Greek Yogurt Face Mask

Being a natural redhead, my face likes to try to match my hair color and turn red. I don’t even have to be embarrassed and I can feel my cheeks blush. With this being said, I was so excited when Lauren Conrad posted this greek yogurt face mask for softness and redness. Thanks Lauren!

DIY Beauty: My Greek Yogurt Mask

Jan 17, 2013 by Lauren Conrad
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I love at-home beauty remedies that can be whipped up using only a few readily accessible ingredients. Today I am going to share one of my favorites with you: My Greek Yogurt Mask. It’s very simple and only consists of two ingredientsGreek yogurt and a probiotic capsule (although the probiotic can be optional as the yogurt alone is still very effective). Greek yogurt contains lactose enzymes, which dissolve dirt and nourish your skin. Essentially, it works like a cleanser while the probiotic invigorates your skin leaving it with a lovely glow. This combination also helps to reduce redness and clam breakouts. Not bad, right?

What You Need:
1. cotton balls
2. probiotic capsule
3. cold, plain Greek yogurt

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How To Do It:
To make this mask, simply split open the probiotic capsule and mix it into 3 or 4 tablespoons of Greek yogurt in a small bowl or dish. Using a cotton ball, apply the mixture to your face in an even layer. Let the mask set for 10 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a towel.

Note: If you do not have a probiotic capsule, this mask is still very effective even if it’s only Greek yogurt! Also if you are lactose intolerant you might want to give this ice facial a try instead.

My skin always feels so soft and silky after I do this mask. I also notice a major reduction in redness…

Are you going to give this DIY a try? If you have a personal beauty recipe that you’d like to see featured on the website, share the details in the comments below.

XO Lauren

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LC’s To-Die-For Pumpkin Cupcakes

Tis the season to eat a lot! As a regular subscriber to Lauren Conrad’s blog, I had to repost her latest recipe:

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We were recently browsing through our fabulous new Community Recipe Gallery and stumbled upon the perfect seasonal treat: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting submitted by LaurenConrad.com member, Kelby Peachey. (Just reading the name of this culinary confection makes our mouths water.) In honor of the fall season and the upcoming holiday, we thought there was no better time than now to spotlight this perfectly pumpkin-inspired recipe with all of you. Without further ado, here is Kelby’s recipe…

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 cup real sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree (1 can)

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and all spice. Now mix all these dry ingredients TOGETHER. I used a fork and ‘whisked’ it around so it was even throughout.
  2. Now, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter (I melted the butter in the microwave to make it easier to mix), and eggs. Beat on a medium speed until well combined.
  3. Add the pumpkin puree
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Although this step is usually first, I find this A) a waste of money because your damn oven is just sitting there heating away FOR NOTHING!! and, AND, I’m not that quick!! B) you can let your oven preheat while doing the liner thing (explained in a bit), but also while your CLEANING UP!!
  5. Line cupcake pans with paper liners. Divide your batter evenly among liners, filling each about halfway 2/3rds full. Bake until tops spring back when touched and cake tester (toothpick!)
  6. To find out how to make the Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting, please visit this website: Peachy Pains