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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

DIY-Goodbye Blackheads, Acne Scars and Hyper Pigmentation!



If you're skin is similar to mine and you struggle with clogged pores, scarring from acne or hyper pigmentation, then this "do it yourself" facial mask is going to not only work great for your skin, but keep those pennies in your bank account and away from the spa. Spa treatments and products can be expensive, especially when they are products or services focusing on a specified skincare issue like anti-aging, acne, and hyper pigmentation. You can spend tons and tons of money on peels, microderm, etc.. OR you can use all natural products you probably already have in your home to achieve the same result! Now keep in mind, the time frame and the quality of the results are not going to be the same. Would that really be very realistic? Of course it's going to take a little bit longer to see results using all natural products from home, but it's going to be a lot healthier for your skin and much more cost efficient. So let's get started!







You are going to need:
1 Egg (Egg White)
Small Bowl
1 Lemon
1 Mixing Spoon or Whisk
Hair Tie
Headband 
Facial Towel or Washcloth 
Old Foundation Brush or Paint Brush (optional)



Step 1: Crack the egg into your small bowl separating the egg yolk from the egg whites. You're only going to be using the egg whites, so instead of throwing them out, save your egg yolk for breakfast in the morning or for a bonus step at the end of this post!
Step 2: Cut your lemon in half and squeeze the lemon juice from both halves into the egg white mixture. 
Step 3: Whisk the lemon juice and egg whites mixture until frothy. 
Step 4: Tie back your hair and apply a headband to ensure no product gets into your hair. 
Step 5: Apply warm water to the face to open up your pores. You may also use your facial cleanser with warm water during this step. 
Step 6: Pat skin dry or let air dry and then with your fingers, foundation brush, or paint brush, begin applying the mask to your face. I prefer using a brush to ensure I coat the product evenly over my face and it's less messy this way. 
Step 7: Once you have finished applying the mask, let it sit for about 20 minutes until it hardens. Your skin will feel tight and dry.
Step 8: After 20 minutes, remove the mask with warm water and pat your skin dry. 

All finished! Now you are set to apply toner, serum, and your moisturizer. It is best to perform these skincare rituals at night so that your skin can properly absorb all of the products without interference of the sun, makeup, etc. Toning your skin is important to balance the pH of your skin after stripping it of moisture during cleansing. Serum is a must if you're looking to improve the tone and texture of your skin; serums can only help the process! Moisturizers go without saying, they're a MUST no matter the skin type, as long as the moisturizer you are using is fitting for you!

**As a bonus step, after removing the egg white and lemon juice mask, you can apply the egg yolk onto your skin for about 15-20 minutes and then remove with cool-warm water and apply toner, serum, and moisturizer. This step will help to moisturize your skin and tighten up your pores. 

Now I can't end this D.I.Y. without explaining the benefits of using these products on your skin. Egg whites work great for drawing out impurities such as dirt and oil and tightening your skin and pores, while lemons are an amazing natural exfoliant for the skin which helps to remove blackheads and dead skin cells. This increases skin cell turnover and in result the skin looks brighter. Lemon juice lightens the skin, so this also helps with the reduction of acne scarring and hyper pigmentation. Keep in mind, the average rate of skin cell turnover is every 30 days. So keeping up with this mask about 1-2 times per week for a month is best to do in order to see results. Don't be discouraged if you aren't seeing results immediately. Using natural or organic products takes a little bit longer, but in the long run is going to be better for your skin. I promise that once you see results you will never want to spend the average $50 on a skincare treatment or product again. The key is consistency. Consistency=Results!

xoxo,



10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great DIY recipe! I'll definitely try this out. It's much more natural and affordable than a skincare product/professional treatment :)

    Karen @ http://beautyplaylist.tumblr.com/

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  2. I've been doing this for about 2-3 weeks and loving the results!

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  3. thanks for this recipe! i have been looking for something to help with my acne. its been bugging me a lot. cant wait to try it out!

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  4. Thanks Oceanna! Let me know how this works out for you.

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  5. Saw you posted about this on Beautylish, definitely going to try this out, I have BAD acne scarring. Following you too!

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  7. Hi Jessica! My favorite’s the oatmeal mask since I find it the easiest to prepare. Homemade treatments do work; you just gotta have patience! :* Also, reinforce the healing effect with a good moisturizer and do it regularly. But I still make it a point to visit a spa or a derma clinic once every other month, or once a month if my budget’s not too tight. :* -->Gregoria

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