Alright, so when I think Pimple I think a few things... top 3 is:
And... for some reason it seems like.. well you always happen to have one the night before you have to be somewhere you need to look your best!
Yep, it happened to me too.
So you think, I must find a way to get rid of it, over night!
You came to the right place! Because I have a solution to all three problems... NO WAY! Yes way! And you can be sure it works, why? because I decided to post it on here after trying it myself! :)
Alright, let's solve, one problem at a time, and will be begin with:
1.Swelling (can be done right before you put on make up or at night)
That one thing that still ruins it all for you even if you got it covered... the bump is still there!
Basically, what I simply do is grab an ice cub, wrapped inside silver paper, to help it not melt away too fast. and then put it in a zip lock.
I will then press that ice cup onto the pimple I need to mask disappear, and leave it at least 10 good mins. And then look.. Yeah I know.. UNBELIEVABLE!
2. We will now get rid of this infection.. and DRY it out!!!. (this must be done at night, since you will have to sleep with it on)
You finished washing your face and applying your facial lotion, grab tooth paste, and I recommend the white kind, not the gel kind.
Put a drop on your washed finger and apply some on your pimple. Let it set over night and then wash in the morning, it will keep the area from bacteria,and will dry out that pimple you have been dying to get rid off.
3. Last step is, Redness (Should be done before applying make up on fresh clean skin, after step 1)
Normally, the toothpaste will have help a little bit with that, but what you can also do is get eye drops. Just regular eye drops to reduce redness of eyes..
Don't ask me how it works.. I used to know.. but right now I just don't remember all that well, and to be honest it's getting late and I'm loopy...
Back to the subject, If you don't have eye drops you can always just cover it with make up, which would be your best bet, since the effect of eye drops will only work for a few hours. However is still a nice step to do to help you make up to look over all, better and apply let concealer!
What I wanna say at last is.. Please don't pop your pimple, because it will ONLY make it WORST! & Do NOT touch it, it will only bring more bacteria to this area, and may even spread out the infection and affect more places!!
"To prepare your skin for make up, you can create you own home made toner:
-5 drops of lemon in 30 ml of water. Put this into a spray.
Spray your face in the morning before you make up. Highlights your face, Minimizes your pores and activated your blood circulation. Express Fresh Awake Look!!
Sea Water Toner:
-Simply mix 2 teaspoon in a spray bottle of water, shake it well. and spray your face or spray a cotton pad and rub it on your face.
It will help minimizing your pores as well and aslo clean face out of bacteria and unclog your pores.
Also, Drinking A big glass of warm water with some lemon in it, helps get toxins out of your body and help you get clear and glowing skin!
I wanna point out that you can also use that preparation at night after you are done cleaning it and before you put on your moisturizer.
Anyone that has been only just a little bit around me knows one thing about me and my relationship with Coffee: I'm in Love!
Even if you aren't a coffee drinker or love, here are two good reasons for you to start Loving it!
My skin needs a lot of attention, and I need to really exfoliate it a few time per week, but when it comes for my body I use something different than my face since my skin is different... and on my body I use Coffee... Yep! Coffee powder that you can simply buy at the grocery store, same as I use to make my own coffee in the morning. Obviously you can use a cheaper brand to do this.
Simply wet your body and grab a spoon of coffee in your hand and start rubbing yourself with it, legs, stomach, arms... It will not only exfoliate your skin, leave it soft and toxin free... But also will slowly give a nice and natural glow to your skin! (without leaving line)
Now don't expect to get super tanned, but as I said a nice natural glow!
Note that the smell will stay some on your body.
My new Skin Addiction!
I started doing this mask every week at least. It's easy, it's fast and it works!
Simply, in a bowl, mix up some honey and some salt, and apply to your skin as a mask, let it sit for 10 mins.
It will feel funky on your face but it will clean out your pores like no other thing!
I do not recommend it for sensitive skin since sea salt is pretty aggressive!
For this recipe You will need:
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Almond Oil
Cut the avocado and put it into your mixer, Avocados contain high amount of Oils but also are rich in minerals to help hydrate your hair.
Then add your Banana, break in pieces, They are great for hair and scalp, add shine and help prevent and control dandruff.
Add in your 2 tablespoons Olive Oil, it will hydrate your hair and help repair damaged hair and split ends.
& Finally your 2 tbsp of Almond Oil, it also will hydrate your hair but it's also a natural sunscreen! Perfect for this summer!
Then time to blend or stir all ingredients together. Once it's all well blended you can either pour it into a bowl or an empty bottle and then apply it to damp hair after you washed it, the put a shower cap on to lock in the heat that your heat produces to help the mask sink it the hair. After 10-20, Rinse your hair and there you go, Healthier, stronger and softer hair!
If you have shorter hair, maybe you can invite a friend over and do it together, since you will get a good amount of product.
You can also keep it in the fridge for a couple of day.
If you ever ask me what is the thing I hate the most about my skin, The 1st thing I will say is: My deep and big pores!
OoooH how I hate them! But after 7 years of research, try outs and hard work. I found out the way to deep clean them and minimize them!! And the best new is... it's so cheap!
You might have heard about the clear sonic pore cleanser. I always wanted to own one, but they are almost $200. And no way on earth would I ever spend that much money into one little thing. So.. I use a tooth brush to deep clean and unclog my pores. Yep you read that right. a tooth brush. I use a baby/kid one. It's way softer than regular ones, you don't want to rip your skin off, so do follow that!
To Fully open your pores for the best result, you can fill up a bowl of water and put it in the micro wave. heat it up until it's about to boil, grab a towel, bring your face close to that steamy water and cover the back of your head with the towel. The towel will help all steam to go right to your face and open your pores. I like to wait at least 3 minutes.
Then after you can use your tooth brush with your favorite soft soapy cleanser.
To close back your pores, put your face under cold water and for best result you can even use pure lemon juice get some on a clean botton ball and rub it everywhere on your face. Do Not forget to moisturize your skin after you are done!
I will never say this enough! I cannot stand to buy eye make up remover! I always feel like it is money I could put it something else that I would enjoy ten times better. Obviously I always end up buying it because I simply Need it!
But the other day, This amazing beauty Guru on YouTube posted a tutorial on how to create your own eye make up Remover! I was so excited. Click here if you want to see the video.
For this you will need olive oil, Witch Hazel & an empty liquid container. You can get the travel size empty ones in any drug store for a couple dollars.
Poor Witch Hazel, as much as you want, but enough to have room to put the exact or a little less amount of olive oil.
Once you're done pouring both ingredients together. close the bottle. shake it. Grab a conton ball. put some of the preparation onto it and start removing your eye make up.
Obviously removing waterproof eye make up will still be a little hard, but it may come off with the oil!
It is so obvious.. that we even forget to talk about it! The most wonderful thing for your hair, nails, skin & body is.... Water!
Now, with all the other different drinks that are proposed to us, we just get tempted to pick something else than water. & when I say that I am pointing my finger right back at myself. I am the most addicted person to regular Coke! And to be honest, I am still fighting to kick that bad habit out of my system.
So, Simple trick. Drink a lot of Water
I have read before that to clean your body from drinking one can of coke, any other soda or coffee, You need to drink water three times the amount you drunk. so if you drink one cup of coffee, You're gonna need three cups of water to clean your inter body.
Water Hydrate not only your body, but your nails, hair & skin. It will help both your hair & nails to be stronger and healthier. And give your skin it's natural glow that it should have. So drink!
Eggs are just simply amazing when it comes to skin care! You can use it as a mask to Hydrate or minimizer your pores!But right now, we're gonna talk about getting rid of pimples & dry one out. There are a lot of products out there, that I have tried. Some I love... some just seemed to do anything good for me!
So here is a great tip to help you dry a pimple!
Crack an egg open, and take the skin that is inside the egg. In the inside of the shell. and press it onto your pimple. leave it at least a minute or two.
Nothing less flattering than tired eyes, Bags and Under eyes black circle. It is always so hard to find a great product that will get rid of all that, and once you can find one, it is outrageous!
Thankfully, one again, Mother nature is a giver!
Are you a tea Drinker? Personally I am not such a fan of it, But it surely is good for your body. Inside.. and out! Make your self a green tea and keep the use tea bag.. what for? To put it on your tired eyes. Let is set for at least 15 minutes.
If you are like me and you would much rather have a good coffee, well You can do the same, once you are done making your coffee, collect the wet coffee powder left. wait for it to cool down a little and place it all over under your eyes. Let is yet for a good 15 minutes. You can also apply it to all your face. it will relax your skin and also the coffee will taint it, leaving your skin with a nice glow!
One of my most favorite skin care product to use is my Scrub. I usually use the St.Ives Apricot Scrub, It may only be around $7, after a while it gets expensive. But not only that, Mother's nature has given us all we need around us for a beautiful Skin!
This scrub is made out of Carrots for the most part but also Honey. For Dry to sensitive skin I will recommend you using brown sugar. And for Combination/oily to very oily use kitchen Big Salt.
1/2 Cup of Pure Organic Carrot Juice (I recommend you to make your own blending carrots, if you don't have a blender, make sure it's a 100% carrot juice. Look at ingredients for it to say: Carrot Juice and nothing else.
-2tbsp of salt or sugar.
-1tsp of Honey
Blend all together with a spoon, dip a cotton ball into your preparation, place product of your face, massage like you would do a normal scrub.
Yes you read this right, We're talking Talc, that white powder that mother can sometimes put on their babies! Talc is one of the greatest thing ever invented! It is good for a lot of things!
-Setting Powder: I once ran out of setting powder and I had no idea what to do, I love to set my foundation in the morning to make sure that it will absorb excess of oil. So, I just used my Talc to set my foundation. And it worked just as well. I didn't get that extra coverage that I like from my setting powder, but at least my face looked shin free all day!
-Dry shampoo: I have meant to talk about this more than once. I love my dry shampoo! Because I don't go a wash my hair every days or every two days, for a lot of reasons. so my dry shampoo has helped me pull off one more day without washing my hair but still looking like my hair is fresh and clean. I use the Tigi Rockaholic dry shampoo. But it can get very expensive. So A great thing that you can use instead is .. Talc!!