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The Best Hairstyles For The 7 Face Shapes

Did you ever get a hair cut based on the latest celebrity cut and then leave the salon feeling defeated because it just didn't work for you?  Face shapes play a big part in beauty.  Hair styles, makeup, and even clothing look different on different shapes.  Most people fall in to one of these seven shapes.  After you know what your shape is, look at photos of women with similar faces to get makeup and hair ideas. How to Tell If you aren't sure what shape you have, ask your hairstylist.  You can also pull your hair away from your face with a headband or ponytale and look straight in the mirror.  Use an eyeliner or lipstick to trace the outside of your face.  Then step back and see what shape you have.

Homemade Mascara: Natural DIY Recipe

Have you ever read the ingredients on your favorite mascara?  Go ahead and read it.  I'll wait. Can you pronounce all of the words?  If not, you might want to try a homemade mascara recipe.  You can get the same look as expensive brands for much less with natural ingredients. I already make my own foundation and eyeshadow , so why not make a natural mascara?

How to Stop Period Cramps

For some women, their period means days of extreme pain.  Learning how to stop period cramps can help make this week of the month easier for most women.  These natural remedies for menstrual cramps will help reduce pain and bloating, but they may take some dedication and time to work.  If your periods are very heavy or painful, talk to your doctor.  This blog post is not a substitute for proper medical advice. What Causes Menstrual Cramps? Every month, your uterus sheds its lining if the egg was not fertilized.  Your uterus contracts, which helps the lining get shed and causes painful period cramps.   When the uterus contracts strongly, it can press on blood vessels, which cuts off oxygen and causes cramps.

Calming Facial Lotion Recipe For Sensitive Skin

I have sensitive skin, so many moisturizers irritate my skin.  Makeup and cleansers can cause redness and even bumps, so I have to be careful about which moisturizers I use.  For daily use, I use coconut oil as a moisturizer.  It's natural and works great to keep my skin nourished and soft.  When I want to treat myself or my skin is really irritated, I make this calming facial lotion for sensitive skin to soothe my skin. Calming Facial Lotion Recipe What You Need 4 tablespoons witch hazel 4 tablespoons rose water 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 drops lavender essential oil 2 drops rose geranium oil Directions Combine all ingredients in a small glass bottle and shake to mix. Apply a few drops to your face twice a day after cleansing. Use within a few weeks to prevent spoilage. Some people with sensitive skin can not tolerate witch hazel but find that mixing it with rose water helps.  If you are still sensitive to the witch hazel, use all rose water for this fac

How to Make Deodorant Spray With Essential Oils

I'm just getting started learning about essential oils, but I love them so far.  Why did I wait this long to learn about them?  Today, we are going to learn how to make deodorant spray with essential oils to naturally combat odor and kill bacteria. Last week, I posted several recipes to make your own deodorant .  These recipes are all great, but they are a firmer deodorant.  Today, I am posting a natural deodorant spray that you can make with essential oils.

Brewer's Yeast Acne Mask Recipe

I've tried many different types of facial masks for acne, but this one was new to me until recently.  This brewer's yeast acne mask is very easy to make, and it is great at fighting acne.  Some people say to ingest yeast to fight pimples, but I prefer to use the mask and treat blemishes topically. How it Works Brewer's yeast, which is not the same as active dry yeast, kills bacteria on your skin.  Bacteria, along with dead skin cells and excess oil, are what cause acne.  The yeast also boosts your body's white blood cells, which can help heal blemishes. Brewer's yeast, unlike active dry yeast, is full of important vitamins that your skin loves.  It has B-vitamins, protein, folate, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, chromium, and selenium. Brewer's yeast can be found on Amazon  or at health food stores.  Some grocery stores carry it with their nutritional supplements too.  Do not use the packets of active dry yeast that you'll find i

Home Remedies for Bad Breath DIY Anise Mouthwash Recipe

Is your breath less than minty fresh?  Bad breath strikes everyone at some point in their lives.  Usually bad breath isn't cause for concern, but it could be indicative of a more serious problem, so see a dentist if these home remedies for bad breath don't help. What Causes Bad Breath? According to the Mayo Clinic , bad breath causes are numerous.  Possible causes include: Bacteria that breaks down food around your teeth can release a bad smell.  Eating garlic, some vegetables, and onions can also contribute to bad breath because they release an odor during digestion.  This odor is carried to your lungs, which makes your breath smell bad.   Using tobacco products can lead to gum disease, which can cause bad breath.   If you don't floss and brush daily, food particles and bacteria can build up in your mouth and on your teeth.  This can cause bad breath over time.   Dry mouth caused by medications or some diseases can contribute to bad breath.  Gum disease, tooth

How to Get Rid of Age Spots Naturally

Age spots, also called liver spots or sun spots, are small areas of darker pigment on your skin.  They are more common after you hit your 40s, but some women will have a few shot up during their 30s.  The spots aren't usually a cause for concern, but they can be embarrassing.  Learn how to get rid of age spots to fade your spots naturally.