My Face Isn't Always Red Because I'm Blushing

December 12, 2014


Ste že slišale za S.W. Basics, ameriško znamko naravne kozmetike? Znamka ima masko za obraz s hibiskusom, ki sem jo kar nekaj časa želela preizkusiti, a se na koncu spomnila, da jo lahko naredim sama! Maska mi je bila velik navdih a uporabila sem le eno enako sestavino, hibiskus. Namesto zelene gline in sivkinega prahu sem uporabila šipek in maska je postala prava bomba antioksidantov.<3
Rosehip Hibiscus DIY Face Mask
Rosehip
Šipek je izjemen antioksidant! Vsebuje likopen (najdemo ga tudi v paradižniku in lubenici) in beta karoten, ki sta zelo močna anitoksidanta. Ščitita nas pred negativnim vplivom prostih radikalov in pomagata zavirati prezgodnje procese staranja. Vsebuje vitamin A ter veliko esencialnih maščobnih kislin, ki so ključne za ohranjanje zdrave polti. Šipek vsebuje tudi vitamin C, ki je odličen za zmanjševanje in odstranjevanje hiperpigmentnih madežev. Uporabljala sem šipkovo olje in vse to drži. Moje najljubše je Pai Šipkovo olje, ki je nedvomno vredno svojega denarja. Super je za zmanjševanje brazgotin, gubic, strij, kožo obnavlja, nadvse odličen je tudi za zrelo kožo. Šipkovo olje nekaterim lahko maši pore a ker pri tej maski olja ne uporabljamo, mislim, da je primerna za vse tipe kože.
Hibiscus
Hibiskus kožo učinkovito poživlja saj je naraven vir alfa hidroksi kislin (AHA), ki odstranjujejo odmrle celice na koži. Hibiskus je prav tako poln antioksidantov, z imenom "anthocyanocides", ki kožo ščitijo pred prostimi radikali, obenem pa tudi ožajo pore. Ti antioksidanti imajo tudi protivnetne lastnosti, ki blažijo razdraženo kožo in hibiskus je tako primeren tudi za blažitev ekcema in luskavice. Za povrh pa hibiskus kožo še dobro vlaži in izboljša njeno prožnost. Zato hibiskus nekateri imenujejo tudi "Botox rastlina".

No, ali mi je uspelo in sem vas prepričala, da morate nujno narediti tole antioksidantno masko, ki obenem deluje tudi kot piling? :) Vse kar potrebujete sta torej dve sestavini in kavni mlinček. Šipek je težko popolnoma zmleti, vsaj z mojim mlinčkom, in tako poleg hibiskusa, tudi šipek deluje kot piling. Obe sestavini sta dostopni, šipek je sicer nabran, hibiskus pa sem kupila v Maxiju, izgleda pa takole.
DIY Face Mask Hibiscus Rosehip
Torej, zmeljite približno enako količino šipka in hibiskusa, ter zmešajte z vodo. Na začetku sem masko mešala z medom, lahko vidite tukaj kako izgleda. Nato pa sem pri Ru izvedela, da je bolje, da zelišč ne mešamo z medom, ker med naredi zaščitni sloj in jih obda, zelišča pa tako učinkujejo slabše. Zelo zanimivo, kajne?! Ker pa se maska hitro posuši, ji vseeno primešam malce medu, včasih pa tudi malo šipkovega ali kakšnega drugega rastlinskega olja, da je bolj prijetna za uporabo. Pa še lepše se odstrani tako. Masko pustim na obrazu 15 do 30 minut in sperem z vodo. Maska včasih rahlo rdeče obarva kožo, a res malo in skoraj neopazno. Po fotografiranju za to objavo sem masko nanesla na roke in jo pustila 30 minut in na spodnji sliki lahko vidite, da je obarvanost res zelo majhna. Nežna obarvanost kože hitro izgine, a masko vseeno raje svetujem za večerno nego. Koža je po uporabi zelo mehka in gladka, zelo priporočam! Šipek in hibiskus pa sta super tudi kot čaj.<3
DIY Face Mask Rosehip hibiscus
DIY Rosehip Hibiscus Mask swatch
Če pa poleg opisanih lastnosti maske želite še očiščevalne lastnosti, pa maski dodajte malo gline in pustite na obrazu 10, največ 15 minut. Lahko dodate rhassoul glino, pa boste dobile najlepšo barvo maske, roza! :)) Sploh nikoli nisem pomislila, seveda vem, da z rdečo in belo dobimo roza barvo, a včasih me tudi takšna preprosta stvar preseneti. Če sem pa blond, okej? :) Tukaj lahko vidite, kako izgleda. Veliko boljše kot pa kakšna zelena ali črna maska, kajne? :)

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Have you heard of S.W. Basics? Of course you have, especially you lucky ladies who can get this brand in Target! Well, they have this gorgeous Hibiscus Mask, which is/was on my wishlist for a while, but then I remembered I can do it myself! The mask was a big inspiration but at the end I only used one of the ingredients, Hibiscus. Instead of French Green Clay and Lavender powder, I used Rosehip and my DIY mask became a huge antioxidant bomb!<3

Rosehip is rich in antioxidants, especially in lycopene, a power antioxidant found in tomatoes and watermelon, and beta-carotene, which help to protect and repair skin from premature aging. It's rich in vitamin A and essential fatty acids, which are essential for healthy skin. Rosehip also has lots of vitamin C, which is amazing at reducing the apperance of dark spots, aging spots and hyper-pigmentation. So far I've only used rosehip oil and I can tell you that all these things are definitely true! My favourite rosehip oil is from Pai, it's amazing and worth the money. Great for reducing scars, burns, wrinkles, stretch marks, it promotes healthy skin rejuvenation and it's perfect for mature skin. Some aren't so keen on rosehip oil because it can clog the pores, but because I only used rosehip powder that shouldn't be a problem. But still be cautious and do a patch test first!

Hibiscus is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which help to exfoliate skin. Like Rosehip, it's also rich in antioxidants, which are called "anthocyanocides". These not only protect the skin from free radical damage, but have astringent properties that help pores to appear smaller. They have an anti-inflammatory effect as well, which soothes inflamed skin and helps calm conditions like eczema and psoriasis. On top of that, hibiscus also increases moisture and improves flexibility and elasticity. And that's the reason some called it the Botox plant.

So, did I succeed and convince you that you really have to try this super antioxidant mask, which also works as a scrub? :) All you need is two ingredients and a coffee grinder. Or you can just buy powders. Grind or mix the same amount of Rosehip and Hibiscus, and mix with water. In the beginning I mixed it with honey (evidence here), but after reading this post from Ru, I learned it's best to mix herbs with water, because honey coats the herbs, and they then don’t have as much direct contact with the skin. Really interesting, right?! Because this mask dries quite quickly, I still mix in a bit of honey, but just a bit. I just can't help myself, I love honey!<3 But sometimes I add a bit of rosehip or some other oil instead of honey. Happy? :) Mask is also nice just with water but it removes better if I add something else, especially if it dries out completely. I leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes and rinse with water. The mask sometimes stains my face a bit, not much, but sometimes it is just a tiny bit red. After taking all the photos I applied the mask on my hands and left it for a half an hour and you can see on the picture above that it barely stained my hands. It quickly goes away but to be extra careful, I only recommend it as an evening treatment. A
fter using this mask my skin is super soft and smooth and I highly recommend you give it a go! I think we all need some extra antioxidants. :) And the two ingredients are also great as tea.<3

And if you still think this mask isn't for you, then mix in some clay for detoxifying effect, and leave on for 10 minutes. I mixed it with a bit of Green and Rhassoul Clay and loved it! You also get the perfect colour, pink! Haha :) I've never think about it, of course I know that when you mix red and white you get pink, but still, I was really surprised because I just wasn't thinking of that. And I'm blond, okay? :) You can see here how it looks, much better than a green or black mask, don't you agree? :)


Happy DIYing!


Love you loads,
Jana xx


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32 comments :

  1. Oo super ideja za naredit doma, more bit res prijetna za kožo! :D

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  2. Uuu tole je pa res nekaj za sprobat! Pikico OT, a veš kje v LJ lahko kupim glino v prahu? Predvidevam da kakšna alternativna organska trgovina? xx

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    1. Mislim, da jo imajo v Sanolaborjih, drugače pa res kakšna trgovina z naravnimi izdelki, Kalček ali pa Bioparkova trgovina na pokriti tržnici, ali pa Vitacare v BTC-ju bi tudi mogla imeti :) Ti samo zavij v kakšno naravno trgovino pa boš našla, mogoče imajo celo v Maxiju, ampak nisem zihr :) xx

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  3. Looking really nice! I wish I had more time to do DIY recipes! x

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    1. Thank you Audrey! Oh I wish so too! :) x

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  4. I'm the same as Audrey need more time and patience to do this sort of thing. I do love rosehip it is a winner for me and my skin type :)

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    1. Yeah sometimes is way easier to just squeeze a tube and slather on :) Hooray for rosehip! :)

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  5. Uuuu, še ena krasna ideja za masko, hvalaaa! :D Izgleda super :))

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  6. Interesting, I didn't know that about mixing herbs. Also, I'm very excited for S.W. Basics and have not tried this mask yet. But my skin is a big fan of rosehip.

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    1. Super interesting right? :) That mask sounds lovely! Glad you also love rosehip :)

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  7. Ooh what a really lovely DIY... and how cool that it is pink! :-) xx

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  8. Such a great idea, I will definitely try this mask out. Love all the information too, I didn't know about mixing herbs with water, very good to know. Have a great weekend Jana :)

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    1. Thank you Lauren, glad you enjoyed it! You too sweetie! :)

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  9. I always love your DIY post Jana. You remember to me, i have to do my mask MYSELF Xx

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    1. Thank you very much Julie! Yes, do it, today is the perfect day for it :) x

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  10. Yes, you've succeeded in convincing me Jana! :-) You're such a talent with your DIYs and I just love the sound of this antioxidant number! xx

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    1. Yeees!! hihi :D Aww thank you my darling, so happy to hear that!<3 xx

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  11. Se sprehajam med blogi, nakar naletim na tvojega. Hudo dobro!
    Krasna objava. :)

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  12. Love your DIYs! I need to try harder at making my own special masks, seems so fun! x

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    1. Aww thank you sweetheart!<3 They really are fun and you can mix up almost everything and customise it! :) xx

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  13. Ooooh! Bookmarked this for when I need a pick me up mask! x

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    1. Aww that's nice!<3 Hope you will like it too! :) xx

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  14. Tale maska izgleda super in enostavna za naredit! Bo za kakšno večerno razvajanje.
    Pri nas imamo vedno cel kup domačega posušenega šipka za čaj, da gre pa lahko tudi na obraz, pa res nisem pomislila :) Se pa spomnim, ko smo ga včasih trgali z grmovja, dali na pol in zatlačili komu za ovratnik, haha. Kako je srbelo :)

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    1. Ja, res je super enostavna! :) Mi ga imamo tudi polno, za fotkanje sem ga pa že nevem kdaj še malo nabrala, da sem imele še cele :) Hihihi o kako zabavno! :))

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  15. I was painting my room a couple of years ago and was surprised as well that the painting color got pink when I mixed red and white x) ...I wanted to have a light red!
    Your photos are the best! I love the little herbal decoration around the objects x) . Which camera do you use (: ?
    Lots of love.

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    1. Hihi hope it wasn't too pink! :)
      Thank you very much, I'm so happy you liked them!<3 I use Nikon d40 :) Lots of love sweetie x

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  16. Just beautiful! I must try this now that my rosehips are ripe. Fresh rosehips would be wonderful in this mask!

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    1. Thank you Maggie!<3 Hope you will like it! :)

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