Tuesday, December 27, 2011

facial mask #2 carrot, avocado and cream nourishing mask

I think this is the most delicious facial treatment i have ever heard! Sounds so yummy doesn't it? honestly, i could literally eat the leftover hahahah....Well aside from being delicious, this facial mask will help improve skin texture, diminish age spots and rebuild collagen when use regularly. Imagine that! Not only a food to your tummy but for your skin as well.


source: secrets of the spas

1/2 cup heavy cream
1 carrot, cooked and mashed
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed
3 tablespoons honey

Combine ingredients in a bowl and spread over face and neck for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Facial mask #1

source: Secrets of the Spas

There are types of powdered seaweed, one that is used for body wraps and one for the face, so make sure that you et the kind that you can use on your face for this particular mask. They mostly available at health food stores, as well as the aloe vera gel. Kelp is nourishing to nerves ans is also a natural emolient high in vitamins and minerals. This mask will help restore your faces' lost nutrients.


4 tablespoons kelp powder
1/2 cup aloe vera gel
3 tablespoons distilled water

Combine kelp powder and aloe vera gel in a small bowl. Slowly add water until mixture reaches the consistency of a thick paste. Apply to face and neck with fingers and relax for 15 minutes. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Moisturize.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Facial skin tightening tip of the day

Just a quick skin-tightening tip:

Beat an egg white until it is frothy.Apply to face and leave on for five minutes. The mask will tighten. Rinse off thoroughly, then wash with warm water first, then with cool water.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Masks and peels




Now that we have cleaned and steamed our face, we move on to the next beauty regimen, Masks and Peels. Masks and peels are also very important to our face, it further removes residue deep within the pores. Wether you do it once a week or every other week, as long as you give your skin a special care to nourish and replenish it vitamins and minerals. There are so many facial masks and peels available in the market today, but if your are like me who prefers natural homemade beauty treatment then this stuff is for you.
So check back next time, for our first masks and peels recipe.

Many thanks!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

facial steam #4 Bergamot facial Sauna for Blemished skin


beneficial to reduce redness, irritations and puffiness.

Source: Secrets of the Spas

12 drops bergamot essential oil
1 gallon almost boiling water

Pour alomost boiling water in a large bowl and add drops of bergamot essential oil. Place towel over head and hold face over the bowl about 12 inches from water. Blemished skin should steam for no longer than 5 minutes. Gently pat dry.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

facial steam #3 Lavender facial Sauna for Oily Skin

Lavender Facial Sauna for Oily Skin

this facial stem is beneficial for oily skin as it normalizes th secretion of sebaceous glands and is most beneficial for acne-prone skin.

from the book Secrets of the Spas


6 drops lavender essential oil
1 gallon almost boiling water


In a large bowl, add essential oil to almost boiling water. While being careful no to scald skin, hold face over bowl with a towel covering your head. Allow steam and vapors to accumulate for 10 minutes. Pat dry.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

facial steam #2 Peppermint and Rosemary facial steam

This herbal steam does not only helps open up pores but also clear sinuses and is very helpful in alleviating headache.


Source: Secrets of the Spas

4 drops peppermint essential oil
4 drops rosemary essential oil
1 gallon boiling water


Pour boiling water in a large bowl and let cool slightly before adding the essential oil. Being careful not to burn yourself with the steam, put face over bowl and cover your head with towel, allowing vapors and steam to accumulate for 10 minutes.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Facial Steam #1 Rose Petal Steam for Normal Skin

ROSE PETAL STEAM for Normal Skin
source: Secrets of the Spas


1 cup fresh rose petals
1 gallon almost boiling water


Put fresh rose petals in a large bowl and pour almost boiling waterover them. Place towel over head and lean face over bowl, about 12 inches away, to absorb steam and vapors. keep breathing in vapors for 15 minutes. ently pat dry.

Once you're done with the steam, you can make rosewater. First, strain the steam liquid and save the petals and the water separately. Pour water into a medium saucepan and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until there is approximately one cup of liquid left.
Once reduced, pour it over the saved petals and steep for another 20 minutes. Strain the liquid again. Discard petals and pour liquid into glass bottle and allow to cool..
You have just made rose water!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Facial Steams



In the next chapter of my blog, i will be sharing with you another important step in taking care of our face. After cleansing our face getting rid of dirt, makeup and oil, it is also important to steam our face. Facial Steams helps open up pores, increase blood circulation and deep-cleanse the skin. Steaming is something that is being done daily. Once a week is enough. When doing facial steams, be careful not to scald your skin. if it's burning the inside of your nse then wait a few minutes for the water to cool down before you try again. You dont need to buy a fancy facial steam gadget to do this, a big bowl or a small basin and a towel to cover your head is good enough to use. And make sure that your face is always clean before doing a steam.

So, please check back next time for facial steam recipe #1

"Rose Petal Steam for Normal skin"

Friday, December 9, 2011

facial cleanser #3 Cleansing oatmeal & honey paste


source: Secrets of the Spas

Oatmeal is a gentle exfoliator, it can be used as a mild clenaser instead of soap. Combined with yogurt and honey, it will help soften and moisturize the skin. This would make an effective everyday cleansing moisturizer.


1/2 cup oatmeal
2 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup plain yogurt or buttermilk


Finely grind oatmeal in a blender or food processor. In a small bowl. combine honey yogurt and ground oatmeal. Mix thoroughly until it has a paste-like consistency. Smooth over face and neck and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dery. can be applied every day, preferably in the morning.