Beauty Adventure in Chinatown NYC

Hello Beauty Travelers,

Make sure to watch my beauty adventure in Chinatown NYC tonight at 7pm on my youtube channel. Click here to subscribe 

Below Canal Street, you’ll find beauty secrets in every corner. You wont find the famous gold or pigeon-dropping facials, one of Japans odd beauty regimens but you’re sure to find great face cream. Green tea masks with vitamins and antioxidants is a popular beauty find in China Town along with puffy eye treatments and whitening creams. Ginseng masks are another popular item and you’ll find them in every small store.

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Around the World Beauty Traveler Stephanie Flor travels to China Town in NYC. She learns about Chinesse beauty secrets like Reflexology, Tiger balm, and cultural beauty traditions.

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DIY Natural Moisturizers for Oily & Dry Skin

Ecuador is one of the biggest exporters of roses and coconuts so it’s no surprise that I learned about the magic of rose water and the power of coconut oil as natural moisturizers for oily and dry skin while I was there.

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For oily skin, rose/glycerin lotion is a great moisturizer because it soothes irritated skin and is great for acne. The rose water will help dry the acne while the glycerin will help lock in moisture without clogging pores. You can find rose water almost everywhere in Ecuador, however you have to make sure you don’t use anything with fragrance. You can also make your own lotion by boiling ½ cup of rose petals, draining and mixing it with ¼ glycerin.

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For dry skin, try coconut oil. It’s been an ancient practice in many parts of the world including Asia and South America. It is full of vitamins, antioxidants and the list goes on. It’s just amazing for the skin.

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Look for extra virgin coconut oil that has not been bleached, refined or deodorized and always go for organic.

Use it by applying a dime sized amount on to your fingers and apply like a regular moisturizer. A little goes a long way. Let it soak into the skin before applying makeup and you’re ready to go. A spoonful is enough for your whole body so keep that in mind when applying.

 

By Stephanie Flor

 

 

Removing Eye Darkness with Turmeric

I’m going to show you how to remove blackness from around your eyes, making a homemade mask inspired by my trip to India. Turmeric has been used for centuries in southeast Asia for its skin brightening properties. This facial mask will brighten skin and make your face glow.

You’re going to need

  •  two tablespoons milk
  • two tablespoons chickpea powder
  •  one teaspoon turmeric
  • bowl

The first thing you want to do is, scoop one teaspoon of turmeric, two teaspoons of chickpea flour and two tablespoons of milk. Now, you’re going to mix it together and here is your amazing eye cream.

Now, with your ring finger, you want to apply to your eye area. The reason I use my ring finger, is because it’s the most sensitive finger that you have, it’s going to be the softest gentle touch.

You’re going to leave it on for 20 minutes and that’s it, just rinse off with warm water. You’re going to see incredible results. I highly suggest you do this before you go to bed, because it does leave a little bit of a yellow look to it. People in India use it all over their face, body or just on the eye area.