Keeping Oily Skin at Bay

Dealing with oily skin can be extremely frustrating. From trying to find skincare products that don’t increase oil production, to searching for the perfect foundation that stays matte throughout the day - it can make you want to pull your hair out! Here are a few tips and tricks for keeping oily skin manageable! 

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So, taking my first nice hot bath in the new apartment. Including some @skinnymint Morning Burst Detox Tea, a BeReal bathbomb , and some Steven Universe. (✿ ⌒‿⌒)
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BEAUTY: Face Masks

In the teenage years it’s difficult to keep skin under control. The number of beauty and skincare products on the shop shelves increases every day, but often the best quick-fix for troubled skin can be found in your fridge and cupboards. Fresh ingredients from the grocery shop can work wonders if you know what combinations are best for your skin.

+ Banana and Honey Face Mask: This one’s perfect for dull skin that needs brightening. Mash up a small banana into a paste, add two teaspoons of clear honey and sprinkle in some oats. Apply over the face, leave for 10 minutes maximum and then rinse off gently with warm water.

+ Egg White and Lemon Face Mask: If your pores are a little bigger than you want or your skin doesn’t feel as smooth as you like, this mask is perfect. Whisk the whites of two eggs until frothy and add in two big squeezes of a fresh lemon. This mask is very runny so apply over the sink. The mask should go stiff after around 5 minutes. Rinse away with warm water and enjoy your silky smooth skin.

+ Avocado and Brown Sugar Face Mask: Avocados taste great on toast, but they’re also great for the skin. Mash up a squishy avocado and mix in a few teaspoons of granulated brown sugar for an exfoliating effect. Smear over the skin in circles, leave for 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

Written by Ellie, photography by openmysoul on Instagram

HOUSE OF SUNSCREEN: THE SUN SAFETY KIT

Sixteen ways to protect yourself. One great cause.

Take a look at four people sitting or standing near you right now. One of them—or you—will develop skin cancer. An even more sobering fact: Despite being one of the easiest kinds to prevent, it is more prominent than all other forms of cancer combined. “That’s why education is so critical,” says Dr. Perry Robins, president and founder of The Skin Cancer Foundation. “As a behavioral disease, it’s highly preventable.”

In 2006, Sephora and the Foundation formed a partnership to help turn the tide on skin cancer. The result: the Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit. “The idea was simple,” says Robins. “Put some of Sephora’s bestselling sun protection products together to promote the importance of sun safety with proceeds going to the Foundation.”

To date, the kit has raised more than $3.7 million to fight skin cancer. Along with supporting a variety of Foundation initiatives—including SkinCancer.org, the #1 online resource for skin cancer information; a youth education program; and a PSA campaign—it has also funded free skin-cancer screenings, “which directly save lives,” emphasizes Robins.  

Now in its ninth year, it is one of Sephora’s most popular kits, and it’s easy to see why. The current incarnation comprises 16 different ways to protect your eyes, lips, face, hair, and body with leading advances in water resistance; complexion perfecting; and multitaskers that double as moisturizer, antiager, primer, and foundation. “This year’s assortment is our most innovative yet,” confirms Gaby Giron, Sephora Assistant Skincare Merchant.  

Brands that donated top suncare products include Clarins, Shiseido, Josie Maran, Algenist, Origins, Ole Henriksen, Murad, Dr. Dennis Gross, AmorePacific, Peter Thomas Roth, Dr. Jart+, Supergoop!, Vita Liberata, Korres, CLINIQUE, and St. Tropez. “We always advise people that the best sunscreen is the one you’re most likely to use,” says Robins. “Sephora [with the Sun Safety Kit] affords its customers the opportunity to find the right one for them.”

The Sun Safey Kit is now in stores in limited quantities. It is expected to sell out. 

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3 DETOX WATER RECIPES FOR WEIGHTLOSS, ANTI-AGING AND CLEAR SKIN!

Detox waters are my favorite because they give out a constant tasty stream of fruity flavor and amazing benefits for your body with each sip! Today I’m going to be giving you 3 recipes for weight loss, anti-aging & clear skin. So if you’re interested in any of these recipes, go to your local market or grocery store and pick yourself up some fresh fruits for these clarifying detox drinks! ♥

LEMON + MINT (weight loss)

- at least 8-10 mint leaves, freshly picked or organic

- 1 whole lemon, sliced (or you could just do half, depends on personal preference)

Make sure to rinse your fruit and leaves thoroughly before putting them in your water. Combine all of them and let sit for 2+ hours or overnight to let it infuse properly! After it’s done infusing, strain the mixture to remove the fruit and enjoy.

CUCUMBER + STRAWBERRY + MINT (anti-aging)

- 5-6 very ripe strawberries (to ensure sweetness), cut in half or fourths

- 1 half of a cucumber, sliced

- 8-10 mint leaves, freshly picked or organic

Make sure to rinse your fruit and leaves thoroughly before putting them in your water. Combine all of them and let sit for 2+ hours or overnight to let it infuse properly! After it’s done infusing, strain the mixture to remove the fruit and enjoy.

ORANGE + BLUEBERRY + MINT + STRAWBERRY (clear skin)

- 5-6 very ripe strawberries (to ensure sweetness), cut in half or fourths

- 1 half of an small orange, sliced

- 10 blueberries (or however many you prefer), poke each one with a toothpick to ensure the juices infuse with the water

- 8-10 mint leaves, freshly picked or organic

Make sure to rinse your fruit and leaves thoroughly before putting them in your water. Combine all of them and let sit for 2+ hours or overnight to let it infuse properly! After it’s done infusing, strain the mixture to remove the fruit and enjoy.


I hope you enjoyed these detox water recipes! To ensure that the water isn’t bitter, make sure you use nicely ripened fruit. Have a good rest of the day, loves! ♥

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