I know I know its just been too long right....
Today I'll bring you a couple of tips for you to treat and pamper yourself, cause its never really to much is it?!, in this stressful world nowadays it looks like we don't even have time to breath, we're always in a hurry running around doing this, that and all the rest... It's School Runs, going to work , cooking , cleaning picking them up, kids at each others throats... yeahhh I feel you.... By the time you put that pretty little head on your pillow its just has if there's an off button...
Well then this post is to help all of us that need a little time to ourselves, if you have a partner and kids why not telling them to go to the movies ( fatherly bonding is very important in any child's life), if not leave them with a friend or grandparents, or wait for them to have a little nap so that you can wind down and treat yourself.
Oily or Acne-Prone Skin:
Egg White Facial
Egg whites tighten the pores and contain proteins that both repair skin and absorb excess oil, making them a powerful tool for dealing with acne. Separate the egg white from the yolk (save the yolk for cooking!). Whisk together the egg white with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice for one minute. The mixture will be messy, so apply it to your clean, dry face over a sink. Keep the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes — start whipping up your favourite dessert with that egg yolk while you wait! Once the mask starts cracking, wash away with warm water.
Green Clay Facial
A green clay facial will attack unwelcome breakouts by extracting impurities from your skin. In a glass bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of green clay powder (available at health stores or online) with water to make a thick paste. Add a few drops of an essential oil of your choice — we like rosemary for relaxing. Apply the paste evenly to clean, dry skin. It should take about 15 minutes for the paste to harden, so while you wait, relax with some music or your favourite book. Once the mask is hard, wash it off with warm water and pat dry.
Avocado Facial Mask
The fatty oils in avocado are great for moisturising dry skin. Mash up half an avocado until creamy. Add 1 tablespoon of honey, a cleaning agent, to the mix. If your skin is irritated, add a bit of plain yogurt for a soothing effect. If your skin is cryin’ for extra moisture, add 1/4 cup of pure virgin olive oil. Once all ingredients are well combined, apply the mixture onto your clean face and neck. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. For added relaxation, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to the mixture before applying.
The enzymes in papaya make it a natural exfoliant that fights free radicals, so say goodbye to dullness with this facial ! Peel and remove the seeds of one papaya, then chop it into small pieces. Add 1/4 cup of honey for a natural cleanser. Using a blender or food processor, mix the ingredients until a paste is formed. Apply the paste to clean, dry skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes then splash off with warm water. Wash thoroughly, or the papaya juice could make your face look orange!
A lemon juice mask:
A lemon juice and sea salt facial not only smells delicious, but it’s simple to make and great for rejuvenating skin! combine 1/4 cup of sea salt with lemon juice. It’s up to you whether you want the mixture to be thick or runny, so add lemon juice accordingly. Apply the paste to your clean, dry face, avoiding sensitive areas. Close your eyes and relax for a few minutes while you let the lemon juice slough off dead skin cells, then wash with warm water.
Oatmeal facial ( its not just for eating) :
The uneven edges of oatmeal make it a gentle exfoliant, ideal for sloughing off dead cells to reveal the bright skin underneath. Combine 2 tablespoons of uncooked and unflavoured oatmeal with 1 cup of whole milk in a small pot, heating them until a thick mixture forms. The lactic acid in milk will also remove dead skin cells. Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil for moisture. Wait until the mixture is warm but not hot then apply to your clean, dry face. Wash off the mask with warm water after 20 to 30 minutes.
Sugar Body Scrub:
1 cup raw brown sugar (this is the chunky kind)
1 cup avocado oil
teaspoon of aloe vera gel
combine all ingredients in a bowl. The oils and other ingredients will dissolve into the sugar.
take a scoop and massage the sugar mixture onto your skin. Leave on and massage for a few minutes.
Rinse and enjoy your soft skin
Sea Salt Body Scrub:
1 cup Epsom salt
1 cup course sea salt
1/2 cup jojoba oil
Gather all your ingredients and measure out the potions you will need.
Pour in the jojoba oil along with the drops of essential oil. Smell the scrub as you add the essential oil to determine the desired potency of fragrance.
Mix all ingredients thoroughly with a spoon to ensure that the essential oil is well distributed throughout the mixture. Spoon the finished product into your airtight containers.
Add more oil if the mixture appears to be too dry. Too wet? Then add equal parts of the salts.
Store the scrub in an air-tight container to retain moisture.
Apply the scrub in the hot shower and allow the scrub to rest on your skin for a few minutes before rinsing. Moisturise with a soothing lotion after the shower.
Strawberry Body Scrub:
Strawberry Body Scrub:
5 large strawberries (fresh, not frozen)
1/2 tbsp. fresh ginger (finely grated)
1/4 cup olive oil (you may also use canola, grape seed or sweet almond oil as well)
Puree the strawberries to a thin liquid in a blender or food processor.
Combine fresh strawberry puree, ginger and canola oil in a bowl. Using a fork, mix thoroughly.
Add the salt and baking soda once the first three ingredients have been thoroughly combined Make sure that the liquid is completely combined with the solid. The salts need to be thoroughly saturated. Set aside and let sit for an hour.
Check your salt scrub mixture after an hour. There should be about 1/2 inch of oil on the surface, separated from the mixture. If you need to add more oil, do so now. Mix again and set aside.
Add the fragrance if the ingredients are fully combined. Mix gently with a fork.
Spoon the mixture into airtight containers and store in the refrigerator when you're not using it.
Apply the mixture to wet skin and exfoliate in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.
******* Also if you would like to hydrate your body after shower you can rub in some extra virgin olive oil while you're still wet and then pat dry*******
Go on people enjoy your day, and most important enjoy yourself ;)