After a busy week I decided to pamper myself a little bit with some of my best homemade beauty remedies that I have actually used for many years and find them better than drugstore products.I still use products that I buy from shops but I will make another post of them to my other blog that I will launch around New Year. I love the Lemon & Honey face mask as the lemon cleans the skin with enzymes and honey is naturally antibacterial so this is deep cleansing,don’t use if your skin is hypo-sensitive as this can irritate your skin. My skin is pretty sensitive but normal I would say,sometimes I get breakouts and specially during the winter my skin gets a bit dry and during summer a bit oily. Lime and sugar face scrub exfoliates skin and again enzymes in lime works well if you have oily skin as it deep cleanses it,however it is not harsh and does not over clean it as some products that contain alcohol.I usually leave both of these beauty treatments on at least for 10 minutes,sometimes longer if I have spare time sometime less if I’m busy. Cocoa mask is deep conditioning and leaves skin super soft and soft chocolate scent which is a plus!I leave this until it is dry if I am mixing cocoa with water and if I am using the cocoa & oil mask I tend to leave it for about 15-30 minutes,this works wonders for my skin.Coffee bean scrub is amazing,I read about this long time ago and after I tried I just got hooked. It makes my skin silky smooth and leaves a very subtle coffee smell and some oils as well so it is conditioning at the same time. Sometimes I don’t want to leave my skin to smell coffee so I use some great body wash and it rinses all the smell off. I gave my feet a proper hot bath and scrub.For the foot bath I added few spoons of salt and a tea bag, use vanilla tea if you have that gives amazing scent to your pretty feet!My day was completed with some hot very well infused pear green tea and fresh sliced lemon water.
Lemon & Honey Face Mask
1/2 tsp honey
few drops of lemon juice
leave for 5-15 minutes
Lime & Sugar Face Scrub
1/2 tsp sugar(I used gold sugar)
few drops of lime juice
Do not press too hard as the sugar can break the skin,
gentle and slow is the best way to apply this.Leave on for 5-15 minutes
1/2 dark cocoa powder
few drops any oil(I love using almond and coconut oils)
Leave for 5-30 minutes,
it really is up to you how well conditioned you like your skin,
I usually do 10-15 during summer and 15-30 min during winter.
(make coffee first as you need to use used beans,
you can also leave the grated beans soak in hot water
until the coffee is ready and then use the beans.)
for the face 1 tsp
for the body 1-2 tbls
I also sometimes add few drops of some oil
such as almond or coconut,olive oil works well too.
Hot Bath For Pretty Feet
few spoons of table or sea salt
1 or two bags of your favorite tea,
it is better to use something that has a great smell to it
so your feet will have a nice scent afterwards!=)
Healthy Green Tea
1 tsp green tea of your choice
1 tsp dried pear or fresh pear
few drops of pear juice
Fresh Skin Cleansing Lemon Water
cold fresh water
unwaxed organic lemon slices
few drops of lemon juice
Hope you had a great weekend and wish you all a great week,
I will post next week more as this week I had so many things lined up and was too busy to post.
Feel free to share your favorite homemade beauty remedies as well
if you have great ideas or something that you have tried recently.