Russian Homemade Recipies for Beautiful Skin

Being beautiful doesn’t cost much money, rather it costs the daily effort. Majority of Russian women are big believers in homemade recipes for skin care which we pass to each other from generation to generation. In this post, I will share with you the most popular and easy ones for perfect skin. Maybe you will find similarities from your grandma’s recipes. Anyway, I think they are worth to try if you are nonallergic to natural ingredients of course.

1. Ice with Chamomile

Ice with chamomile is a great way to refresh your skin every morning. It helps blood circulation to flow and give every cell of your skin great amount of nutrients. Ice does magic to the skin. To prepare it, make a tea with chamomile, wait till it gets intense and cold, then place it in the fridge in ice cubes.

2. Milk Bath & Smetana Mask (sour cream or yogurt)

Dairy products for skin beauty have been around us forever. Even Cleopatra and other queens loved to have milk baths. So why not to feel yourselves as a queen by doing it at home. For the full body milk bath just buy a big bottle of high-fat milk and pour all of it in your bath, mixing with warm water. This will be more than enough to get all necessary acids and hydrating fats. Your skin will become magically soft due to acids which removes dead cells from the surface of your skin and renourishing it. I personally love doing masks with Smetana.

Smetana Mask acts in a similar manner just it is more comfortable to do it for the face. Smetana is the Russian high fat yogurt or sour cream. Try to get the best possible at your store. Buy just plain and organic, apply it for 10 min on the face then rinse. You will see that your skin became like a skin of a newborn baby. I personally just love this natural mask.

3. Honey Face Mask

Honey has a super high antibacterial and nutritional values. Therefore, it is perfect for people who are dealing with acnes and want to pump the skin with high-quality micronutrients. It will nurish your skin with lots of vitamins and minirals as well as kill bacterias. Also, you can do honey face massage to increase blood circulation. After applying honey on the face, start tapping all around.

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4. Sauna

Sauna is a big thing in our culture. If you are healthy person in general, do not miss an opportunity by regularly visiting the sauna. Just sitting there for 5-10 minutes tremendously will improve your skin by huge detoxifying features. Moreover, by increasing blood circulation you will get rid of some fat and cellulite. I personally like to do it in the evening after good workout.

5. Apple Vinegar

We use apple vinegar to create our own face toner. It has a natural fruit acidity; therefore, helps to remove dead cells and make your face tone more even. Also, you can use it for the hair to make them shinier and healthier. Instruction: Mix in a little bottle, apple vinegar with natural water (the vinegar should be around 10%). When your face already clean, pour a small amount on cotton pad and go over the face. Do it in the morning and evening. For hair with the same ratio 1:10, rinse hair and scalp after washing.

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Crash Fluid Facial with BABOR

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One of my favorite salons in Dubai, The Loft Fifth Avenue launched spa menu which I came to test the other day. In the spa, they offer many different facials and massages for all skin types. All treatments are done with famous German skin care products, BABOR. After the laser peeling experience, my skin had lack of moisture; therefore, I chose Crash Fluid Treatment. This facial instantly hydrates, detoxifies and restore the moisture of the skin. My therapist, Abi gave me all necessary recommendations about my skin care and did an amazing facial. I was so happy after the treatment my skin got fully recovered from the laser peeling. It was super smooth and hydrated. Besides, if you already familiar with BABOR products, you can buy most of them for a home use at The Loft Fifth Avenue. It was my first time using this brand but I will definitely keep it in mind.

  • Name – The Loft Fifth Avenue
  • Location – The Dubai Mall, LG floor (free parking)
  • Treatment – Crash Fluid Treatment
  • Welcome – general greeting
  • Service – excellent service and amazing facial
  • Ambiance – very clean and relaxing
  • Price – 300 AED ($82)
  • Overall Experience – ★★★★★

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Bigger Lips in 20 Minutes

 

Recently I did lip augmentation and decided to share my experience with you. Also, I recorded a full video about it, the same day  with an update after a couple of days. It is my fifth time of doing the injections so I have quite an experience of lip augmentation. This time my doctor injected Juvederm Ultra Smile 0.55 ml. The product is made of hyaluronic acid which is a natural part of our skin. Therefore, cannot lead to allergic reactions. The previous time, 10 months back I did two of such packages (Juvederm Ultra Smile 0.55×2).

The two main reasons I did it,

  1. Lip asymmetry
  2. Small lips

So the injections gave me exactly what I wanted. My lips got a much better shape and they became slightly bigger. Also, they look very natural and hard to tell that I did anything. Right after, I had small bruises for 6 days but it was easy to cover with a lipstick.

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After

FAQ

  • Is it pain?  – Yes, a little bit but only for a couple of minutes.
  • How long does it take to do lip augmentation? – Just 20 min.
  • For how long does it last? – Usually for a year, for me even longer like 1.5 years.
  • How much does it cost? – I paid last time $200 for 0.55 ml Juvederm Ultra Smile.
  • Do I need to stay at home after? – No, if your doctor is good and you follow all recommendations you can go to work the same day.
  • How I find a good doctor? – The best way by asking friends and people you know for a  doctor contact details.
  • If I don’t like, can I remove it? – Yes, you can remove it the next day, there is special injection and it is easy to correct.

This my experience, if you have something to add, leave the comment below. Also, feel free to ask questions, I would love to answer them.

Skin Detox, Clarins BB Cream Review

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A couple of weeks back I purchased this wonderful product Clarins Skin Detox BB Fluid. It became a great substitute to my foundation and even more. This product is 3-in-1, it acts like a cream, covers skin like a foundation and protects it like a sunscreen. Great for ladies who like to quickly put makeup and go. The texture of it is very nice, it absorbs into the skin much better that regular foundation. To illustrate, if with a foundation I need 1 pump, with this BB cream I need 2. The SPF 25 in Clarins BB cream is also perfect for daily use. Besides, there are a key ingredient, aloe vera which heals the skin and helps deal with acnes. So could be a great option for ladies who has combination to oily skin.

I decided to go for BB cream because my skin doesn’t demand much. If I apply serum,  cream and foundation, my skin gets very oily and it doesn’t feel comfortable. So I listen to my skin needs and buy what it suits me best, not what beauty advisors tells us. I do recommend you also to try different routine and see what really works for you.

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On the left 00 Fair and on the right 02 Medium.

 Clarins Detox BB Fluid has 4 shades for different skin complexion 00 Fair, 01 Light, 02 Medium, and 03 Dark. I have this BB cream in two shades. First, I got in 02 Medium as a sample, when I was buying some products from Clarins, they gave me a little gift set. Second, I bought the standard size in shade 00 Fair to see if it will work for me. I am very happy with my purchase and recommend it to all my friends and followers. Besides, you can always ask in Clarins shop for a sample to see if it will work for you.

  • Quality – excellent
  • Package – very nice and comfortable to use
  • Effect – makes skin tone even without clogging pores , non-greesy
  • Smell – very light, bearly noticeable herbal sense
  • Ingredients – aloe vera and other herbal extracts
  • Skin reaction – skin feels very comfortable, non-comedogenic, no reactions
  • Price – 150 AED (in UAE) or around $42 (internationally)
  • Total – ★★★★★

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