Apple Cucumber Brightening Facial Mask

Apple and Cucumber Brightening Facial Mask
Brighten dull and lifeless skin with this brightening facial mask!
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cucumber (peeled)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 slice of an apple
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 2 drops lime essential oil
Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients (except essential oil); blend in a blender until smooth
  • Add the lime essential oil to the blended mixture; mix well
  • Put mixture in the fridge for 10-15 minutes
  • Apply the mixture to a clean face
  • Let sit for 20 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water
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How to Remove Sunless Tanner

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At some point or another when using sunless tanner, you’re going to have an ut-oh moment and need to get the stuff off…pronto.  (Hey, it happens to the best of us!)  Whether you want to remove your sunless tanner because it looks orange, or it looks like someone attacked you with a paint roller brush and you have streaks from here to there, or just because it’s started to fade unevenly….fret not, it can be removed!

Here are your options (and in some cases they don’t work miracles the first time around so give them another go if that’s the case):

Baking Soda and Lemon

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

Combine the two ingredients and mix well until a creamy paste forms.  Apply it to your skin and let it sit for a few minutes and then gently scrub and wipe it off using a cleansing cloth/wash cloth.

Lemon and Sugar

  • 1 cup raw/coarse sugar
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice

Combine the two ingredients and mix well until a paste forms.  Apply to skin and let it sit a few minutes.  Massage into skin and scrub away that sunless tanner.  Rinse with water.

Baby Oil

Cover your body in baby oil and let it sit for 10 minutes.  Rinse.  (This won’t remove your tan but it will lighten it).

Exfoliating Mitt and Lemon

Pour some lemon juice onto an exfoliating mitt and start buffing your skin with it

Take a Long Bath

Soak in the bathtub and take a bubble bath for 20 minutes.  This will “loosen” the tan.  Scrub after soaking and your tan should wash right off.

Hair Removal Cream

Apply hair removal cream to the area(s) and wipe it off.  (Hair removal cream…not hair bleach)

Natural Lemon Hair Highlights

Lemon Highlighter

Naturally highlight your hair at home!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup  fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to hair and let sit for 30 minutes (sitting in the sun helps even more)

*It’s always a good idea to test a small section of your hair before doing larger sections incase the results are not what you desired (red undertones can cause orange-ish looking results)

Exfoliating Lemon Foot Scrub

Lemon Foot Scrub

Treat your feet to this deliciously exfoliating lemony foot scrub!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon

Directions:

  • Blend oats in a blender or food processor until powdery
  • Transfer the blended oats into a bowl with the cornmeal and salt; mix well
  • Add the lemon to the mixture; mix well
  • Add a little bit of water to the mixture and stir until a paste forms (keep adding water until you get the mixture to a paste form)
  • Apply the mixture to feet and massage into skin
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Honey Lemon Face Wash

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Wash your face free of impurities and dirt with this facial wash that smells delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup liquid castile soap
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops essential oil (whichever you prefer)

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; blend with a hand blender until smooth
  • Pour into a bottle or pump dispenser
  • Put a few drops in your hand, add a little water and lather together
  • Apply to face (avoid the eye area) and wash
  • Rinse with water

Yellow Nail Rinse

Lemon Nails

Banish pesky yellow coloring from nails!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe lemon (cut in half)

 

Directions:

  • Squish the tips of your fingers into one half of the lemon
  • Massage the lemon and lemon juice onto fingers for two minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Repeat steps for 5-7 days for noticeable results

Tightening and Toning Lemon Egg White Face Mask

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Tighten and tone skin with this easy to make face mask!

Ingredients:

  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 egg white

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients; beat for 3 minutes
  • Apply mixture to a clean face (avoiding eye area)
  • Let sit for 30 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water