My dears, I have another beauty post for ya’ll!
My skin care and beauty routine has definitely taken a huge leap over the last few years. Whether its converting myself from drug store products to expensive brand cleansers and creams, I have tried it all. The perfect skin is still far from reach, but after all this time, I finally discovered the secret! Or, rather experienced it. Not only does it reduce puffiness, but it actually makes you feel and look a little more radiant and alive! SLEEP!
Yes, I said it. I know it’s been something everyone’s been raving about. But for the first time I had consecutive days of early rises FOLLOWED by early bed times. Magical. I found myself not needing to put a load of make up (eye-makeup) to feel and look alive. What I noticed most were the under eye baggage not being as prominent, which is actually a hereditary struggle for myself. Try sleep, it’s great.
Any way, I promise this was not the only thing I wanted to share with you. I just thought since we were on the subject of break-through beauty thangs…. On to the good stuff.
How has these winter months been treating you? Well, what I really want to know is how your skin is doing? If you are anything like my vata-self (windy, dry, and cold), then you most likely feel like the whole world is ending at times. Or rather, you might just feel itchy and dry. Same thing?
As you know, I’ve been experimenting with lot’s of DIY products. From homemade deodorant, to easy face cleansers, I try to always make it easily adjustable for everyone. This one is no different. It is pretty simple, and does what’s needed for anyone looking to get rid of dry skin, and help skin feel rejuvenated and soft.
Natural ingredients, each having their own reason to shine and have you shining as well.
- Sugar – Natural scrub/exfoliator. Helps rid dead and flaky skin.
- Coconut oil – Helps moisturize and hydrate dry skin. Fight acne. Antibacterial and antioxidant properties to keep skin healthy and protected.
- Lemon – Balances pH on skin. Helps brighten and soften skin. Rids dead skin cells combined with sugar.
This recipe calls for a pretty small portion, but it is perfect since a little goes along way and you don’t need to use it everyday. I recommend about twice a week at least. It keeps in the fridge for at least a month, but I recommend smelling and keeping it eye on it after. Like any natural food like product, use your senses for any spoilage.
DIY Face Scrub
- 4 tbs sugar
- 3 tbs coconut oil
- 1 lemon squeezed
Mix then refrigerate. Use small portion and make pliable on hand first. Apply onto skin, moving softly in slow circular motion all over face. Rinse with luke warm water, then splash with cool water. Pat dry with small towel.
You may add another nightly moisturizer to seal hydration.