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Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.

-Karen Ravn

Natural Exfoliating Mask

Hi everyone!
Today, I started thinking how much stuff I put on my face on a very regular basis and how little I do to help my facial skin restore. That got me to thinking of what I could do to aliviate this problem without having to spend money or having to go out of home on my day off...Wanna know more? Just keep reading ;)


Every year women (and some men) all over the world spend thousands of dollars every year in beauty products. Most of the money we spend on exfoliators to help our skin is simply ridiculous and most of the materials used in those products, we have in our kitchen.
Sadly, some of us either don't know this or, if we do, we don't know how to apply them.
So, I figured out a way to make a great hydrating exfoliator using simple things found in the kitchen that will help your skin heal and look great for pennies! I just looked in my kitchen for things to put on my face that we know to be benign one way or another. So, I found a few things and created a concoction.


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Olive Oil


Olive Oil is the oil least likely to cause allergic reactions. It also has demulcent properties, which means, it helps alleviate minor pain and inflammation. It is also a great skin cleanser and moisturizer. Olive oil has also been proven to act as a preventer of skin tumors as well as skin cancer. One of its main components is Vitamin E, which keeps cells from oxidizing, thus keeping our bodies from looking older.


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Brown Sugar


Sugar is the most well-known natural exfoliator. It is a great remover of dead cells and adds softness to any type of skin. It is also a great antibacterial and prevents infection and scarring. Sugar also provides us with Beta-Hydroxy acids (also known as salicylic acid) which is a key ingredient in skin-care products for the treatment of acne and skin-clogging prevention.


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Green Tea


Green Tea has a lot of health-promoting properties. Its main component EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) is an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from UV radiation-induced damage and tumor formation. It can be used as a natural exfoliant, a moisturizer and line reducer.


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NATURAL EXFOLIATING MASK


Ingredients:
1 cup boiling Water
2 packets Green Tea (You may substitute with Chamomile Tea)
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
Brown Sugar, as needed (You may substitute with White Sugar)

Utensils:
A cup
A small bowl
A table spoon

Preparation:
1. Place green tea packets in cup and add boiling water. Let them sit for about 8-10 minutes while the tea diffuses into the water and the water becomes lukewarm.
2. Once water has become lukewarm, add a tablespoon of olive oil on a small bowl.
3. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar into the same bowl.
4. Remove the tea packets from the cup. Keep them aside, but DON'T THROW THEM AWAY! We're gonna still use them.
5. Start adding the green tea into the mix slowly until you get a paste-like consistency.

Application:
1. Wash your face with lukewarm water
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2. Apply mixture to your face in circular motion avoiding the entire eye area. Sugar is too harsh for such a sensitive area.
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3. Grab your green tea packets, lay down, and put some comforting music. Make sure your face doesn't touch the pillow.

4. Place the tea baggies on your eyes. They are great to remove puffiness and soften wrinkles :)
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5. Chill for 15 minutes and enjoy the calmness.

6. Once the 15 minutes have passed by, remove the tea packets from your eyes. You may throw them away now or if you have plants, just cut the little packet and use it as fertilizer.

7. Rinse your face with lukewarm water and pat dry.

8. Put on your favorite moisturizer onto your skin

9. Enjoy the glowy softness of your face! ^_^
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Let me know if you try it and how well it worked for you ;)

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