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Garnier Anti-ruff conditioner

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My hair is and will always the one healthy thing about me. For as far as I remember I’ve always had shiny black hair. I had it once until my waist but for kids, the problem you get are lice. Teehee, good thing my mom would be to the rescue.

Now though, going out means some extra protection and I have Garnier’s anti-ruff conditioner to thank. Like its other products, they’ve reinforced active fruit concentrateGarnier Fructis hair care products protect and strengthen the hair and makes it lively. I’m an advocate of Vitamin E so along with this I also eat lots of cucumber and avocado…Also, this conditioner is applicable after taking a bath and leaves hair smelling really good. Try it!

Green Monday

My Yves Rocher Facial Mask and Moisturizer

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I would recommend organic facial masks or homemade if you’d like to call it, with one of the recipes I posted earlier on. (See 2 posts down). I just don’t have all the time in the world to mix such concoction everyday so having masks like the ones pictured above or those that can be bought in smaller packs would be convenient.

These two are some of the products in the box of Yves Rocher I got some time last week, the whole lot is here. On the left is a matte peeling mask (green cap) with purple flowers on it. Those are from Scutellaria, also known as skullcap; it’s a potent antioxidant. It’s also said to be an antihistamine, antibacterial and inflammatory modulator containing tannins, volatile oils and flavonoids.

Upon application of this mask, there’s a stinging sensation for a few seconds. The gel would then dry up, you could feel the skin tightening up. The mask also contains apricot beads…opens up pores for deep cleansing. Unlike other beaded masks I used before, this one doesn’t give me breakouts.

Instruction says leave the mask for 5-10 minutes and rinse. I do that and the matte effect can be seen immediately. After rinsing and drying up I apply the other one, a moisturizer that contains maple sugar — translated literally but I guess it is actually the sugar content, maple syrup is like honey when used as a facial anyway.

These two has totally made my face glow.

*What is effective to me may not be effective to you. Please consult your dermatologist.

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Life and then Som

Yves Rocher Shower Gels and Shampoo

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These are some more loots from my Yves Rocher box. I got these 3 shower gels for free when I ordered from their online shop. Far left is a shampoo fit to use when out on a beach for the summer so I’ve yet to use it. In the middle is pink lotus flower  from Laos shower gel, really smells good and feels so summery on your skin. Last would be my favorite, you’d feel so clean after using this Orange from Florida shower gel. Lovely gifts from Yves Rocher that will leave you fresh and feeling rejuvenated.

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Edible Remedy

I have always believed articles I read about home remedy for acne and other home related cures. This is because I’ve tried some myself. One of the popular home ingredient is the oatmeal, it helps calm and moisturize the skin and also remedies dryness. Mixed with ingredients like fresh tomatoes, oatmeal also helps oily and blemish-prone skin.

Here is a simple recipe for an oatmeal mask I tried…there is another recipe for acne but this one is for regular use. (from the How to page)

Ingredients:

* Oatmeal
* Yogurt or buttermilk
* Honey
* Egg white
* Tomato
* Lemon juice
* Olive oil

Procedure:

1.Grind 1/2 cup oatmeal. In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup plain yogurt or buttermilk with 2 tbsp. honey. Add grounded oatmeal and blend well. Clean face and neck well then apply facial mixture onto skin, but not around the eyes. After 15 minutes, remove with a wash cloth and splash face with warm water.

2.Combine 1/3 cup of oatmeal with 1/2 cup of hot water and set aside to thicken. In a separate bowl, mix 2 tbsp. plain yogurt, 2 tbsp. honey and 1 egg white. Stir well.

After cleansing face and neck, pat the facial onto the skin with fingertips,avoid the eyes. Leave facial on for 10 to 15 minutes to tighten skin when it dries. Rinse off  with warm water and a wash cloth.

3. Chop 1 ripe tomato, including skin and seeds, add to 1 tbsp. oatmeal. Stir in 1 tsp. lemon juice. Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor to make a paste. After cleansing face and neck, smooth facial onto skin, but not the eye area. After 10 minutes, use a wash cloth to remove the facial and then splash with warm water.

4. Mix 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal with 1 egg white and 1 tsp. olive oil. Stir well to combine the egg white. Add a few drops of lemon juice and mix again. On cleansed face and neck, apply the mixture smoothly with fingertips, keeping away from the eyes. Relax for 15 to 30 minutes before removing facial with a wash cloth and rinsing with warm water.

There! All from your kitchen and it’s chemical free! Honey and oatmeal combined are also a good choice, it’s edible too! 😀

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