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DIY Hydrating Face Masks

Healthy, glowing skin is almost impossible to maintain in these frigid months. We've compiled 3 amazing DIY face mask recipes that will deliver a moisturized and radiant complexion to your winter-stricken face. Finally say goodbye to dehydrated and peeling skin without having to resort to expensive and chemical laden products. Slather these easy to make masks onto your face twice a week for the best results.

DIY Avocado Lemon Oatmeal MaskInstead of mashing avocado for your guacamole recipes, try mixing them with lemon juice and oatmeal for a moisture boost. Avocados add back oils to our skin through their fatty acids and vitamin E, D and E oils. Not only will you find this mask soothing from the oatmeal, but the lemon juice will also polish off the dead skin on your face.

Recipe:

-1 small ripe avocado

-1 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice

-1/3 cooked oatmeal

Step 1

Mash a ripe avocado in a small bowl with a fork.

Step 2

Mix in the freshly squeezed lemon juice

Step 3

Stir the oatmeal into the mixture until you form a paste.

Step 4

Take an old foundation brush and smear the mask onto freshly cleansed skin. Let it sit for 10-20 minutes.

Step 5

Take a hot washcloth and wipe off the mask to reveal moisturized and smooth skin.

Step 6

Apply your favorite moisturizer.

Honey Egg Milk MaskTake your skin to the land of milk and honey with this soothing mask. Sweet, golden honey is thick and rich in anti-bacterial properties. The lactic acid from milk will soothe wind-burned skin and remove dead skin cells. Combine the milk and honey with the proteins and vitamins in egg yolks and you've got yourself a winning formula.

Recipe:

-1/3 cup honey

-1/3 cup whole milk

-1 egg yolk

Step 1

Warm the honey in the  microwave for 30 seconds.

Step 2

Stir the milk into the honey.

Step 3

Separate a yolk from an egg white and stir into the milk and honey mixture with a fork.

Step 4

Apply the mask to a clean face with a foundation brush. Let the mask sit on skin for 10-15 minutes.

Step 5

Wipe away the mask with a hot washcloth.

Step 6

Apply your favorite moisturizer.

DIY Yogurt Honey Strawberry DIY MaskYogurt is the holy grail of all DIY mask ingredients. The lactic acid in the tangy treat wicks away dead skin and soothes irritated skin while the antibacterial properties clean out pores and sanitize skin. Combine the nutrient rich traits of honey and the exfoliant power of strawberries and you've got a delicious hydrating mask.

Recipe:

-1/2 cup full fat plain yogurt

-1 tbsp honey

-5 mashes strawberries

Step 1

Mash 5 de-stemmed fresh strawberries.

Step 2

Add honey and yogurt to the mixture.

Step 3

Paint onto skin with a foundation brush and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

Step 4

Wipe away the mask with a hot washcloth.

Step 5

Apply your favorite moisturizer.

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Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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