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DIY Beauty: yogurt for soft and smooth skin

yogurt DIY Beauty: yogurt for soft and smooth skin

Yogurt features as one of the main ingredients in a number of the homemade beauty recipes. Its high nutrient content, plus the lactic acid and enzymes soothes, softens and hydrates the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Because yogurt has antibacterial and antifungal properties, it also provides excellent cleansing properties.

DIY Beauty: clay and healing herbs face scrub

natural face scrub DIY Beauty: clay and healing herbs face scrub

I received a sample of the Deep Cleansing Scrub which is a dry mix from Yours Essentially about three weeks ago. I have heard of some ladies who love using such DIY scrubs and masks and was fairly keen to try this. And since I had the hydrosols on hand, it was easier for me to use those as the wetting agent to the scrub.

DIY Beauty: cucumber to brighten skin tone

cucumber diy beauty DIY Beauty: cucumber to brighten skin tone

I am loving cucumbers for my skin! It has such a wonderful cooling and soothing effect. Definitely great to be used in our hot weather.

Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) extract is widely known for its astringent and soothing effects, on top of its anti-inflammatory actions and skin tightening properties. I’ve been using it for the past two weeks in the hope of tightening the pores on my face. My skin does feel tight when the juice dries on my face but I haven’t seen any noticeable reduction of my pore size though. I suppose I need to be more patient since it has only been two weeks. But I did notice a slight brightening effect on my face instead.

DIY Beauty: using baking soda to whiten your teeth

baking soda brush teeth DIY Beauty:  using baking soda to whiten your teeth

I’m getting hooked on DIY beauty! Because it’s fun, it’s healthy and it’s cheap! Here’s my experience with using baking soda to whiten my teeth. It works! Okay, don’t expect the sort of sparkling white teeth you see on celebrities but baking soda will take off some of the coffee and tea stains and give you a cleaner looking set of teeth.