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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.

DIY Beauty: using lemon to reduce pigmentation

lemon whitening DIY Beauty: using lemon to reduce pigmentation

I’ve been experimenting with using different vegetables for my skin for the past week.  Simple stuff where I only need to use the juice or even rub the fruit directly on my skin.  It will take me awhile to review the results but for today, I want to talk about my experience on using lemon for pigmentation.