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Topic: Random Skin Thoughts Thread
Posted By: ModelessDiva
Subject: Random Skin Thoughts Thread
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:15pm

Yep sure did, I made another random thoughts thread.

I love skin talk. And we need an official thread.



Replies:
Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:17pm

My newest discovery is using vaseline alone on my face and body

Not mixed with lotion or anything else, and just a thin layer

People says it clogs pores but my skin looks heavenly and acne free


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:21pm
its okay for you to do it.. 
no one will say anything to you about it. 
Thumbs Up


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:22pm
Geekttt is gonna be all random thoughts..but here goes...

i actually was just lookin for one of those motorized face scrubber things. have you or anyone ever bought one? i just wanna know if its really hard or soft on the face. ive been lookin at a clarisonic for years now... *sigh*


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:24pm
Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

its okay for you to do it.. 
no one will say anything to you about it. 
Thumbs Up

Beer


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:25pm

i want one ladyICE...but im not sure if it will make that much of a difference...i dont wanna waste my money


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:27pm
Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

its okay for you to do it.. 
no one will say anything to you about it. 
Thumbs Up

Coco you are so full of it. The way you came in my thread and bitched to high heaven then turned around and completely contradicted yourself by making a thread and getting mad when people dared say anything to you. Your mind works in a strange way.


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:28pm

SleepyErmm
this is a skin thread tho



Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:29pm
I really like Jergens all purpose face cream as a makeup remover, cleanser, and moisturizer. It's really cheap too.


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:30pm
bitched to high heaven…?  

i said 1 comment about it.. then said i was gonna go make a few random threads and that we'd have 6 on the first page… 

and in my thread i acknowledged that i commented on your thread.. but i said my piece and left it alone.  ppl didnt say 1 comment about my thread then leave it alone.. there were discussions about it and i was repeatedly asked about it… 
no one said a word to you besides me… 
so stop it and go away 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:31pm
come on now
its not that serious

now coco finna come in here and yall gone argue for 5 pages over nothing


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:31pm
deleted out of respect for the thread.


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:32pm
your mind works way weirder than mines btw.. 

i can acknowledge and admit my ish 


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:33pm
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:


i want one ladyICE...but im not sure if it will make that much of a difference...i dont wanna waste my money
i knoooowwwwCry why they gotta cost so much?


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:34pm

now i like both of yall but anywho,

i finally got dr.bronners castile soap in peppermint and i love it

it tingles like a mug tho...scared me at firstLOL


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:34pm
really? couldn't even let page one get off the ground huh?  

md, hon can we post like mixes and stuff? 

how you doin this hon?


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:36pm
Originally posted by Lady ICE Lady ICE wrote:

Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:


i want one ladyICE...but im not sure if it will make that much of a difference...i dont wanna waste my money
i knoooowwwwCry why they gotta cost so much?

exactly.LOL

and im not sure what all exactly it does for your skin

im gonna research it and see cause uhh....




Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:37pm
i found a bar of blk soap in the beauty supply and it works really well on my face. just gives me a reflector like shineAngry...makes me look sweaty on pics.Confused but i like it. clears my face up in about a week. need to buy more.


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:39pm
just like how there were instantly several comments on my thread… didnt get past page 1..
 but not one on this nor stars… 

but it didnt matter when it was my thread right…? 

y'all are the ones that are full of it. 



Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:40pm
Originally posted by Lady ICE Lady ICE wrote:

Geekttt is gonna be all random thoughts..but here goes...

i actually was just lookin for one of those motorized face scrubber things. have you or anyone ever bought one? i just wanna know if its really hard or soft on the face. ive been lookin at a clarisonic for years now... *sigh*

I have a Clarasonic knockoff, I have used it like 3 times. The bristles aren't hard and it came with some scrubs and stuff. Its nothing I felt my skin really needed if that makes sense.


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:40pm
Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

really? couldn't even let page one get off the ground huh?  

md, hon can we post like mixes and stuff? 

how you doin this hon? 
Heart
hey nekaboo im fine, how you doing?Big smile

and yes please post mixes cause im curious

especially about the lactic acid mixes 



Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:42pm
I use sesame oil by Nuetrogena , the coco butter vaseline on my feet, and i'm loving that vaseline spray on lotion.


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:45pm
Originally posted by Lady ICE Lady ICE wrote:

i found a bar of blk soap in the beauty supply and it works really well on my face. just gives me a reflector like shineAngry...makes me look sweaty on pics.Confused but i like it. clears my face up in about a week. need to buy more.

lolCry

i still have a bar of black soap left..i use it on my face too..

it drys my face though....but after i moisturizeClap 

is it real black soap? all black soap ive tried makes my skin tight and dry..

or maybe i got the unofficial stuffGeek


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:45pm
*sigh* coco all i'm saying is:

because other people did it to you, doesn't mean y'all had to bring that over here to md's neutral and unrelated thread just like you did with virgo thoughts when you were annoyed then. 

you made a specific place to post all your random thoughts. at this point you are finding ways/reasons to feel like a victim and annoy yourself. 

and md i apologize for this contribution. 


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:48pm
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

Heart
hey nekaboo im fine, how you doing?Big smile

and yes please post mixes cause im curious

especially about the lactic acid mixes 
i'm aight, thank you. Smile

i was thinking natural stuffs. i saw an article.

don't know about lactic acid mixes, but i can look it up...


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:48pm

vaseline spray on lotion?Shocked

what is this?


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:50pm
i meant something like this below. 

if i have to remove, lemme know. Smile


 

8 Natural Recipes for Amazing Skin...from a Plastic Surgeon

Turn back the clock with these natural anti-aging masks and recipes from ‘The Doctors’ plastic surgeon and beauty guru Andrew Ordon, MD.


© iStockphoto/Thinkstock

It may seem ironic for a board-certified plastic surgeon to be doling out advice on how to defy your age naturally, but Andrew Ordon, MD, a cohost of the syndicated talk show The Doctors, encourages against an operating-table mentality. In his new book Better in 7: The Ultimate 7-Day Guide to a Better You, Ordon describes more natural, less-invasive approaches to skincare and beauty. 

We loved his DIY recipes for everything from eliminating dark circles under eyes to shiny hair to smooth, dewy skin. The best part: You can whip them up with ingredients you already have around your kitchen. Read on to get glowing and look, and feel years younger. 

http://thebooknook.com/fitness/better-in-7.html" rel="nofollow - Buy 


© Bird Street Books

Avocado-Honey Moisturizer

A moisturizer is an anti-aging must. By helping your skin retain moisture and acting as a temporary filler for wrinkles, it makes your complexion look smooth. Dr. Ordon says that his patients love this recipe because it makes their skin look and feel dewy, and youthful. 

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons of fresh cream
1/4 avocado
1 tablespoon honey

Directions:
Place all three ingredients in a blender and puree into a smooth cream. Apply it to your skin and leave on for at least an hour. Rinse off with warm water. 


© Bird Street Books

Wrinkle-Fighting Salad

This energy-boosting fruit salad is packed with antioxidants, which protect the skin from sun damage and boost circulation to help deliver essential nutrients to skin. Eat it for breakfast to start your day on a beautiful note. 

Ingredients: 
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
1 kiwi, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup organic orange juice
1 handful of chopped walnuts

Directions:
Combine first four ingredients in a small bowl. Pour the orange juice over the mixture and sprinkle with the walnuts. 


© Bird Street Books

Acne Spot Treatment

When you have a blemish that needs to disappear—stat—try this nifty trick, which Ordon picked up in the green room at The Doctors from beauty expert Kym Douglas. The yeast fights bacteria, the lemon helps dry the blemish. 

Ingredients: 
Brewer’s Yeast
A squeeze of lemon juice
Water

Directions:
Make a paste using a little bit of brewer’s yeast, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a bit of water. Apply right on your blemish and leave for 10 minutes, cover with a bandage. 


© Bird Street Books

Basil Toner

This recipe is great for those prone to acne. The basil acts as an antiseptic, helps clear acne-causing bacteria, and improves circulation to the skin.

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons dried basil leaves
1 cup boiling water

Directions:
Crush up the dried basil leaves and mix them into a cup of boiling water. Once the mixture cools, strain out the leaves, put it in a spray bottle and spritz your skin. Use a cotton ball or pad to spread the toner gently around your face. Do this daily before cleansing. 


© Bird Street Books

Lemon-Agave Age Spot Fighter

Your hands are a dead giveaway of your age, but this scrub can help. Exfoliating your hands lifts off the top layer of dead skin cells, which contains some of the pigment leaving age spots behind.  The rice exfoliates, the agave hydrates, and the lemon helps lighten skin and lift off dead cells.

Ingredients: 
1/2 cup cooked rice
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions: 
Mix together the above ingredients and blend well. Apply the mixture to dry hands, move the scrub around your hands in circular motions on the backs of your hands with firm but gentle pressure for one to two minutes. You can also rub this rice on the palms of the hands to soften calluses. 


© Bird Street Books

Almond-Sugar Facial Scrub

Regularly exfoliating your face helps get rid of dead skin cells (which dull your complexion) so your skin looks smoother and brighter. 

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons of fresh cream
1 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of ground almonds
2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions: 
Mix all ingredients well. Apply to dry face in a circular motion Wash your face off with warm water, followed by cold water. Pat your face dry. Place in a jar and store in your refrigerator for future use. 


© Bird Street Books

Coconut Deep Conditioner

Keep your hair smooth, hydrated, and shiny with this natural conditioning treatment; apply it once a week.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon coconut extract

Directions:
Mix ingredients together, apply and cover your scalp with a plastic wrap (like Saran Wrap). Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse hair thoroughly.


© Bird Street Books

Java Lip Exfoliator

Sloughing dry, dead skin from your lips makes them look instantly plumper and pinker. 

Ingredients: 
1/2 teaspoon of moisturizing lotion (such as Olay’s Active Hydrating Body Fluid)
1/4 teaspoon fresh coffee grounds
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt

Directions:
Mix well in a bowl. Apply to entire mouth area and massage around for five minutes. Wipe clean with a warm wet washcloth. 



Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:50pm
neka, I'm the same in every thread.. 

i feel like others should be too. dont not do it to star, do it to me, then not to modeless… 

i didnt comment on some retaliation type stuff.. i like modeless.. i just called it as i saw it. no matter who made the thread i would have commented cus I'm used to it (ppl always do the most over my every keystroke) and that needs to stop. its so phony 




Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:52pm

HEY!! STOP IT!!


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:52pm
and i do not make myself the victim. 

i wasnt even the person that initially pointed out how y'all are extra towards me.. many people can see it. 

and I'm not hurt by it.. but dont expect it to make me cower in the corner and stop being me/saying what i want. 


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:53pm
anyone got hints/tips for exfoliation?  specifically the back? 

i'd like to even out my tone all around, but i gotta be careful. 

i have sensitive skin and eczema.  


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:53pm

coco i love you but come on now

yall need to chill with this...


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:55pm
Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

anyone got hints/tips for exfoliation?  specifically the back? 

i'd like to even out my tone all around, but i gotta be careful. 

i have sensitive skin and eczema.  

hmmmm...iono...

have you tried exfoliating gloves?


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:55pm

really? there can't be a discussion in your thread? 
its not even arguing or craziness…. 

and I'm replying to the ppl who typed to me… 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:57pm

Neka i love that article
Clap

I like reading stuff like that



Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:58pm
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

hmmmm...iono...

have you tried exfoliating gloves?
yes but i can only reach so far.  

the middle of my back is a concern. i considered one of those like braids made of pouf material with the rings on the end to pull with the motion of drying with a towel. 

don't know how good they are though...


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:58pm

does anybody do face exercises?


Posted By: ragincajin
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:58pm
Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

anyone got hints/tips for exfoliation?  specifically the back? 

i'd like to even out my tone all around, but i gotta be careful. 

i have sensitive skin and eczema.  


Hi Neka. Have you ever tried lactic acid products? I rather like AmLactin. Not sure how it would affect your eczema, but it does gently exfoliate. You can pick it up at Walgreens, CVS, etc.


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 11:59pm
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

does anybody do face exercises?
i chew gum. does that count? 
no?    nvm. 

LOL


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:01am
Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

I have a Clarasonic knockoff, I have used it like 3 times. The bristles aren't hard and it came with some scrubs and stuff. Its nothing I felt my skin really needed if that makes sense.
noooooCry if they arent hard i wont feel like my face is clean enough.ConfusedCry


dang tho. dangCryCry


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:01am
Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

hmmmm...iono...

have you tried exfoliating gloves?
yes but i can only reach so far.  

the middle of my back is a concern. i considered one of those like braids made of pouf material with the rings on the end to pull with the motion of drying with a towel. 

don't know how good they are though...

yess i be sckretching, yes sckretching dem arms to reach the middle of my backLOL

what about a loofah?
or one of those bath brushes?


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:01am
Originally posted by ragincajin ragincajin wrote:

Hi Neka. Have you ever tried lactic acid products? I rather like AmLactin. Not sure how it would affect your eczema, but it does gently exfoliate. You can pick it up at Walgreens, CVS, etc.
hey rajin. no, but i've heard good things about lactic acid and glycolic acid peels.

imma have to check out the AmLactin. thank you!!


Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:02am
I have this dry patch above my lip and now a small one just appeared below my bottom lip

So annoying



Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:03am
Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

does anybody do face exercises?
i chew gum. does that count? 
no?    nvm. 

LOL

haha 


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:04am
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

yess i be sckretching, yes sckretching dem arms to reach the middle of my backLOL

what about a loofah?
or one of those bath brushes?
exactly!!

 i may have to look at the loofa. i had a back brush and didn't like it. i felt like my body was was being wasted unless i stood there and massaged it into the brush. 

no ma'am, the brush is supposed to massage me.


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:08am

Homemade Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter Recipe

by  http://www.livingthenourishedlife.com/author/ewalli" rel="nofollow - Elizabeth Walling

What you need:

  • 1 cup  http://villagegreennetwork.com/marketplace/fats-oils-coconut-products?affid=123297%20target=_blank" rel="nofollow - coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MGR1IQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000MGR1IQ&linkCode=as2&tag=naturallyexpe-20" rel="nofollow - vitamin E oil  (optional)
  • a few drops of your favorite  http://villagegreennetwork.com/marketplace/personal-care?affid=123297%20target=_blank" rel="nofollow - essential oils  for fragrance (optional)

What to do:

1. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Note: Do not melt the coconut oil first. It will only whip up if it’s solid.

2. Mix on high speed with a wire whisk for 6-7 minutes or until whipped into a light, airy consistency.

3. Spoon the whipped coconut oil body butter into a glass jar and cover tightly. Store at room temperature, or in the refrigerator if your house is so warm it melts the oil.

Tip: An electric hand mixer will work, but my  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004SGFW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=naturallyexpe-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00004SGFW" rel="nofollow - KitchenAid stand mixer did an amazing job and I was able to get other work done while it was mixing away. A blender or food processor will not work with this coconut oil recipe, because they tend to warm the oil too much and prevent it from whipping up.

Note: Your whipped coconut oil should stay relatively soft, even at colder temperatures. If it’s really cold, it will become a little more solid, but not rock hard like it normally does. I noticed mine beaded into a froth of tiny coconut oil pearls that melt right into my skin. Love it!



Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:09am
Originally posted by HeyBeautiful18 HeyBeautiful18 wrote:

I have this dry patch above my lip and now a small one just appeared below my bottom lip

So annoying


hmm....internal maybe?

maybe dehydration?

idk im just throwing stuff out there


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:10am

ooooShocked neka that sounds delightful

i might try...but i need more coconut oil im almost out


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:11am


Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:11am
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:


vaseline spray on lotion?Shocked

what is this?

http://www.target.com/p/vaseline-spray-go-moisturizer-total-moisture-6-5-oz/-/A-14438642?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=%7C14438642&CPNG=Health+Beauty&kpid=14438642&LID=PA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=14438642&gclid=COP54-qY87wCFbQWMgodsCsA1Q


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:14am


Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:15am
What do you mean by internal? Can't be dehydration...I drink plenty of water

I have been exfoliating my lips daily with the tip of a towel and some olive oil. I probably get carried away and scrub my skin a lil too hard too

Speaking of exfoliating...sundays are my skin day and I'm excited for tomorrow lol. I use coffee grinds, olive oil and a bit of my face wash


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:15am
Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:


vaseline spray on lotion?Shocked

what is this?

http://www.target.com/p/vaseline-spray-go-moisturizer-total-moisture-6-5-oz/-/A-14438642?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=%7C14438642&CPNG=Health+Beauty&kpid=14438642&LID=PA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=14438642&gclid=COP54-qY87wCFbQWMgodsCsA1Q

thanks grace, this looks interesting

how does it make your skin feel?


Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:17am
I love my body butter Neka! I whip Shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil

I should add vit e to it too


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:20am
Key Lime Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter Recipe

Ingredients
(Makes About 1 Cup of Whipped Coconut Oil) 

1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon olive oil (or try castor oil or macadamia nut oil)
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
20 drops lime essential oil
20 drops lemon essential oil
Click here to shop for coconut oil, essential oils and more from my favorite retailers!

Instructions

1. Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Note: Do not melt the coconut oil first. It will only whip up if it’s solid.

2. Mix with an electric mixer on high speed with a wire whisk attachment for 3-7 minutes or until whipped into a light, airy consistency. (After 3 minutes, check back every minute or so until it reaches the right consistency.)

3. Spoon the whipped coconut oil body butter into a glass jar and cover tightly. Store at room temperature, or in the refrigerator if your house is so warm it melts the oil.

Tip: An electric hand mixer will work, but my KitchenAid stand mixer did the job quickly and easily with little effort on my part (love it!). A blender or food processor will not work with this coconut oil recipe, because they tend to warm the oil too much and prevent it from whipping up. If your coconut oil is too soft to whip, try putting the bowl in the freezer for a few minutes before mixing.


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:21am
Originally posted by HeyBeautiful18 HeyBeautiful18 wrote:

I love my body butter Neka! I whip Shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil

I should add vit e to it too
i've been wanting to try one. as we have similar-ish skin, you just gave me the seal of approval.


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:21am
Originally posted by HeyBeautiful18 HeyBeautiful18 wrote:

What do you mean by internal? Can't be dehydration...I drink plenty of water

I have been exfoliating my lips daily with the tip of a towel and some olive oil. I probably get carried away and scrub my skin a lil too hard too

Speaking of exfoliating...sundays are my skin day and I'm excited for tomorrow lol. I use coffee grinds, olive oil and a bit of my face wash

chile idk i just said something off the top of my head, im def no dermatologistLOL

but does coffee grinds work well for you?

i saw somebody else mention that before


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:23am

yesss neka is giving me lifeHeart




Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:31am
Face Exercises:

‘I first began experimenting with facial exercises 27 years ago, after a botched cosmetic operation on my nose completely altered my appearance and left me looking much older than my  36 years.  I was working as a beauty therapist at that time — running my own skin care clinic — and I lost all confidence in the way I looked after that operation.

‘Of course, I could have had my nose re-worked, but the whole experience had made me so wary of cosmetic surgery that I decided to try to find a more natural approach to improve my looks instead.

 

More...

  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/beauty/article-1361194/Skin-therapy-new-beauty-regime-promises-treat-looks-AND-feel.html" rel="nofollow - Skin therapy: A new beauty regime promises to treat your looks AND how you feel... so does it work?

‘After experimenting with facial massage and facial exercises, I came up with a programme that made a dramatic difference to the shape, tone and texture of my face — and it wasn’t long before my friends and workmates noticed the amazing results, too.

‘With regular exercise, my face really did look younger and more radiant — even the unattractive dent in my nose was less evident. And so the Facercise programme was born.

‘My first Facercise book was an international bestseller — and, over the years, I have regularly improved my programme to include the latest science and create a faster, even more efficient workout.

FACE FACTS

Botox was first approved in 1989 to treat uncontrollable blinking and misaligned eyes

‘Working the facial muscles against a resistance — such as pressure from your fingers — works in the same way that lifting weights can change the shape of your body and your skin tone.

‘By stretching and strengthening the muscles in your face through the series of carefully targeted exercises detailed here — in this exclusive extract from my new book, Ultimate Facercise — I show you how you can literally open up the entire eye area, soften dark circles and wrinkles, define and lift your cheeks — even turn the coners of your mouth up and firm your neck and jawline, all in record time.’

So, what are you waiting for?

For the best results, follow the exercises here and repeat the entire eight-minute programme, all the way through, just twice a day — no more, no less.

Please remember that in the case of facial exercise, less really is more. Overwork the face with too many repetitions and you may end up with a taut, tired look, rather than a plump, youthful glow.

Be consistent, patient and stick to the plan and you should start to notice improvements within a week.

After that, it’s simply a matter of keeping up the good work if you want to look years younger than you really are.


THE EYE OPENER


The Eye Opener
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WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO: Tones the upper and lower eyelids and reduces under-eye puffiness, making your eyes appear larger, younger and more alert.

METHOD: Place your index fingers together between your brows, then wrap your thumbs lightly around the outer-eye corners, as if you have a pair of sunglasses around your eyes. Squeeze your eyes tightly shut while pulling your two index fingers up slightly between your brows and pulling your thumbs out towards the top of your ears as you do so. Keep your eyes tightly shut — and keep pulling up and out with your fingers so the muscles around your eyes are working continuously against the pressure from your fingers for a count of 40 seconds.


FURROW SMOOTHER


The Furrow Smoother

+11

WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO: Raises the brow and diminishes hooding of the upper eyelids. Also smoothes out vertical lines between the brows and furrows across the forehead.

METHOD: Spread your fingers across the centre of your forehead. Now pull your fingertips down against your brows as you push your eyebrows up, creating a tension in your forehead muscles. Keep your eyebrows pushed up and fingers pulling down for the count of 30 seconds. Do the Furrow Smoother twice daily. For heavy lines, repeat three times a day. I also suggest sleeping at night with surgical tape over the forehead lines — this allows the muscles to relax while dreaming, and you will quickly see softened lines when you wake up.

LOWER EYELID LIFTER


The lower eyelid lifter
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WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO: Firms the eye muscles to diminish dark circles and reduce under-eye puffiness. 

METHOD: You can do this exercise sitting up or lying down. Place your index fingers lightly at your outer eye corners — where you can still feel the lower lashes. Now make a strong squint up with your lower eyelids. You should be able to feel the outer eye muscles pulse. Look up to the ceiling. Push your face forward and your shoulders back for resistance — you can push your feet into the floor for added resistance. Hold this squint for a count of 40 seconds. Perform the Lower Eyelid Lifter twice a day. However, if you have excessive under-eye puffiness, repeat this exercise three times.


CHEEK ENERGISER

The Cheek Energiser
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WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO: Lifts the facial muscles which give shape to the cheeks — and helps to fill out hollows under the eyes. 

METHOD: Place an index finger lightly on the top of each cheek. Now smile with the middle of your upper lip while thinking of the expression ‘Ewww’ (the sound you might make if you had just smelled something revolting) — pulling the top lip flat against your teeth. Keep your upper and lower lips firmly pulling away from each other (use your lips rather than your jaw hinge to do this) and feel your cheeks move under your index fingers. Repeat this smile and release, thinking of the expression ‘Ewww’,  20 times.


NOSE TRANSFORMER


The Nose transformer
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WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO: The nose continues to grow as we get older, which can age the face. This exercise will help it to retain a youthful, firmer shape. A well-toned nose can even disguise small nose imperfections, such as a bump or hollow.

METHOD: Grasp the bridge of your nose with your thumb and index finger, and push your thumb and index finger in towards your face. Push your nose tip up firmly with your other index finger. Flex the muscles in your nose downwards at the same time, by pulling your upper lip down over your teeth. Hold for a second then release the lip. Repeat the exercise 40 times. You should feel your nose tip push against your finger each time.

THE LIP LIFT

The Lip lift
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WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO: The corners of the mouth droop with age. This firms them up.

METHOD: Press your lips together then pull the corners of your mouth in tightly. Hold this expression and tap your index fingers at the corners of your mouth. Move your fingers up and down at the corners of your mouth as you visualise your mouth corners moving up and down until you experience a burning sensation in the muscles at either side of your mouth. Pulse your index fingers up and down quickly for a count of 40 seconds to intensify the burn, working the muscles to their maximum capacity. At the end of the exercise, keep your lips together and blow between them, making sure that you vibrate your lips to release any tension.

LIP PLUMPER


 
The Lip plumper
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WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO: Makes the mouth look fuller, younger and firmer without the expense of costly fillers.

METHOD: Curl your upper lip under itself, pressing it up against your gums. Hold it in place with your index finger then press the centre of your upper lip with your other index finger. Visualise crushing a ball in the centre of your lip, slowly pulling your finger away each time. When you start to feel a burn, rub your lip with 20 quick circular motions. Now repeat the exercise, but use your thumb and index finger to press and release at either corner of your mouth simultaneously. Once you feel a burn in the corners, make 20 quick circles over the areas with your thumb and index finger.


NASAL PLUMPER

The Nasal plumper
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WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO: This exercise will help to plump out and smooth the deep lines that can form from the nostrils down to the corners of the mouth. 

METHOD: Keeping your upper lip pressing against your teeth — make a long narrow ‘O’ shape with your mouth. Now place your index fingers at the corners of your mouth, then very slowly move your fingers up the naso-labial lines from your mouth corners to your nose corners. Once you get to the nose, move your fingers very slowly down towards the corners of your mouth again. Keep repeating up and down until you feel a burn in the naso-labial line — then pulse your fingers up and down quickly for a final count of 30 seconds.

JAW TONER

The Jaw Toner
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WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO: This simple exercise will strengthen a sagging jaw line, giving extra lift and tone and  more definition — getting rid of that hard-to-shift double chin.

METHOD: Open your mouth and roll your lower lip over your bottom teeth. Make a small mouth — not a smile. Keep your upper lip pressing against your teeth. Slowly open and close your mouth five times, as if your mouth corners and chin are connected and working together to close your mouth. Hold the final position with your mouth closed for a few seconds, then pull your chin up towards the ceiling another centimetre — and hold the position once more.


NECK AND CHIN LIFT

The Neck and Chin lift
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WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO: Firms the chin, neck and jawline, helping double chins to disappear.

METHOD: Place one hand on the front of your neck with light pressure, and spread the other out just in front of you, palm flat on a wall. Point your chin to the ceiling and smile strongly, pushing out your tongue and curling it towards your nose. Holding this expression, push away from the wall with your hand quickly as if you were in a rocking chair. Push away and rock back 30 times. Turn your head to the right (keeping your chin up and your tongue curled up, and your other hand on your neck) — and look over your shoulder. Rock 30 times, then repeat looking over your left shoulder.

CHANGING YOUR DIET CAN HELP, TOO

  • Avoid refined foods and sugar. When refined carbohydrates such as white rice and pasta made with white flour are digested, the sugar molecules that are produced can attach themselves to the collagen in our skin over time. Collagen keeps the skin looking plump and youthful — but, when it is cross-linked with too much sugar, it can leave you with a discoloured and deeply lined complexion.
  • Eat more protein. Two servings of lean protein (oily fish, chicken, eggs or other lean meats) every day have been shown to promote repair cell and skin health. 
  • Watch the salt. Too much salt in the diet is bad for health and can lead to water retention and puffy skin. Don’t add salt to food and check labels. It is recommended that an adult eats no more than 6g salt a day.
  • Drink water. Drinking eight  glasses of water a day really will  help to maintain a healthy body and hydrate skin to keep it radiant and wrinkle-free.
  • Eat a wide range of brightly coloured fruit and veg. The powerful antioxidant vitamins in brightly coloured berries, carrots, peppers and greens can enhance your health and the condition of your skin.
 

...AND BRUSHING YOUR SKIN

While our skin does a pretty good job of shedding dead skin cells on its own — unfortunately, the process starts to slow down dramatically as we age. 

To restore a youthful, rosy glow to your complexion, and lift and tone the skin on your face and neck, use a facial buffer sponge (which can be bought for a few pounds from Boots) or rough flannel to gently buff over clean  dry skin in small circles before applying moisturiser.



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Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:32am




Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:32am
Ain't it amazing tho!?!

Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:


now i like both of yall but anywho,

i finally got dr.bronners castile soap in peppermint and i love it

it tingles like a mug tho...scared me at firstLOL


Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:32am
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:


vaseline spray on lotion?Shocked

what is this?

http://www.target.com/p/vaseline-spray-go-moisturizer-total-moisture-6-5-oz/-/A-14438642?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=%7C14438642&CPNG=Health+Beauty&kpid=14438642&LID=PA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=14438642&gclid=COP54-qY87wCFbQWMgodsCsA1Q

thanks grace, this looks interesting

how does it make your skin feel?

So soft Smile


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:34am
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

Ain't it amazing tho!?!

Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:


now i like both of yall but anywho,

i finally got dr.bronners castile soap in peppermint and i love it

it tingles like a mug tho...scared me at firstLOL

yess it isClap

i loves it


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:35am
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

yesss neka is giving me lifeHeart
thank you md.

i wanted to be sure cause i come across these posts now and again with no real place to put em. 

and wow at the facial exercises. i vaguely recall masks/resistance bands that used to do that and you'd open/close your mouth to tighten jaw and cheek muscles. hence my gum joke.


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:37am

cool how much use do you get out of one bottle grace?




Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:39am
Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

yesss neka is giving me lifeHeart
thank you md.

i wanted to be sure cause i come across these posts now and again with no real place to put em. 

and wow at the facial exercises. i vaguely recall masks/resistance bands that used to do that and you'd open/close your mouth to tighten jaw and cheek muscles. hence my gum joke.

lol..its gone take a lot of gum to see a difference, two or three gumballs at a time perhaps LOL




Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:41am
I don't use it everyday but the first one I bought like a month ago is almost gone, it only comes in that one size. They always have coupons for it in the sunday paper since its new, so I bought it for $3 since it was  $2off .

Ill try almost anything for that price Cry


Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:43am
Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

does anybody do face exercises?
i chew gum. does that count? 
no?    nvm. 

LOL
LOL


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:47am
Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

I don't use it everyday but the first one I bought like a month ago is almost gone, it only comes in that one size. They always have coupons for it in the sunday paper since its new, so I bought it for $3 since it was  $2off .

Ill try almost anything for that price Cry

oh wow thats it? the price is def rightLOL


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:47am


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:59am
that almost sounds good enough to eatLOL^^^


Posted By: atexaschick
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 1:02am
Amlactin lotion has been the best lotion for my skin.
 
 
Skin-needling has helped with my stretch marks so much...I just hate the healing process (the itchingStern Smile)


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 1:07am
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

that almost sounds good enough to eatLOL^^^
right? LOL


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 1:19am
I think I've tried amlactin before... hmm Idk..

and what is skin needling? derma roller?



Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 1:32am
Mango Citrus Body Butter

This recipe is listed as mango and LIME body butter, but I added a citrus 
essential oil blend which had an even balance of lemon, lime, sweet orange, 
and tangerine.

Ingredients:

10g beeswax or jojoba wax
25g cocoa butter
30g shea butter
25 g mango butter
1 tsp almond oil
1 tsp vitamin E
20 drops citrus essential oil (recipe suggested 10 lime, 5 sweet orange, 5 lemon)
Equipment

Double boiler
Metal spoon
Airtight 100ml jar
Digital kitchen scale (this wasn’t listed in the recipe but it is essential for weighing
your ingredients)

Instructions:

1.  Melt the beeswax, cocoa butter & mango butter in the double boiler.  Leave mixture over a gentle heat for 20 minutes to prevent the butter from going grainy when it cools.

2. Add the almond oil and vitamin E and heat for a few more minutes until completely liquid.

3. Remove from heat and add essential oils, stirring thoroughly

4. Pour into jars and leave to set.


Review 5/5

Five stars!  This recipe is great.  It’s easy, smells delightful, and makes your skin feel amazing.  Some people may be adverse to the oilyness that takes a bit of good massaging to rub in, but I don’t mind in the least.  My skin feels delightfully soft if I apply right out of the shower and it is even healing my dry heels after a week of use when no other moisturizer has.

http://gardentherapy.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Mango-Citrus-Body-Butter-All-Natural-Recipe1.jpg" rel="nofollow">Mango Citrus Body Butter All Natural Recipe




Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 1:55am
Skin Care Series - Eye Cream


Today I want to share my favorite eye cream with you.  It is super simple to make using only two ingredients - coconut oil and Vitamin E.  In yesterday's post we learned that coconut oil is a protective antioxidant and supports tissue repair and healing.  

First you need to find a container to make your cream in.  The one in the picture is a miniature jelly jar.  My guess is that it is between a half and one ounce.  In the past, I've just used clean eye contact containers.  

Fill your container with coconut oil.  It is solid at room temperature and doesn't begin to melt until it reaches 76 degrees Fahrenheit.  So, at this point I put it in the microwave for just a couple of seconds until it begins to melt.  Next, you poke a hole in your Vitamin E capsules and add to the melted coconut oil.  For the jar above I used 3 capsules.  I use 1 capsule per side when using contact containers.  Then, I use a tooth pick or wooden skewer and blend them together.  At this point I put the cream in the refrigerator to become solid again.  After that happens there is no need to keep it refrigerated.  The oils will not become rancid.  

from: http://ramblingsofahappyhomemaker.blogspot.com/2011/11/skin-care-series-eye-cream.html


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 2:04am

GINGER SUGAR SCRUB FOR FACE 
AND BODY

FEBRUARY 9, 2012 BY  http://foodformyfamily.com/author/Shaina" rel="nofollow - SHAINA OLMANSON

1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon ginger, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup cold-pressed oil (tea seed, grape seed, sunflower, or almond oil)
3/4 cup granulated or turbinado sugar
1/4 cup kosher salt
1-4 drops essential oil (I used lemongrass)

In a small saucepan over low heat heat the coconut oil and ginger pieces. Continue

 heating for 5-10 minutes until ginger scent and juice has transferred into the oil. 

Remove from heat and press through a fine mesh sieve or through a coffee filter.

While the oil is still warm, mix together with cold-pressed oil. Stir to combine and 

allow to come to room temperature. Stir in sugar and salt. Scent with essential oils

 as desired. Pack into a container.

To Use: 

Massage into damp skin and allow to sit 2-4 minutes. Using a washcloth

 covered in warm water, steam over face or stand in a steamy shower for a minute. 

Using the wet washcloth, wipe excess from skin. Rinse and repeat until oil is washed

 away.

Makes approximately 8 ounces sugar body scrub.

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ROSEMARY MINT SHAVE CREAM

NOVEMBER 13, 2012 BY  http://foodformyfamily.com/author/Shaina" rel="nofollow - SHAINA OLMANSON

1/3 cup shea butter
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup jojoba or sweet almond oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
3-5 drops peppermint essential oil

In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the shea butter and coconut oil, 

stirring until just melted. Remove from the heat and transfer to a heat-safe bowl. 

Add in the jojoba oil and the essential oils. Stir to mix.

Place the bowl in the refrigerator and chill until solid. Remove from the refrigerator

and whip using a hand beater or a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Spoon into a jar. 

Lid and keep in a cool, dry place.


Makes 8 ounces.





Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 2:07am
Coconut Lip Gloss

DIY: Coconut Lip Gloss

Ingredients

• 1 Tbsp Certified Organic Coconut Oil
• A few drops of your favorite essential oil or a couple drops of your favorite flavoring,
such as almond, peppermint, lavender, strawberry, chocolate or vanilla extract. 
• 1/4 tsp vitamin E oil
• small lip balm container

Preparation

• Combine ingredients in a small dish. Spoon the mixture into a lip balm container. 
• Leave the mixture to cool completely and harden.


Posted By: atexaschick
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 3:49am
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

I think I've tried amlactin before... hmm Idk..

and what is skin needling? derma roller?

 
yes!


Posted By: sweet_n_stuff04
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 6:49am
Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

anyone got hints/tips for exfoliation?  specifically the back? 

i'd like to even out my tone all around, but i gotta be careful. 

i have sensitive skin and eczema.  


I like the salux bath cloths. I got mine from amazon, but you could get them from the official website.


Posted By: AwesomeAries
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 8:12am
Checking in should I try this black soap sample I was sent


Posted By: ShadyLady
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 8:45am
Oooooh Neka, I think I love you for that mango butter inspiration!

I love everything about mangos. Not a big fan of citrus-y smells, but you definitely inspired me to research something without the citrus.

I wanna smell like mangosfor the spring and summer.


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 9:23am
ugh, i have eczema scars on my lower legs i need to get rid of before summer
I've been using Lika's papaya soap and so far so good.

I've even been getting adult acne out the blue that has left a few dark marks. I've never had acne other than the one occasional period pimple every once in a while. Now i wont leave the house with out full face make up Cry
I dont wanna risk the papaya soap on my face but these dark marks gotta go Disapprove


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 9:27am
Random skin thought: The shade and defensiveness goes both ways I see.


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 9:52am
Originally posted by sweet_n_stuff04 sweet_n_stuff04 wrote:

I like the salux bath cloths. I got mine from amazon, but you could get them from the official website.
hmmmmmmm!! i like that they're looong and can be stretched across the back. i'll see if i can find some local. thanks, sweet!!


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 9:54am
Originally posted by ShadyLady ShadyLady wrote:

I wanna smell like mangosfor the spring and summer.
now that is an awesome goal!! LOL  i love mangoes too; they're just so good!! i come across any more mango skin stuffs, i'll be sure to post em. 


Posted By: Butta Cookie
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 9:57am
Originally posted by eanaj5 eanaj5 wrote:

ugh, i have eczema scars on my lower legs i need to get rid of before summer
I've been using Lika's papaya soap and so far so good.

I've even been getting adult acne out the blue that has left a few dark marks. I've never had acne other than the one occasional period pimple every once in a while. Now i wont leave the house with out full face make up Cry
I dont wanna risk the papaya soap on my face but these dark marks gotta go Disapprove


Eanaj where did you get that soap? I've been using that orange soap Kojai (sp) and it's been lighting it a little bit. I have the same scars on my lower legs too. I wear pants year round because of it.


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 10:01am
Mint Chocolate Whipped Body Butter
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Ingredients:

1/2 cup of organic cocoa butter 

1/2 cup organic mango or shea butter. You can also substitute another
1/2 cup cocoa butter. It will be a smidge less “light” when whipped up,
but it is amazing!

1/2 cup coconut oil 

1/2 cup of jojoba or a mild olive oil. Almond oil can also be used but
it will decrease shelf life because it is more vulnerable to oxidation. 

1-2 teaspoons peppermint essential oil, depending on preference 

2 tablespoons pure cocoa or cacao powder. If you would prefer a
“white chocolate” version that is not a bronzer, substitute arrowroot
powder or non-GMO cornstarch.

2 teaspoons naturally derived vitamin E, optional 

How To Make Whipped Body Butter:


Prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with ice and fitting a smaller bowl inside. The inside bowl needs to be able to hold at least 4-5 cups of liquid.
Using a double boiler or a pot of boiling water with a smaller pot fitted inside, melt cocoa butter and mango butter over a low simmer.
Add coconut oil and melt until completely liquid.
Remove cocoa butter/coconut oil mixture from heat.
Measure 5 teaspoons of cocoa powder into a small bowl and gradually add several tablespoons of jojoba/almond/olive oil. Mix thoroughly and then add to cocoa butter/coconut oil mixture along with remaining jojoba/almond/olive oil.
Place mixture in chilled bowl (which should still be resting above the ice bowl) and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Remove mixture from ice bath and whip until stiff peaks form. If after a few minutes it does not seem to be thickening return the bowl to the ice bath and whip there.
Store in an airtight jar – Amber or cobalt are best but a clear jar is fine if kept out of direct sunlight (which promotes oxidation).

A Few Notes: 

This recipe contains no preservatives, but the oils and butters themselves have been selected because they are naturally antimicrobial. Cold-pressed, high quality oils are recommended as lower quality oils can go rancid quickly. Assuming quality oils are used this body butter can be expected to stay fresh at room temp between 3-6 months without the optional Vitamin E. With the Vitamin E it can stay fresh for up to a year. Always use clean hands when scooping out a little whipped decadence!

If this butter is stored in a very warm environment it will melt. No fear, though, just chill and re-whip into decadent body care goodness!


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 11:56am
Tropical Facial Peel

by  http://juliegabriel.com/" rel="nofollow - Julie Gabriel , holistic nutritionist and author of “ http://www.amazon.com/GREEN-BEAUTY-RECIPES-Homemade-Skincare/dp/0956355811/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356094142&sr=1-1&keywords=green+beauty+recipes" rel="nofollow - Green Beauty Recipes: Easy Homemade Recipes to Make Your Own Natural and Organic Skincare, Hair Care, and Body Care Products ”

Juicy papayas and mangoes are packed with beautifying vitamins A and C, which are essential for resilient (aka, younger-looking) skin. Plus, by adding a dash of lemon juice to this recipe, those nasty blotches on your face won’t stand a chance, says Gabriel.

Ingredients:
½ fresh papaya
½ fresh mango
¼ fresh lemon
1 teaspoon corn starch


Directions:
Peel, seed and cut papaya and mango into chunks. Cut the lemon in chunks leaving the skin on. Blend all fruit in a food processor until smooth. Add the cornstarch to thicken. Apply a thick layer on your face, neck and chest areas. Leave for 12-15 minutes and rinse off. You can use the remaining puree to make a smoothie, but you need to reserve enough fruit before adding the corn starch. Store for no more than one day in the refrigerator.

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Posted By: Brjasuga51
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:01pm
Originally posted by AwesomeAries AwesomeAries wrote:

Checking in should I try this black soap sample I was sent
Yassss great for your body


Posted By: Brjasuga51
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:03pm
For my face...I use sulphur soap and I use olive oil butta has my moisturizer.
 To bathe I use black Soap
To moisturize my body...I use mango butter ....almond butter...cocoa butter oil and Shea butter mixed in one big batter.


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:04pm
Coffee Scrub
  • 1 cup ground coffee (any that you like, I used regular coffee, no special flavoring)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ground cinnamon (this is what really topped it all off for me, I used a coffee grinder to pulverize 2 cinnamon sticks…but you could just use ground cinnamon from a jar too)

Blend all of these ingredients together in an airtight container, (I used a mason jar w/ a screw top lid -it is pretty and will look nice sitting in my bathroom or by the kitchen sink)

Use:  http://www.webmd.com/balance/massage-therapy-styles-and-health-benefits" rel="nofollow - Massage  scrub over clean, damp skin; rinse and pat dry (you might want to use a little soap when rinsing if you don’t want too much oil left behind on your skin).

The scrub will keep for 2 months if kept in a cool, dry place.

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Cinnamon-Almond Sugar Scrub

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon extract
  • 1.5  tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp fresh ground cinnamon (or from a jar, whatever is easiest for you)

Mix together in an airtight container and scrub on all over your body whenever you want that ‘spa-at-home’ pampering treatment. 



Posted By: Brjasuga51
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:10pm
Ohhh I got a burn scare on my leg that I am trying to get rid og...I am using the Aloe soap to cleanse that area...and I use raw cocoa butter to moisturize


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 12:13pm
Got Glue?


 
I'm always looking into at-home beauty treatments and I never would of that of using glue, but holy cow....it really works. I mean, as a kid, I used to put glue on my hands and let it dry because it was fun to pull off the glue skin, but I never would of thought to use it on my face. However, I got an email asking whether or not glue could be used as a face mask and my curiosity got the best of me. So, I bought some Elmer's School Glue, hesitated and then masked up. Once the glue dried and I started to peel, I noticed a few things right away. The first thing I noticed were a few blackheads on the glue skin,  the second thing I noticed is that my skin was super smooth, and the third thing I noticed was that peeling off the glue skin was way less painful than pulling off the Bioré Pore Strips. 

If you want to try the glue mask, this is what you do:

1. Wash your face and pat dry.
2. Apply Elmer's Washable School Glue to your face generously.
3. Let the glue dry completely, about 10-15 minutes.
4. Once the glue is dry, begin peeling the mask off starting with your forehead and pulling in a downward motion. 
5. Once you completely peel off your glue mask, you will need to wash your face again. 
6. Pat your face dry and apply a light toner or moisturizer.

P.S. I know there are some really stupid people out there, so here's a pretty common sense warning: DO NOT USE SUPER GLUE, CRAZY GLUE OR ANY INDUSTRIAL TYPE GLUE.

So, give it a try and let me know how it turned out for you.
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Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 1:36pm
^^^^hell naw


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 1:44pm
^^^ but have you tried it though? 

cause er um... it works. i don't think it's as effective for black heads, but the skin is fresher/smoother looking. i prefer to steam my face before hand and just be sure to rinse as it mentions and moisturize.

for black heads, i gotta see if i can find the egg whites and tissue paper trick. 

now that worked for me around my nose. 


Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 1:48pm
My skin is the clearest its been in years.

Thank you water, thank youla peels, thank you sa peels and kojic soap.

But these burn marks on my body wont budge :(


Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 1:49pm
What exactly are white and black heads?

I think I have white heads on my chin.

I exfoliate twice a week to get rid of em but is there any way to keep them from coming back?


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 2:05pm
^^^

What Is a Blackhead?

Whiteheads and blackheads are very similar with just a very slight difference. They are both called comedones, which are a collection of sebum and skin cells gathered in your hair follicles. They get stuck and plug the hair follicle causing the breakout. The difference in whiteheads and blackheads is simply if the hair follicle is open or closed. When open, the oxygen in the air oxidizes the oils, turning them brown - a blackhead. (Think of how an apple oxidizes when left out.)

Though, contrary to their name, they are not always black. They can be a range of color from yellowish to black. The light reflecting on the hair in your follicle can also make the black on the hair in your follicle can also make the blackhead appear to be a dark color. A whitehead on the other hand is a closed, or almost closed follicle which prevents the oxygen from oxidizing the oil.

A Blackhead is Not...

Dirt. If you have blackheads, please do not think that it is because you do not clean your face well enough. The cause of blackheads is all below the skin's surface and if you are cleaning your face daily, you are not responsible for your skin's blackheads.

Where are the Most Common Places to Get Blackheads?

Blackheads are most common on your face, specifically on your nose and the sides of your nose. But some people get blackheads in other places, such as on their ears, shoulders and on their back, though whiteheads and blackheads can form anywhere there is a hair follicle.

How Can I Get Rid of Blackheads I Currently Have?

The key to getting rid of your black heads is unplugging the pores and dislodging the buildup. While it might be tempting squeeze it out, it's not something that we recommend. Your fingers have oils and dirt on them which could cause further breakouts. Instead, let's look at product ingredients to look for.

Look for cleansers, exfoliators and acne products that contain salicylic acid, glycolic acid or benzoyl peroxide - or a combination of those. Products that include these ingredients loosen the dead skin cells that can get clogged in your hair follicles. These ingredients can literally help unplug the follicles. These chemical exfoliators are different than the grainy exfoliators. They work evenly and effectively without causing your face any irritation.

You can also carefully use products like Biore strips. (Or  http://skincare.about.com/od/skin101/ss/PoreStrips.htm" rel="nofollow - make your own pore strips ) The key is to be gentle, not use them around the eyes and not use them daily.

After the Blackhead is Removed, Can I Close my Pores to Avoid Another Blackhead?

In short, no. Everyone has pores. Some people have larger pores than others, specifically people with oily skin, but we all have pores and pores do not open and close. You can, however, do your best to  http://skincare.about.com/od/skin101/ss/10WaystoPreventAcne.htm" rel="nofollow - keep good care of your skin  so they don't become clogged. Here are some tips to keep in mind when it comes to your face.

  • Keep your hands off of your face. Whether you rest your head on your hands by habit or your sleep with your hands up to your face, the oils and dirt on your hands don't need to be on your face.
  • Check your phone. Take a look at your cellphone and I bet you see oil from your face. Clean your phone daily.
  • Lose the lid.If you wear a hat every day, specifically if you have oily skin, chances are good you're seeing blackheads and whiteheads on your forehead. Back off with the time you spend with a hat on your head.

Long-Term Care

As we noted above, using products with chemical exfoliators will help unclog your pores.  http://skincare.about.com/od/AcneTips/tp/9-Blackhead-Treatment-Products.htm" rel="nofollow - (See our list of 9 blackhead treatment products.)  Used on a regular basis, you will see improvement in your skin. Remember that a Dermatologist is always a good person to visit, especially if your blackhead situation is severe. Dermatologists can prescribe stronger exfoliators than what you can buy over the counter and can provide in-office skin treatments for you, such as facial peels.



Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Mar 02 2014 at 2:13pm
I love this!!



My face gets really dry in the winter time and this helped me out Heart



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