlight during this process, so take precautions to avoid the sun, or use plenty of sunscreen.

Thin to thick, please….

When applying multiple products to your face, apply  the products in order of the thinnest consistency to the thickest, which might go something like:  serum first, then moisturizer, then sunscreen., etc. This will help your skin absorb everything

Oils absorb oils?- true!

One skin expert has this advice for faces with oily skin: Use a mix of Castor Oil >and Almond Oil(make it about 70% castor) apply to your face, and cover with a warm washcloth  so the oils can absorb better. Very effective.

Homemade lip balm?

You can make your own very effective lip balm by mixing the excess juice from a can of Cranberry sauce  with 2 tablespoons of Vaseline. How cool is that?

Banana facial

Another unusual, but effective skin mask is using pure banana. Simply cut up a banana into slices,  mash into a paste and cover your face with the mashed banana. Wait 20-30  minutes until dry, and rinse with cool water. Nutritionally, the banana has been called the perfect food, but it’s also great for your complexion.

Cucumber and Aloe Vera moisturizers

Cucumber is considered a good natural moisturizer, but the general consensus is that the very best facial moisturizer is Aloe Vera Gel which is almost a miracle cure for skin problems

Retin-A to the rescue

Celebrity Dermatologists say Movie stars and supermodels knew about the benefits of Retinoids long ago, and it has been their secret weapon for years. Even OTC formulas are strong enough now to get great results. Retin-A can reduce fine lines, improve elasticity, encourage collagen production, and plump skin like nothing else

Get that Makeup off before bedtime

It is next to impossible to  have clear glowing skin if you don’t remove your makeup before going to bed. No matter how tired you are, take the 10 minutes or so to get back to a clean face and then put moisturizer on. If you want a non-commercial natural product to remove eye makeup, try Olive Oil or Grapeseed oil, they both do a great job (they can actually  be used to remove all makeup if you’d like) Just use  cotton balls for application, and you’ll be golden.

Blessings from the grapevine?

Some Hollywood actresses swear by face serums containing the powerful antioxidant,Reservatrol which is derived from red wine. They spread it on under their moisturizer.

Give your face a little rest

It’s very possible to “over cleanse” your face. Twice a day is plenty for most women. Any more than that can remove natural oils and make the skin look taut and unnatural.  If you overdo it when you have adult acne, it can backfire and create more problems with oil glands going into overdrive. Twice a day and gently does it

Kitchen complexion mask

Straight Mayonnaise makes a great face mask if you have dry skin. If you have normal skin, you can add some natural honey and the juice from half of a lemon. They will be a powerful trio for a glowing complexion.

Natural facelift that can save you thousands?

Is a facelift without surgery possible? Can you keep your youthful appearance well into your middle and later years without going under the knife? Fact: Plastic surgery  can be risky, and is always very expensive. Anything that can be done naturally is a much better option. One anti-aging expert has devised an amazing inexpensive program using just facial exercises and your own hands to reverse wrinkles and aging. It  has received tons of positive testimonials. Check it out here: Facelift without surgery

Don’t load up on foundation

Don’t overdue it! Wearing too much foundation can look masky and unnatural as well as lead to your skin breaking out as the foundation smothers the pores. Also be careful to choose the right shade foundation which compliments your natural facial skin tone

Sunscreen every day for a younger face

We’ve read hundreds of celebrity interviews, and If it came down to choosing  one routine that actresses and model have in common, that routine is applying sunscreen/sunblock day and night, everywhere they go.  50 SPF seems to be the magic number for most. If those damaging UV rays of the sun can’t get through, your face will remain younger looking much longer, and that’s the name of the game in entertainment!

The orange vegetable does it again!

Carrots are tops  if you are looking for glowing facial skin. Blend fresh raw carrots in a food processor to form a paste.  Apply this paste on the face as a mask. Allow it to set for an hour and then wash. Applying this paste regularly will make the skin glow.

Fighting acne from the inside

If you’ve been dealing acne breakouts, eating sulfur-rich  foods can help a lot in controlling the inflammation that leads to acne. Onions, Scallions and Leeks contain Glutathione which is an important nutrient needed to help detoxify skin. Best eaten in raw or in lightly cooked meals (stir-fried, in salads, etc.) get these nutitional powerhouses into your body, and start winning the war against acne.