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Bionic Homemade: Hot Chocolate Face Mask

by JoyceyCouture on 25.Jan.2011 · 6 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s day- if there is only one thing in the world that is a certainty in life it’s that we all have chocolate in the house this time of year.

Once regarded as bad for our health, research has proven that dark chocolate is healthy- and not just to eat. The compounds found in chocolate can actually benefit the skin.

Time to melt down that left over Christmas candy! 😉

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp cream, plain yogurt, or sour cream
  • 3 tsp oats
DIY homemade hot chocolate face mask

Sooth your skin throughout the candy season with this scrumptious chocolate face mask!

Directions:
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Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

Dancing snowmen? Flying reindeer? Talk about a season full of myths! As it turns out however, there is at least one thing we can trust to come this winter- welcome to my face, dry skin.

Time to thaw out those chilly weather blues by winterizing your skin with this new recipe that I’ve come to love. Peppermint when used as an infusion is much gentler than peppermint essential oil, while cucumber soothes and feeds the skin with silica.

Ingredients ~

  • 1/2 of a fresh medium cucumber
  • 5 ounces (150 ml) filtered tap/mineral water
  • 1 packet peppermint tea
  • 2 oz (60 ml) aloe vera juice
  • 2 drops vitamin E oil
  • 1 oz (30 ml) carrot juice (optional)
DIY homemade all-natural Cucumber, Peppermint and Aloe Vera face mask

Sooth your skin this winter with a homemade Cucumber, Peppermint and Aloe face mask!

Directions ~
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Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

An apple a day could help you keep the dermatologist away! Apples are known for doing wonders for your skin. In all honesty, they are believed to have such amazing properties that they could make your skin nearly flawless.

Bionic Beauty Homemade recipe - Make your own apple and wheat germ face mask

Refresh, tone, and soften your skin with this DIY Apple Face Mask recipe!

Apples contain Calcium, Iron and Vitamin A; and provide natural antibacterial, antioxidant, astringent and toning properties for your skin. As an added bonus, the iron in apples add a natural flush, giving your cheeks a healthy glow. Sounds good, right? I thought so…

Give this face mask a whirl and your skin will not only feel refreshed and nourished, but also a little softer and a little smoother.

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The Bionic Beauty blog finds free samples of beauty and cosmetics products - Get free samples of Juicy Couture and Eau Duelle perfumes, John Frieda hair care, Vaseline body lotion, Meaningful Beauty face mask, makeup cosmetics mirror, and Clairol professional hair colorHere are the latest fabulous beauty and cosmetics free samples that I’ve rounded up from across the web-o-sphere.

Grab a free sample of Eau Duelle perfume by “Liking” their page on Facebook, then click the Welcome tab and you should see a free sample link.

Kroger’s website is offering freebies of John Frieda Luxurious Volume hair care. Sorry, but this free sample is only valid in the following states: AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV.

Dry skin? Snag a free sample of Vaseline Intensive Rescue body lotion to prep your skin for the upcoming dry winter months.
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Bionic Homemade: DIY Chocolate Face Mask

by JoyceyCouture on 20.Sep.2010 · 13 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

If you’ve started a 12-step chocoholics program, you’ve already learned you should never be more than 12 steps away from a piece of chocolate.  Alright, so in all honesty- what better way to relax after a stressful day then with a homemade chocolate face mask?

I can’t think of a thing! Just the mere smell of chocolate can release good feel endorphins into your system.

Bionic Beauty Homemade: Do it yourself chocolate face mask

Mix your own natural chocolate face mask!

Worried about those age-old myths of chocolate causing acne? They are just that- myths. Chocolate actually protects the skin by breaking down free radicals. In addition, it has anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties that help deep cleanse and relax you naturally. It’s also jam packed with magnesium- a stimulant for progesterone, a hormone that drops when we’re premenstrual (or post-menopausal). This plummet in magnesium levels each month is the real reason behind that anxious, grumpy feeling we often get, and the true cause of our breakouts.

Now before you drizzle Hersey’s syrup across your t-zone, follow this simple recipe and you’ll be on your way to a delicious bliss of skin care.
Ingredients for a DIY Chocolate Face Mask:

  • 3 tablespoons of kaolin clay (or Aztec Secret green clay)
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • A little water or if desired a little coconut milk

The ingredients here are best used for normal, combination, or dry skin. If you are prone to have oily skin- opt for Fullers Earth rather than Kaolin; or just add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil.

Mixing Instructions

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