Top five very worst skin care mistakes

Check out this article I found, you might find it interesting. Reference and credit to the original post and author is down below.

By Lee Ann Buttery, Mario Badescu Skin Care

It’s amazing what thoughtful and consistent skin care can do for your appearance. On the flipside, innocent mistakes and a touch of carelessness can easily cause complexion chaos.

Want to be sure you’re getting it right? Check out the top five very worst skin care mistakes!

1. Picking or Touching Your Face: We’ve all been guilty of this one. You see a pesky blemish and attempt to extract it by popping or squeezing it. This is a huge no-no and can only make matters worse. The best thing to do is to leave it alone and let nature takes its course.

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However, if you absolutely cannot stand looking at it or you have a major event to attend and need it gone pronto, apply a spot treatment (preferably one that contains salicylic acid) with a cotton swab or a clean finger and leave it alone. Picking or squeezing pimples can result in scarring and often causes more acne.

In general, try not to touch your face at all unless you are certain your hands are clean. It’s easy to make this mistake unintentionally—resting your chin on your hand or rubbing your eyes. This touching may seem harmless, but the oils and germs from your hands can cause a breakout.

2. Washing Your Face with Bar Soap: Bar soaps are formulated for the body, not the face. The ingredients in bar soap are too harsh and can strip the skin of its natural oils, disrupting the protective moisture barrier and leaving the skin severely dehydrated. Moreover, their use can leave a filmy residue. Instead, stick with a gentle facial cleanser that contains nourishing and soothing ingredients that promote the health of your skin rather than compromise it.

3. Skimping on the Sunscreen: Whether you’re sunbathing in the tropics of Belize or skiing on the slopes of the Colorado Mountains, it is imperative to wear sunscreen all year round, rain or shine, winter or summer. Even on the most gray, gloomy, overcast days, the sun’s rays are still peeking through the clouds. Sun exposure is one of the top causes of premature aging. Even when you’re indoors or inside of a vehicle, solar rays can penetrate through windows. Therefore, make sure to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15.

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4. Neglecting to Wash Your Face: If you simply can’t be bothered or you feel legitimately exhausted, the easier (albeit wrong) thing to do is to hit the sack and call it a night. Your skin will suffer the consequences: clogged pores from a combination of old makeup, dead skin cell buildup and possibly an emerging pimple. Not a pretty picture. So the next time you really, really don’t feel like washing your face at night, gather up every ounce of strength you have and do it. Your skin will thank you!

5. Tanning: If you’re not blessed with enviably bronzed skin like Jennifer Lopez, it doesn’t mean you should bake your face and body to achieve a glow. On the bright side, you have two alternatives: opt for a safe sunless tanner or embrace your equally beautiful alabaster complexion. The sun’s cruel rays can cause premature wrinkling, brown spots and worst of all, skin cancer.


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Hair Mask with Banana an Avocado

Banana and Avocado Mask

Banana & Avocado Deep Conditioning Treatment for Dry Hair

Here is the very first and awesome recipe. This will restore your super over dried hair :)


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp of wheatgerm oil (I said to Stephanie, “Wheatgerm oil? Who has wheatgerm oil hanging around the house?” and she looked at me as if was the only person she knew who doesn’t use wheatgerm oil on a regular basis). You can substitute olive oil if you, like me, don’t have wheatgerm oil or time to run to your health food store for some.
  • A few drops of essential oils, such as lavender, rose, sweet orange, or jasmine. Stephanie uses essential oils to mask the smell of the wheatgerm oil.


Mash all of the ingredients in a bowl or better yet, use a blender.Shampoo hair, comb it out and towel-dry.Apply mask to hair, including the scalp if you want. Or you can just deep condition the ends.

Put hair in a shower cap or wrap it in Saran Wrap and let it sit for about 15 minutes, longer if you prefer.

Rinse mask out in the shower. Place a heavy duty paper towel over the drain to catch the avocado and banana bits.

Beauties, you can also reference the following article :

Olive Oil Hair Mask

Olive Oil

Olive oil hair mask!
Olive oil is very beneficial for hair growth and conditioning of hair. Take 5 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 eggs. Mix olive oil and eggs and apply it thoroughly to your hair. Wrap your hair withshower cap and allow it to set for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, rinse your hair thoroughly with water.

You can also use honey along with olive oil to get much effective results. Take 2 tablespoons of honey and 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
Mix both honey and olive oil well and then apply the mixture thoroughly to your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap. Allow it to set for 15 minutes. Rinse your hair well with shampoo and water.
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Moisturizing Face Mask

  • Prepare a moisturizing face mask for dry skin by mashing half a banana with the help of a fork and mixing two tablespoons of sour cream and one tablespoon of honey in it. Apply this recipe generously on your skin. After 10-15 minutes, wash it of with lukewarm water.
  • Scoop out the pulp of a ripe avocado in a bowl and mash it with a spoon or fork. Next, add a quarter cup of sour cream in it.Smear this skin-care recipe liberally on your face and neck. Finally, rinse it off after 10 minutes to prevent ageing of skin.

  •  Blend about ten blueberries in a blender along with a teaspoon of sour cream. Smear the resultant paste on your face and neck.Wash it off after 15-20 minutes with warm water and follow up with a moisturizer. Follow this procedure regularly to tone up your skin.

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Avocado Mask

Avocado Mask

Avocado Face Mask for Dry Skin

Here is an avocado mask recipe that you will love. This mask is inexpensive and easy to make , all you need is two items….avocado an honey, this combination is super moisturizing and it helps especially super dry skin.



  • ½ very ripe, soft avocado
  • ¼ cup honey


Mash the avocado in a bowl, then stir in honey.
Apply to skin and leave for 10 minutes.
Rinse face with a cool washcloth.


MakeUpMiser (get every drop)!

Today I wanted to share with you guys a Makeup tool that is awesome and can be your Pocket’s best friend!

I am member of a blogging network called Konector, Konector is an online assistant to bloggers and Brands .  It links brands and bloggers together to form relationships, business opportunities, and experience!

I was very happy when I heard that MakeUpMIser was interested in my reviews and would like me to review their product! I had a chance to communicate with the president of MakeUpMiser; Michelle Phillips  and was given as a gift , a sample of the wonderful tool that can save you money.


Mrs. Phillips is a licensed esthetician  who has worked with many cosmetic lines for many years… Michelle came up with the MakeUpMIser idea due to the numerous clients that questioned and disliked the fact that so much of the expensive products they purchased where being thrown in the trash….

Have you ever run out of a product or lotion and feel guilty throwing the bottle to the trash can?  You know  that there is still some of the product inside…but you just cant get it out ? I DO…..

As consumers we spend so much money so we can look our best, and we throw money away every time. The MakeUpMiser was created to take care of that problem so you can enjoy every penny you spent..


It is a set of three sized spatulas, small, medium and lard…. the spatula was designed to get every single drop of foundation, lotions, face creams etc. …. You will be amazed how much more product is at the very bottom of the container…. the spatulas fit in with all your makeup brush perfectly…. So if you are looking forward to saving and taking advantage of every dime you spent … The  MISER will be your faithful best friend.

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    • Flexible and durable spatulas that conform to the shape of the bottle- reaching bottom, sides and shoulders of container.
    • Black spoons create an effective color contrast to view the amount of product you want to retrieve.
    • Smart spoon design captures and cradles every drop with no spillage after retrieval.
    • Spatulas are eight inches in length to reach into taller bottles where cotton swabs can’t – and they won’t absorb your products like cotton swabs.
    • Precisely measures out loose powders and minerals to prevent messy waste from shaking it out of container Dipping into cosmetics with your hands can cause your beauty products to harbor bacteria, mold, and other germs. Help prevent bacterial contamination by using MakeUpMiser.
    • By helping prevent bacterial contamination with MakeUpMiser you will also maintain the effectiveness of your expensive beauty products by limiting breakdown of active ingredients.
    • A set of three spatulas in three varying sizes fits practically all beauty containers.

My Experience

I absolutely love this tool, I spent the weekend going through old makeup bottles and scraping … I GOT TO THE BOTTOM OF IT …BELIEVE ME ! I really like how I can wash it very easily….It fits any bottle or container. If you have plastic and squeezable  bottles you can cut them open and use the MISER to remove all the product that you would have thrown away…major money saver….You will probably . be able to use your favorite product for an additional week…NOT TOO SHABBY!

You can purchase MakeUpMIser for 19.99 and you qualify for free shipping..  The order contains all three spatulas.. To learn more about this product and to order you can visit for details……

Mrs. Phillips has been very nice and offers all my readers a promotional offer… You can Buy One and get another one Half off by using promotional code : SAVENOW

Mrs. Phillips has also been very generous as to sponsor a giveaway for MAKEUPMISER… YAY

WHO”S EXCITED? I will be posting giveaway details very shortly, giveaway will be available on all social networks. 🙂  I will be adding a video to this post during the week so I can show you guys how you can use the MakeUpMIser and save money!

If you have an questions feel free to ask bellow, you can also contact Michelle Phillips though her social networks with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Thank you all for reading !

Note: I did not pay for this product, product courtesy of MakeUpMiser, images in this reading selections were obtained by Google and, If you see you image and would like it removed please contact me immediately,, As always credit is given to those who own the rights to the images.





Stop Your Hair Colour From Fading

If you’ve just had your hair dyed, the last thing you want is for the color to fade. One surefire way to prevent such a mishap from happening? Use a deep-conditioning treatment once a month. This will help lock in color and has the added benefit of staving off dry and damaged locks.


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