I thought I would do this series with a consistent flow. I honestly haven't written so much consecutively in a while, I almost feel a little in your face. Am I in your face? If I am, I apologize, but not really. This is some gooood stuff. I promise.
Last week I discussed with you the secret of effortless Summer beauty through the power of food. Because food is medicine, food heals, and food gives back. The good stuff from mother earth, at-least.
You know me though. As I concluded, I am nothing more than a HOLISTIC FOODIE, who believes in the miracle of greens and therapy in a glass or two of wine. So what happens when maybe you had a little too much? Maybe sensitive heated skin from too much sun or maybe a pimple pop-up when approaching that special time of the month. I still turn to fast relief, quick fix DIY products and solutions.
These are TRIED AND TRUEEEEE. They are my go-to whenever I can't wait for my green juice to work miracles.
This is my go-to cleanser. I hope to one day make this into a face wash but for now, I enjoy this one ingredient quick cleansing mask. Raw honey is not only full of vitamin and minerals great for the body it is also great for the skin. Both an antibacterial to act as a cleanser and full of antioxidants it actually rids blemishes with out clogging pores. Once I rinse the honey with cold water my skin automatically feels smoother and softer, a natural moisturizer. I do this mask at least three times a week. Yes, I swear by this.
Lemon Sugar Scrub
My homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub to be exact! This is the perfect night or day scrub. Ingredients that brighten (lemon), cleanse (coconut oil) , exfoliate (sugar), and moisturize, it's hard for me to go a day with out it. Whether I use in the morning when my face is feeling a little dull or tight, I like to make sure I'm starting my day and face routine in an invigorating way. After use my skin feels soft AND clean while riding any dry spots that come about. For a spa feeling, I use this face scrub at night to prep for any mask I choose. It opens pores, so make sure to rinse with cold water to lock moisture!
Tea Tree Oil
I honestly cannot even go on vacation without this stuff. This product is an astringent which both cleanses and clears skin. Perfect to combat acne, you can do one of two things. Purchase a cleanser or make your own that features a low amount of Tea Tree Oil or if you usually only get spots of acne or that one annoying pimple, apply a low amount on that area. I usually do it the night before and wake up always with the pimple practically gone. A small amount does wonders, so it is definitely worth the money spend on a small bottle.
A light weight skin absorbing cleanser. I love this as it doesn't feel as if it's an extra layer to my skin. It really does absorb easily leaving no greasy feel. This is perfect for those who aren't big on high fragrant or ingredient moisturizers, since this one ingredient does it all. The benefits over time? Rosehip actually has anti-aging properties, which help prevent or decrease visibility of wrinkles, visibly reduce pores, and treats sensitive skin. Perfect for day or night.
I swear by hydration. Not just drinking tons of water, but actually keeping it on your face. I love humidity for that reason, my skin automatically will retain the moisture. But, what about when the heat kicks in? Despite my love for heat, the sensitivities are too real. Rosewater actually contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, AND antioxidant properties. Spray onto face and you will feel instantly refreshed, while leaving your skin soft and cleansed. I keep a little spray bottle with me at all times during the Summer months!
PS. There are always honorable mentions. Vitamin E, clay masks, and my DIY Yogurt Face Mask does sensitive skin goood.