DIY: Exfoliating Pineapple Sugar Body Scrub


Glycolic acid remains one of the best ways to rapidly exfoliate the skin. You can find glycolic acid in all types of serums, masks and scrubs for the face and body. Maybe you’ve wondered where glycolic acid comes from? Sugar cane juice! The Hawaiian Islands are filled with sugar cane fields everywhere you turn. And we can assure you that this tropical combination will leave your skin feeling more smooth and moisturized. Pineapple is high in Vitamin C, which is a wonderful antioxidant and also needed by the body to produce collagen. The combination of the sugar cane and pineapple will not only be a fantastic exfoliating scrub, but will also stimulate collagen production all over the body.

The Vitamin C is a very effective acne treatment. You can get rid of acne and acne marks by using this as a toner or applying and letting it dry and then washing it with cold water. Thus, pineapple for skin is one of the perfect remedies to make skin clear. As pineapple juice is full of Vitamin C and potassium, it is one of the best sources of anti-oxidants out there. The anti-oxidants not only boost your immunity but also help to keep your skin and body feel and look younger. So don’t just use the pineapple to beautify your glass of juice or cocktails but also consume its juice. It’s particularly refreshing in summers. Here’s a small tip – add few drops of lemon.


  • 1 1/2 cup cane sugar- glycolic acid
  • ½ cup walnut or coconut oil
  • ¼ – ½ pineapple (1/2 cup puree)


  1. Depending on the size of your pineapple you may need ¼ to ½ of the pineapple meat (edible fruit) cut out of the pineapple to create a ½ cup of puree.
  2. Take cut pieces of the pineapple and place in a blender or food processor.
  3. Puree until a smooth consistency and then place in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the cane sugar and walnut oil into the bowl.
  5. If you have a nut allergy, feel free to swap out the walnut oil for coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil.
  6. Mix with a spoon thoroughly and for your next shower or bath, scrub the mixture onto your body, taking extra time at your knees and elbows.
  7. Rinse with warm water.
DIY Hydrating Anti-Aging Sheet Mask


Looking to amplify your beauty regime? At-home masks are a perfect way to give your skin a boost of added hydration, treat sensitive skin or combat acne. Masks that are formulated for one time use and then need to be discarded can become expensive.

Try this at-home recipes using a tissue or Kleenex as an alternative to a sheet mask. Just separate the tissue pieces, fold each piece in half. Now you’ve got two pieces to use, one for the top half of your face(forehead, eyes, tops of cheeks), and one for the bottom (chin, lower cheeks, jawline). Or you can use a piece of cotton or silk to make your own reusable sheet mask. Rosehip seed oil is full of vitamins and essential fatty acids which hydrate and treat aging skin, while honey draws moisture into the skin. 

Nature’s energy booster–honey, has been used as a natural remedy for centuries to treat several ailments. According to Style Craze, honey can do wonders for your skin. That’s the reason why you will find it in many skin-care products today. Honey acts as a great anti-aging agent and moisturizer. It is rich in natural antioxidants that have anti-microbial properties. They help protect your skin from harmful UV rays and facilitate the skin’s ability to rejuvenate. Honey also has the ability to absorb and retain moisture and this helps in keeping the skin well hydrated, fresh and supple. It is known that ancient women used honey and milk to keep the skin youthful, radiant and smooth. Here are some easy recipes of facial mask and exfoliators that you can try at home.


  • ¼ cup distilled water
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 5-7 drops rosehip seed oil


  1. In a bowl, combine ¼ cup distilled water, 1/2 a teaspoon of honey and 5-7 drops of rosehip oil.
  2. Mix together with a spoon or fork.
  3. Gently dip the tissue into the bowl until it is fully saturated.
  4. Place tissue over face and press into skin.
  5. Leave on for 10-15 minutes or longer.
9 Beauty Tips For Traveling This Summer That Will Make Your Life Easier

Who doesn’t love traveling during the summer? It’s the perfect time to relax, and create lasting memories with friends and family. However, packing for the vacation can be daunting, especially when it comes to packing up your beauty products. Between eyeshadows, brushes, and lipsticks, what’s a girl to choose? It may seem like a huge challenge to pack up your beauty products, but it doesn’t have to be. Emily McCulure shares a few tricks to taking whatever beauty products you want without weighing down your luggage via Bustle below!

Just keep in mind the basics of your vacation plans. Going to a tropical island? Pack products that only contain SPF. Heading to a super chic city? Bring an all-in-one eyeshadow palette. Remember that simplifying your makeup bag doesn’t mean that you have to skimp on products. In fact, it’s really just a chance to get more creative and really determine what products are your must-haves in your collection. It’s a win/win, really.

Palettes Are Your Best Friend. Oh it contains a bronzer, highlighter, blush, AND eyeshadows? Pack it. It needs to be in your bag. Think of how much more room you’ll have for shoes. Try the Showstopper Clay Palette by Tarte. It contains so many beauty goodies that are perfect for traveling.

Bring Multi-Tasking Products. Make sure to pack products that pack a punch (pun intended). Whether it works for your hair, skin, and nails, or it has multiple benefits then make sure to add it to your travel makeup bag.

The Three Ounce Rule. Traveling on an airplane? Remember the 3 oz. rule. Nothing over three ounces is allowed on an airplane. Make sure to stock up on travel-sized products before you head on a plane. Nothing is more upsetting than watching a TSA agent throw away your expensive lotion.

Bring Your Foundation Bottle. No need to scoop your foundation into a small jar. The standard size of most foundations is one ounce. This means that it is perfect to bring on planes, trains, and automobiles.

Stick To Essential Tools. Don’t bog yourself down with excess beauty tools on your vacation. Stick to the essentials. A foundation brush, blush brush, a fluffy eyeshadow brush, and eyelash curler is all you need.

Don’t Forget Makeup Wipes. Makeup removing wipes are a lifesaver when traveling. Not only do they remove makeup, but are a quick fix for removing deodorant stains, cleaning your hands, or even as a moisturizer. Make sure to stash a small pack in your purse while traveling.

Don’t Pack Shampoo & Conditioner, Do Pack A Cute Makeup Case. Heading to a hotel when you arrive? Don’t bother packing shampoo and conditioner. Most hotels provide shampoo, conditioner, and even body lotion. Take advantage of these mini-products, and leave your big bottles at home. Oh, and a cute makeup case? Totally necessary.

Use Tape. Bringing products that have a tendency to leak? Avoid spillage by taping your products shut. Just a small piece at the closure should keep the product from breaking open. Nothing like getting hair gel everywhere to run the start of your vacation.

Don’t Bring Nail Products. Save yourself the luggage space by getting a mani-pedi before you travel. This way you don’t need to bring any nail products with you.

How to Make Your Own All-Natural Deodorant Bars


Tired of your deodorant? Yes, the kind that’s loaded with harmful chemicals and heavy metals. Try an all-natural DIY solution thanks to Julie from Free People. These bars are all-natural, easily customizable, highly portable, and most importantly leave the underarms feeling great. Plus they’re full of healthy ingredients, such as bacteria-fighting tea tree oil, moisturizing shea butter, toxin-zapping bentonite clay, and odor-fighting baking soda. Whip up a bar or two for yourself, and let us know what you think!

Bentonite clay can irritate sensitive skin. If you’ve never used it before, do a patch test on the inside of your arm by mixing a dab of clay with a few drops of water and applying. If it doesn’t irritate your skin, you should be good to go! If you’re sensitive to bentonite clay, try substituting arrowroot powder. You can also pour this into a recycled deodorant container. Simply allow the oil and clay mixture to cool until it’s soft, but not completely liquefied, then pour into a clean, dry plastic deodorant container and allow to cool completely.


  • 4 tbsp shea butter
  • 1.5 tbsp beeswax
  • 1 tbsp cocoa butter
  • 2 tbsp bentonite clay
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 10-20 drops tea tree oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil (or other favorite oil)
  • Soap mold
  • Glass bowl or jar (microwave/heat safe)


  1. Combine the shea butter, beeswax, and cocoa butter in the glass bowl or jar.
  2. To melt it down, you can either place it in the microwave for 1-3 minutes or, if using a jar, create a double boiler on the stove top by nesting the jar in a pot that has been partially filled with water.
  3. Heat until oils are melted and fully dissolved.
  4. Add the tea tree oil and your essential oil of choice and mix.
  5. In a separate dish, mix together the baking soda and bentonite clay, then pour into the oil mixture and stir until combined.
  6. Pour the liquid into the soap mold.
  7. Allow to cool completely before popping it out of the mold.
  8. Store in a cool, dark place. This shouldn’t melt too easily, but it does get soft in higher temperatures.
DIY: Pampering Pineapple Face Mask

Looking for an all natural solution to minimize those blotches and freckles? Unripe papaya contains natural alpha-hydroxy acids and high levels of papain, an enzyme that helps dissolve dead skin cells. Pineapple has lots of the enzyme bromelian, which helps remove the outer layers of skin to reduce age spots and wrinkles.

Used together, the enzymes and AHAs in papaya and pineapple naturally exfoliate and lighten skin color. With this pineapple papaya mask, you get a facial treatment with a side of snack.


        • 1/2 fresh papaya, peeled and seeded

        • 1 cup fresh pineapple

        • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)


          1. Juice papaya and pineapple in juicer if you have one. If you don’t have a juicer, you can mash the fruit together or put it in a blender. Strain out the pulp with fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.

          2. Gently wash your chest, neck and face.

          3. Use a cotton ball to apply juice to chest, neck and face. Avoid the eye area – yeah, it stings. You can also do the backs of your hands at the same time.

          4. Lie down and let it work for 10-15 minutes. It will tingle and itch. This is the AHAs working so try not to scratch.

          5. Rinse with warm water and moisturize.

          6. You can do this mask 1-2 times a week. And if you have extra juice, it will keep in the refrigerator in a closed container for a week.

          Beauty-Boosting Avocado-Cucumber Soup

          There are few foods better for your skin and hair than avocado. Full of nutrients like antioxidants, minerals, carotenoids, protein, fiber, phytosterols and omega-3 fatty acids, the benefits of avocado are seemingly endless—try out this delicious cold soup—perfect after a workout or as a quick lunch or dinner. The water content of cucumbers and the circulation-boosting powers of cayenne make this soup even better for the skin. Learn about the endless benefits of avocado below thanks to our friends at Hello Natural:

          • Anti-inflammatory
          • Anti-skin cancer properties
          • Reduces wrinkles and age spots
          • Soothes and heals psoriasis
          • Evens out skin tone
          • Relief for dry skin and hair
          • Protects against UV rays and pollution
          • Increases circulation
          • Reduces split ends
          • Makes hair shiny
          • Stimulates hair growth

          Kind of makes you want to go on an all-avocado diet, right? Get the recipe for this beauty-boosting avocado-cucumber soup below!

          Avocado-Cucumber Soup Ingredients

          • 2 large cucumbers
          • 1 avocado
          • 1 lime, juiced
          • 1 teaspoon sea salt
          • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
          • Dash of cayenne
          • Fresh cilantro, minced


          1. Blend the cucumbers, avocado, lime juice, sea salt and cumin.
          2. Add a dash of cayenne and garnish with fresh cilantro.
          3. Serve immediately.
          Sooth Your Scalp: DIY Banana and Honey Hair Mask


          Hair treatments for dry or damaged hair can be extremely effective at moisturizing locks and increasing shine. However, they often come at a cost, and it’s an expensive one! This all natural, simple homemade banana and honey hair mask is perfect for addressing a variety of hair needs. Honey is featured in this recipe for its various benefits, as it is a humectant which helps retain moisture. It also softens and smooths hair, stimulates hair growth, and is naturally antibacterial, which promotes a healthy scalp.

        • Ingredients
          • 1/2 cup raw, organic honey
          • 2 ripe bananas
          • 1/2 cup olive oil


          1. Blend ingredients together until a pureed consistency.
          2. Apply from top of head to tips of hair.
          3. Leave on for at least 10 minutes.
          4. Cover with shower cap.
          5. The banana can stick to the hair shafts a bit, so you might need to add more oil depending on hair length, or wash twice to remove any residual mask away.
          Energize Your Body With A DIY Coffee Scrub

          As you make healthy, positive changes to the way your body looks and feels, it only makes sense that you might want to improve the appearance of your body’s largest organ, your skin. Stretch marks are a common concern, caused by rapid change in skin growth due to pregnancy or excessive weight gain or weight loss. Although they appear to be on the top layer of our skin, stretch marks are actually in the middle layer. This is what makes them difficult to remove with topical treatment alone. But we’ve learned about a DIY scrub that may affect tissues beneath the surface, for real change.

          Coffee has been gaining ground for its beneficial skincare properties. This DIY scrub has two simple, everyday ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen. The caffeine in coffee, when directly applied to the skin, stimulates blood flow and circulation. This helps with cell regeneration. The ground coffee’s texture is an exfoliant which removes dead cells and loose skin, giving new skin cells an opportunity to receive proper moisture, in this case from the next ingredient. Meanwhile the olive oil penetrates the skin to work on different skin layers. Stretch marks are located beneath the surface of our skin’s outer layers, and we need to penetrate that surface to get to where the actual skin damage is.

          Like any treatment, it takes time to see results, so be patient. One bonus? Do this scrub early in the morning, and the aroma of the coffee will wake you up and start your day off strong! Get to scrubbin’!

          • Ground Coffee – This can be taken directly from packaging or you can use coffee grounds that have been used in your coffee machine.
          • Olive Oil – Olive oil moisturizes, cleanses, and protects the skin.


          1. Ideally, your skin should be clean prior to applying the scrub for the best results. If you’re using coffee from your machine you’re all set on the first step. If you’re using coffee straight from the package, depending on how big the affected area is, pour an adequate amount into a small bowl or container and add enough warm water to moisten the coffee but not drown it.
          2. Mix olive oil with the coffee until it has a paste-like consistency. Ideally, the end mix should produce a paste that can stay on your skin for an extended period of time.
          3. Once the paste is ready, gently rub it into the area where the stretch marks are present. Apply it on the skin around the area as well. If the stretch mark is the size of a golf ball, apply to the area as if it were a tennis ball. Light and gentle rubs for about 3-5 minutes.
          4. Once the paste is applied, leave it on for 20 minutes.
          5. Apply a natural moisturizer to the area 2-3 times throughout the day. 100% African Shea butter is a multi-purpose moisturizer which treats stretch marks, stimulates cellular growth, and repairs damaged skin.
          6. This scrub should be repeated once a day until you see a noticeable difference in the area. Different peoples’ skin is different, and depending on the severity of the stretchmarks, some fading can take longer than others. Be patient!
          7. If you don’t want to make the scrub daily, you can put the ingredients in an air-tight container to use whenever you need. Store at room temperature.
          Refresh Your Winter Skin With A Mint and Green Tea Sugar Scrub

          Do you want silky smooth skin? Well you can! Here's a recipe for one of Go Make Me's favourite scrubs! Did you know that the health benefits of mint and green tea when taken internally increase metabolism, great for weight loss, and lower cholesterol levels? AND they make a perfect body exfoliate used in conjunction with sugar, epsom salts and oil. Make a fresh batch when required and rejuvenate tired skin into a healthy glow. You'll smell minty fresh too!


          • 1 cup Sugar
          • 3 tablespoons Epsom Salts
          • 2 tablespoons of light Olive Oil
          • 2 tablespoons of Honey
          • 2 Mint Tea bags
          • 2 Green Tea bags
          • 6 drops of Spearmint Essential Oil
          • 4 drops Vitamin E Oil (optional)
          • Air tight container


          1. Thoroughly clean the container (dishwasher) and dry.
          2. Combine all dry ingredients in a clean bowl.
          3. Add honey then oil to desired wetness level.
          4. Add essential oil to desired strength.
          5. Combine and add ingredients to container.
          6. Use scrub on dry skin to exfoliate and gently shower off. (Please be aware that the shower recess may be slippery due to the oil content.)
          7. The scrub should never abrade the skin and test on a small portion of skin for allergies


          Save Your Scalp: DIY Winter Hair Treatment

          No matter how good (or bad) your hair looks, the cold weather will inevitable dry out our scalps causing irritation and flaking during the winter time. Extreme temperatures and stress play into this sensation. And guess what: the cold, dry weather is coming, and you can never be too prepared! Try this easy DIY winter treatment thanks to Simonetta from


          • Apple cider vinegar
          • Water
          • Spray bottle
          • Tea tree oil or tea tree oil shampoo
          • 2 Tbsp. Coconut oil
          • 1 Avocado


          1. Take the spray bottle and fill it with equal parts water and apple cider vinegar.
          2. Start by parting your hair at the crown and spraying into the part. Make your way from ear to ear, and try to keep the parts close together to get your entire scalp. Once your crown is completely covered, start parting and spraying the bottom half of your head. When you’re done, tie it up and let it soak for about 5 to 10 minutes.
          3. Rinse your hair and wash it with shampoo.
          4. Let your scalp soak in the shampoo for three to five minutes. Rinse everything out.
          5. Take your avocado and smash it up in a bowl. You can puree the avocado to make it soft like a cream. Add the coconut oil and mix well.
          6. Start working the mixture through your hair and massage it into your scalp. It is going to be messy so have a towel handy.
          7. Once you’ve got your entire hair and scalp covered, put in up and let it soak. You can leave it in for a quick 30-minute mask, overnight or while you’re doing laundry. Wrap it up in a turban and sleep with it.
          8. When you’re done soaking, rinse your hair and wash it with a mild shampoo.
          9. Feel how soft and supple your hair is!
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