Saturday, June 29, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
.....The baking soda & water wash. I tried it!
After referring you to this facial cleansing method out of interest, I realized I needed to offer this information out of experience.
I am a champion of this cleansing method! - At least for my skin. My skin is on the oily side. And I have issues with large pores, as well as some discoloration. The slight abrasion of the wash seems to thoroughly remove the surface dead skin bringing a glow to my complexion. My skin has never felt cleaner, even with masks.
What the original author described about her skin feeling a little raw after repeated use, has also been somewhat my experience. But the feeling doesn't last long. Apparently my skin type cherishes the deep pore cleanse this method accomplishes. I would not use this method every day. But for me 2 - 3 times a week seems to work well. And the scrub effect causes no damage to my skin.
I remember at one time using an electric brush to obtain the same scrub effect and result. The brush seemed to break down my facial tissues, making my face looser and start to sag. By contrast the baking soda & water cleanse seems to tighten and tone my skin giving it better form and and a smoother surface.
If a small amount works, for me a lot will work better. My need for moderation is evident. According to my tendency I combined half a measure of baking soda to half a measure of water. This provided me with the scrub effect I like. You can either use the recipe from the post on cleansing, or try different combinations that may work better for you.
When I free rinsed the wash with my hands I caused somewhat of a mess on my clothes and my hair, as sometimes I make the mistake of not tying back my hair before I wash my face. It may be better to use a cloth to rinse. The baking soda washes off clothing and hair easily, but you don't want to miss any spots.
If you've used any of the cleansing methods shown, please feel free to let us know your experience in a comment. It always helps to share.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Ever wonder about the best Hijab style for your face??
Ever wonder about the best Hijab style for your face??
A. The Oval Face Shape
B. The Long/Rectangular Face Shape
C. The Round Face Shape
D. The Square Face Shape
E. The Heart/Triangular Face Shape
F. The Diamond Face Shape
Friday, June 21, 2013
To avoid expense, chemicals, and non-hilal ingredients I've been researching facial cleansers that I can make at home. What I found is something I'd like to share with you.
When we're in hijab and not in niqab our face is the prominent first impression we give. For all of us women keeping our face cleansed is essential to health and appearance. For muslimahs a clean facial appearance is an especially significant aspect of the social impression we present.
So for the health and wellness of your face, if you don't already have a cleansing method that satisfies your needs, I've researched some hilal facial cleansing solutions you can easily make at home.
First I'd recommend removing eye makeup with baby oil, which protects your eyes & eyelashes from the harsher effects of soap.
The Baking Soda and Water Cleanser
This cleanser may feel excessive in repeated use. But if you need a thorough facial cleanse, it seems a remedy can be found by simply using baking soda and water. Here's the recipe and the recounted experience of a user.
Up first was a simple sounding paste made with baking soda and water. I first tried this at night. My initial reaction was that this felt gritty in my palm, but adding more water made it slightly softer. My skin felt okay after the first usage, but I worried that it was too harsh to use regularly. By the second night, with twice daily usage, my skin felt smooth and my cheeks were not as dry. The acne on my forehead appeared to be clearing up, but I wasn't sure. After the third day, I was convinced that my skin was indeed looking better, but I could not tolerate the abrasive texture of this cleaning method any longer. I couldn't even bring myself to do this twice on the third day. So, my plan to last a week had failed. I don't remember where I came across this idea originally, but I do know that it was not my favorite homemade face wash! This works fine to wash my hair, but not my face, apparently.
If you have skin that is more oil free the baking soda & water cleansing may leave you feeling dry. One other seemingly effective cleanse for oil free skin is the oil cleansing method. This is the favorite method of the baking soda & water researcher. Here is what she says:
The Oil Cleansing Method (OCM)
Oil Cleansing Method (OCM)
This one seems a bit strange, but it also sounded relatively simple, so I decided to try it next. It's just a mixture of two oils, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and castor oil (found in the laxative section of the grocery store) It may seem counterintuitive to wash one's face with oil, but this actually feels really lovely and seems to produce very desirable effects. I learned a little chemistry lesson while researching this: oil dissolves oil, so using oil to make a cleanser is actually ideal for skin, since it naturally has oil. Plus, it's nourishing and not over-drying. Unlike my horrible experience with the Clean & Clear, this did not over-dry my skin (which, you are probably aware, makes your oil glands go into over-gear producing more oil to compensate, a vicious cycle).
On the first night, I combined a 50/50 mixture of my EVOO and the castor oil, because that was the proportion recommended for "normal" skin. I started with a small batch of just 1 teaspoon of each and mixed them in a small plastic bottle that is meant for travel sized portions of toiletries.
- Apply oil mixture to DRY skin. Gently rub in. I do this all over my face, including my eye lids.
- Soak a wash cloth in hot water. (I make it as hot as I can tolerate since it cools quickly.)
- Apply wash cloth to face and allow the steam to clean your face. I usually wait about 1 minute for the wash cloth to cool off completely.
- Gently wipe oil from face with the wash cloth. This removes eye makeup pretty well so for the most part, I have not needed to use my homemade eye makeup remover. I also do not find that I need to apply moisturizer after washing since the OCM is so hydrating.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
|Cosmetic||Estee Lauder Make Up, Skin Care and Fragrance||Estee Lauder||All fragrance free, alcohol free, Carmine color free Make Up, Skincare Products of ESTEE LAUDER do not contain any pork or pork byproduct or beef byproduct. All Fragrance are made with ethyl alcohol. The reference number for this information is 1197179 of May 9, 2013.|
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|Shampoo||Coconut Scrub Shampoo||SoftSoap||No animal derived ingredients are used. But Colgate Company have no information about presence or absence of alcohol in fragrance, March 21, 2013. Reference number 031375831A.|
|Cosmetic||All The Body Shop Cosmetic Products||The Body Shop||A sist has provided a e-mail to MCG from The Body Shop Company (reference Number 63461) where company claimed to use gelatin either from pork or non zabiha beef, Shellac which might be dissolved in alcohol. The Body Shop products are not recommended to be use by Muslims. March 17, 2013|
|Make Up||All Oil of Olay Products||Oil of Olay||The Procter Gamble Company can not give guarantee that it will be pork free, they will use pork by product if other source are not available. The reference number is 15231785 of March 4, 2013.|
|Lip Balm||Lip Balm Products||Eos||emailed eos lip balm company again and asked in details if their product contained any animal or insect by products and their reply was; Hello and thank you for writing us. Our lip balm contains beeswax, so it is not vegan, but contains no other animal products. Our lip balms do not have any alcohol and no alcohol was used during the making of any flavors or ingredients. Please let us know if you have any further questions. Regards, Sherry J. Just wanted to share this just in case anyone else was interested in knowing the halal/haram status of this product. - shabana Beeswax is a Halal wax.|
|Moisturizer||Dry Skin Cream||Pond\'s||The stearic Acid is made from non zabiha beef fat. No information about alcohol in fragrance is not available.|
|Clearner||Cold Cream Cleaner||Pond\'s||This product is free from any animal fat based ingredients and presence or absence of alcohol in fragraance information is not avaialble according Unilever USA ( June 13, 2012).|
|Facial Toner||Alba Hibiscus Facial Toner||Ulta||100% vegetarian ingredients, no information whether alcohol is used as a extracting solvent.|
|Facial Scrub||Pineapple Enzyme Facial Scrub||Ulta||100% vegetarian ingredients, no information about alcohol in fragrance.|
|Brushes||Shadow Brushes Essential 3 Piece Set,||Ulta||No animal hair are used.|
|Moisturizer||Alba Aloe & Green Tea Oil Free Moisturizer||Ulta||100% vegetarian ingredients, no information about alcohol in fragrance.|
|Body wash||Strawberry Smoother Body Wash||Soaftsoap||Date 04/14/2012 No alcohol and no animal derived ingredients are used according to Colgate e-mail send to one of our brother.|
|Liquid Hand Soap||Seasonal Collection Foaming Liquid Hand Soap||Softsoap||Date 04/14/2012 No alcohol and no animal derived ingredients are used according to Colgate e-mail send to one of our brother.|
|Liquid Hand Soap||Dora Foaming Liquid Hand Soap||Softsoap||Date 04/14/2012 No alcohol and no animal derived ingredients are used according to Colgate e-mail send to one of our brother.|
|Liquid Hand Soap||Crisp Cucumber & Melon Liquid Hand Soap||Soft Soap|
|Cosmetic||All Skin care Products||Garnier||No pork fat and no beef fat are used in all Garnier skin care products|
|Cosmetic||All Skin Care Facial Products||Olay||Oil of Olay skin care products are made with pork fat(December 2010)|
|Cosmetic||All Skin Care Facial Products||Oil of Olay||Oil of Olay skin care products are made with pork fat(December 2010)|
|Cosmetic||Nail Polish Remover||Revolon||The nail poish remover contains alcohol.|
|Cosmetic||Face Cream||Nivea||No pork or beef fat is used. It may contain Lanolin from sheep fat(Halal), bees wax(Halal) and marine collagen(Halal). No information on alcohol .|
|Cosmetic||All Products||Vichy||No pork fat and no beef fat are used. But if it conatins Cochineal color then it is not Halal. Please look for Cochineal red color(2010)|
|Cosmetic||All Products||Shuuemura Art of hair||No pork fat and no beef fat are used. But if it conatins Cochineal color then it is not Halal. Please look for Cochineal red color(2010)|
|Cosmetic||All Products||Soft Sheen-Carson||No pork fat and no beef fat are used. But if it conatins Cochineal color then it is not Halal. Please look for Cochineal red color(2010)|
|Cosmetic||All Products||Ralph Lauren|
|Cosmetic||All Products||Loreal Professionel|
|Cosmetic||All Products||Loreal Technique|
|Cosmetic||All Products||Loreal Paris Hair|
|Cosmetic||All Products||La Roche Posay|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup products||Kerastase|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup products||Giorgio Armani|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup products||Diesel Fragrance,|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup products||Derma Blend|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup products||Biotherm,|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup products||MAC||No Pork fat is used in all MAC makeup products(December 2010, Ref. number 526005). . Look for cochineal, if present then it is not Halal.|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup Products||Nivea||No Pork Fat is used in all Nivea makeup products(December 2010). . Look for cochineal, if present then it is not Halal.|
|Cosmetic||Makeup Products||Neutrogena||Pork fat is used in some Neutrogena Makeup products(December 2010|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup Products||Maybelline||No pork fat and no beef fat are used in all Maybelline makeup products(December 2010). . Look for cochineal, if present then it is not Halal.|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup Products||L'Oreal||No pork fat, No beef fat are used in L'Oreal makeup products(December 2010). Look for cochineal, if present then it is not Halal.|
|Cosmetic||Makeup Products||Avon||Some products are made with pork fat and some products are Kosher(December 2010).|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup Products||Victoria Secret||Victoria Secret brand of makeup are not made with pork or beef or any animal derived ingredients. No information on alcohol December 2010|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup Products||Revlon||Revlon makeup products are not made with pork ingredients and there is no information about presence or absence of alcohol. 230471|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup Products||Almay||Almay makeup products are not made with pork ingredients and there is no information about presence or absence of alcohol, R.No 2370471|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup products||Cover Girl||Makeup products are made with pork fat or beef fat or vegetable fat. No guarantee for free of pork fat. R.No.06766738|
|Cosmetic||Makeup and Horse hair brushes||E.L.F||They do not use any animal derived ingredients in their makeup products, they also use synthetic ingredients. Look for cochineal.|
|Cosmetic||Makeup Products||Revlon||All makeup products except Nail Polish Remover are free from animal derived ingredients.( 2010), look for cochineal, if there then not Halal|
|Cosmetic||Lipstick and other cosmetic products except OIL FREE MAKE UP||Jane||All cosmetic products from Jane Cosmetic do not contain animal derived ingredients except Oil Free makeup, look fpr cochineal|
|Cosmetic||Oil Free Make Up||Jane||Jane Cosmetic?s Oil Free make up is not Halal because it contains animal fat based Stearic Acid.|
|Cosmetic||All Cosmetic Products||Cosmetic||Gabriel Cosmetic Company is based in Bellevue WA1-800-497-6419). According to the company e-mails their product are vegan and they do not use any alcohol based or animal derived ingredients in their cosmetic products.|
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|Cosmetic||Pencil liners, Lipstick, Mascara, Cosmetic Brushes||Afterglow||The products are made without alcohol and without animal derived ingredients.Look for cochineal if present then it is not Halal|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup Products||American Beauty||No animal derived ingredients are used(December 2010) Reference No. 525853 Look for Cochineal, if there then it is not Halal|
|Cosmetic||All Makeup Products||Etude House USA||No animal derived ingredients are used(December 2010). Look for Cochineal, if it is there then it will not be Halal because Insects are Haram|