Hello Friends! ♥
How are you all doing? I'm hanging in there. I've had a day or two recently where I've felt "ehh".... you know the feeling. My hair is beyond the point of no return and we've had so much rain lately I haven't been doing much walking. My skin however, is looking and feeling better than ever. Mostly because I haven't been wearing as much make up at home. I do still put makeup on daily, but with a much lighter hand than normal. I need to be ready for last minute zoom work meetings!
I've also started incorporating homemade sugar scrubs back into my weekly beauty routines. They are super fun to make and feel so good on the skin.
I decided to repost 2 of my favorite at home beauty treatments in case you are looking for a little pick me up also. This will have to do until the beauty salons open!
Olive Oil & Honey Sugar Scrub
Sugar scrubs are great because they are natural and chemical free. They remove dead skin and leave your skin brighter and healthier. I've incorporated a sugar scrub into my weekly routine and it's working wonders.
Here's the secret...
Olive oil. You may think of olive oil as just a staple for your pantry but it's also a staple for your makeup bag as well. Olive oil is an antioxidant, won't clog pores, and is an exfoliating enhancer. It's effects will leave your skin looking renewed and glowing. Go figure!
This recipe also contains honey. Honey can do wonders for you skin, which is why you find it in so many beauty products. Honey acts as an anti-aging agent and moisturizer. It also has the ability to absorb and retain moisture and this helps to keep the skin well hydrated.
Here is the formula I use:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of honey
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Mix all the ingredients together until you get a gritty wet sand consistency. (Add a little more olive oil if needed)
Store in an airtight container. I put mine in a glass jar ♥
Use your scrub 2 - 3 times a week. I take it in the shower with me so I can use it on my face, neck, elbows, and feet.
...if you need something to bring a radiance back into your complexion I suggest this quick exfoliating treatment.
It's like a 5 minute spa treatment at home! ♥
Coconut Oil & Baking Soda Facial Exfoliator
All you need is 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and one tablespoon of baking soda.
I've spoken about my love for coconut oil before when I posted my favorite skin care products for winter, last December. I've been applying it to my skin daily for the last several months. And naturally, I'm by no means and expert on this, I only speak from my own experience ♥
Coconut oil is healing and nurturing to the skin. It's naturally antibacterial and antifungal.
Coconut oil is used as an ingredient in many moisturizers because of its anti aging properties. It's rich in proteins that will keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated!
Baking soda is a very gentle exfoliator that works wonders and won't harm your skin. It's also .69 a box and how can you go wrong with that!
Mix them together in a bowl and apply to your face and neck.
I also like to rub some on my lips for a little lip treatment
Leave it on for 5 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
I suggest applying the mask over your bathroom sink because you will want to wash the excess off your hands.
Lately, what I have been doing is applying it right before I get into the shower. Let the water run and once I'm in there wash it off. Your face will feel incredibly smooth and hydrated.
Pat dry and apply your moisturizer ♥
One last tip I want to leave you with is this. The other day I had been feeling sluggish. It suddenly occurred to me that I hadn't drank any water the entire day. Coffee yes. Water no. When I'm at work I am constantly drinking water, but at home not so much. Since that realization I have been making a conscious effort to drink more water.
Drinking water promotes healthy skin, reduces fatigue, helps elevates mood, and has countless overall health benefits.
So drink up!
Do you have any at home beauty treatments that you've been doing? I'd love to hear about them.
Also, if anyone has suggestions for exercise or yoga apps (or YouTube channels) that you've tried, please let me know : )
Be well everyone! ♥