TOP 5 KITCHEN ITEMS FOR EVERY SKIN TYPE By Guest Blogger- Asia DeMarcos aka BEAUTASIA

Hi Superhero’s in-training!

I’ve had a few clients text me today with skincare emergencies. One wanted a hydrating mask, the other had just burned herself. So I got to thinking. Why not blog about this to share with you. Here are my top 5 kitchen collaborators for every skin condition.

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1. Avocados- Skin Types: Dry, dehydrated, red, inflamed or rosasea. I love having plenty of these on hand. They contain a rich natural oil that’s great to condition your skin and hair. It also contains niacin, which has been great for inflammation. Perfect for rosacea. Mash it up and put it on you face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with luke warm water. Beautasia note: Rinse off in kitchen sink where there’s a garbage disposal. 

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2. Honey- Skin Types: Dry, dehydrated, Sun Damaged, Acne, Aging. This sweet tea compadre is also good for dry skin. It’s a humectant. Which means it will draw moisture into the skin. This amber colored delight is also an anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial so its also perfect for aging and acneic skin types. Take 1 tablespoon of honey and apply to face. Leave on 15-20 minutes. Rinse with luke warm water.

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3. LemonSkin Types: Oily, Acneic, Sun Damaged, Non Sensitive. This amazing liquid is a natural antiseptic and contains natural acids that will exfoliate the face.  These acids will also naturally brighten sun damaged skin. It can be a little drying, so don’t use it if you have super sensitive skin. The acid and antiseptic will also kill those zits! Apply directly from the fruit of squeeze in a bowl and apply with cotton ball or round leave on skin. Beautasia note: Best to sleep on face overnight.

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4. Apple Cider VinegarSkin Types: Oily, Enlarged Pores, Acneic and burned skin. Apple cider vinegar or ACV as it’s known on the streets is great for balancing the body’s ph inside and out! Pour it on a burn and it will draw out the sting. Apply to acne or oily skin so the malic acids and lactic acids with gently exfoliate and kill bacteria. Apply directly on areas with cotton round.

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5. Olive Oil- Skin Types: Dry and Aging. This favorite cooking companion is a nice bath counterpart too. Add a few tablespoon in your bath and watch the dry scaly legs go bye bye. Olive oil is rich in anti-oxidants that will protect you skin from further environmental damage. Mix a little of this with avocado or honey for SUPER hydrating mask. Leave on face as a moisturizer or blot with paper towel. I personally love it as an eye makeup remover. Watch this video I made on how to properly remove it.

Try and mix some of these ingredients together for multiple skin issue. My all time favorites that make my skin soft and bright is 1/4 mashed avocado and 1 teaspoon honey. Please share some of your kitchen favorites in the comment section below. Happy mixing!

 xoxo ~ Beautasia

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Asia

Asia DeMarcos is a Los Angeles-based, medically-trained Aesthetician, Makeup Artist and Beauty Blogger. She is the brains behind the “Hollywood Beautiful” concept, lifestyle, amusement and brand. Disguised as her online alter ego, “Beautasia” (Superhero by day, SuperMOM by night)  was created by the distress calls of men, women and teens faced with the challenges of juggling a career, education, and family, all while neglecting a healthy lifestyle.

GOT SPOTS? Natural rememdies for sunspots! Yay, Fage!

Happy Humpday Hotties,

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One of the most asked beauty questions I receive is “HOW DO I GET RID OF SUNSPOTS”?  I battle this problem as well and have found several expensive products that are effective.  Many use hydroquinone which actually makes my sunspots worse! GRRRRR!  The Skincerity Nightly Masque definitely helped too, but I wanted to find some natural home remedies which are healthy and inexpensive.  Let the research begin….

I was thrilled to find out that the Fage Greek Yogurt I have been raving about does wonders on sunspots. (HAPPY DANCE)  I went straight to the fridge and plopped some on my upper lip and a few spots on my cheeks which are the normal areas most women with olive skin get hyperpigmentation.  If I let it go untreated for too long, I look like I have a faint mustache.  Not a cute look!  After continuing this everyday for over a week, the spots are fading.  Woohoo!  The lactic acid in yogurt acts as a natural lightener + brightener.

Another old ancient natural remedy is lemon juice.  Simply cut a lemon in half and massage the pulp of the lemon directly on the skin for about a minute, allow to dry and set on the skin for 15 minutes, then rinse. *WARNING*  Lemon juice is too acidic to be applied directly to sensitive skin.  Simply squeeze a few lemon wedges into an ounce of fresh, clean water (never tap), then apply and allow to set for 15 minutes, rinse.  Be sure to apply sunscreen afterward because the lemon juice will make your skin photosensitive and you could end up with more spots.  Do not use lemon juice daily.  You will should see results from using it about twice a week for a few months. 

Pineapple juice and tomato juice are also effective.  They both have enzymes which lighten spots and exfoliate the skin.  Simply apply the juice directly to the skin and dilute it if you have sensitive skin.  Allow to dry for 15 minutes, rinse.

*REMINDER* With any skin lightening program, it is vital to wear SPF on a daily basis.

If you try any of these tips, I would love to hear feedback in a month or so.

Go out there and glow!

Love, Tiff