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DIY: Oil Neutralizing Facial Mask

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Having oily skin has it benefits. Those with oily skin tend to age slower and tends to wrinkle less than those with dry or normal skin. The Oils the body produces helps keep skin healthy, but there can be too much of a good thing. Excess oil can lead to blemishes and acne flare-ups. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to cut down on oiliness. Here are a few.

Ingredients

Directions: Warm honey slightly. Mix wheat germ and warm honey together. Gently massage into skin concentrating on the t-zone for 3-4 minutes. Leave mixture on face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Tips For Taking Care of Oily Skin

  • Wash your face twice a day – once in the morning and once before bed. Over washing can strip your skin of all the natural moisturizers and increase oil production.
  • Don’t scrub your face as this can stimulate oil production. Only exfoliate once a week to help loosen and remove dirt and oil in your pores.
  • Use a toner only on areas that are oily, such as your forehead or around your nose. If you have areas that aren’t oily, toners can create dry patches.
  • Oily skin still needs to be moisturized, but the right moisturizer is key; look for water based or oil-free moisturizers and stay away from creams and heavy moisturizers.
  • Use oil blotting paper to remove build-up. Hint: Toilet seat covers from public restrooms are prefect.

 

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DIY: Homemade Yogurt – You Won’t Believe How Easy

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English: A candy thermometer shows that the milk heated for making yogurt has reached 180F (82C). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own homemade yogurt. You need a live yogurt culture that is found in plain whole-milk yogurt. The yogurt you use as a starter should not contain starch or modified starch -read the label.

Servings: 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups whole, 2% or non-fat milk, preferably organic
    • Note: A higher fat content milk like whole will give you a thicker, creamier yogurt. Also, avoid milk that has been Ultra High-Temperature pasteurized (UHT).
  • 4 tablespoons plain whole-milk yogurt, preferably organic

Directions

Start by sanitizing your equipment. Fill a heatproof bowl you are using with boiling water, soaking the spoons and spatula and whatever else you are using in the hot water for a few minutes.

Add 4 cups of milk to pot over medium heat, bring milk to 180°F, (Do not go over 200°F; it is burning point for milk.) stirring regularly to prevent scorching. Once milk has reached temperature, allow it to cool to 110°F (place pot in an ice bath to speed cooling, if desired).

Pour it into a large bowl, then stir in the yogurt. Cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let it sit at room temperature overnight.

image(5)If desired, pour off the excess water at the top before serving or storing. The yogurt can be refrigerated for five days.

If you like the Greek-style consistency, Place a strainer over a bowl and line it with two layers of cheese cloth. Spoon yogurt into lined strainer and allow to drain for two hours or until desired thickness.

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This recipe will produce a thinner yogurt. Add one tablespoon of powered milk per 1 cup of milk to thicken.

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Lily’s Parents Surprise With a Trip to Disneyland, Little Sister Steals the Spotlight

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Lily’s parents surprise her with a trip to Disneyland for her 6th birthday. Her reaction is priceless!

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“2 years later and she is still the sweetest, most deserving, grateful child!” they wrote alongside this new video, the long-awaited sequel to “Lily’s Disneyland Surprise.” “We love her so much and love all the support from YOU the viewers! See you at Disneyland!”

Watch Lily’s little sister’s unamused reaction to Disneyland surprise.


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Iselle expected to weaken slightly over next 36 hours

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The latest on the two hurricanes in the Pacific and when they will affect Hawaii residents.

Originally posted on KHON2:

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Current watches/warnings:

  • A hurricane warning is in effect for Hawaii County. A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. a warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical storm force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.
  • A tropical storm warning is in effect for Maui County (Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe) and Oahu. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
  • A tropical storm watch is in effect for Kauai County (Kauai and Niihau). A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible somewhere within the watch area within the next 48 hours.
  • A flash flood watch is in effect for all of the Hawaiian islands.

Although tropical cyclone watches or warnings…

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DIY: Detoxifying Caffeine Body Scrub

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diy caffeine scrubI love the idea of using all natural ingredients that I have in the kitchen! You know exactly what you’re applying to your skin.

This Detoxifying Caffeine scrub helps smooth away cellulite and get rid of the orange dimpled look by the caffeine in the coffee grounds constricting blood vessels so that the skin appears tighter, firmer and smoother.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Ground Coffee
  • 1 Cup Sugar or Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut, Grapeseed, or Almond Oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla (optional)

Directions: Melt oil and allow it to cool but not solidify. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container or mason jar. Use 1-2 times a week (or everyday if you like). The coffee and sugar will exfoliate your skin and the oil will leave your skin soft and moisturized.

Did You Know

Coffee grounds contain over 300 naturally occurring antioxidant compounds. They remove toxins out of your skin and have the same pH balance as your own skin, which allows it to battle acne and blemishes. Coffee is a natural astringent, detoxifier and exfoliant. [...READ MORE.]


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Save a Ton of MONEY: How To “Sharpen” & Reuse Old Razor Blades

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Sharpen and reuse an old razor blade with a pair of jeans. Find a pair of jeans. Make the jean leg straight and flat, either by putting it on a table or your bed. Now take your razor and “shave” your pants leg 20 times in one direction, and then another 20 times in the other direction. Works with any brand of disposable razors. Watch and share.

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According to Lifehacker, “The threads of the jeans run in a diagonal so switching directions allows for a balanced approach to fine tuning the blade’s edge.”
Extend the Life of Your Razor Blades
Sick of dropping cash on new, pricey razor blades every few weeks because you can only get a couple weeks of use from a new blade before it shaves about as well as sandpaper?[...READ MORE.]

Did you know, barbers have been doing this for years with leather straps?

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