Monday, August 29, 2011

Beauty Tip Of The Day: DIY Lemon Olive Oil Mask For Clearer Skin.

I don't know why my skin keeps thinking I'm an annoying teeny bopper, because I've been breaking out like crazy! Okay, Okay...just because I've "subconsciously" hummed along to a couple of Justin Bieber songs does not make 15 again, so what's the deal?

I think it might be stress-related, either way I found this DIY lemon olive oil mask to clear up your skin and decide to pass it along to you lovelies! I love doing home-made facials. Not only does it save you time and money, but it's a quick and easy way to pamper and nourish your face!

Here's a little info on olive oil & lemon and what it does:

In a nutshell, olive oil moisturizes skin and lemon lightens and brightens. Olive oil is chock full of Vitamins C, D and E, antioxidants and iron, all of which help your skin regenerate and retain moisture. When olive oil is combined with lemon juice, wrinkles and impurities such as blackheads diminish -- pretty sweet, huh? Add in oatmeal and it will help treat blotchy skin. And go one step further by adding egg whites to this mask and you'll get a tightening effect. Unsurprisingly, olive oil is best suited for dry skin, but this lemon olive oil face mask is great for normal, combination, oily and acne-prone skin due to the combination of ingredients. Here's how to make it:

Lemon Olive Oil Mask

1 teaspoon olive oil
A few drops fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup cooked instant oatmeal (cooled)
1 egg white

Mix olive oil, lemon juice, oatmeal and egg white until smooth. Spread on your face and neck. Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Follow with your favorite facial moisturizer.

source: totalbeauty

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