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DIY Beauty: 5-steps to the perfect at home facial

DIY Facial DIY Beauty: 5 steps to the perfect at home facial

There was a time I used to go for facials frequently and it was even as often as weekly at one stage. However, due to the lack of time, I hardly go for facials these days. However, I don’t see my skin condition looking any worse because I do take quite good care of it at home. I have a routine that is quite similar to what you see in the Infographics below, except that I don’t steam my face. I just wash my face with warm water.

DIY Beauty: making my own sun protection oil

DIY Sun Protection Oil DIY Beauty: making my own sun protection oil

I’ve been using a DIY sun protection oil for quite awhile now under my daily sunscreen moisturizer. It’s quite easy to make and essentially, you only need two ingredients. One is a carrier oil with some UV protection properties and another is Astaxanthin, which is a powerful antioxidant that also protects our skin against the sun when applied topically. It’s been working well for me although I have to say it does give my face an orangey hue if I don’t put on some sort of powder.

DIY Beauty: fix your cracked heels with rice vinegar

DIY vinegar scrub for cracked heels DIY Beauty: fix your cracked heels with rice vinegar

You don’t like the smell of vinegar? Neither do I! But vinegar is a magic seasoning in some of my dishes that will make my son devour his food in double-quick time. I use apple cider vinegar for my salads but when it comes to Chinese cooking, it’s gotta be rice vinegar! And it’s a lot cheaper too! Today, this post is not about cooking but rather, how to use rice vinegar to get rid of the dry and cracked skin on your heels.

DIY Beauty: my cuticle oil to go — a cuticle pen dupe

DIY cuticle oil pen dupe DIY Beauty: my cuticle oil to go    a cuticle pen dupe

Whenever I’m taking the train and if I can find a seat, the first thing you’ll see me doing is to whip out my cuticle pen. I was using the Mavala pen for ages until last year when I tried a new one from OPI. They are great in keeping my cuticles looking neat, as if I just had a manicure, and I almost can’t do without them. Interestingly, just the other day, I was hit by an inspiration to create a DIY cuticle pen dupe while I was happily nourishing my cuticles on the go.