Thursday, January 7, 2016

What Face Mask Is Right For Your Skin Type

Be honest: you maybe didn't have the best skin care habits in 2015. Perhaps you went to bed with makeup on, popped a few pimples, and even skipped sunscreen (tsk-tsk!). But a new year is all about new beginnings, right? So, take this opportunity to turn the worst skin care nightmares into a monthlong challenge. Hopefully by February you'll have mastered some new antiaging habits — like drinking eight glasses of water a day — that you'll continue practicing for the rest of the year. Plus, we promise these 31 beauty resolutions will be much easier to stick to than going to the gym four or five times a week. Here some tricks and tips to make 2016 your best skin year yet!

  1. Treat yourself to a perfect facial  mask that's just right for your skin type one .
  2. Stock your bedside stand with makeup-remover wipes.
  3. Try an at-home peel.
  4. Make your own blackhead-fighting nose strip.
  5. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day this week.
  6. Refrigerate and apply an eye roller ball.
  7. Mix your own rosewater spritz.
  8. Visit a dermatologist for a mole check.
  9. Use coconut oil from head to toe.
  10. Use an antiaging tool to get taut skin.
  11. Purchase a new skin care find from your favorite drugstore.
  12. Challenge yourself to apply sunscreen every day this week.
  13. Mix a DIY mask using fresh fruits or vegetables.
  14. Whip up a customized concoction of essential oils.
  15. Dry-brush from head to toe.
  16. Wash your face with honey.
  17. Throw out all your expired skin care products.
  18. Try a shape-shifting cleanser.
  19. Outfit your handheld cell phone with a wireless headset.
  20. Skip makeup for an entire weekend.
  21. DIY your own self-tanner.
  22. Swap out your toner for an essence.
  23. Treat your hands and feet to a paraffin treatment.
  24. Give snail extract a try.
  25. Drink a charcoal juice for better skin.
  26. Get at least seven hours of sleep each night for the next week.
  27. Master the double-cleansing method using a face oil.
  28. Give your neck a skin care treatment.
  29. Clean your makeup brushes.
  30. Make a sugar body scrub and use it from top to bottom.
  31. Splurge on a spa facial including extractions.

Once you've mastered your skin care routine, the best way to keep your complexion glowing is to add in a mask treatment. Skin expert  recommends using a mask once or twice a week depending on your skin's needs. To find out what you should be using for your skin type.
Sensitive: For sensitive skin types that experience redness,  look "for something with minerals to calm any inflammation." Try Avène's Soothing Moisture Mask ($26), a creamy option that features natural minerals from the thermal waters in the Cévennes mountains.
Acne-Prone: "If you've done a lot of extractions, a clay mask is a great choice, because it will pull any remaining infection out of the pores and close them down, A clay mask is also a wonderful option for oily complexions, because it will also help to absorb any excess sebum. Try the Kate Somerville Clearing Mask ($45), which is formulated with kaolin clay to combat oily skin.
Dry: Add moisture back to a parched complexion with a hydrating treatment, like Caudalie's Moisturizing Cream Mask ($39). You can also use an exfoliating mask that will dissolve away dry, dead skin cells, such as Ren's Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask ($55), which contains glycolic acid to smooth roughness.
Combination: If your skin is truly combination — think: an oily T-zone matched with a dry complexion — then try one oil-absorbing mask where you need it and a moisture-rich option on the dry areas of your face.

A Question from one of our listener's 

Q. Why is it that that after menopause I feel queasiness?
A. It may be your multi-vitamins, they most likely contain iron.This is very common in postmenopausal women, ,once your body stops menstruation you no longer lose mineral by as much as fifty percent.This why health professional recommend all women over 50 take iron-free vitamins.Up your  intake   of Phenol-rich foods like berries, curcumin and green tea,which will help in reducing iron absorption.Once you cut your intake of iron your symptoms should disappear. But if they don't see a doctor.

A Youth Drink recipe

This recipe is full of ingredients to help keep your body feeling young! The coconut water keeps skin hydrated, and wheatgrass is a superfood that keeps damaging toxins from invading your skin. Coupled with a slew of powerful antioxidants, this shake provides a perfect mix of healthy ingredients that will detox your body and keep your skin from aging prematurely.

Added to Recipes 
1 cup coconut water
2-3 wheatgrass ice cubes (juice fresh wheatgrass and freeze)
2 handfuls spinach
3 pineapple spears
1/2 lemon, peeled
1 small green apple
1 tbsp ginger
Pour all ingredients into a blender, blend to desired consistency, and enjoy!


Bazaar & Strange Skin Care 


  Here in America, we do some strange things for beauty. Some are techniques rooted in ancient cultures, while others were born of modern science. Strange skin care techniques involve weird ingredients and unbelievable procedures. We can’t tell you how well they work, but we can promise you they’re strange.

Placenta Face Mask
Usually created from sheep placenta, this mask is hailed for its (possible) anti-aging benefits. It is often applied directly following a chemical peel or microdermabrasion so it is applied to a fresh layer of skin. Placental extract boasts nutrients, such as growth factors and amino acids. Proponents claim that the nutrients in placenta facials increase cell turnover and collagen production. If you want to try this treatment, you can have it applied in a spa or purchase them over-the-counter (OTC) for home use.
Vampire Facelift
This procedure involves a doctor injecting your skin with platelet-rich plasma (PSP) or platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM). Known also as The Vampire Facelift, the procedure aims to make your skin look fuller and younger by stimulating new collagen creation. In order to create the plasma, your own blood is extracted, then spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma. Some doctors claim that using the patients’ own blood may lead to fewer side effects than procedures using synthetic ingredients.
This ancient Egyption alternative medicine applies heated cups to the skin to create a suction, which is supposed to increase blood flow. The idea is that better circulation can aid the body in fighting conditions, such as acne and shingles. The procedure may be done using bamboo, glass, or earthenware cups. Typically in the U.S. it is done “dry,” which means the cups are simply heated to created a vacuum on the skin, then removed. An alternative form, “wet cupping,” involves lancing the skin after the cups are removed, then reapplying the cups to suck out a small amount of blood.
Fish Pedicure
In 2008, so-called “doctor fish” made their debut in the United States. Garra rufa, their proper name, have been used in Turkey for more than 100 years. The little fish eat dead skin cells, so when you slip your tootsies into the warm foot bath, your calluses become their lunch. Fortunately for your feet, they don’t have teeth, so the pedicure is not painful. However, it is possible to have minor bleeding. This could be the weirdest pedicures you ever have, unless of course you live in one of the 14 states who have banned them from spas due to cleanliness concerns. Those states see re-using fish in a similar manner to re-using pedicure instruments — unsanitary.
Bee Venom Mask
Recently brought into the spotlight by Kate Middleton, skin serums and masks containing bee venom are thought to produce a youthful, glowing effect. The products claim to trick the skin into thinking it has been stung, thus plumping it up naturally. Bee Venom products range from $50 masks from a beauty counter to pricey spa treatments. Some products may be uncomfortable to use, so be sure to follow instructions carefully. and of if your allergenic to bee sting venom stay a way Caution: People allergic to bee stings should not try to use bee venom products.

  Ceramic Crystal Therapy

Actress/model Jerry Hall is rumored to be among the fans of this unusual anti-aging treatment, in which ceramic crystals are injected into your face to make you look younger — giving new meaning to the expression “porcelain complexion.” These crystals are considered permanent — unlike, say, Botox, which wears off after a certain amount of time — and though that might seem like a good thing, experts say it carries its own set of complications. “Our face changes a lot,” Kenkel says. “Over time, you lose volume, and the particles become evident.” Also, there is always the risk that your body will reject the crystals as a foreign object. Cost varies, based on the scope of the cosmetic procedure, but you may be looking at $500 to $1,500 for a session.

Leech Therapy

A mainstay medical treatment of yore, the use of leeches is experiencing a resurgence for a variety of surprising reasons, including wound healing after plastic surgery. But its value isn’t just clinical. Some celebs say “leeching” is an effective anti-aging beauty treatment that rejuvenates both body and soul. In an interview a few years ago on The Late Show with David Letterman, Demi Moore talked about a sophisticated leech therapy she endured, aimed at purifying the blood and helping her feel revitalized. But don’t expect this alleged beauty boost to pop up on the menu at your local day spa — Moore traveled to an undisclosed location in Austria for her blood-sucking.

Bird-Poop Facial

Yes, you read that right. More than a century ago in Japan, geisha and kabuki performers used a face-cleansing routine that included nightingale excrement to remove heavy lead-based face paint. “The droppings have enzymes to break down the skin cells or cleanse the skin,” explains Shizuka Bernstein, owner of Shizuka Day Spa in New York City, who researched the beauty treatment’s storied history. Don’t go raiding the nearest birdcage for your beauty arsenal, though. This treatment — part of Bernstein’s $180 “geisha facial” cosmetic procedure — uses dried, powdered, and sterilized nightingale feces.

Caution: People allergic to bee stings should not try to use bee venom products.
While new and new-to-us skin care techniques can sound promising, sometimes the hype is more promising than the outcome. Use caution when it comes to your health. Consider checking with your doctor before trying really strange or very new skin products and techniques.
 While new and new-to-us skin care techniques can sound promising, sometimes the hype is more promising than the outcome. Use caution when it comes to your health. Consider checking with your doctor before trying really strange or very new skin products and techniques.


  1. Yuck!! Those beauty or facials are awful are people out there really stupid enough to try them? LOL!

  2. Wow, I've never heard of some of these treatments, they sound pretty crazy! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty!

    1. Thanks for coming over and posting a comment, really appreciate it!

  3. I love your list, there are a few things I need to get better at doing. Thanks for reminding me to take better care of my skin this year.

    1. Your so welcome! and have Happy New Year!

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  5. this is how i found your Your last Natural beauty products
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