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Beauty is Skin Deep May 20, 2009

Filed under: Beauty and Health — bridaldaze @ 4:01 am

Whether you want that special glow for your wedding day or you want to rejuvenate your skin, you always want a fresh look for your wedding day.  Some spa packages can get a a little pricey and for the more budget conscious bride you may want to try some at home recipes for facial masks.

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Facials increases and improves natural cellular regeneration by aiding in faster cell renewal of skin. Common ingredients used in home made facials are eggs, lemon, milk, honey, cucumber, tomato, essential oils and lots more fruits, herbs and other ingredients. Following are a few homemade facials that will help make your skin beautiful and vibrant.

As with any natural foods, if you have an allergy to any of the  ingredients below, please do not attempt to apply these to your face. Always consult with your doctor before trying anything new if you have severe food or contact/skin allergies.

Honey Banana Face Mask: I have been using a banana and honey mask for years and it makes your skin feel radiant. Just mix half a banana with 2 spoons of honey; apply to face and leave for 5-10 minutes and then rinse. Also banana skin (the inside) is excellent for hard skin on feet!! Relax and Enjoy!

Honey Banana Face Mask: Using a banana and honey mask makes your skin feel radiant. Just mix half a banana with 2 spoons of honey; apply to face and leave for 5-10 minutes and then rinse. Also banana skin (the inside) is excellent for hard skin on feet!! Relax and Enjoy!

Chocolate Face Mask: Ingredients: 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/4 cup of honey, 2 tablespoons of heavy cream (sour cream will work as well), 3 teaspoons of oatmeal powder Preparation: Mix all the ingredient until the mass in consistent. Apply on the face, gently massaging it so that oatmeal can start exfoliating the dead skin cell layer. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and rinse off with luke warm water.

Chocolate Face Mask: Ingredients: 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/4 cup of honey, 2 tablespoons of heavy cream (sour cream will work as well), 3 teaspoons of oatmeal powder Preparation: Mix all the ingredient until the mass in consistent. Apply on the face, gently massaging it so that oatmeal can start exfoliating the dead skin cell layer. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and rinse off with luke warm water.

Orange Face Mask for Oily Skin: 1/2 orange, 8 tablespoons of flour. Preparation: Squeeze orange and mix in flour. Start out by adding 5-6 tablespoons and keep adding more, until you get a compact, thick mass. Not too thick, but thick enough to be able to spread on the face. Apply and let it rest for 20 minutes and wash off with lots of luke warm water.

Orange Face Mask for Oily Skin: 1/2 orange, 8 tablespoons of flour. Preparation: Squeeze orange and mix in flour. Start out by adding 5-6 tablespoons and keep adding more, until you get a compact, thick mass. Not too thick, but thick enough to be able to spread on the face. Apply and let it rest for 20 minutes and wash off with lots of luke warm water.

Apple Moisturizing Face Mask: Apple is full of potassium, a mineral which when used in skin care, helps trap skin's moisture giving it a nice glow. Ingredients: 1 apple, 1 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of flour, 1 tablespoon of olive oil Preparation: Peel an apple and cut it in little slices. Boil it in a bit of milk, until soft. Mash it and add flour and oil. Apply to face while it is just warm (not hot! try it on your inner wrist first!) and let it rest for 20 minutes. Rinse off with luke warm water.

Apple Moisturizing Face Mask: Apple is full of potassium, a mineral which when used in skin care, helps trap skin's moisture giving it a nice glow. Ingredients: 1 apple, 1 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of flour, 1 tablespoon of olive oil Preparation: Peel an apple and cut it in little slices. Boil it in a bit of milk, until soft. Mash it and add flour and oil. Apply to face while it is just warm (not hot! try it on your inner wrist first!) and let it rest for 20 minutes. Rinse off with luke warm water.

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