Summer Skincare Ideas with Stacy Cox
Use Popsicles on Puppy Eyes
1. If you have a popsicle tray, fill it with green tea, vitamin E oil, & grapefruit. Add the sticks and freeze until solid.
2. Gently move these beauty popsicles over your eyes and face to introduce anti-aging ingredients into your skin.
3. And, yes, you can eat them too.
4. Also useful if you're battling a sunburn to counter and soothe redness.
Make Watermelon Toner
1. Watermelon is packed with antioxidants and amino acids that are useful to help clear your pores and control oil. Try this recipe out:
•2 Tablespoons fresh watermelon juice
•1 Tablespoon vodka
•2 Tablespoons witch hazel
•2 Tablespoons distilled water
2. Drain the watermelon juice to get rid of seeds and fruit pieces.
3. Combine all ingredients in small bowl and stir well.
4. Pour into clean containers with tight-fitting lids. Store in fridge between uses to retain freshness. The vodka is important— it acts as a preservative, allowing you to keep this toner in the fridge for one week.
5. Pour a small amount on a clean cotton pad and apply to face.
Make a Peanut Shell Facial Scrub
1. Instead of tossing the empty peanut shells, turn the shells into a light exfoliating scrub that will help exfoliate dead skin off your face and improve muscle tone and circulation.
2. Use your coffee grinder to ground up the shells into a gritty powder form. Mix in 1/3 cup of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of milk.
3. On clean skin, apply, working into your face in circular motions for about 1 to 2 minutes. Then rinse with lukewarm water and follow with the appropriate moisturizer.
Make a Mayonnaise Hair Mask
1. Snag a couple mayo packets from the concession stand. These packets can be used to instantly condition your dry hair. It's the egg in the mayo that's particularly hydrating!
Use Bananas to Soothe Bites
1. Try rubbing the inside of a banana peel onto the affected area. Then let it dry, don't rinse it off. That should help to ease the itch sensation.
Fix Streaky Self-Tanner
1. Fade/erase mistakes with the following recipe: Mix half a cup of bicarbonate of soda (not to be confused with baking powder) with half a cup of lemon juice until a smooth paste forms.
2. Apply to your skin and allow it to sit for a few minutes before wiping off with a wash cloth. You may have to repeat this process a few times, but it works.
Gauge Your Skin Exposure
1. UV Sunsense wristbands provide you with a simple sun-sensitive gauge through color change.
2. Alerts you when you need to reapply sunscreen and when to get out of the sun and its potential damaging effects.
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