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Homemade Beauty Tricks

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1. WASH YOUR FACE WITH COLD WATER: Many may feel that washing your face with cold water does not make a difference, but believe me, IT DOES, AND A LOT! The cold water keeps the skin hydrated, prevents wrinkles and takes away swelling. So girls, avoid using hot water, it will only harm the skin. Usually before showering, I take off my makeup with some make-up remover and wash my face with face wash in the sink! It makes a big difference!

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TRY:  Papaya skin polishing face mask: Papaya is rich in vitamins A, C and E and various antioxidants that are great for the skin. Applying it on the skin is known to soften, polish and brighten skin. It is also very effective in lightening uneven skin tone and age spots by mild exfoliation.

How to make: Mix 2 tbsp of ripe papaya pulp, 1 tsp of honey and 1 tsp of lemon juice into a paste. Apply this mixture on your face for 15-20 minutes and wash off with cold water.

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2. NATURAL CURLS: I LOVE curling my hair and I love the waves that it gives me, but whenever I use a curling wand it always dries out my hair a lot, therefore, a a simple trick that I use whenever I don’t want to use heat on my hair is: immediately after drying with the dryer, or when the hair is a little damp, I make a looser bun, and I leave it up until it’s time to leave the house. When I let my hair down, it comes out sooo cute and it almost looks like I curled it with a heat tool. It’s worth a try!

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3. ICE TO RELIEF SWELLING/PUFFINESS OF THE FACE: I always wake up with my face super swollen, especially when I’m very tired or slept too much. The trick to relief some of the puffiness is making to create a homemade “ice pack”, I wrap the ice in a towel and leave it on top of my face for about 5-10 minutes in the morning. When I don’t have ice, I grab a soda can from the hotel’s minibar (hahaha) and place it on the areas around my eyes. It works!

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Lemon and yogurt face mask: Oily skin and breakouts is a common skin concern during summers, and lemon and yogurt mix is ideal to combat both these concerns. Gentle yet effective, lemon works to improve skin’s texture by lightening acne marks. Vitamin C is commonly used in various cosmetic brands so why not apply it through natural sources!

How to make: Mix 1 tsp of lemon and 1 tsp of low-fat yogurt into a paste and apply it on your face. Wash it off after 15-20 minutes.

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