DIY skin care recipes

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Michael Moore shows us his favorite DIY skin care recipes.

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1.) Cellulite - Save your morning grinds and use them to help improve the looks of cellulite

Caffeine is a popular ingredient found in many cellulite creams, and it is easy to perform a daily caffeine treatment on cellulite ridden areas.

Massage coffee grounds into moist skin for 2 to 3 minutes while in the shower. The massage will also stimulate blood flow to break up some of the fat pockets that come through the skin as cellulite.

2.) Use Lemons To Lighten Skin Naturally -  Lemon can be used as a facial cleanser and to lighten dark patches to create a more even skin tone. It can also be used to gently fade away freckles and discolored marks on the skin.  While lemon is a great lightener, it can also make your skin very sensitive because of its acidity. To use on a daily basis, mix 1 tsp lemon juice into 1 1/2 cups of your daily moisturizing lotion. Use this mixture daily to lighten your complexion.

3.) An Avocado Citrus Masque is perfect for healing dry skin while leaving it with a nice healthy glow.  Mix 1/2 and avocado, three chunks of FERSH pineapple and juice from 1/4 lime in a food processor.  Next add tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and 1/2 tablespoon of honey,  local if possible ... do this by hand with a fork until well blended.  Wash your face as normal ... but try running a cotton pad dampened with apple cider vinegar over the face ... this may tingle a little ... skip this step if you have sensitive skin.  Cover the face with your fresh masque and let it set for 10 minutes.  For extra benefit remove only the top layer of the mask and steam your face either in the shower or over a pot of hot water for an additional three to five minutes ... giving your face a good massage while you steam.

4.) For Wrinkles and Eye Puffiness a combination of avocado, honey and cucumbers will do the trick.

Using both avocado and cucumber together can effectively eliminate both eye puffiness and wrinkles. Avocado has natural oils that can plump and rejuvenate skin, while cucumber adds moisture. Cucumber rehydrates, cools and soothes the skin. This helps both reduce the puffiness, and also adds water to the skin to plump it and help the wrinkles fade. Begin by using an avocado-honey paste around your eyes to sooth the skin, plump it, and begin erasing those wrinkles. After 20 minutes, gently rinse it off.

Then, try the traditional method of lying on your back with cucumber slices over your eyes. Leave these on for an additional 15 minutes. After this home spa treatment, you should feel healthier skin and see more beautiful young eyes.


5.) Razor burn is undeniably annoying, and not so great to look at. This imminent result of shaving can cause sensitive, unsightly skin in the worst of places. It can also cause painful ingrown hairs from the hair growing outside of the follicle. To calm razor burn, blend 1/2 of a banana, two teaspoons of olive oil, and three teaspoons of honey in a blender. Apply generously to the razor burn area, and let it heal your skin for 10 to 20 minutes. Repeat daily until it is fully healed. This recipe will last you for several treatments, so be sure to seal and refrigerate it well.

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