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Facelift At Home

Facelift At Home

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Fresh fruit such as apricots and papaya along with honey, eggs and coconut oil can be easily combined into a fabulous DIY masks in order to give yourself an easy facelift at home.

The goal of a great DIY mask?

To restore skin to a vibrant youthful appearance while fighting off the known damaging effects of the environment (sun, wind, pollution).

Advantages Of A Facelift At Home

Many beauty experts believe fine lines and winkles on the face are due to surface dehydration and accumulated dead skin cells.

To soften lines and wrinkles as well as to give the appearance of a more youthful skin you need to do the following:

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1.  Cleanse the skin

2.  Exfoliate the surface to remove dead skin cells

3.  Add as much hydration as possible to all layers of the skin

4.  Seal the moisture into the skin

Facelift At Home

The facelift mask recipe featured in this blog was passed down to me by my grandmother and mother more than 30 years ago.  Although it's messy, it's easy to do at home on a long weekend.

I have a collection of several facelift masks I've tried over the years, but this is one of my all time favorites.

Benefits of this mask include a thorough cleansing of the skin, exfoliation of the surface to remove dead skin cells and infusion of hydration.

The final step of adding moisture holds the hydration in the skin.  Wrinkles and lines look softer.

Facelift #1 - Step By Step Instructions

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Start by completely pulling all hair off the hair.  Pin or secure hair into a top knot, pony or similar.

1.  Cleanse your face with the pure natural oil of your choice.  Select from all natural oils such as coconut, almond, sesame,  jojoba or extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).

2.  After cleansing with the oil, rinse it off completely with warm water.

3.  Pat completely dry.

4.  Apply one of of the moisturizing products from the list of all natural moisturizers to your eye, lips and throat.

5.  Fill a small saucepan with water.

6.  Add a tablespoon of Kriss Herbs (herbal laxative in flake form) to the water.

7.  Bring it to a full boil.

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8.  Set the pan off to one side.  Let it cool for 5 minutes.

9.  Drape a large clean bath towel over your head and the pan like a tent to trap the steam.  Keep your feet at least 2 feet away from the makeshift tent.

10.  Keep your face over the mist for 2 to 3 minutes.

11.  After steaming your face, remove the towel.

12.  Rinse face completely with warm water.

13.  Pat dry.

14.  Slice half of a papaya into thin slices.

15.  Lay down and apply the papaya slices to the face and neck avoiding the eye area.

16.  Leave on the face for 15 minutes.

17.  Remove the papaya slices and discard.

18.  Rinse face well with warm water.

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19.  Next apply a mask of 1 egg mixed with 1 tsp of honey.

20.  Leave the egg honey mask on the face for 15 minutes.

21.  Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

22.  Pat skin dry.

23.  Apply one of the all natural moisturizer while skin is still damp.  If you prefer a heavier moisturizer, use cocoa or shea butter alone or mixed with your favorite oil.

List Of All Natural Skin Moisturizers

Always use the most natural and organic products available.  Since the mask ingredients are designed to penetrate into the skin, it's important to avoid any ingredients which might be irritating or contain toxins.

Listed below are my top seven favorite natural skin moisturizers.

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1.  Unrefined Coconut Oil - Add deep moisture. Easily absorbed into skin. Helps strengthen underlying tissues. Helps remove excessive dead cells on the skin’s surface.

2.  Cocoa Butter - Rich and creamy. Soaks right into your skin.

3.  Shea Butter - Consists of fatty acids such as stearic and oleic acids.  Extremely moisturizing for skin.

4.  Tallow - Best from grass-fed cows & then rendered.   Consists of fatty acid glycerides. Very close to sebum, the oily substance secreted by our skin.

5.  Lanolin* -  Wax-like product (use 100% pure) {{asin=B000V70MWS,text=secreted by sebaceous glands}} of sheep. Does not clog pores, provides protective barrier

6.  Extra Virgin Olive Oil -  Easily absorbed by the skin.  Rich in antioxidants which can help slow the aging of skin.

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7.  Jojoba Oil - Similar to tallow in its benefits.  The composition is close to human sebum.  Jojoba oil helps skin to retain moisture with healing properties.

If you prefer, substitute your own favorite all natural hydrating oil and/or butter.

*Do not use if you have wool allergies.

Summary - Facelift At Home

Although it takes a lot more time than using a commercially acquired mask and moisturizers, the Facelift At Home can be educational and fun to create.

Experiment with different moisturizers in the list to determine which works best for you and your skin.

The facelift at home mask offers immediate results, although each person will have different experiences.

Generally speaking, the best benefits are received over an extended period of time when the mask is used on a weekly basis.

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