SKIN CARE

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Sorry for the inactivity…..

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to apologize for the lack of content lately. I started at university in January, and a job in February to help pay the bills, and life has been pretty hectic since then. After next week friday I will have a bit more time to post and answer your questions =)

Thanks for your patience…

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Anonymous asked: hi do you know how to get rid of ashy knees? I have a darker skin tone so I think that makes it worse but I have tried naturally lightening, lightening creams, all different types of lotion and nothing works! any suggestions?

I found this at http://diybeautytutorials.blogspot.com/2011/08/diy-8-ways-to-get-rid-of-black.html…. I hope it helps =)                                       

Knees and Elbows become dark because of dead skin cells. To get rid of these dead skin cells, you need ingredients that exfoliate and/or bleach dark skin Naturally.
After trying out these recipes, It is very important to MOISTURISE. Any moisturiser will work but I recommend cocoa butter or rub some olive oil on knees/elbows for better results. If you don’t moisturise them then they will become darker.

1) You Need:
Baking Soda
Milk

Directions:
Mix enough milk to make baking soda a little damp. Apply the paste on knees or elbows and scrub it in circular motions. Repeat this until you notice, your knees have became lighter and when you are happy with it. I used to skip a day before doing it again.

2) You Need:
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Olive Oil

If you don’t have turmeric, you may use baking soda. Mix them well together and Apply + Rub in Circular motions.

3) You Need:
Lemon
Gram Flour

Add enough lemon juice to make gram flour damp. Lemon is a Natural bleach and will reduce the darkness. Apply + Rub in Circular motions.

4) You Need: (I tried this one and it worked for me pretty well)
Olive Oil

Just rub the olive oil on knees. This oil has natural bleaching properties and will also make your skin glow. It is the cheapest way.

5) You Need:
Anything that exfoliates your body (loofah, exfoliating brush etc…)

Scrub your knees with loofah or whatever you have, when you are having a shower and scrub with them in circular motions.

6) You Need:
Really amazing moisturiser or cocoa butter or Shea butter

Dark knees/elbows are also caused by dry skin, so you need A LOT of moisturisers if you notice your knees/elbows are flaky.  {P.S Shea butter is the BEST moisturiser I have ever tried.}

7) You Need:
Sunscreen Lotion

Knees/elbows are most exposed in sun during summer. No doubt they will become dark if exposed without sunscreen lotion applied. You can use sunscreen lotion as a moisturiser and to lighten dark knees/elbows after shower. 


8) You Need:
Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera gel reduces dark scars/sun damage caused by over-exposure of knees/elbows. You can buy pure aloe Vera gel from any drug stores/pharmacies/health stores.

One of the tricks I used:
Take two strips of cloth that are wide enough to cover your knees/elbows and some olive oil. Apply olive oil on knees/elbows and massage it for 2 mins. Tie 2 strips of cloths around knees to keep the moisture in and leave them over night. In the morning, scrub your knees/elbows with loofah and wash off the oil in the shower. Moisturise your knees/elbows after shower and Repeat until you see results.

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Anonymous asked: Was wondering if you have (or know anyone who has) used the Yes To or the Simple skin care brand? Maybe you could review them? :)

I haven’t tried the Yes To brand, but I have tried Simple, and I love it. I’ve been very busy at university and with work at the moment, so i’ve been neglecting my page a bit. As soon as I have a free moment I will do a review =)

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Anonymous asked: Is Cerave Moisturizing Lotion good for skin? I use it on my face and want to know if it's good for acne-prone skin. Thanks :)

I personally haven’t tried it. But those who have, only have positive things to say about it. It is noncomedogenic (does not cause pimples or acne by clogging pores), so its perfect for acne prone skin…

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Anonymous asked: Hey there! I wanted to get advice on how to get rid of hyperpigmentation or at least something to help make my skin even-toned. I have a lot of scarring from acne and breakouts, but when i try products for it, my skin ends up getting irritated or dried out. I have an oily t-zone area, but sensitive skin on my cheeks and lower chin area. My skin is already very pigmented and the discoloration is making it worse. Are there any all-over body treatments I could do or any DIYs to try myself? Thanks

For a natural remedy I strongly recommend lemon juice. I had the exact same problem, and it really worked for me. I did make a post about this a while back. It should help =)

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Anonymous asked: I have brown marks and acne scars on my face, I was wondering what you recommend to get rid of them?

I would stick to natural remedies like lemon juice. I did make a post about using lemon juice with baking soda to get rid of acne scars a while back. It really worked for me, go check it out =)

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Anonymous asked: Hey! I have dry skin and no lotion I use seems to work. My skin gets flaky. What can I do r use. Thanks

Have you tried physiogel cream? It will hydrate even the most stubborn dry patches.

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Anonymous asked: Do you know any ways to lighten your underarms?

Try a natural bleaching agent like lemon juice. Rub a thick slice of lemon on the dark area; the fruit will remove dead skin cells and lighten the skin. Follow-up by washing and, if necessary, applying moisturizer.Dark underarms may be caused by dead skin cells that have accumulated there, so exfoliating can reduce the dark appearance of the skin.

If you’re willing to commit to a frequent treatment regimen, you can try a natural whitening pack made from gram flour (also known a chickpea flour). Mix the flour with yogurt, lemon and a little turmeric to form a thick paste. Apply and leave in place for at least 30 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Apply this whitening paste daily for two weeks and then three times a week to speed up the whitening effect.

Skip shaving and start waxing.

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Anonymous asked: Hey. I have bad dark spots under my chin from shaving. I was wondering if u know of any good remedies to get rid of the dark marks.

Exfoliate regularly. A build up of skin cells in the areas you shave can cause skin discoloration, which may be the cause of your dark spots. Choose a physical exfoliator, such as a salt or sugar body scrub, which physically buff away dead skin or opt for a chemical exfoliator, which contain glycolic, salicylic, lactic  acids to loosen and remove dead cells.

Lighten the spots by applying hydroquinone cream, a lightening agent, to the area after shaving. Over-the-counter creams contain 2 percent hydroquinone and take from 8 to 12 weeks to work. Prescription creams have at least 4 percent hydroquinone and fade dark spots in 4 to 8 weeks. Hydroquinone is a drug so it should be used with caution and as advised by your doctor. Lemon juice is a natural alternative, and it has the added benefit of exfoliating the skin while lightening discoloration.

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Get radiant skin with a homemade apple facial.

To start, peel and core one apple and blend it in a food processor until it is free of any large lumps. Next, add in 2 tablespoons of honey and blend together. Apply the mixture to your face and allow it to sit for 10–15 minutes. The apples and honey work together to clear pores, remove dead skin, fight acne and moisturize. Get soft, glowing skin with all-natural ingredients for a fraction of the price of those store-bought masks!

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"Dare to go bare challenge"

I know how tempting it can be to always cover up blemishes with make up. But try to go without any makeup for at least one day a week.

Your skin will thank you for it, because no matter how non-acneic they are, you’re applying a very thick product on your skin that makes it more difficult for it to breathe and function properly.

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