Banana Botox Facial

Okay, I admit it. I’m OBSESSED with Pinterest! Back in Burbank one of my student’s mom told me about it and I thought to myself, “Lovely, yet another social medium to waste my time on.”

Banana Botox Well, now that I’m married, I’ve discovered that it’s like a secret homemaker social society. On it, I find (and share) adorable animal photos, DIY crafts, sewing, essential oils, candle making, and homemade skincare.

(O.M.G. I LOVE it!!)

Well, today…I’m sharing a facial mask that I ADORE!

It’s simple, it’s all natural, and it makes your face feel and look UH-MAZING! Plus, it tastes yummy, you know…just in case you happen to lick your lips with it on! (giggle!)

The Banana, Yogurt, Honey Facial Mask

It’s SO simple. Equal parts of each ingredient. That’s what I do. Here are the ingredients I use:

That’s it! Then put it on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes.

Instead of getting a banana, I use the baby food. As I understand banana powder also works. I just found it less messy to mix. The BeechNut has 2 ingredients: banana and lemon juice concentrate. If you suffer from acne? Use a REAL banana! Why? Because the peel is known to CURE acne!

If you google the skin benefits for any of these and you’ll find a SLEW of info! But here’s the breakdown:

Nutrients in Banana* Skin Benefits
Vitamin A Gets rid of dark spots and blemishes. Evens out rough skin
Vitamin B Delays aging, lessens dryness, moisturizes and lightens skin
Vitamin E Works as a “Protector”. Combats free radical impairment, boosts the skin’s sun-rays resistance, prevents and diminishes appearance of wrinkles
Potassium Gets rid of dry skin by moisturizing and hydrating skin cells
Not to mention that Dr. Oz calls bananas a natural botox!
*http://naturalbeautytips.co/banana-face-mask-recipe/
Nutrients in Yogurt* Skin Benefits
Lactic Acid A natural alpha hydroxy acid that helps smooth and exfoliate skin as well as dissolve dead skin and tighten pores.
Zinc Helps soothe sunburns
Lactobacillus Used for skin disorders such as fever blisters, canker sores, eczema (allergic dermatitis); and acne
Probiotics When applied topically it is proven to reduce acne and rosacea by creating a protective shield. It also contains antimicrobial properties and calms the skin.
*http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/790.html
http://www.organicauthority.com/delicious-beauty/5-skin-rejuvenating-treatments-using-yogurt.html
https://www.aad.org/stories-and-news/news-releases/could-probiotics-be-the-next-big-thing-in-acne-and-rosacea-treatments
Nutrients in Honey* Skin Benefits
Hydrogen Peroxide and Phenolic Compounds It is antimicrobial and (the more natural the honey) antibacterial. Honey has been proven to resist flesh eating bacteria where usual antibiotics have not. (Yuck!)
Antioxidants Honey is full of antioxidants with help slow down and resist the signs of aging. (Yay!)
*http://www.beesource.com/resources/usda/honey-composition-and-properties/
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-science-behind-honeys-eternal-shelf-life-1218690/?no-ist
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609166/

Depending on your skin type, you can add essential oils for even more benefits! Here’s a GREAT chart! I personally use therapeutic grade Young Living Essential Oils. If you are interested in purchasing wholesale, I’d love to have you on my team!

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So, try this out and let me know how it works for you! Then check out Pinterest for more cool Homemaker DIY stuff! You know I will!! 😉 Here’s a link to mine!

Kill the ZIT!

Kill the ZitOh zits! They plague many of us as teenagers and unfortunately can reappear in our 20’s, 30’s and beyond! I remember as a teen looking at one of my zits and thinking- “I just want it KILL it!” (The bacterial – that is – that created the monstrosity!)

My parents took me to the dermatologist where I was put on a steroid drug called Accutane. It was a miracle drug with terrible side effects. Dryness that sucked the life out of you so bad it made your lips bleed, a predisposition to suicidal depression and a -by law- mandate to be on birth control because it deformed a fetus. It was (and still is) pretty bad.

Of course, we didn’t know that then. It was a ‘quick fix’ to gorgeous skin.

Well, I’ve learned a lot since then. In my 20’s I started researching herbs and essential oils as a means to find something natural. Today, I still research, but certain remedies I found I have continued to use and this is one of them!

Here are some raw facts of these 3 ingredients pertaining to the skin:

Coconut Oil:
– It is a proven, safe moisturizer for dry/ sensitive skin. (1)
– It is an effective sunscreen, blocking out 20% of ultraviolet radiation. (2)
– The Lauric Acid (the fatty acid in coconut oil) is a proven antimicrobial and kills bacterial. (3, 4)

Lemon Essential Oil:
– It devolves sebum and may help reduce the amount of sebum in your skin. (5)
– It is a proven antibacterial and antifungal. (5, 6)

Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia):
– A proven anti-inflammatory. (7)

– A proven antibacterial. (8)
– Proven to kill bacteria associated with acne. (Propionibacterium acnes 9, 10)

Together, these oils make for a VERY potent serum to fight off evil zits! So stop the war of acne on your body! Don’t Pop – STOP! And KILL THE ZIT!

Let me know what you think!

Disclaimer: I recommend that you skin test on your forearm for any allergies. 

Karmyn Tyler, Ask me how you can purchase Young Living Essential Oil wholesale. Contact me here!

 

 

 

Mardi Gras 2015

It’s the New Year and I like taking January off to assess what needs to happen in the new year! (December has TOO much holiday stuff going on to do that!)

Well…..LOADS going on this year and I’m eager to get going! So in celebration of what’s to come:

Laissez les bon temps roulez!!!

…more to come!

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Ty Herndon is Steamy!

Ok! A few minutes ago my sister texted me that Ty Herndon came out…of the closet! My first reaction? Finally! I can’t count the number of friends (and family members) I have in my life who struggled with their true identity. We ALL know someone.

Now, why should I care that another celebrity came out? Because I was lucky enough to be a dancer in one of videos back in the day! (1999 to be exact!) Were there questions about his sexuality? Yes. Did we care? NO!

All I’m going to say is that he was FANTASTIC to work with! Such a great individual and all-around nice guy! And SO TALENTED!! So to Ty! I’m sorry it took you this long to be comfortable to openly discuss all this, but I wish you even better success in your life and career!!

People Magazine Article: http://www.people.com/article/ty-herndon-comes-out-gay

Oh and here’s that video! Enjoy! (hee, hee….LAWD that was a bit ago!)