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Winter is an incredible season for snowdays, bundled attire & evenings next to the fireplace…your skin & hair however-not a fan of this drying time of year. Springtime is going to be here in a blink of an eye…time to rejuvenate your skin and put your best face forward for blooming flowers and sweet outdoor vitamin D.
This is a very simple 3 ingredient organic facial. It can be done as often as desired (I’ve been doing it 2-3x a week) and will not irritate acne prone or sensitive skin!
- 1 tbsp organic plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp ground oatmeal
- a few drops of organic honey
- Mix the yogurt and oatmeal together in a small bowl. Warm honey and add to the mixture.
- Apply to clean, dry face, avoiding the eye area.
- Leave on for 10-15 minutes. The last minute, work fingers in circular motion to aid in oatmeal’s exfoliation.
- Rinse with warm water.
Yogurt is perfect consistency for a moisturizing mask and is able to add enzymes and oils to the skin! It is rich in zinc, calcium, Vitamins-B1, B2, B-6, B-12, protein and yeast.which help to reduce pore size, improve overall skin texture, and give you that healthy glow.
Oatmeal isnt just a smart breakfast choice, you skin can benefit from it too! It is able to naturally remove surface dirt, absorb oils and clear impurities. Its texture is ideal for gentle exfoliation leaving skin clean and smooth.
Honey is a staple ingredient for many of my DIY masks. Its a great natural adhesive to bind masks together and help to penetrate the skin. Organic honey is our purest ingredient, free from preservatives allowing for ample benefits in anti aging, anti bacterial and benefits of nutrition.
Give this easy, quick mask a try. Your skin will thank you 🙂
Winter weather reeking havoc on your skin? You’re not alone…me and my clients are all feeling the winter time dry out. Never fear tho beauties, I have an amazing, natural cure all. It aint pretty, but it’s so worth it.
Make your friends “green with envy” with this amazing DIY Avocado Honey Mask!
This is a recipe my Mom and I have applied for years. Its simple, easy and effective! (and I have it on my face as I type! wo who!)
- 1/4 avocado
- 3 Tbsp Honey
- Mash avocado in a bowl. Make sure to make it as “un-clumpy” as possible.
- Mix in Honey.
- Apply to a clean, dry face.
- Leave on for 15 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water.
- Avacado is rich in an oil that is similar to our skins creating an amazing moisturizing effect. It also helps minimize age spots, skin damage and scars by aiding in regeneration, rejuvenation and collagen production.
- Honey aids in absorbing and retaining moisture.
Happy Facialing lovies!
One of my favorite weekend treats is showering myself with a little TLC with a pamper-sesh. Unfortunately I cant afford spa visits and professional facials on a regular basis BUT I have discovered some INCREDIBLE DIY (Do it yourself) recipes ..so I’ll start with one of my faves that is currently ON MY FACE as I type this. 😉
D-I-Y All Natural
- 1Teaspoon Honey
Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
Crack egg, separate egg white from yoke and place in 2 separate small bowls.
Beat egg white until “frothy”.
Mix 1 Teaspoon of honey and ¼ Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar in with egg yoke. Stir.
Fold yoke mixture in with frothy egg whites.
Apply to clean face. (Avoid eye area)
Heads up: YOU WILL FEEL YOUR SKIN TIGHTENING!
Leave on 15-20 minutes.
Rinse with warm water, pat dry.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR contains natural enzymes, vitamins and minerals and is rich in antioxidants. It has Vitamins A, B and C, beta carotene, bioflavonoids, calcium, magnesium, potassium,phosphorus, copper, iron, sulfur, iron, fluorine, silicon, boron and pectin. How’s that for super vinegar! It naturally balances the pH balance of the skin, fight bacteria, infections and is a natural anti-fungal, AND it reduces inflammation. It is an awesome astringent(toner), for sensitive and oily skin. Vinegar can even do wonders for acne and itchy skin conditions due to eczema and sunburn and can help blast fungal infections, warts and even skin tags!
HONEY: The natural occurring acids in honey acids are very safe to use on skin and can loosen bonds between the dead skin cells junking up your skin, making it easier to shed the dead layer and reveal your smoother more glorious skin underneath! These acids also increase elasticity,balance out oily skin, stimulate collagen production, and minimize lines and wrinkles making you look younger and more “new and improved”!
EGGS: An egg mask is one of the best natural remedies for irritated skin. Eggs contain amino acids that help in reduction of any inflammation. Eggs not only smooth and tighten the skin, but help shrink pores.
to EGG-cellent skin & a little honey too,