Muslim Eve\’s Ramblings

June 2, 2006

Thursday 13 #6

Filed under: Ladies interests — Me2 @ 1:26 pm





Beauty home-made masks for your face & hair

1-Cucumber Avocado Facial Mask (Moisturizer for Dry Skin)
½ cup chopped cucumber
½ cup chopped avocado
1 egg white
2 tsp. powdered milk
In a blender combine all of the ingredients until they form a smooth, paste-like consistency. You can apply the mask immediately or refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
Apply 2 tablespoons of the cucumber avocado mask to your face and neck in circular upward motions. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes, or until dry. To remove the mask simply rinse your face and neck with warm water, followed by a cold water rinse. Finally, pat dry your face and neck.

2-Milk, Honey and Yoghurt Mask (Moisturizer for All skin types)
1 cup yoghurt
1 tbsp milk
1tbsp honey.
Combine all ingredients until smooth, apply to face immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes. Leave on skin for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water.

3-Banana, Honey and Sour Cream Mask (Moisturizing and Nourishing for All skin types)
1/2 Banana
1 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Sour Cream
Mash banana and add honey and sour cream. Apply to face and let set for about 10 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.

4-Lemon Egg-White Mask (Skin Stretcher for All skin types)
Juice from half a lemon, strained
1 egg white
Beat together the egg white and lemon juice for three full minutes. Apply directly to your face, avoiding your eyes, and leave on for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes rinse your face with warm water and apply a moisturizer or cream.

5-Cucumber, Yoghurt, Strawberry and Honey Mask (Moisturizer for All skin types)
1/2 cucumber
1 tbsp yoghurt
3-4 strawberries
1 tsp honey
In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients. Apply to face and allow to dry. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
Loosening Black heads (Oily and combination skin)
To loosen blackheads, combine equal parts baking soda and water in your hand and rub gently on your skin for 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

6-Cucumber and Yoghurt Mask (Nourishing for All skin types)
1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 tbsp yoghurt
Puree cucumber in a blender or food processor and add yogurt. Apply to face and let set about 20 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.

7-Avocado and Honey Mask (Moisturizer for Dry skin)
1/4 avocado
1 tablespoon Honey
Peel the avocado and blend until smooth. Add the honey and mix further until honey is fully incorporated. Spread the mixture over clean face and neck skin and rest for 15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and then remove excess water from face using a soft towel.

8-Egg, Olive oil and Lemon Mask (Moisturizer for All skin types)
1 egg
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
Mix all ingredients together. Stir vigorously to break up the egg and emulsify everything. Apply the freshly made mixture to clean face and neck skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.
For very dry skin, add 1 tiny drop of pure rose essential oil. For oily skin, a drop of lemon essential oil would be great.

9-Natural Dark circle Remover (All skin types)
juice from 1/2 cucumber OR
juice from 1 tomato
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon lemon juice
about 4 tablespoons finely powdered cornmeal
Add the turmeric powder and lemon juice to the liquid tomato juice or liquid cucumber juice. Add the cornmeal a little at a time, stirring after each addition. Add just enough corn starch to make a thick paste. Apply Natural Dark Circle Remover gently around your eyes using a soft cotton pad or the light touch of your ring finger. Gently rinse (without rubbing) with warm water.

10-Zit Fighter (All skin types)
1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 drop tea tree essential oil
Saturate a cotton swap with the apple cider vinegar. Add a single drop of tea tree essential oil. Dab the cotton swab on the zit and leave overnight. Cover with a small band-aid if your pillow might rub it off while you sleep. When you arise, you should notice the zit has diminished.

if you have normal hair you can apply the following mask
1 cup double cream (or any kind)
1 cup moelle
½ tbsp lemon
Mix all ingredients well apply it on your clean hair, after using the shampoo, then cover your hair with a warm towel, leave it for half an hour and leave the mixture on your hair for another half hour then wash your hair another time.

The best way to treat oily hair is to use vinegar, so you dilute shampoo with vinegar in proportion 1:1
add ½ tbsp lemon. Wash your hair twice without using any conditioner or use a herbal one.

If you have dry hair due to chemical treatment such as permanent or coloring, you can use the following mask:
1 cup of double cream
2 tbsp watercress oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Mix all ingredients, apply it on your hair specially roots and leave it for half an hour then wash thoroughly. Use this mask twice a week for a period of 2 months.

& here’s two more

This type of hair is characterized by the growth of thin short hair at the beginning of hairline and it’s a very sensitive hair type that needs extra protection. To maintain your hair in a healthy condition use this mask:
1 cup of Aloe Vera oil
1cup double cream
Use this mask twice a week for 1 month.

It is the most difficult hair type of all , so it has to be treated differently.
First you have to wash it with a shampoo that contains oil like jojoba or watercress. Rinse it thoroughly then use the conditioner.
Rinse it with water just to remove the greasy sensation and before the hair get dry use oily liquid wax on the ends.

For Best Results
Masks should be used once a week.
You should use a mask compatible with your skin type, unless mentioned for all skin types.
Use a gentle scrub before using any mask.
Masks should be used on perfectly cleansed skin.
You should use a moisturizing cream or toner after the mask.

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  1. I really need to do #9 and I’m going to try a few of the others out too. Interesting list.

    My list is up. Have a wonderful weekend. Be Well…

    Comment by Ardice — June 2, 2006 @ 5:08 pm

  2. I’m afraid I’d be eating all of it. Interesting list. But my face is what it is.

    Comment by Norma — June 3, 2006 @ 10:39 pm

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