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DIY Cucumber & Aloe Vera Mask

Cucumber & Aloe Vera

Hello, hello. It is I, I am back. LOL. I’ve been busy the last couple of weeks working and training from morning to evening. By the time I get home, I am just so pooped that I just sprawled out in bed. Best. Feeling. EVER!

Just yesterday, I spent the entire day outside and lemme tell ya, I went from human to lobster from 0 to 100 quickly. I am red, burned, and in pain. Last night was just horrible; I laid still the whole entire night because the slightest movement hurts so much. I needed a solution. And that solution is, a hydrating face mask.

Today’s recipe is composed of two ingredients and two ingredients only. Not only are cucumbers flushes out toxins and keeps is hydrated, it is also packed with skin friendly minerals. Aloe vera are usually used to alleviate sunburns or burns for that matter, it rejuvenates the skin to be good as new. Haha.

With that said, let’s just get our mask on!

CUCUMBER & ALOE VERA MASK

What you’ll need:
-1/2 a Cucumber
-a medium leaf of Aloe Vera
*This recipe yields one mask; if you want to use an entire cucumber, add another leaf of Aloe Vera. Place the unused mask in a container with a lid and store in the fridge for no more than two days.

**For today, I will double the recipe so I can use it on my legs and arms.

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The Creative Blogger Award

Hello all! I feel very honored to be nominated for yet another blog award, this time, for the Creative Blogger Award. I was actually nominated about a month ago but as y’all might have noticed, I haven’t been around lately to get to it. I feel like every time I get back on, I always apologize to you guys about my absence. I don’t want my blog to be an obligation to me, that wasn’t why I started my blog. But in life, things happen and well.. things happen. Blogging is still very important to me and I really do love doing it. It may not seem like it but I do blog whenever I have the time, in which you can see, isn’t anymore. Being an adult sucks! BOOOOOOO!!!!

I would like to thank the ever wonderful Glam With Sam for this nomination. She has such a fun, quirky blog that I enjoy very much. Her reviews are ever so fun to read and very informative. Check her blog out! :P

The Rules

  • Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
  • Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers
  • Pass these rules on to them

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Sunday Mask: Glowing Banana Mask

banana turmeric

 

Happy Mother’s to all! Whether you are a mother, grandmother, mom-to-be, today is your day. Thank you so much for bearing, raising and putting up with us. Especially wishing the first time moms a great one, bask it in ladies, this is the first of many. :)

Following the Mother’s Day tradition, we had gone out for brunch today, but we just threw in an Asian twist and went to dim sum instead. It was so dang packed!! I guess it is understandable though. We went home after our tummy was full. Mhmm, I still want more though; that was some delicious food!

Anyways, I used this mask with my Mommy today. :) I noticed that her skin was very dull… She doesn’t exfoliate as much as she should but that’s okay, that’s what I’m here for. The ingredients for the mask is very natural and is very gentle, even to her very sensitive skin.

First ingredient, the banana is packed with many vitamins that can benefit our skin int he most naturalist of ways. Vitamin A evens out the skin tone by lightening up dark spots and other blemishes. Vitamin B gives the skin an extra boost so the skin can get that natural glow. Then there are Vitamin E and Potassium among others that moisturizes and hydrates the skin.

The second ingredient is turmeric powder. Now, bear with me, I know some might turn away with the hear of turmeric. It stains, everywhere and everything! But it is soooo good for the skin! This has been a beauty remedy since the dawn of days, but before, they would just use the turmeric in its original form. We have it so good, with this powder and all. LOL. Not only can turmeric fades scars, evens out skin tones, lightens the skin, it also has antibacterial properties that can prevent the occurrence of acne.

And finally, the baking soda, the multi-usage of baking soda. Aren’t you fascinated how we can bake with baking soda yet we can also use it to clean? In this case, the baking soda will act as an exfoliator, it will remove dirt and oil that will clog the pores which can lead to acne breakouts.

So there ya go, three simple ingredients, all with great benefits so there shouldn’t be a reason why you shouldn’t try it! Well… maybe besides the staining of the turmeric. It is totally worth it though. So what are you waiting for?? Let’s go get our mask on!

What You Will Need:
– 1 ripe banana
– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

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