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is a time for the beach, parties, weddings, graduations and
barbecues...and with the summer, our acne gets aggravated by sweat,
sunscreens, sunless tanning, diet and a number of other factors. So
here's how to use the bounty offered by the summer to do something good
for your skin. Summer foods can actually protect your skin from the
makes your skin work very hard. Sun, wind and sweat may exacerbate
symptoms of acne and irritate the skin. Dry skin may actually stimulate
the sebaceous glances to produce more sebum; overall summer stress can
result in making skin very sensitive. Try this moisturizing mask to help
your skin cope with summer stress.
What you need:
1 cup plain yogurt
2 ½ tablespoons of unflavored honey
½ to 1 teaspoon of lemon juice (for oily skin only)
Cotton pads (optional)
In a bowl, mix together the yogurt and honey. For oily skin, you may
add ½ to 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to help absorb excess oil.
You might want to do a patch-test with the mixture first, behind one ear. Wait one hour, watching for any irritation.
How to use it:
With clean hands or cotton pads, apply the mask liberally to your
freshly washed face and neck (even your décolletage), and leave on for
5-10 minutes. Gently wash off with warm water.
With a promise of clear skin,