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DIY : Gelatin pore mask

Hey dearies,

I’m back after trying this gelatin pore mask, which is almost everywhere now.

It was truly fascinating for me to try this, because I never go to a salon to get my pores cleaned, because that usually leaves marks on my sensitive skin, so no matter which hi-end salon you suggest me, I am never getting a clean-up done, just because I’ve had real bad experiences and lost faith in that.

So since blackheads and whiteheads are such an annoying issue at times growing up, Thought why not try this.

So here’s me sharing my experience.

The first time I tried gelatin dissolved in milk, and that was so damn painful that i ended up rinsing my face with warm water instead of stripping it like any peel off mask.

So today I tried it with water, after a month with the gelo-milk experience, hoping it would give me a smoother nose and less painful experience.

So , it did.  How amazing is that ?

Here’s what is required :



A gelatin strip ( 1tsp gelatin)2

2 -4 tsp hot water

A pinch of herbal face turmeric (optional)

Dissolve all these above ingredients together till you get a sticky mixture, apply it to your T-zone.


Mind you only T-zone , not entire face , because its not all that cool face peel of mask, it becomes hard and you dont want it on your cheeks. Apply to arreas where you have clogged pore, that’s usually your chin, forehead area and nose .

Also test it on your hand first, if you have sensitive skin, avoid, and apply when it’s luke warn, and not gonna burn you.


let it dry completely, for 30 mins , till hard.


Then gently peel it off from downward to upward motions, this will ensure most of your stubborn blackheads or whiteheads get sucked out with the mask.


After peeling off, your mask, and seeing the results, wash your face clean with a mild face wash , to get rid of any residue of the peel off mask.


Your pores are partially still open, so best is to moisture it. I simply used my Mint-aloe mist. So we are done.

(check my blog post:


to know about it go to this link:  https://leannerod8.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/diy-face-mist-scrubs-cleansers/  )


I will leave a few pic proofs for you to see my results, no matter how gruesome, or grossing they are, some of us believe only when there’s proof, so here how I said ba-bye to my blackheads, you can clearly see how it has sucked out my whiteheads and blackheads, those are zoomed in photos for your clarity :

Thank You. Hope this helps. Sorry for the above pics, if it grossed you.

Do share your DIY stuff with me.

DIY : Face mist + Scrubs + cleansers 

Heyyy girls…..

It’s been such a long long time I’ve shared my DIY stuff here. And I’m a crazy DIY person.

I love experimenting so much, it will make you wanto scream, “Leandra , that’s enough, and when you see a good result you’ll be like ‘ you did it’.”

ok enough of me blabbering. Since it is the horrifying summers here. I simply cannot bear this 30°C or more temperature. It makes me so sweaty, grimy, greasy and annoyed. 

So, good news,  I kinda have a few face mists you could try and make for yourself . And I assure you , you’ll love them. All of them are very easy to make and the key ingredient will be peppermint essential oil. Why, of course, it is summer , so we need that cooling mintyness .

1. Rosey-Minty mist.

All you need is like half a cup of rose water, 5-8 drops of peppermint essential oil . Caution not more, less would be better, first try 5 drops and see if your skin can tolerate it.

It does make your skin feel all sorts of nice tingly, though if you have sensitive skin, try it on your hand first and check if you can take it .

Just two ingredients here, mix it when in a spray dispenser bottle , and you’re good to go.

It feels refreshing , trust me, this is my summer fav. 

2. Green minty tea.

 Here we need a cup of green tea cooled down , 5-8 drops of peppermint essential oil. Mix it well, shake it up, store and use in a spray dispenser bottle.

Green tea works as an amazing anti-oxidant and is proved to help acne prone skin . It helps making your skin appear brighter and glowy and  kinda acne free ( when your not hit by your period storms ).

So this will work as an acne cure as well make you feel fresh for summers.

3. Mint-aloe misty-fun

here we need , half cup water or rose water, 5-8 drops of peppermint and 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel.

Aloe vera is like the most miraculous skin healer. It can help with reducing acne, the marks, blemishes, discoloration or even hydrating and moisturizing. Hell! it even helps cure burns. It sure takes time , but does give promising results.

Okay now where were we, yaaasss, let’s make the mintaloe mix and store it well in a spray dispenser.

More tips :

Just  shake it to make it. Store in refrigerator if you want it nice and cold or room temperature would do.

Shelf life : 1-2 months. Depends and how well you store. Don’t keep it in direct sunlight, we don’t want to cook it up into something else. Make it in lil quantity and  finish it off early.

DIY face ( makeup )cleansers :

1. cotton ball dipped in milk and honey mix .

2. cotton ball soaked with the goodness of pure coconut oil/ olive oil.

3. cotton ball soaked in equal parts of Apple cider vinegar and water ( dont use it near or on your eye area, simply because its acidic, and that skin is highly sensitive.)

4. Cotton ball dipped in aloe and milk mix.
Face scrub/pack :

1. oats soaked partially in milk , enough to make a soothing scrub.

2. green tea powder after brewing the tea. You can use what you thought was waste to oxidize your skin and add a glow instantly. Either as a scrub if it’s in powder form or make a paste if its organic  meaning there are tea leaves and use it as a face pack.

Taaaddaaaaahhh dearies   and I’m done… 

Hopefully that was helpful.

Thank you. Do share your DIY face tips with me. 

DIY: Miracle Hair Masque

Have you been grumpy and sad lately because your untamed extra damaged hair has kinda lost its life?
I have been going through something very similar after trying hair straightening,  smoothening and using all heat-styling products. And moreover using chemicals to maintain the same.
I’ve been worried sick lately seeing my hair so lifeless, lack of lustre and so brittle.
And than I started doing some research on home health care methods and I blended two methods together to come out with this magic mixture that, believe me! Is helping me revive my once healthy hair back.
Okay!!! so without getting into much blabbering..
This masque is the “eggy-butter-oil theraphy” as I call it.


Ingredients :
1 egg,
2tbsp olive oil,
1tbsp coconut oil,
1+3/4tbsp honey and
1tbsp butter.

Method :
First warm the butter and coconut oil (incase it’s in solid state) and mix thoroughly and let it cool abit (we dont want cooked egg on our head… Lol).
Than mix in the olive oil and whisked egg mixture and blend it well till its smooth and creamy.
Apply it on dry hair from roots to tips. Massage onto the scalpe thoroughly.
Twist your hair into a bun, and wrap the hair cap or a plastic bag around it so that it doesn’t drip out much and doing this will also help keep the moisture and heat in check.
It’s gonna drip abit so keep a hand towel or cloth ready to wipe around ur neck and forehead.
It stinks, certainly.  You can’t expect eggs to smell like oranges.
Keep it on for 45mins to an hour or even more as per your convenience.
Rinse thoroughly using a good shampoo and conditioner.

Essentials of such ingredients :
Coconut oil is high in vitamin E and other nutrients, and your hair can absorb them all. The result will be hair that is thicker, shiner, healthier and has stronger roots. It also contains lauric and capric acid, which have amazing antimicrobial powers – meaning it will make your hair and scalp healthier and prevent dandruff, itchy scalp and infections. Make sure you buy the extra-virgin kind for maximum effectiveness.

This can be used as a deep moisturizing treatment and to promote hair growth. Massaging your scalp with olive oil will promote scalp health and improve circulation, while fighting off bacteria and leaving you with softer smoother hair.

3) BUTTER or mayonnaise or ghee
This makes your hair really soft and shiny and adds volume.  It’s very rich in protein hence it promotes hair growth. It’s used worldwide in hair care therapies.

4) EGG
Eggs  they are rich in protein, vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. These nutrients can repair various hair problems and give you silky and shiny locks. Dry and brittle hair, hair loss, dry, flaky scalp, dandruff – whatever the problem, there are egg packs for all these issues. The essential fatty acids provide nourishment to the hair follicles. The xanthophylls or the antioxidants, which bring about the rich yellow colour, increase the oxygen supply in the scalp and help mend rough and easily breakable hair. The cholesterol helps in penetration and absorption of these vital components thus increasing the efficacy. Hence it promotes hair growth,  acts as a conditioner and restores damaged hair to life.

If you have dry or damaged hair, honey can help. A natural humectant, honey attracts moisture. It’s also full of antioxidants and nutrients to feed hair follicles that house the live part of hair, encouraging hair growth. That being said, it also needs a medium to help spread it around, otherwise you can end up with just a sticky mess, so the recipes include other natural ingredients that help you restore dry hair to a health and luster, from the scalp up.

My experience


Its a miracle hair masque. Believe me. My hair was really damaged after all that smoothening and hair dyes I used. And it had become really frizzy and brittle. It really bothered me since I had really healthy hair once. Now it was so utterly damaged and so much of hairfall . Thanks to this natural home remedies, it’s getting my hair back to life. Even though it smells awful, I would definitely do this over and over again till my hair is more healthier. All women out there you should give it try.

Also note that blending different oils together and giving your hair a good massage works wonders too.
Some hair care natural experts are:
Castor oil, Vitamin E oil, organic coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, lemon or lime juice, neem, aloe vera gel, etc.

You could also use fruit paste like banana or avacado etc. for making hair masks.
Adding alil lemon or neem leave juice to a mixture of oils can help fight dandruff problems.
Do a little research to find out the benefits of oils for your hair according to your hair problems.

Hopefully this was helpful.  Do comment and let me know if you have anything to share or advice me.

“Health care starts with loving yourself and wanting to nurture every part of your body.  Feel beautiful by pampering yourself.  We all deserve alil treat,  so why not treat your hair with kindness sometimes. “