January 19, 2016 |
Charcoal is proven to draw bacteria and toxins out of the skin, which means it helps with all the pesky blackheads and inflammation. This charcoal face mask is both detoxifying and calming, with the addition of chamomile and aloe vera. Charcoal facials can be up to $200 at the salon, so make this yourself and toss on a DIY eye mask to save big (plus have extra for later!).
Here’s how to do it yourself:
1 bag of chamomile tea
1-2 tsp shea butter
2 tbsp bentonite clay
3 capsules activated charcoal
3 tbsp aloe vera
1-2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
November 10, 2015 |
I’m a big fan of testing out natural skin care remedies and as it turns out, there’s a lot you can make with simple ingredients that you probably already have at home. When it comes to the sensitive eye area, there are three ingredients in particular that are proven to de-puff and reduce fine lines: cucumbers, egg whites and chamomile tea. Here’s how to turn those three simple ingredients into your go-to DIY eye masks:
1. CUCUMBER: Rough chop 1/2 cucumber, blend with 1/2 cup of water and add to a bowl. Completely saturate 6 cotton rounds, then squeeze out liquid entirely before placing flat into plastic bag. Freeze. Before using, thaw for 10 minutes. Moisturizes and de-puffs!
October 20, 2015 |
Pumpkin is not only fall’s favorite ingredient for cooking and yummy lattes, it’s a super food for your skin. It’s incredibly rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C, which helps boost collagen and prevent signs of aging. The quantity of zinc is great for those who are blemish-prone, it helps control oil production.
This face mask pairs with apple cider vinegar, which helps balance pH and is equally helpful for blemish-prone skin. Here’s how simple it is:
DIY Pumpkin Face Mask:
1 tbsp pumpkin puree (100% pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar