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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Face Masks and Other Stuff 2021

Face Masks and Other Stuff 2021

Ciao bella,

What better time to relax in your bath and take care of your skin? A nice warm water temp with Epsom Salts should make for a relaxing time. Light your scented candles for some ambiance and you're good to go. Get out that pretty robe you’ve been saving and use it! After your soak, you may want to Exfoliate with a wash cloth. Just rub your skin that's been soaking and you will be able to see the skin slough right off! It’s amazing.

Dry off and apply a deep moisturizer all over damp, sloughed skin.

Now apply your Face Mask. Your complexion needs a treat. Indulge in an antioxidant age-fighting face mask. With just a few pantry staples including cocoa you can replenish moisture and firm skin. The honey which is a humectant will hydrate. Sour cream contains lactic acid which will soften and gently exfoliate. The egg white is a protein which will tighten skin.

"Mask-at Home Ingredients"

Use one tablespoon of each cocoa powder, honey, and sour cream.

Add one egg white. Mix in a bowl. Apply to clean complexion.

Let dry. Rinse.

Lightly towel dry.

There you go ... soft baby like skin that glows!

To all my Glamazons and my colleagues at the Post-Gazette, a very happy and loving Valentine's Day!

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or mary@mary4nails.com.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The New Year 2021 Beauty Advice

The New Year 2021 Beauty Advice

Ciao bella,

I as well as all of you Glamazons are welcoming the New Year! Just don't get too excited. We are still wearing our masks well into 2021. And many of us aren't going to be able to get the vaccine until mid-year. Celebrations, parties, and large gatherings are far and few between. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for 2021 that this Pandemic will take its leave. We can only pray and look forward to a bright future.

Have any of you noticed that ads for lipstick are on the up? The only lipstick worth investing in these days is one that will not rub off into your mask. "Lip Ink" is one brand to look into. Mask proof and water proof.

Watch your make up ... eye make-up especially! If you haven’t used it, toss it for it can cause infection. Just purchase new and exciting mascara and shadows! Also foundation, if any kind of odor, trash it. Check creams etc. for dates and odor. The length of time not using your products can be hazardous to your health.

Time at home is Spa time. My life has always been busy. However, even before my retirement I have made time to smell the roses. I've spoken to many people these days that have praised some of the perks of this pandemic. One was that they were able to stay home and enjoy their solitude. Before COVID they were running around from place to place. Lunch plans to dinner plans. From museum date to theatre date.

Time for that leisurely bath or shower. There are so many scents and routines to choose from. Remember to exfoliate your skin and you'll be baby soft as a couch potato should be! My husband likes using a wash cloth, but I like my Moroccan mitt to scrub it all off; great for circulation!

So as all of us march into the New Year, be kind to one another as well as yourself. Take care of your well-being. Live, laugh, and love every day!

Happy New Year!

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or mary@mary4nails.com.

Rice Water

Rice Water

Ciao bella,

As they say "It's another miracle!" In ancient times since East Asian beauty rituals were performed, Rice Water and Rice Milk were used to eliminate dead skin and enhance hair. The antioxidant-rich ingredient was introduced by soaking Rice in water.

Many stories and anecdotal evidence from Korea, Japan and China state that Rice Water is good to strengthen hair. The benefits were remarkable.

A study found that vitamin B9 was found in Rice Water. The Rice Water when used would penetrate the hair and was found to strengthen hair and also improved hair’s elasticity.

I'm pretty sure the Rice Water was used after cleansing hair and then used as a final rinse. Probably acting as a detangle and conditioning treatment. On skin use a cotton pad and apply every day.

Can we make our own? Yes!

  1. Rinse uncooked Rice
  2. Soak in water for 30 Minutes
  3. Drain water and use externally only.

To purchase products look for Rice Bran Extract or oil, or Rice Ferment or starch on the list of ingredients on label. Many over the counter beauty products contain Rice Water and Rice Milk.

Rice Water is also beneficial for treating dry skin, damaged hair, digestive upsets, eczema, acne, rashes and inflammation, also eye problems and sun damage protection. Use a spray water bottle before going out to sunbathe.

Rice Water also has anti-aging benefits, moisturizing by making skin supple and young.

Also claims to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles as Mother Nature comes around!

Avon even carries a Rice Water Bright Foaming cleanser for your face!

Well there you have it ... short and sweet!

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or mary@mary4nails.com.