Bioaqua black mask (Review)

I think everyone would have seen the videos and pictures on social medias about a black face mask which helps to remove black heads and clean the pores.

A colleague of mine is actually into wholesale and distribution of this black face mask. Once she posted it on her pages on different social media, her contacts on WhatsApp and also told us to help her share it. I noticed most of the females on her page, contacts were a lot interested in this product because of the need for a clear and glowing skin from clogged pores due to oil from make up products applied on the face.

Even at that for every product we have Con’s and pros. For this product the con’s are pains felt when peeling off the mask and also it would definitely remove facial hairs. The pros are the aftermath of using the black mask, that is the total removal of black heads and oil, smooth and soft skin. But after all, that’s the miracle we are all looking for. I know the pain would be worth it.

A review of the product from Rachel Corbett @ news.com.au .Rachel Corbett is a writer, radio, TV and podcast presenter and creator of the online podcasting course, PodSchool.

For those who can bear the pain of removing the mask can order theirs at cheap costs on platforms like Amazon, jumia ….using this link

Bioaqua facial black mask


Considerable factors when picking make up products

Happy new month and week, Have just been bothered about something that came to my notice earlier this week and using this medium to share it with you. When using Cosmetics, there are factors one need to consider before purchasing, then applying it and there given a wrong output.

Cosmetics are products applied to enhance or improve beauty and art. The misuse of cosmetics have been found to be common among people especially the locals who do not have enough knowledge on their application. Cosmetics are sold in all types of market environment like creams, lotions, moisturisers, make up products and so on. For today, am going to talk on make up usage in the next paragraph.

Make up like foundation, concealer, powder, mascara, highlighter, Bronzer, contour, Pencil liner and so on. Many people misuse the application of make up. Mainly when picking a make up product to buy, there are factors to consider in which most people do not. They just go into a store and pick up any product they like because it is attractive or some even go ahead to get from a road side trader or hawker, not knowing if the product is a counterfeit or sometimes they just get any colour of powder or product just because they just want to have one. They are as follows:

  1. Brand

The product brand is important in such that the product target should be an high ranked product like Iman, Classic, Sleek, Mary kay. These brands speak quality. Their originality can be identified by trade marks and scratch panels.

Like i use Classic make up pro contour palette, Classic true colour oil control foundation for my simple and quick make up. I personally prefer the pro contour palette because it contains all the necessary for my light make ups like the bronzer,highlighter, contour, blush.

2. Skin properties

After picking a product brand, even before leaving home you should know your skin tone and skin type. Skin tone can be light, olive, chocolate and dark. Skin type can be oily, dry and normal skin. A cosmetologist can also be consulted. Your skin tone should be in line with the colour of the product you are buying. Also, the skin type should considered when choosing especially a foundation, powder or setting powder. For an oily skin, an oil control product should be your out look. I was almost a victim or will i say was once a victim. Recently, i needed to get a new foundation and the person attending to me in the store brought to my notice while i was about paying for the foundation that am meant to get an oil control foundation and not just any foundation because of my oily skin.

After considering these factors, the main problem is now applying these products. Products should not be applied too much on the face, an adequate and light amount should be applied. In order not to create a bogus look.

Overripe Bananas: An ally in beauty

Hello, What a great week we have ahead of us. Considering an everyday nutritious fruit…..Banana. Bananas are often considered as healthy fruits which provide a lot of nourishment to our body. People avoid buying bananas in bulk as it turns bad quickly. Have you ever put an old banana in the garbage bin, just because it is no good to eat? If yes, then next time you will not be willing to throw away an old banana. The reason is simple; here are some amazing uses and benefits of banana which you can take advantage of! See how you can use banana which is about to turn bad.

  1. Banana for Dry Skin

Banana creates a protective layer on your skin and prevents it from getting dry. It deeply moisturizes the skin and keeps it hydrated.

  • Take a ripe banana and mash it. Make a thick paste of banana and apply it on your face.
  • Leave it for 20 minutes; later wash your face with warm water.

2. Say Goodbye to the Oily skin Banana along with lemon juice works great on oily skin. It removes the excessive oil from the face and open the skin pores. It is a best cleansing method to clean up your skin.

  • Take one ripe banana and blend it with 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
  • Apply the thick paste on your face and gently massage it on your skin.
  • Allow it to remain for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash your face with cold water and pat dry with clean towel.You will get a soft and smooth skin after application of this pack.

3. Remove the Dead Cell with Banana The accumulation of dead cell on the skin is the prime reason behind acne.

  • Mash 1 banana and add 1 tbsp of oats as well as 1 tsp cocoa milk to it.
  • Mix it properly to make an ideal scrub for your skin.
  • Apply the scrub on your face and gently massage with it using your fingertips for 2 minutes.
  • Allow the mask to remain for 10 minutes, later wash it with warm water.

4. Get Rid of Wrinkles with Banana The ageing process provides wrinkles on your skin. The fine lines on your skin will vanish in no time.

  • Blend 1 banana with 1 tbsp of avocado extract.
  • Create a thick paste and apply it on your face using your fingertips
  • Leave it for 20-25 minutes and then rinse with water.

Repeat this remedy thrice a week to get the wrinkle free skin. 5. Treat Acne using Banana It is very easy to reduce the redness and inflammation of acne using banana. It has a healing property which provides relief from acne.

  • Take 1 banana crust and rub it’s inside on your face.
  • Apply this remedy before bedtime and keep the pack overnight.
  • Wash you face next day morning with warm water.

Apply this remedy every night to get rid of acne in no time. 6. Lighten the Dark Circles with Banana The dark circles are considered as a black patch on your beautiful face.

  • Mash a ripe banana. Rub the paste gently on your skin under eyes for 2 minutes.
  • Leave the paste undisturbed for 10 minutes and later clean it with a wet clean cloth.

Repeat the remedy once every day to lighten up the dark circles at home. 7. Treat the Dry Hair with Banana Banana works great on the hair and provides an amazing shine to your hair. It moisturizes the hair and scalp as well as helps to prevent the over drying of hair.

  • Mash one overripe banana and add 1 tbsp each of avocado extract as well as yogurt.
  • Blend all the ingredients properly and apply it on your scalp as well as hair.
  • Keep the hair mask for 30 minutes and later wash you hair with warm water.

Use this hair mask once in a week to keep your hair hydrated and add a shine to your hair. Isn’t it amazing that an overripe banana can provide you lot of benefits. Now, just choose the mask which is suitable for you and enjoy the benefits of tropic fruit banana. From https://plus.google.com/+MaintainingmentalhealthBlogspot15/posts/eeUSnmfjRG7

Turmeric powder: Skin wonder effect and Natural ways to use

I am so happy today and it is a great privilege to share to you my friends, on the importance of turmeric to skin care. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) plant is a natural ingredient found to possess an active antimicrobial property, curcumin that help to kill and prevent the growth of bacteria. The root of the turmeric plant is normally ground to yield a yellow colored powder, which is then used for various applications such as taking care of the skin but also good as a spice and dye. Turmeric is mostly used widely in India for medicinal and culinary purposes such as to improve the taste, color and aroma of food, food preservative. Due to the increase in drug resistance, research has been done to prove its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, antimutagenic, anti-thrombotic, hepatoprotective, and antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-parasitic actions.

Turmeric has been proven to treat variety of skin conditions such as acne, alopecia, atopic dermatitis, facial photo aging, oral lichen planus, pruritus, psoriasis, radiodermatitis, and vitiligo. There are several ways in which turmeric can be combined to other natural ingredients or products to give a healthy, glowing, youthful and beautiful skin.

Here i will discuss 10 best combinations to improve the skin with turmeric:

1. Turmeric and Lemon

The skin bleaching (lightening) properties of lemon will lighten the skin. This skin lightening mask is perfect for treating anti-aging and oily skin apart from lightening the skin.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon turmeric.
  • Apply an even layer over the skin and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with water by gently scrubbing in circular motions.

Use this process weekly twice before going to bed.

2. Turmeric and Oil

This combination is perfect for people with dry, flaky and itchy skin. You can use coconut oil, castor oil or almond oil for this process.

  • Mix 1 tablespoon turmeric and any oil of your choice.
  • Apply this paste over the skin and gently massage for few minutes.
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water followed by cold water.

Continue using this process 3 times in a week.

3. Turmeric and Honey

Honey helps to lock moisture in the skin cells, soothes sun burns and treats acne. This combination is perfect for people with normal and combined skin.

  • Combine 2 teaspoons of honey with 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • Apply an even layer over the skin.
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Repeat the process 3 times in a week.

4. Turmeric and Cucumber

The astringent properties of cucumber slow down the aging process. This combination is excellent for sensitive skin.

  • Mix 2 teaspoons of cucumber juice and 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • Apply an even coat over the skin and gently massage for 5 minutes.
  • Leave it on for 1 hour and rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Continue this process 3 times in a week.

5. Turmeric and Orange Peels

Orange peel is magic potion for skin care as it helps to cure acne, pigmentation, blackheads and blemishes.

  • Peel skin of orange, dry them under sun until crisp and blend them into a fine powder.
  • Combine 2 tablespoons orange peel powder, 1 teaspoon turmeric and water to make a fine paste.
  • Apply this paste over the skin and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water followed by cold water.

Follow this process 3 times a week to whiten your skin.
Note: For better results, add 1 tablespoon honey to the mixture.

6. Turmeric and Banana

Banana is rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants which help to heal the rough and aging skin. This method is perfect for sensitive and acne prone skin.

  • Mash 1/2 banana to a smooth paste.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and stir well.
  • Apply this paste over the skin and leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Wash it off with water and pat dry.

Continue using this process daily 3 times a week.

7. Turmeric and Oatmeal

The saponin present in oatmeal exfoliates the impurities, dirt, toxins and dead skin cells from the skin. Apart from that it also moisturizes the skin.

  • Grind oatmeal into fine powder.
  • Combine 1 tablespoon oatmeal powder, 1 teaspoon turmeric and enough amounts of water to make a thick paste.
  • Apply this paste over the skin and let it sit for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with water.
  • Use this pack 2 times in a week to get rid of uneven skin tone.

Note: You can also add milk or lemon juice instead of water.

8. Turmeric and Potato

Catecholase enzyme present in potato helps to reduce dark spots, blemishes and acne scars. Potassium present in potato also hydrates and moisturizes the skin.

  • Grate 1 potato and extract juice from it.
  • Mix extracted potato juice and a pinch of turmeric.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin and let it dry for few minutes.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water.

Follow this process 2 times a week to achieve desired results.

9. Homemade Turmeric Soap

Chemicals present in commercial soaps can be harmful to the skin. Some chemicals can even dry out or damage the skin texture. By following the below process, you can make a soap at home.

  • Melt few cubes of melt and pour soap base using double boiler.
  • After soap base melts completely, turn off the heat.
  • Add 1 teaspoon turmeric and stir well.
  • Pour the soap base mixture in moulds and leave it for 2 hours.

Use this soap daily instead of chemical based soaps.
Note: you can also add green tea or coconut oil or olive oil to the mixture for better results.

10. Turmeric, Tomato and Coconut Oil

Vitamin B present in tomato helps to reduce wrinkles and encourage production of healthy new cells. Coconut oil moisturizes and nourishes the skin. This combination is perfect for dry and itchy skin.

  • Mix equal quantities of tomato pulp, coconut oil and turmeric.
  • Using fingers gently massage this mixture over the skin for 10 minutes.
  • Let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water followed by cold water.

Use this process daily before going to bed.

My advice to my dear readers would be that when next you or a friend is going to get that facial or skin care product, you should be after turmeric/ curcumin as part of the content.