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Maintaining Radiant Skin Even At The Most Economically Difficult Times? These DIY Face Masks Will Do.

Maintaining Radiant Skin Even At The Most Economically Difficult Times? These DIY Face Masks Will Do.

We all know that taking good care of our skin requires deep cleansing, daily cream care and a great mask every once in a while. If you think that your branded face mask has everything you need, think again. Though quite effective, branded face masks are usually costly, have fewer quantity and most importantly usually contain not so natural ingredients that can cause more harm than good. If you really want to take good care of your face skin, try opting for DIY face masks that are super fun and easy to make, require much less money, and provide best skin nourishment with zero side effects.

Most of us would opt for a branded face mask simply because we think that making one ourselves would take up a lot of time, and that it requires special preparation. In reality it is quite easy and once you get started, it can become pretty fun and creative to mix different combinations and watch for the amazing results. While some of the masks won’t require basically anything but fresh fruit or vegetables that you can simply rub on your face and leave for some time, your essential DIY face mask equipment should consist of a simple bowl, a whisk and a face mask brush. Depending on a mask, you will need different fruits, vegetables or other ingredients from your fridge.

10 greatest and most efficient DIY face masks for each skin type

Pomegranate Exfoliating Scrub

    Being rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, pomegranate has always been an essential ingredient in anti-aging skin care. With this rich and powerful exfoliating scrub, your skin will be rejuvenated and clean of dead skin.

    Avocado and Honey Mask for Dry Skin

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      Dry skin can be quite sensitive, especially to artificial ingredients found in branded masks. Honey provides powerful and natural solution to dry skin, and with the addition of moisturizing avocado, your dry skin will be replenished and nourished.

      Turmeric Mask

        Turmeric is an amazing agent in fighting wrinkles. Once you combine it with yogurt and honey, you will get a powerful mixture that will help you get rid of acne and hydrate your skin at the same time.

        Yogurt Facial Mask

          Yogurt facial mask can serve as a great cleansing solution that leaves your face hydrated and your pores tightened. Mix it with different ingredients to get optimal results for your skin type.

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          Pumpkin Facial Mask

            Pumpkin is rich in vitamins C and A and antioxidants. Its rich texture produces great facial mask that helps you fight skin aging and leaves your skin hydrated and softened.

            Strawberry Facial Mask

              Strawberries are another great source of vitamin C. Strawberry facial mask is super easy to make at home and it will help your skin preserve collagen levels for longer.

              Greek Olive Pits

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                Olives have been known for ages for their amazing skin benefits and have been used as a main ingredient in beauty products. Aside from providing plenty of antioxidants, they are also a powerful exfoliating agent. Greek olive pits homemade mask will leave your skin cleansed and nourished.

                Soothing Oatmeal Mask

                  Oats are great for rough skin, damaged by acne or eczema. You too can provide natural relief to your damaged skin by making this simple and powerful mask. Mix it with different ingredients to get best results for each skin type.

                  Detoxifying, De-Puffing Mocha Mask

                    Finally, there is a homemade solution to help us get rid of the puffiness. The trick is in the caffeine. Mixed with yogurt, it will also re-hydrate your skin.

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                    Brightening Strawberry Lemon Mask for Oily/Problem Skin

                      Another very common skin problem is oily skin prone to acne. This strawberry, lemon, yogurt and honey mix is the best natural cure for oily skin that leaves your face cleansed and nourished.

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                      Last Updated on September 18, 2020

                      7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                      7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                      Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                      Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                      1. Exercise Daily

                      It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                      If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                      Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                      2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                      Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                      One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                      This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                      3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                      Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                      Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                      Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                      4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                      Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                      The basic nutritional advice includes:

                      • Eat unprocessed foods
                      • Eat more veggies
                      • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                      • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                      Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                        5. Watch Out for Travel

                        Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                        This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                        If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                        6. Start Slow

                        Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                        If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                        7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                        Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                        My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                        If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                        I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                        Final Thoughts

                        Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                        Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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