DIY Sunburn Relief Banana Mask

Banana Sun Burn Aid
Banana face masks will provide relief and aid for sun burnt skin. The flesh of the banana is full of antioxidants which have soothing properties. Banana face masks are also very hydrating to dry skin and leaves it softer and fresh looking.

banana sunburn recipeHow to make your mask:
Using the back of a fork, simply just mash up a banana and put it on your face–leave it on for 30 minutes & rinse off. Use your moisturizer after you pat dry your skin. If you are extremely sunburned, put on some Aloe Vera gel before your moisturizer.

DIY banana sunburn mask

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DIY Banana Mask

 

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4 Important Vitamins for Healthy Skin

Proper skin care takes much more than just swathing your face with expensive cosmetics. Beauty comes from within. You have to provide you skin with the nutrition it needs to fend off environmental hazards like dust, pollution and sunlight. Your skin quality also reflects your overall health. Any accumulation of toxins, hormonal upset and improper body function will be exhibited as skin blemishes. The following are the top five vitamins that can help you buildup immunity, detoxify your system and achieve skin perfection.

Vitamin C

Environmental hazards are unavoidable and they cause serious skin damage. Increased exposure to pollen, dust and polluted air directly causes premature aging. UV rays break down your collagen and worsen the appearance of age spots. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that keeps your skin cells safe from these harmful stress factors. Adequate intake of vitamin C can effectively deter the aging process, prevent skin discoloration and brighten your skin tone. Having 3 to 5 servings of fresh fruits like oranges, strawberries and grapes everyday is the best way to keep you well-stocked with vitamin C.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is the most powerful bioactive antioxidant among all vitamins. Vitamin E can immediately catch and remove any free radicals that come near your cells. It is a fat-soluble vitamin, and so it gives you much longer-lasting protection than vitamin C.Supplying your skin with enough vitamin E can drastically reduce the appearance of skin blemishes like acne and age spots. Common dietary sources for this vitamin are asparagus, avocados, nuts and seeds, eggs and dairy products.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 helps your skin by reducing the amount of homocysteines in your blood. Homocysteines affect both your circulation system and endocrine system. Elevated levels of this compound cause cholesterol to form plaque, which impairs your blood flow. High homocysteines levels also trigger stress response, which can cause acne breakouts and hives. Increasing your vitamin B6 encourages better oxygenation of your skin cells and reduces its exposure to stress damage. Vitamin B6 is rich in foods like meats, whole grains, nuts and seeds.

Folate

Folate has the same stress reducing function as vitamin B6 and can also promote better oxygenation for your cells. Folate heightens your red blood cell production. Higher concentration of red blood cells means more oxygen can be delivered to your skin and other tissue. Abundance of oxygen encourages faster skin regeneration. Eating a variety of dark leafy vegetables, beans and legumes, citrus fruits and fortified cereals is the easiest way to get the folate you need for a look of rejuvenation.

Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic acid is extremely important in prevention of acne, dermatitis and skin allergies. This vitamin helps your body break down fat and prevents surplus oil secretion from your sebaceous glands. Increased intake of pantothenic acid can reduce your pore size and improve your skin tone, making it a common ingredient in many skin care products. The best dietary sources for pantothenic acid include fish, red meat, wheat bran and yeast. You can also get an extra boost of pantothenic acid by taking a royal jelly supplement.

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Mineral Make-up

A “new” makeup discovery that’s been around for 30 years is taking the cosmetic industries by storm. Mineral makeup is the latest addition to an emerging beauty culture dedicated to better living. Unlike traditional products, mineral makeup, which is based on a hypoallergenic loose powder that naturally nourishes the skin, contains no perfumes, talc, alcohol, dyes, mineral oil or preservatives.

Why we should use mineral makeup?

1)Good for sensitive skin: Most women struggle with acne, allergies, dryness,clogged pores due to commercial makeup. Mineral makeup lets you enhance skin care with positive beauty choices, not create more problems

2)Doesn’t Feel like mask: The texture of mineral make up is light and fine. Even with makeup,it helps skin breathe.

3)Natural look and feel. Stays on all day long.

4)It’s anti-inflammatory and No harmful ingredients.

Mineral makeup is a great alternative for chemical makeup. Using pure natural mineral makeup every time will make a huge difference to your skin. So if you use makeup, make sure it is mineral makeup, it’s the safest for your skin.

Ingredients:

Mineral makeup mostly contains triple-milled minerals like titanium, gold, zinc, magnesium and aluminum naturally relax, refresh and rejuvenate the skin, and offer a genuine beauty solution in the comfort of home. Be sure to stay away from mineral makeup containing talc. Talc tends to congest the skin with blackheads and may cause breakouts.
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2040_10200133690965479_1403608009_nApril M. Monterrosa is the Owner of  The Lil Spa Room , PCA Skin Certified, a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor, Founder of  Wonderfully Wise Women, & a Writer for SAXtreme Magazine. Just a simple &  Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Marine Corps wife, Mama of a Dachshund, & a licensed Cosmetologist of 17+ years, blogging about things I love most…Beauty, Love, Life, Spa, Wine, and everything else in between! Check out my other Blog at: wonderfullywisewomen.me

Easy Skin Care Tips

Avoid stress as much as you are can.
Stay out of the sun (or protect your skin with UV blockers).
Don’t smoke. This does nasty things to your skin!
Drink lots of water.
Get plenty of sleep.
Be sure to clean your skin properly.
Eat lots of fruit and vegetables.
Get a Facial once a month…with me of course! 😉
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<3April M. Monterrosa is the Owner of  The Lil Spa Room , PCA Skin Certified, a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor, Founder of  Wonderfully Wise Women, & a Writer for SAXtreme Magazine. Just a simple &  Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Marine Corps wife, Mama of a Dachshund, & a licensed Cosmetologist of 17+ years, blogging about things I love most…Beauty, Love, Life, Spa, Wine, and everything else in between! Check out my Other Blog at: wonderfullywisewomen.me

Best Time of Year for a Facial

Maybe you don’t have the time or the cash to have regular facials. For you, a facial might be just a yearly indulgence. If you are going to do it only once a year, the best time of the year to get a facial is the fall. Although the outdoor cold and indoor dry heat in the winter are dehydrating to the skin, the worst time for your skin is the summer. Considering the time spent in the sun, the exposure to chlorine in pools, and the increased time outdoors (which means more contact with air pollution), summertime can be very damaging to the skin. A fall facial might help to repair some of the damage the summer season has caused. It could unclog your pores, get rid of dead skin cells (remember that sunburn?) and moisturize dry skin — all the better to face the trials of the cooler weather ahead. For more information on skin care, Check out the rest of my blog or book an appointment with me.

Live, Love, Spa,
April M. Monterrosa, The Lil Spa Room
Phone: 210.896.4445
Address: 123 Southbridge 
(Inside Visions for Hair Salon)
San Antonio, TX 78216
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