All About Style: March 2012

Friday, 16 March 2012

Tomato Face Mask

Tomato Facial Mask

How to Make a Tomato Facial Mask. Tomatoes have long been used in home remedies for oily and blemish-prone skin, and with good reason


* Tomato
* Lemon juice
* Oatmeal
* Cornmeal
* Non-fat dry milk
* Brewer's yeast
* Yogurt
* Tomato juice
* Carrot juice
* Olive oil
* Instant mashed potato flakes
Step 1

Chop one tomato and combine in a food processor or blender with 1 tsp.
lemon juice and 1 tbsp. oatmeal. Blend to a smooth paste. Cleanse face and neck.
Apply the tomato facial to blemished skin, leaving on for 10 minutes. Gently
remove with a warm washcloth and rinse skin with warm water to remove all residue.
Step 2

Peel and seed one tomato and mash the pulp with a fork.
Combine that with 1/4 cup cornmeal, mixing well. Massage onto cleansed skin of
face and neck, staying away from the eyes. Rinse off with cool water.
Step 3

Cut one tomato into quarters or eighths, if it is large. Taking one piece at a time,
gently rub the pulp-side onto clean face and neck, but do not use around the eyes.
Massage tomato pieces in a circular motion until the skin is covered with juice.
Allow to dry and then rinse skin with cool water.
Step 4

Mix one cup oatmeal with 3 tbsp. non-fat dry milk, moistening all the oats.
Chop one tomato and puree it in a blender. Add that to the oatmeal-milk mixture,
stirring to incorporate all ingredients well. Apply to cleansed face and neck skin
with the fingertips, keeping free of the eye area. Leave on the skin for 45 minutes.
Use a warm washcloth to remove the facial and splash face with warm water.
Step 5

Blend 1 tbsp. powdered brewer's yeast with 1/2 tbsp. plain, unflavored yogurt,
1 tsp. each of lemon juice, tomato juice, carrot juice and olive oil. Mix by hand or
in a food processor or blender to form a smooth paste. Cleanse face and neck and
apply the facial mixture with fingertips, but not near the eyes. After 15 minutes,
remove the mask with a warm washcloth and rinse skin with warm water.
Step 6

Remove the peel and seeds from one tomato and puree the flesh in a food processor
or blender. Mix in 1 tsp. instant mashed potato flakes, blending well. Pat the facial
onto cleansed face and neck skin. Keep away from the eyes. After 10 minutes, rinse off
with warm water.


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5 Testing Cosmetic Tips to Prevent Skin Problems


·         Cosmetics tryout and skin problems go hand in hand. I’m sure, cosmetics at the mall counter tends to be a very enticing sight and a cosmetic addict would find it very hard to control herself from trying it, but, you should keep in mind is that you’re not the only shopper; in fact, consider the numerous dangers you’re exposed to when you tend to try on the products. Apart from you hundred others tried that very thing on their skin. You are quite likely to attract skin related infections, bacteria and viruses.

·         So, for all the beauty freaks, here are five important tips that you can use to test cosmetics on your skin without being a potential inhabitant of skin problems.
·         Alcohol is known to purify any component. So before you move on to applying that lipstick, ask the SA to clean the tester by wiping it with an alcohol based astringent. However, be prepared for a “I’m sorry ma’am, we do not have one”, and keep one swab with yourself and wipe of that tester before application and keep all skin problems at a distance.

·         If you’re prone to trying out cosmetics then always carry your own brushes for blush and eye shadows. The brushes that are placed with sample products are used on a variety of skin, clean or unclean and they can contaminate you with all kinds of skin problems.

·         You can very well prevent using colour testers on your skin but when it comes to foundation, it can be quite impossible to buy one without testing. Here’s what you should do; walk up to your SA and ask her if you could be provided with a sample sachet so that you may try it out.

·         You can also shop during hours when you’re sure that the SA will not have to deal with too many customers and will even squeeze in time to clean out the testers when you request her to do so. Simply avoid shopping over the weekends. This will save your skin from going through the entire trauma.

·         Skin problems can mostly be prevented by refraining yourself from using open products; they’re known to harbour most bacteria.

·         Trying them you will save you from numerous skin problems. So whenever you’re on your next cosmetic shopping spree make sure you’re equipped with them.
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