Today is all about…
Natural Beauty Tips
Growing up I was never into beauty tips. I’ve never wore make-up, the only thing I dabbled in was lipstick and I stopped wearing that in my teens. Washing my face twice a day was my beauty regiment for the first 27-28 years of my life. Once I turned 30 I realized play time was over. I had to start taking care of my skin, my teeth, and my body if I was going to age as gracefully as I desired.
I pride myself on being naturally beautiful, from my natural hair, no make-up rules, to never wearing any kind of spanxs or a girdle. This last year I’ve been focusing a lot on making my own scrubs and acne treatments. After making 60 mason jar sugar scrubs for christmas presents I’ve been more inspired then ever to use natural products that I can find in health store or even my kitchen.
That’s where todays posts comes in.
For the last 4 years my boyfriend and I enjoy date night every Friday. It started when we first started dating and its still going on strong. I use date night as an excuse to use masks and exfoliate my entire body on a weekly bases. Masks always make my skin glow. Body scrubs soften and exfoliates my body.
Check out these natural face and body scrubs for dry skin to oily skin
Homemade Scrubs for Oily Skin
Almond and Honey scrub
You need: handful of almonds & 2-tsp honey
Method: Place almonds in food processor, coffee bean grinder, or blender, pulse for 30-60 seconds until almonds are a fine and grainy consistency. Mix honey with almond powder and apply to face
*be careful not to over pulse, almonds can turn into almond butter
*almonds are a great lightening agent which also helps reduce blemishes
*honey keeps the skin smooth
Lemon Juice and Salt Scrub
You need: 1-tbs lemon juice & 1-tbs sea salt
Method: Mix lemon juice with sea salt and massage into face for 3-5 minutes
*lemon juice helps reduce blemishes on skin
Strawberry, Oats, & Lime Juice Scrub
You need: 2-3 rip strawberries, 2-tbs of oatmeal, 1/2-tsp lemon juice
Method: Mash strawberries and grind oats, mix in lemon juice, apply to face avoiding eyes, concentrating on forehead and nose, rinse with cold water
*you should see a difference instantly
Homemade Scrubs and Masks for Dry Skin
Sugar, Olive Oil & Honey Scrub
You need: 2-3 tbs extra virgin olive oil, 2-tbs honey, 1/2-cup granulated sugar
Method: Mix all Ingredients together in small container
*scrub will last for a month
Avocados & Honey Mask
You need: 1/2 of a very ripe avocado, 1/4-cup honey
Method: Mash avocado in a bowl, then stir in honey, apply to skin and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse face with cool water
*this mask is great for mature, wrinkled and ry skin
*use ripe organic avocados and make sure to mash into a creamy pulp
Carrot & Avocado Mask
You need: 1 carrot peeled and de-stemed, 1/2 avacodo, 1-tbs honey, 1/2-tbs extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 egg yolk
Method: Steam carrot until tender enough to pull apart with fork. Mash with fork until it becomes a creamy consistency or blend carrot until it forms a pulp. Mash avocado, add honey, lemon juice, egg yolk, and mix together. Spread over clean face and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse and moisturize face
*this mask is full of antioxandants, which are great for anti-aging,
*potassium rich carrots prevent skin dryness and has anti-inflammatory properties
*this mask helps revitalize and tone skin
*All ingredients are moisturizers
That was fun! Now let’s dive in a little deeper, it takes more then scrubs and masks to keep us looking youthful and radiant
Make cucumber water… Get a pitcher of water and add thin slices of cucumbers (about 1 cucumber) leave in fridge for a few hours or overnight. Strain out cucumber and use water to rinse hair and wash face
Why Cucumbers? They are rich in Vitamin A & C, Silica, Potassium, Alkaline Minerals, Molybdenum, Manganese, Chlorophyll. Cucumbers also promote hair growth, prevents hair loss, and is proven to prevent cancer I’m the body
Mash them up and use them as a mask or as a treatment for shinny hair
Why Avocados? They contain monounsaturated fats that are beneficial for improving skin tone and vital for maintaining good moisture levels in the epidermal layer of your skin. Rich in Omega 9 fats which can help reduce skin redness and irritation while repairing damaged skin cells. Protects skin from wrinkles and other visible signs of aging with antioxidant, carotenoids. Avocados also have Britain E & C, they help maintain skins elasticity and firmness.
Cut strawberries in half and rub them on your skin or add them to scrubs and masks
Why Strawberries? They contain alpha-hydroxy acids that help remove dead cells so new youthful skin can be revealed. Strawberries are rich in Salicylic acid which is found in most commercial acne treatments. They also have astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. **Ancient Egyptains used them to treat acne.
That’s all today folks
Hope you have a awesome weekend,