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DIY Pumpkin Face Mask | How To Fade Acne Scars & Brighten Skin Naturally

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Hello there!

Whats up guys today I have for you an easy DIY pumpkin face mask because duh its pumpkin season. This mask  helps to brighten your skin, fade acne scars and also helps with anti aging.



Pumpkin - loaded with Vitamin C which help brighten your skin, fade acne scars, protect from damage and helps with anti aging. (PS. eating pumpkin actually also helps boost skin elasticity and improve skin tone! )

Pumpkin is also packed with antioxidants like Carotenoids that help protect your skin from free radicals. Even more, pumpkin has tons of minerals like Potassium, copper, magnesium, manganese, and iron, even more! Jam packed with B vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, B6 and folate, which all help skin cell turn over and and renewal.

Honey - besides being OH so delicious, honey has Vitamin C which help nourish and brighten the skin, Vitamin B1 & B2 to protect skin from damage, B3 & B6 to help with inflammation, hydrates and nourishes the skin.

Egg Whites - this stuff doesn’t just make an amazing omelette guys, egg whites help tighten your skin  which helps with anti aging, there’s also astringent in the egg whites which help draw oils from your pores helping with shrinking large pores and  blackheads. Also the protein in the egg whites helps replenish and nourish our skin !

Cinnamon - I’ll start by saying I put cinnamon in pretty much on everything I can, but did you know cinnamon has some amazing skin benefits! It helps dry out and treat acne, reduce inflammation, exfoliates and helps promote circulation in the skin ! If you have dry skin I recommend using very little or excluding this ingredient.



  • 2 tablespoon fresh pumpkin (do not use the canned stuff because it’s loaded with preservatives that are no bueno for your skin! )

  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey

  • 2 tablespoon Egg whites

  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or 2 dashes


  1. Microwave pumpkin for about a minute to soften it. Do not boil it or you’ll lose all the nutrients in the water

  2. Mash up the pumpkin

  3. Separate the egg white from the yolk

  4. Take a tablespoon of the pumpkin

  5. Add egg whites, honey and cinnamon and mix thoroughly ( you can also put this mixture in the blender for a thinner consistency)

  6. Apply a nice generous and even layer to your face (make sure you apply the mask on a clean face !)

  7. Leave it on for about 20 minutes

  8. Wipe off the excess mask with damp towel

  9. Rinse with warm water ( do not use face wash or you’ll just wash off all the goodness)

  10. VOILA! Done. Brighter, smoother and healthier looking skin!


There you go!

I hope you enjoyed this mask recipe, let me know what you’re biggest skin problem is in the comments so I can try to concoct a new DIY face mask for it !


Thanks for stopping by ;)








HOW I TREAT MY ACNE & MAINTAIN CLEAR SKIN | Morning Skincare Routine for Oily/Combo Acne Prone Skin

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Hello there!

Alright, let’s get boogie down to business because ain’t no one got time to waste on getting rid of acne! Today I’ll be sharing with you the products that I use in my morning skincare routine that have helped me clear my acne, promote better skin texture, fade my acne scars, give me glowing and flawless skin. I’ll also be sharing with you the effective acne/pimple spot treatments I have been using to spot treat my big cystic acne and also the smaller zits. I can say I finally found my holy grail for treating my martians (aka pimples) LOL!!! 



Morning facial cleansing is an absolute must and crucial step in your every day skincare routine! Think about it… when you’re sleeping you sweat, you skin produces oil and there is lots of dust in the air and all that sits on your face for 5-8hours while you are sleeping ! YUCK! 

The cleanser I have been using the Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Oil Reducing Cleanser. I really like this cleansers for my oily combination skin because it cleanses very well but doesnot over dry my skin. It has ingredients in it that helps with enlarged pores and balancing the oil production in you skin. 



Exfoliating is another crucial step in a skincare regime to help get that flawless skin you want!

Twice a week I like to exfoliate my skin to help regenerate the cells and to fade my acne scars. I’ve really been seeing results with my DIY scrub below:

DIY At Home Scrub To Get Rid of Acne & Acne Scars  


But for those of you who might not be into DIY here are some amazing face scrubs I have used that exfoliate my skin and do not irritate my skin.  Click here MY FAVORITES SCRUBS FOR OILY / COMBO ACNE PRONE SKIN ! 



Now, let’s talk a little about toning… I used to think this step was stupid and waste of my time, but I was totally wrong! With the right toner, this step actually helps your skin a ton! 

A toner helps to balance your skin and restore your skin moisture, PH balance and get rid of any harsh chemicals that might have been left behind from your face wash. 

If you have combination oily skin like me , it is best to add a good toner to your routine. 

The toner i have been using is the Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting BHA liquid Exfoliant, i just soak a cotton pad with the product and swipe it all over my face. 

Hands down one of the best toners i have used because it has salicylic acid in it which is one of the best acne fighting ingredients. This toner help gently exfoliate the surface of your skin, which in turn then helps the texture of your skin, fade acne scars and unclog you pores. I specially like this toner because it leaves my skin feeling moisturized and balanced after I use it. 



It’s always good to use an eye cream versus just putting on whatever moisturizer you use on your eyes. Because our eye area is the most sensitive skin we have, we need products that are gentle to the skin and specially formulated for the eye area. 

The day time eye cream i have been using is the Fresh Lotus Eye Gel, this eye cream gas cucumber in it so it helps reduce puffiness in my under eyes in the morning and it’ also has lotus flower extract which has amazing antioxidants to prevent wrinkles, because I am not about that prune life 




Now this is the step that probably make the most difference in my routine. Basically a serum just gives your skin a super concentrate dose of goodness to keep it simple. 

So there’s 2 serums I have been using, the first one is the Paulas Choice Resist 10% Niacinamide booster it’s a liquid serum so you can mix it with a moisturizer but I like to put 3 drops on my face and then gently massage it into my face. 

This serum helps with enlarged pores and even skin tone and texture, I honestly I have noticed the most difference in my skin tone and the texture, I feel like my face is smoother and the a lot of the discoloration has been fading and my skin feels brighter and smoother. 

The second serum i have been using is the Paula's Choice Resist Ultra Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate serum this serum main concentration is antioxidants to help regenerate the skin and also helps with enlarged pores and skin texture, but it also helps with anti aging. Honestly you don’t need to use 2 serums, one good one is plenty as long as its the one that addresses you skin concerns. 



Never ever skip moisturizing you face! Regardless if you are oily or not, moisturizing is important to keep you skin hydrated (which is the key to avoid aging even faster) 

The face cream I have been using is the Paula's Choice Resist Anti Aging Skin hydrator 

I like this face cream because it’s a gel and a cream at the same time and a little bit goes a long way. I only need one pump and it moisturizes my whole face this face cream has vitamin C and niacinamide which helps brighten your skin and improve the texture. 

This cream is meant for night time use , but i like to use it during the day as well and just top if off with sunscreen to protect my face. 

Now of course always wear an SPF if you are going out even if you’re only exposed to the sun a few minutes, the sun is one of the biggest environment factors you actually can control so yeah. 

My favorite SPFs for my oily combination skin :

Paula's Choice Calm SPF 30 Moisturizer I really love this sunscreen, its light in texture and it does not smell like sunscreen. It's a mineral based SPF that helps calm and soothe the skin, if you have redness it was help with it. 





Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid-Lotion Sunblock this is one of the best drugstore sunscreen, it has a light texture and it does not leave my skin feeling greasy and no white over cast. 



And yes, my morning skin care consist of mainly the Paulas Choice products, because I have notice my skin get’s the best result when I use products from one brand instead of mixing a whole bunch. 




There are a few that I use depending on how bad my martians (aka pimples) are, I mostly get a few big cystic acne so I use spot treatments. 


The first one is the Mario Bedescu Buffering Lotion, now i shared this with you guys on snapchat already, so for those of you who are not following … ahem go follow me ;) 

This is a spot treatment I like to use on my large pimples, the way you use it is basically shake the bottle until the sediment at the bottom is mixed and then put a few drops on your finger and dab it when you feel like you’re getting a pimple. You can leave this on overnight or if you’re going to be home just pop it on in the morning and go about your day, I don’t recommend putting make up over this because it does leave a slight white mark after it dries. and not kidding you this stuff is amazing. One night I had one of those huge pimple that hurt, yeah you know those and I put this on over night and when I woke up the pimple pain was gone and after a few days it was gone. 


The second spot treatment I use is the M-61 Powerspot Blemish Lotion, this I use sometimes as well on those big painful pimples , but it works best to dry up zits, or the smaller pimples. I mainly use this one after I pop a pimple, so there is like a powder at the bottom of the bottle You do not shake it, you just dip a q tip to the bottom of the bottle grabbing the powder and then I pop it on the pimple I just popped. 

This product has salicylic acid and tea tree which helps dry up what’s left of the pimple, kills the bacteria and it has licorice root which helps in fading any after marks that might be left behind. I’ll warn you it burns, but OH it burns so good! 


And that my friends wraps up my skincare for my acne. I hope you enjoyed this post, leave me a comment and let me know what your fave skincare is for acne! 

Love you and talk to you soon!





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Peter Thomas Roth - Firm X Exfoliating Peeling Gel  this is an amazing gel that slowing and gentle peels away your dead skin, super gentle and effective. The gel only peels and exfoliates if you have dead skin if you don't it does not exfoliate. It's weird, but it works! 

Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub one of my all time favorite scrubs! The scrub is made from sea salt , so it is great for people with oily and combination skin as it helps to clear and dry any acne. It also has lemon extract which help brighten the skin and make your skin look more glowy. Can I get a YES PLEASE !!! 

Derma E Purifying 2 in 1 Charcoal Mask this mask is perfect if you are looking to kill 2 birds with one stone ! It's an amazing and gentle charcoal mask and it has an exfoliate in it as well. So once you are done with the mask when you rinse it off, the scrub helps to exfoliate your skin. The activated charcoal in the mask is amazing for minimizing pores and getting rid of acne ! 

How To Get Rid of Acne & Acne Scars Fast at Home! | DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Mask & Scrub

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HELLO THERE! Well friends, it’s official the martians have landed and procreated on my face, leaving their ugly ancestors behind (aka. Acne scars!) So I discovered this easy DIY Face mask and scrub that has helped me with fading acne scars and preventing more breakouts and those massive cystic pimples!

What you will need:

Apple Cider Vinegar : although this stuff smells horrible, the benefits for your skin could not be any better! ACV antibacterial properties helps to unclog pores, helping to prevent breakouts and help dissolve dead skin to reveal beautiful bright new skin. 



Green Tea : it’s not secret that Green Tea is just amazing for our health, but did you know the antioxidants in the tea can help protect your skin from free radicals and skin damage. The antioxidants and tannins found in the tea also helps with inflammation to help reduce any swelling from current acne, plus it has antibacterial properties to helps prevent breakouts.



Honey : besides being OH so delicious, honey has Vitamin C which help nourish and brighten the skin, Vitamin B1 & B2 to protect skin from damage, B3 & B6 to help with inflammation, hydrates and nourishes the skin.



Brown Sugar: an amazing, effective yet gentle skin scrub that helps scrub off the dead skin cells from your skin.





-       1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar

-       2 teaspoons cooled green tea (make sure it’s cold or it will melt the brow sugar!)

-       4-6 teaspoons of brown sugar (depending on how abrasive you like the mask/scrub

-       1 teaspoon of honey


Put it all in a bowl and mix, then put it on your face and scrub gently. Done!

Leave for about 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. You can do this mask every other day or every other day, up to 3 times a week. 



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How To Get Clear Skin Fast! |Top 10 Beauty Tips & Tricks for Healthy,Glowy & Clear Acne Free Skin

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Alrighty, today we are tackling... SKINCARE! I am sharing with you my top 10 Tips & Tricks to beautiful, healthy and glowing skin. These are some everyday routines that you can start incorporating right now! Trust me... your skin will love you ;) 


How to Grow Your Hair and Repair Damaged Hair

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Coconut Oil - this lightweight oil is great for anything! especially for your dry damaged hair. Coconut oil contains tons of fatty acids that help restore moisture back to you hair by seeping deep into the follicles and stands of your hair. Did I mention it smells amazing!? 
This oil also is know for aiding in hair growth by strengthening your hair and avoiding breakage and split ends. 

Olive Oil- Natures' gift to beauty gurus I call it ! :) This oil is great for adding shine, controlling frizz and also adds great softness to the hair. The fatty acids in this oil put moisture back into the scalp which helps with dandruff and dry scalp. 

Tea Tree Oil - OMG!! if you have not discovered this oil you need to right away. Tea Tree oil is very common in many astringents that help acne prone skin, but this amazing oil also help stimulate blood flow in your hair which allow your scalp to regenerate and help you grow long healthy hair. 

RECIPE FOR THIS MASK (Click on Images Below to get Links)
- Coconut Oil
- Olive Oil
- Tea Tree Oil (if you dont have this substitute with half a teaspoon of Cinnamon)
- 2 bowls for mixing 

BOWL 1  ( For the ends of your hair) 
- mix 2 TBSP of Coconut & Olive Oil 

BOWL 2 ( For your roots and scalp) 
-Mix 1 TBSP of Coconut & Olive Oil 
- add 2 drops of tea tree oil 

**Feel free to make 2 batches, they can keep fresh in the fridge for up to a week and a half. 


How to Get Rid of Blackheads at Home | DIY Charcoal Mask

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So here I will be showing you how I got rid of most of my blackheads (note they really never go away! Unfortunately… =/ )

Step 1: Remove all of our makeup and make sure we are starting w a clean face so that the products really sink in to our pores. I like using the Neutrogena Makeup Cleansing Wipes because they take off everything, but it does leave a slight greasy residue afterward so I like to just rinse my face or wipe it with a wet paper towel so that again we have a clean face that the products can stick to. 

Step 2: I am going to use these Biore Deep Pore Cleansing Nose Strips to remove the surface layer of bacteria of the blackheads and this is also going to open up my pores so that when I do my charcoal mask it's really sucking out all of the rest of the impurities that are deep down in the pores. 

Step 3: Were are going to make our own charcoal mask!! Woah ! who knew we could right?  and the first thing were going to need is activated charcoal.

So activated charcoal is pretty much charcoal that is heated creating a very porous substance which when mix it with water it has really high adsorbency which helps remove toxins and impurities. Activated charcoal is actually used to treat poisoning and it's the charcoal used for air and water purifiers. Who knew right ?

The second ingredient we need is bentonite clay. Which is made of aged volcanic clay and it's also amazing in drawing out toxins and impurities from the body and skin
Bentonite clay actually produces tiny electrical charges when it's mixed with water ... No don't worry you're not going to get electrocuted. Haha
It just mean it's pretty much turn I to a magnet that's going to help draw out the blackheads. Capiche ? :)

Ingredients Used:


Now to the mixing:

-       Using a non-metal bowl and spoon (metal causes a reaction with the Bentonite Clay that makes it less effective and also because the label says to use non metal LOL )

o    Mix 2 capsules of the Activated Charcoal , gently squeeze the gel capsules and pull open. Be VERY gentle! If you’re too rough it might explode on you and create a mess everywhere !

o    +  ½ teaspoon of Bentonite Clay

o    + 1 ½ teaspoon of water

o    Mix with non metal spoon or your fingers

o    Apply to just your nose or your entire face

And that's it! Do this mask at least twice a week and you will see results in about 2-3 weeks! Blackheads are super stubborn (like my mother ... love you mom! lol) so consistency is the key! 

Good luck ! =D


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How to get GLOWY & DEWY skin

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Hello there! 
With the spring and summer fast approaching, you know we all want that Glowy and Dewy skin! Here are some of my beauty suggestions and products for you! hope you enjoy! 
Don't forget to follow me on instagram and twitter boo boos ! @MISS_YANYI 

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily scrub
Peter Thomas Roth Radiance Oxygenating Masque
Origins GinZing Eye Brightening Eye Cream
Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream 
Urban Decay Eye Shadow - Virgin
Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighter Concealer 
MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter 
Hard Candy Highlighter - TIKI 
Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls - Translucent