Make Your Own Skin Care

TotalBeauty.com shares 13 simple recipes for cleansers, masks, toners and scrubs that you’d actually want to use in a new DIY skin care article.

Here’s one for an All Purpose Olive Oil Moisturizer.

You’ll find all of the money saving recipes right HERE

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Zia Natural Skincare; Food-Based Facial Masks

I believe the evolution in skin care looks something like this; using food on the skin, using technology, using food and technology.

‘Eatable’ skin care is the hottest ‘new’ way to deliver those antioxidants made by nature into your skin for glowing results. Zia Natural Skincare uses food to treat, nourish, and revive the skin in their mask line.

Their Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask clarifies dull, damaged, and oily skin by decongesting and infusing your skin with Vitamins A and E. It’s not a clay-based mask so there isn’t a tight feeling on the skin, and ‘pumpkin’ isn’t just something they threw on the jar for marketing, it’s the mask’s 2nd ingredient so you’re getting the natural nourishment they promise.

If enlarged pores and dark patches are more your concern, their sweet smelling Apple Refining Mask should do the trick. It’s filled with apple juice, milk, lemon juice and green tea extract and has the consistency of a creamy moisturizer. It allows the vitamins to soak into the skin and leaves such a nice soft feeling once you wash it off.

For skin that needs a little more revving up, try the Papaya Enzyme Mask to dig out dirt, oil and flaky patches. It doesn’t sting the skin like some enzyme masks can because of the sunflower seed oil and honey which calm and soothe so the papaya con comfortable do its job.

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Nude Skincare Selection Box

For only $25, you can try out 5 pieces of Nude’s best-selling skin care in their limited edition Selection Box.

The set includes;

Cleansing Facial Oil
Advanced Smoothing Complex
Advanced Eye Complex
Age Defence Moisturiser
Miracle Mask

It’s such a great deal and a perfect way to get a good feel for Nude especially since all 5 pieces are beneficial for every skin type.

You’ll find the offer exclusively on their site right HERE.

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June Jacobs

June Jacobs is a 30-year veteran of the spa industry and a visionary in the field of hi-tech skin luxury. She has created around 100 products for skin and body using high-potency hydrosols (essential oils distilled from plant matter), powerful antioxidants, and plant extracts without the use of parabens, harsh preservatives, synthetic dyes, or sulfates.  Her opulent line is used in the most prestigious spas worldwide,  and also offered online for an unparalleled at-home spa experience.

I first noticed the product’s packaging which gives an immediate feeling of relaxation with its charming frosted glass jars, metallic tin lids, and sculpted bottles- even the logo and writing on the containers are neatly arranged and printed. Visually speaking, it’s a line you can’t wait to delve into right away.

Inside of those containers her products are rich in antioxidants, many from food-based sources like cucumber, green tea, grapefruit, lemon, and cranberry, and everything smells like heaven. Her version of what cranberry smells like trumps the actual fruit itself. Her Creamy Cranberry Cleanser and Cranberry Pomegranate Moisture Masque maintain a balanced sweet scent that isn’t too over the top while completely quenching thirsty skin.

Also worth trying is the Lemon Sugar Body Polish that reminded me so strongly of lemon meringue pie that it literally made my mouth water.

June Jacobs

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The Best Fruit Enzyme Masks

Fruit based enzyme masks have always been my favorite way to brighten up my skin in between facials. Enzymes gently dissolve dead surface cells revealing new, brighter skin underneath in a gentle, moisturizing way that’s appropriate for all skin types. If you have a sensitivity to glycolic, AHA’s, or retinol based products, and want an exfoliating effect- fruit enzymes are the way to go. Here are a few that always deliver the goods.

Murad’s Exfoliating Fruit Enzyme Mask pairs lemon with pomegranate and ginkgo biloba for an effective treatment that brightens skin and removes all traces of oil without stripping away needed moisture. $30, Murad.com Sephora.com, various retail locations.

I just used the Papaya Pineapple Mask from Sanitas last night to bring my tired skin back to life. Various distractions led me to leave the mask on much longer than I should’ve, but my skin didn’t show any signs of irritation. You can even get your heels ready for spring sandals by using it overnight on feet to soften callouses so you can easily exfoliate them away. $30, US Spa and speciality locations.

If you’re like me and smell everything before you buy it, then you’ll find the Pumpkin Enzyme Peel from Peter Thomas Roth to be heavenly. Using a ton of pumpkin, vitamin a, and not much else- this formulation gets to work on dull skin revealing a radiance and softness as addictive as the scent. $44, PeterThomasRoth.com, retail locations.

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Oxygenated Skin Care with Peter Thomas Roth and Pevonia

We’ve been bombarded now for years with antioxidants, vitamins like a, c, and e that neutralize free radicals and stop the oxygenating of the skin. As it turns out, the pure oxygen is great for the skin, the idea is to neutralize the pollutants within the air and not the oxygen itself.

Pure Oxygen rejuvenates skin, improves circulation, encourages cell regeneration, and gives an instant visible result. Until we can all have regular oxygen facials as the celebs do before big events, you can enjoy the same results at home with 2 of my favs.

Peter Thomas Roth Radiance Oxygenating Masque is a great pick me up treatment a few times a week to really rev up the skin with a virtual laundry list of healthy skin must-haves like; vitamin C, mulberry, sodium hyaluronate, and many more.

Who can use it?

All skin types and ages

Women looking for a solution to brighten, and add vibrance to your skin

What can you expect?

Brightness

A look of rested, rosey skin

To use less makeup, use it in the morning- especially when a good night’s rest just wasn’t in the cards.

Available at Sephora, Drugstore.com, and various online retailers. $50

Soothe and awaken skin at the same time with Pevonia’s Oxygenating Sensitive Skin Cream. Even the most sensitized skin will be relaxed and revitalized with oxygenating and calming ingredients that’s even suitable for skin post laser, peel, and procedure.

Who can use it?

All skin types, but the cream also comes in dry and combination skin varieties

Acne prone or inflamed skin

What can you expect?

Calmer skin, it helps quiet redness

Perfectly balanced skin, the light texture blends in and disappears perfectly

Softening of fine lines

Available through Spas and Salons, DermStore.com, various online retailers. $65

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