Skin-Brightening Orange Peel Face & Body Mask:Do-it-Yourself

by Aparajita S on February 5, 2013 · 86 comments

Skin-Brightening Orange Peel Face & Body Mask:Do-it-Yourself

Hi beauties!

As we all know, good and problem free skin comes after lot of hard work. And if we start our skincare regime early, we can be sure of glowing skin in our later years. But unfortunately, not all of us realize this when we are in our teens. My mum has the most flawless skin in the whole wide world and even though we drool over her skin, we never wanted to try the skincare tips which she gave us. But amidst all our protests, it was a rule in our home to apply one particular ubtan daily before we went for bath during winters. That ubtan actually gave me and my sister totally problem-free skin, even now when we don’t use it that often. I will be teaching you  the same, but of course with a few alterations, which I hope you will understand ( I stay in a hostel and it’s not possible to try out everything the exact way we do in our home).

The things you would need are:

Skin brightening orange peel face and body mask-DIY (5)

1. Fresh orange peel.
2. Raw turmeric.
3. Honey.
4. Any clay face pack of your choice. I used Bio Fresh Chandan face pack.

Step 1: Grate the orange peel into a plate or katori. It will be even better if you can make a paste of it. I have only a grater in my hostel room, so had no other option.

Skin brightening orange peel face and body mask-DIY

Step 2: Grate the turmeric into it.

Skin brightening orange peel face and body mask-DIY (2)

Step 3: Add some honey for the moisture boost.

Skin brightening orange peel face and body mask-DIY (3)

Step 4: Finally add your favorite face pack.

Skin brightening orange peel face and body mask-DIY (4)

Step 5: Mix all of these together and your skin brightening face and body mask is ready!

Our childhood face mask was a bit different though. Mum used to make a paste of orange peel and turmeric and add mustard oil to it. We were supposed to use it all over our face and body 10 mins before bath. I skipped the mustard oil part as not all of us will be comfortable in using that. And I also added that face pack just because I could not make a paste of the ingredients. If you can make a paste, do skip the face pack addition It  just serves as a binding agent.

 

This is me just after washing off the pack, there is no makeup in this pic as I wanted to show you all exactly how much glow it adds to the skin :) enjoy!

Aparajita

Orange peels are extremely helpful in preventing pimples, acne, premature ageing and wrinkles. It promotes the overall texture of the skin to a glow you would have never believe you could have! Used regularly, you will get lasting results. My mum, sis and me are the living proof of that ;) my mum is 52, she does not ever need any foundation or concealer , that sums it all doesn’t it? Please do try it in winters and flaunt glowing skin all year round! :D take care!

 

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shreya February 5, 2013 at 8:17 pm

even i use orange peel in a number of face packs……the skin glows like a pearl after washing off!!!
nice DIY aparajita!!!

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shreya February 5, 2013 at 8:28 pm

moderation!!!

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm

yes shreya! it does :) thanks

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ashwitha February 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm

After looking at the last pic ,definitely trying it out… Thanks for sharing aps :-)

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm

u will be satisfied with the results, trust me :) thanks

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 8:24 pm

thanks ashwitha :)

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Mitali February 5, 2013 at 8:27 pm

woahh aparajita awesome DIY!! your skin is literally GLOWING!! Orange peel is definitly the best thing to add in a face mask..i m storing all the orange peel that i can this season..
Can we add just any face mask to add to the mixture?

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm

use a face pack that suits your skin type mitali :) btw, if you make a paste of the ingredients, then you donot even bother adding the face pack. since i could just grate the ingredients, so i had to add it for the binding factor :)

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Surabhi @ Womanatics February 5, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Hey Aparajita,

Loved it. :) just like most of your DIYs.. I know we need to add a face pack or something to it because orange peel powder is a difficult thing to make a paste of. I have dry orange peel powder and I add besan to it to make a paste.

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 8:46 pm

yes u r ryt dear :( it is a bit difficult to make a smooth paste of orange peel. i don’t know how mummy n granny used to make that uber smooth paste :-/ maybe because they made it on the grinding stone, and also added mustard oil to it :)

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neha February 5, 2013 at 8:28 pm

im trying it !

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm

:D it won’t fail you! :)

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Suchitra B February 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm

apa u have such glowing skin that u don´t need any make touchwood ,,

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 8:35 pm

:) thanks a lot suchitra <3 i mostly concentrate on eye make up, hihi! ;)

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm

yes anu, definitely, add multani mitti instead of sandalwood in the pack :) and also decrease the amount of honey. alternatively, make a paste of turmeric, fresh orange peel and raw milk and apply :) this would work better for oily skin

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 8:44 pm

add just a tiny amount of turmeric dear :) n believe me, that little yellowish effect gives the glow :) for dark circles, u must have heard the usual “drink lots of water, sleep atleast 8 hours daily” tips? alongwith that i would suggest, grate raw potato and squeeze out the juice. dip cotton pads in it and use as eye pads. use daily and u will see difference soon :)

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 9:46 pm

yup it was! :D

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Somdatta Mitra February 5, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Amazing!! khub shundor lagchhe tomake! Ekkebare glowing glowing :D……BTW, I wholeheartedly believe in the mustard oil. If possible, continue with it! It’s a wonder! Of course, if it’s pure :)

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 8:40 pm

thank u! :* ya, ekdom thik bolechho! mustard oil works wonders! :D

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Kanthi February 5, 2013 at 8:46 pm

You never stop inspiring all of us Aparajitha.. Wonderfully explained DIY again..

But where do we get raw turmeric yaar???

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 8:48 pm

sabzi mandi mein hi u will get it easily kanthi :) thanks a lot!

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm

modrtion :( u will get it easily in the veggie market dear :) thanks

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm

moderation! :(

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Krithi February 5, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Can I chop the orange skin and turmeric and put in a blender?? Also can I store this mask in the fridge and use it alternate days?? And I dont have to dry the orange peels ryt?

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 10:07 am

yes definitely! it works better if made into a paste :) u can store it in fridge for 5 to 6 days :) no krithi, u don’t have to dry the peels :)

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ife February 5, 2013 at 9:16 pm

thats amazing! im too lazy to dry peels anyway. ds using soap after this decrease the effects?

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 9:52 pm

u don’t NEED to use soap after ths dear! :) it leaves the skin squeaky clean and fresh

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sayani chatterjee February 5, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Just oshadharon! I am trying this tmrw..simple way to problem free skin…

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 10:06 pm

thanks sayani! :)

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Preeti February 5, 2013 at 10:49 pm

I will try this . Nice DIY :)

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aparajita February 5, 2013 at 11:21 pm

:) thanks

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sahiba February 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm

hey aparajita… ye to awsum hai… wanted to ask can I use multani mitti ka paste instead of face pack? i mean will it be ok to combine multani mitti, orange peel, honey and turmeric? or will it be a blunder?

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 8:59 am

yes sahiba, u can use multani mitti! :) but avoid that if you have dry skin

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Sushma February 6, 2013 at 12:15 am

Nice DIY aparajita :) I too use orange peel in face packs… but feel lazy sometimes :P

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 9:00 am

thanks sushma! :) yes, i can totally understand as i am a lazy one myself ;)

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Swati February 6, 2013 at 12:36 am

Hey Aprajita! Very nice diy. I totally agree with you. Orange peel does wonders! And I live in a hostel too.. so i understand what a pain it is to follow something like this. I have made dried orange peel powder last time i went home and i use it regularly. :)

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 9:01 am

thanks swati! yeah, u will understand hostel woes :’( but i can visit my home only twice a year, n that too not in the season of oranges :( and moreover, in my hometown, there is a CONSTANT rainy weather, can’t even think of drying anything! :(

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neetu lohani February 6, 2013 at 7:37 am

Wow.. I just need a person kind enough to lend me or grind orange peels for me.. :p I soo wanna try it apparajita.. u look so fresh glowing glowing,, seems promosing ubtan re.. :)

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

it works wonders neetu! and u toh already have glowing skin, this will maintain that :) <3

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Atreyee February 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

Nice pack..am sure it will work wonders on my skin too. :)

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

it sure will! :) thanks

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aru February 6, 2013 at 9:16 am

your face is really glowing. No dark circles at all you have!! *hmmpppphhhhh” making faces at you :) in a nice fun way ofcourse :) :)…this is really amazing. I have normal skin with an oily tzone. so should i just go with the ingredients you mentioned?

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 10:03 am

haahahaha… i loved those words! <3 :* :) yes dear, u can use the same ingredients

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 10:05 am

btw aru ji, my dark circles will “give me a visit” in two months :( semester exams coming up :’(

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aru February 6, 2013 at 10:13 am

no you wont get any. you’ll think of some other miraculous way in ensuring you dont :) I trust you completely..:)

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 10:16 am

awwwww… hugs! :’) <3

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aru February 6, 2013 at 10:12 am

Thanks..

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Shruti February 6, 2013 at 10:10 am

:O You skin is as clear as porcelain! Chand ke bhi dhabbe hote hain, it’ll be jealous of you! :)
Moving onto the pack….OMG I want it sooo much!!! I might try using the mustard oil too!!!

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

hahah.. na re :( its just that my cheeks are smooth. the area around my lips are a tad darker than the rest of my face, n my forehead tends to tan very soon too :’( yeh toh window ke samne baithne ka kamal hain :P btw, cn u suggest any good tinted moisturizer or foundation which will give me light coverage and a base to my blush or compact powder? :) i don’t want those cakey look ones

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Shruti February 6, 2013 at 10:33 am

Yes yes. Try using Garnier or Maybelline BB cream. They provide almost sheer coverage and they slightly brighten up the face too. But make sure you get the shade right. I use the Maybelline wala everyday over my sunscreen, it works perfectly. Havent used the Garnier one, it might be more moisturizing. Better go to a store and compare :) All other foundations would give you heavy coverage, and I dont think you need that. Plus if you wanna splurge, try Mac Face and Body foundation..It perfect for sheer coverage :)

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

ya i was thinking of BB creams too :) thanks :D na re, no MAC till i start earning :)

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Preeti February 6, 2013 at 10:33 am

Hi Aparajita ,

Try the Olay tinted moisturiser or Lakme Perfect Radiance . If you are sure you would use a compact use a very very light foundation otherwise the face looks heavy . I would say drop compact completely if you are going to use foundation/tinted foundation , whatever . Just use soft baby powder to seal the foundation . That way face doesnt look heavy . But if you are keen you want to use compact then go for a moisturiser which is strong enough to moisturise your skin for long time without making it greasy/oily . For this you can try the Clean and Clear moisturiser , it stands up to its claim of not making skin oily/greasy while it perfectly moisturises your skin . You can also try gel-based mosturisers (i dont know much about them but there is one by Lotus Herbals).
There is one seaweed mattifying day cream which is gel by Body shop . It is ideal to used under compact as it moisturises very wellbut its mattifying effect gives perfect matte finish and no oiliness/greasiness which other mosturises do .
Any more questions , madam ? :)

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 10:48 am

wow preeti! :D thanks a lottttttt hun! :*

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sakhi February 6, 2013 at 10:38 am

ur mom must be very pretty..wish to see her some time..do post her pic sometime

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 10:51 am

she is :) u can check her pic on my post ” mum made red frock OOTD” :)

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TA February 6, 2013 at 10:55 am

U look lovely and nice DIY…ya agree with Sakhi, post ur mom’s pic some time :)

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 11:26 am

thanks dear! :) i did already on that red frock OOTD

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Manisha February 6, 2013 at 10:57 am

I used to have dried orange peel in school time .. after that I became lazy ;) nice idea of using orange peel by simply grating them :) surely gonna try this … Love the glow in your skin :)

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 11:28 am

thanks a lot manisha! :) we never had an option of drying peels at home coz the weather’s mostly rainy there :) so we used fresh peel paste :)

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Vini February 6, 2013 at 10:58 am

Hey Appy ur skin is Chumeshwari ….
Gonna try this super duper soon, awesome Diy
Home made masks works better dan any branded packs but
u hav to be careful regarding the amount u r using bcuz
these are raw things so one h to be careful regarding the
usage otherwise it will irritate the skin ….. Nicely explained
Such a pearly khidki wala glow on ur face :-)

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 11:49 am

hahhahhahahaha! :D <3 thanks a lot sweets! :* ya, i agree, using fresh ingredients, one needs to be careful too :)

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Vini February 6, 2013 at 10:59 am

Moderation :-(

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Rashmita February 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm

am a lazzzzzzzy person, when we were kids mum used to grate orage peel for us…seeing your lovely pic, i have to go back to this miracle ingredient….

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm

:D hihi! mums are the best

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Leez February 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Thank you sooo very much for this!! I always wanted to use orange peels in a face pack but could never get around to storing the peels and drying them. I’d have to skip the honey (allergic) but imma add some almond oil to it.

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm

ur welcome leez :D

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Natasha (Nats) February 6, 2013 at 12:21 pm

nice nice… glowing skin ;) kya baat hai :p

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm
Maneeta February 6, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Aparajita, I want to try this face pack *right* now!! Your pic is the biggest motivator.
I do have few Qs though:
- is this only recommended for winters? I stay in Pune and we do not have north-like winters here.
- may I use turmeric powder instead of raw turmeric?
- instead of a face pack, may I mix besan in it?

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm

actually we get fresh orange peels only in winters na :) n moreover u may need to skip the honey if you are using it during summers :) turmeric powder can be used, but then it won’t be as effective :( besan would work great! :)

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Maneeta February 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm

orange peels, honey, and besan is readily available with me. Raw turmeric is the issue..let me try with the powder, else will get hunting for it. Thanks!

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nands February 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm

hey! wonderful DIY …. will try it soon :) … btw can u suggest something for tanned skin? my skin has lost its glow since i started travelling a lot for my college :( …

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 1:38 pm

you can try a scrub cum face pack of curd, rice powder and a little bit of lemon juice. it really helps clear tan, and can be used daily :) just use it 5 mins before bath ( u don’t need to keep it longer if you apply daily) :)

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm

mdrtn :(

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Nafisa Ali February 6, 2013 at 1:33 pm

ur skin is perfection!!! touchwood! u knw citrus doesnt suit my face :( breaks me out horribly :( i’ve tried lemon & orange…n it get tiny tiny pimple types all over my cheeks n it stings & burns :’(

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aparajita February 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm

thanks nafisa! :) awww, is it? :( u may skip orange peel and add raw milk and besan instead. that helps in skin brightening too ( not that u need any! u have perfect glowing skin already!) :) <3

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Sital February 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Simply Amazing.. I really loved your tutes and DIYs and send links to my family and relatives. Well I have few queries.. Hope you would reply.
1) I have acne prone combination skin.. so can I use the same things that you have mentioned above?
2) We cannot get oranges throughout the year so can I use orange peel powder instead with same things?
3) And is mustard oil safe to use?

Thanks dearie :)

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aparajita February 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm

yes dear :) u can use them… but since u have acne prone skin, so a patch test on ur arm before u apply on ur face… if it stings, dont apply

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Sital February 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Aparajita.. no reply.. waiting… *sob* *sob*

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jyot February 6, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Another great post! I’m officially your fan now.

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aparajita February 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm

:D glad u liked it :)

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Riya Chakraborty February 6, 2013 at 11:30 pm

aparajita: I cnt use turmeric on my face. I get pimples. Is there any alternative of turmeric?

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aparajita February 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm

skip the turmeric, add raw milk :)

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Bee February 7, 2013 at 9:11 pm

My husband is getting tanned badly and he will NOT touch any of my creams. ehehhee
I’m so doing this today.
thakns so much babes!!! *hugs*

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aparajita February 7, 2013 at 9:21 pm

hahaha! ;) u r welcome hun! <3

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ife March 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm

i tried this today.. and it was amazing.. thanks a lot :)

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