Saturday, March 16, 2013

Olive Oil Skin Care Recipes

Olive oil is commonly used today on everything from treating stretch marks, to acne treatments and in anti-aging therapy.  Olive oil production dates back almost 6,000 years, and  in ancient Egyptian civilization it was used as a natural remedy for skin care.
Olive oil is a very important natural skin care ingredient and a great ingredient to use to fight the signs of aging because:

Olive Oil contains antioxidants including vitamin A, B, D, E and K.

Olive Oil contains hydroxytyrosol - a rare and effective antioxidant found in the oil that prevents free radical damage.

Olive Oil contains very potent anti-inflammatory properties.

Olive Oil contains chlorophyll, which helps to repair and feed skin cells.

Olive oil also contains polyphenols, which can REVERSE the process of aging , which will reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Note:  It is recommended that you choose 100% extra virgin olive oil to use on the skin because it is cold pressed. Avoid heat pressed oils, as they are usually void of the vitamins and healthy elements you are looking for in the oil.

Ways to use Olive Oil on the skin:

Olive oil as a moisturizer -
Olive oil can be use on any part of your body, not just your face.  It can be applied directly to the skin as a moisturizer. You can apply it to the feet, hands, elbows - where ever you have dry skin that needs moisturizing. You can apply it and wait several minutes and rinse off, or you can leave on your skin . Olive oil works great on the face as a night cream,  and as a daytime moisturizer as well, and when applied to aging and damaged skin will help to maintain a youthful appearance and reduce the toll that free radicals takes on your skin.

Olive Oil for Dry, Irritated Skin  Conditions -
Adding a few drops of olive oil to your bathwater will keep your skin moisturized and radiant.  Adding olive oil to your bathwater will also help with the discomfort of dry irritated skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis.

Olive oil makes a great makeup remover. Dab a few drops on a cotton ball and hold it to the eye area for about 15-20 seconds and wipe makeup away. It even removes water proof mascara .

Olive Oil can also be used for shaving. You can avoid razor bumps, nicks and rashes by applying enough oil to coat the area you want to shave and draw your razor over the areas that are doused in olive oil.

Olive oil as an exfoliant -
Using olive oil as an exfoliant will help remove clogged pores and dead skin cells. Olive Oil will not clog pores.

Try this simple exfoliant:
4 tablespoons granulated sugar + 3 tablespoons olive oil make a great exfoliant for the skin. Use this on the entire body in the shower.  You can use on the face as well, but some sources suggest using SEA SALT mixed with Olive oil works more effectively on the face.
Exfoliating on a regular basis (at least once a week) will get you on your way to healthier and younger looking skin.

Olive Oil as a mask -
Use this Lemon Olive Oil mask on a regular basis to see positive results. It can be used on any skin type.

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

Mix ingredients together. Apply to face and neck area for approximately 15-20 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
This mask is a very effective mask because the olive oil moisturizes, the lemon juice will work to fight blackheads and impurities in the skin, the egg helps to firm and tighten the skin, and the oatmeal nourishes the skin.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Natural Skin Care Remedies for Menopausal Skin - How Menopause is Hurting Your Face

In this article I intend to keep on a specific topic regarding menopause:  Your skin. More specifically, your facial skin.  With the overwhelming amount of information available on the topic of the effects of menopause on your entire body (Which I have researched extensively and could probably write a whole series of books on just the information I've found on the internet! Ha!)  I want to address  how menopause effects only your skin and provide you with natural skin care remedies, ideas and alternatives to help you address your skin care concerns during this time in your life.


Most of the changes your skin goes through during menopause is due to a decrease in the amount of Estrogen. During menopause the skin also produces less collagen and elastic fibers, and thus starts the visible  wrinkles and sagging skin.  Melanin production begins to slow down as well, which results in a lightening of the skin tone, giving you less radiant skin.   The reduction of estrogen and changing ratios of hormones in the body just doesn't slow down your body's oil production, but also reduces the body's ability to retain moisture (which results in the constant battling of dry skin).

Menopause can make a woman's skin more susceptible to skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema and rosacea.
Skin can also become pigmented with dark or light brown spots. To combat this, look for natural ingredient such as licorice extract, Kojic Acid, mulberry extract, latic acids, lemon juice and Vitamin C.

Beside dry skin, loss of collagen and elastin, and melanin productions (previous mentioned), menopause is also partially responsible for

Fine lines and wrinkles
decrease in skin strength
unwanted facial hair
decrease in dermal thickness
thinning of the skin
acne breakouts (those big "undergrounders" as commonly referred to)

In addition to all this, there are 3 additional factors that affect everyone skin over the course of their lifetime:

Environmental aging - skin comes into contact with pollutants, sprays, extreme temperatures, wind, smoke.

Intrinsic aging  - As skin ages it becomes more difficult to carry out it's normal functions. Skin thins and the production of collagen and elastins decease.

PhotoAging - Exposure of the skin to UV rays over the years.


There are several options as to the course of action that you can take. I am emphasizing the natural remedies and ingredients that are readily available for you to use.  Why? Because these natural ingredients and remedies are safe with no side effects and do show positive results.

Just as a sample, I will share a few tips and ingredients to help you get started battling the effects of menopause on your skin.

Learn of the natural ingredients that encourage collagen production, and natural ingredients that contain Vitamin A.  Just as an example, Avocado stimulates collagen production ( I have several great recipes using avocado at , and they are easy to make).

Protect yourself from the sun at all times by using at least a SPF15 sun block , even in overcast conditions.

Providing your skin with natural, topical antioxidants helps menopausal skin.  For example, green tea is a great antioxidant to use. You can take green tea extract,  or drink green  tea, and even use green tea  on your face as a topical remedy ( I have green tea skin care recipes at . I personally use the green tea skin care recipes and find it most beneficial.

Exfoliate your skin on a regular basis using alpha and beta hydroxy natural remedies. Use natural ingredients that contain alpha and beta hydroxy, such as milk, and fruits.  (You can get a selection of skin care recipes with alpha and beta hydroxy , also at

Using coconut oil recipes on the skin,  (and you can also drink coconut oil  as well!)  will help your skin with sun aging, and is a great smoothing and hydrating ingredient for the skin (you can get natural recipes using coconut oil at

Some woman experience unwanted facial hair. Many woman are not aware that spearmint tea is an  effective ingredient when it comes to battling facial hair. If you looking for a solution to this problem try a natural skin care recipe using spearmint tea before you invest in a more expensive remedy.

I have BRIEFLY addressed just a few ingredients, and addressed some of the  skin care concerns associated with menopause. I have even referenced other places to get more detailed information and recipes if you like. 

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Now your armed and ready to fight what menopause threw at your face !  

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Natural Skin Care Remedies for Large Pores

Although no product can permanently get rid of your enlarged pores, there are ways to shrink the appearance of these large pores and tighten them. Thanks to the egg !

An egg white  contains Albumin which is rich in protein and great for your skin. It also contains lysozyme which kills bacteria, which reduces blackheads and helps to get rid of your pimples quickly.  So think about an egg white mask next time you have a breakout.

If you tend to have an oily complexion and tend to break out with pimples and blackheads, the following natural home recipes will show you great results:

Basic Egg White Mask:

Separate the egg white from the yolk.   Wash your face first before you start with the egg mask.  Apply egg white to your face (be careful around the eyes) and pay special attention to the t-zone.  Leave on for approximately 10 minutes, Rinse off with warm water.

** Variations:

Add honey to the egg white – honey also moisturizes and helps to fight the acne. So go ahead and add a few drops of honey if you choose.

Add a few drops of lemon juice – this will also help with the acne. You can add  honey and lemon juice,  or just one,  or both !

Have lavender essential oil, or orange essential oil?  They can be added as well to your basic egg white recipe for added benefits.

And for dry skin:

Dry Skin Egg Yolk Recipe

 1  egg yolk
1 teaspoon honey
Few drops of olive oil or vitamin E oil
Mix ingredients together and let dry on face (approximately  20 minutes). Rinse off with warm water.

An Egg Toner:

1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon honey
1 egg
Beat together egg, honey and milk.  Apply to the face and rinse off with warm water followed by a splash of cool water.

An Egg Cleaner and Scrub:

¼ cup oatmeal
1 tablespoon honey
1 egg white.

Mix ingredients together to form a paste. Apply to face and massage approximately  10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Are you EGG-cited ?  These simple recipes show great results and you will be pleasantly surprised at how good your skin will look and feel.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tea Tree Oil Home Remedy For Acne And More

Tea Tree Oil is extracted from the leaves of tea trees which grow in Australia. It is a clear liquid with a distinctive smell.  It has anti-bacterial, anti-septic and germicidal properties It is great to use on cuts and scrapes, and is also great to use to treat acne as a home remedy for acne.  

Tea Tree Oil (5%) is said to be as effective as benzoyl Peroxide, however, it did take longer to work.  

Tea Tree oil can be dabbed onto a cotton ball and applied directly to your blemishes.

For oily, acne-prone skin, try this toner using a combination of

1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup witch hazel
1 teaspoon tea tree oil

Tea Tree Oil is also great as a moisturizer and cleanser.  It opens clogged pores removes bacteria from the skin.  It is also an anti-oxidant. Tea Tree oil controls free radicals in the body and boosts the production of collagen.

Tea Tree oil is a handy natural skin care ingredient to have around the house. In addition to treating acne, it can also be used on insect bites, sunburn, and blisters.  It is also used on head lice, athlete's foot, toenail infections and rashes.

VALUABLE TIP: You can add a few drops of tea tree oil to your vaporizer (or steam bath) this winter to help relieve coughs and colds.  

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Natural Skin Care Recipes For Dry Skin

Whether you suffer from dry skin all year long, or just need some extra moisture during the cooler temperature months, these natural skin care recipes for dry skin will hydrate your skin and give you the healthy radiant skin you are looking for.  

Here are two dry skin facial SCRUB recipes you’ll like:

Moisturizing body and facial scrub – you can either use salt or sugar.  Sugar tends to be more gentle than salt, so it’s up to you. If you have super sensitive skin, you may want to use brown sugar.

Use either olive oil, organic extra virgin coconut oil, almond oil, safflower oil or vegetable oil – your going to add one part of oil to 2 parts of the sugar or salt and mix together in a small container. (don’t be alarmed if the salt seperates and falls to the bottom – it will do that).

Use this scrub mixture during showering or bathing. Apply mixture to wet skin in a circular motion and lightly scrub the face, or any other areas of dry skin (elbows, knees, feet). Finish by rinsing well with warm water.

Brown Sugar Scrub for Dry Skin
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon (or less) olive oil or extra virgin coconut oil
Put sugar in the palm of your hand and mix together with oil to create paste. Massage into skin in a circular motion.  Rinse with warm water.

Here are a few great  MASK recipes for dry skin:
Nourishing Anti-Wrinkle Mask For Dry Skin
2 tablespoons cottage cheese
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Mix together and apply to face for 15-20 minutes

Honey Mask
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoons olive oil
Heat mixture until it becomes more fluid. Apply mask and cover with gauze cloth for approximately 15-20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.

Dry Skin Mask
4 tablespoons yogurt
½ banana
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon honey             
Apply mixture to skin and leave on approximately 10-15 minutes.  Massage into skin well before rinsing with warm water.

Peach mask for dry skin
Mash one large skinned peach
3  teaspoon honey
Add mashed peach and honey together. ** Add 2 tablespoons yogurt to make a workable consistency.  Pat onto face and neck and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Naturally Skinsational Has Natural Skin Care Solutions

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You can spend  a good chunk of time on the internet searching for natural skin care recipes, and information on your particular skin care concerns. That is what is wonderful about Naturally Skinsational. You don’t need to do that anymore.

Naturally Skinsational is 130 informative pages, packed with over 150 natural skin care recipes, including recipes for

Scrubs and masks 
Peels and toners

Moisturizers and mists

Skin wraps and skin essentials

Homemade gift ideas – included is clever gift giving ideas and downloadable recipes index cards that come in handy.

Learn about basic skin care needs no matter what your age, and other skin conditions such as chronic dry skin, acne and rosacea.

The  E-guide is a stand-alone guide that helps those new to natural skin care learn the basics of beginning their own natural skin care routine.
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Naturally Skinsational will answer questions like:

Which natural ingredients will increase collagen production

Which natural ingredients will improve elasticity

Which natural ingredients have firming properties

Why should you use Vitamin C, K , or E and what do they do for my skin
What is Retinol and why should I use it

What are beta and alpha hydroxy acids and what does that mean for my skin

What natural ingredients rejuvenate my skin and reduce age spots, wrinkles and other signs of aging?
Bonus Material

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