Pamper yourself and reap the benefits with fresh skin.
Now that winter is officially over it’s time to shed your skin’s winter coat and prepare for your supple summer glow and your freshest skin ever using homemade remedies you can cook up at home. Natural ingredients are extremely beneficial for fresh skin and oftentimes healthier without the need for parabens or other preservatives to extend their shelf life. You blend them at home in a matter of minutes using wholesome ingredients sometimes found in the produce aisle. Consider it a farm-to-face beauty regimen with big rewards.
No longer is “I don’t have time” excusable. You really can’t afford not to take good care of yourself, so enjoy a little me time occasionally. All three of these treatments can be done in less that 25 minutes. They’re less expense and time-consuming than driving to the spa and nearly as soothing. Try just one of these treatments at a time or use all three simultaneously.
As opposed to real cooking, none of these recipes require precise ingredient measurements.
Hands on time: 5 minutes
Pampering time: 23 minutes
Optional face massage: 2 minutes
Pampering Tub Soak
Begin running your bath water then add all ingredients listed for Pampering tub soak. This will fill while you’re blending the Anti-oxidant facial and Moisture hydration mask. Make sure you’ve gathered all ingredients before beginning.
Soak for a minimum of 20 minutes then rinse face (if using Anti-oxidant facial) and body in shower before applying Moisture hydration mask.
Anti-oxidant facial – works for all skin types
1T pineapple juice (exfoliant) Use leftovers in your next smoothie. Great anti-inflammatory which benefits skin too.
1T Manuka honey or regular honey (hydration & anti-bacterial)
1T pumpkin puree (anti-oxidant) Use the leftovers in your next smoothie.
1 tsp cosmetic clay of choice (pore detoxifier)
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Apply with fingers or a fan brush to face, neck and décolleté. Soak in a warm tub for 20 minutes preferably using the Pampering Tub Soak or soak of your choice. Rinse well. Follow with Moisture hydration mask before retiring for a restorative night’s sleep.
Moisture Hydration Mask – leave on
1/4 cup jojoba oil (non-comedogenic)
1T rosehip seed oil (deep-penetrating hydrator)
1 tsp pumpkin seed oil (antioxidant containing vitamins A and C)
1 drop lavender essential oil (calming)
1 drop neroli essential oil (skin regenerative)
Mix all ingredients and massage over face and body.
If you have 2 extra minutes do this circulating face massage: Using Moisture hydration mask, massage your face and neck in an upward direction using circular motions. This will counteract gravity, stimulate your lymphatic system and eliminate toxins.
Don comfy nighty (or not), then slip in between the sheets for 8 hours of restorative, beautifying sleep!