I'm so sorry for the slowness around here you guys - I'm forever feeling like I just can't quite catch up. Every time I finish my to do list (I'm such a list freak), a bunch of other things seem to pop up. But such is freelance life right?
(Cue segue) One of the many things that I'm not keeping up with is skincare. I have sensitive dry skin which will break out at the mention of a stressful situation. I have also been eating way too much crap lately which hasn't encouraged a healthy glow. So let's just say I'm not looking my best right now.
As with the food I eat, I like to know that what I'm putting on my face is as natural (or at least pronounceable) as possible. After a bit of research and a trip to the store I came home with my new favourite beauty product: coconut oil. Turns out it not only clears skin naturally but it moisturises AND gives a really lovely glow. It's pretty amazing stuff and my skin just can't get enough.
Lovely Mary came over on Saturday and we had a girly morning getting messy in the bathroom scrubbing and masking. Just what I needed.
All these concoctions are coconut oil based (except the oat cleanser duh) and the ingredients are really easily sourced. I do encourage you to read the labels to make sure you're getting good quality products sans nasty chemicals - you're worth it!
Oat Cleanser - Oats are really soothing so if you have angry inflamed skin it feels like heaven.
Cover 1 tablespoon of oats with just enough water to cover and let it soak for about 10 minutes or until it's soft. Use it as you would a cleanser or leave it on as a mask.
Coffee Scrub - *Lightly* scrubbing with coffee will make your face feel like a baby's bottom. It will firm up your skin and get rid of dead skin cells (gross).
- 2 tbs finely ground Coffee beans
- 2 tbs Raw Sugar
- 1 tbs Coconut Oil
Green Tea Mask - This guy will brighten your skin and is death to spots. Also antioxidants!
- 2 tsp Matcha powder
- 1/2 tbs Coconut Oil
- A couple of drops of lemon juice
Honey Lip Scrub - don't forget about your lips! Exfoliate a couple of times a week to get rid of any scaly bits and allow your lip balm to soak in and do it's magic.
- 1 tbs Raw Honey
- 1 tbs Raw Sugar
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil