natural skincare tips

My Skincare hacks

#1 Vegan soaps- are 👌🏾 (ie oatmeal, Shea and black African soap, tomato soap, papaya soap,)

#2 Mix Rose Water and Tea tree for toning and cleansing- add bit of coconut oil in the night for moisture

#3 Oatmeal masks- are great for exfoliating and improving texture

# 4 Tomato masks- are great for hyper-pigmentation

# 5 Lemon Water- drinking lemon water in the morning before eating detoxifies your body

# 6 Minimising dairy and meat intakes helps

# 7 Drinking tons of water helps

Products that I use

-Freeman Charcol & Black Sugar Polishing Mask
-St Ives Exfoliating Scrub
-Lavender Soap from Lush
-Moringa Oil/ Coconut Oil

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“you should wear less makeup”
“why do you wear so much makeup”

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• 100 Days of Productivity - Day 27/100 •

// rosehip oil //

This serum changed my skin.

I had combination skin - super oily, so I washed it twice a day, but washing it would create dry patches that would become super irritated.

Buying this changed everything! I use four drops every morning that I work into my skin after washing my face. My face feels firmer, looks brighter, and seems more elastic. Now I can wash my face twice and I ~never~ have dry patches! It has also reduced my red patches I sometimes get on my skin.

It blows my mind that I don’t have combination skin anymore. My skin feels amazing all day, and it’s made me feel so much more confident. For $10, it’s definitely affordable as well.

Easy, cheap, and Effective DIY moisturizer

This face mask is my favorite mask to use when my face is really dry or needs extra moisture.  It also helps reduce the appearance of acne. It’s easy to do and has great benefits. This mask is just  Bananas.

Here are the benefits of incorporating bananas into your beauty routine:

·         Amino Acid

·         Vitamin C and A

·         Potassium

·         Vitamin A

·         Zinc

·         Antioxidants

Instructions:

1.       Wash face

2.       Cut off a piece of a banana and rub it on face

3.       Leave banana on for 30 minutes

4.        Rinse face

witch tip

lavender oil is seriously such an investment because here are some of the things you can do with it (please feel free to add your own tips!)

  • enhancing ability to see past the veil (ie: spirits, ghosts)
  • help you sleep
  • FADES ACNE SCARS
  • brings happiness (if you like the smell)
  • helps reduce dandruff
  • works really well with bath magic!!
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aloe! i love her 💕 i use aloe every so often, usually when i have deep and inflamed acne because it reduces inflammation a lot. i’ve only ever used fresh aloe and i recommend it 110%! i know it can be difficult to find in many places, but i purchase aloe leaves (is that what they’re called?) from my local mexican supermarket. i just cut slices like the picture and use my fingers to get out the gel and spread it on my face. once it dries it tends to leave white residue, so i only apply it at night. one last thing, fresh aloe does have an unpleasant scent!

5-Minute Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 min

Ingredients:

4 cups frozen strawberries
3 Tablespoons agave nectar or honey
½ cup plain greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions:

Add the frozen strawberries, agave nectar (or honey), yogurt and lemon juice to the bowl of a food processor. Process until creamy, about 5 minutes.

Serve the frozen yogurt immediately or transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 1 month.

How I Use My Indian Healing Clay

I use this mask about once a week, or whenever my skin needs a good, deep cleanse.

I mix this product up in a ziplock bag, because otherwise it makes a mess. I take about a tablespoon and a half of the powder, one tablespoon of raw Apple cider vinegar, and then I mix in about 3-4 tablespoons of water. You can make the vinegar and water equal parts, but I personally think that vinegar is just too harsh for my face, so I like to dilute it with water.

Once it turns into a paste, I put the mask on as a spot treatment, over any pimples or areas of skin where my pores feel clogged. I leave it on for 20-25 minutes.

When you’re taking this mask off, make sure to NOT do it over the sink, because you do not want this thick clay clogging your pipes.

I love this mask because as soon as I get a little pink bump on my skin, I put this over it and it brings the pimple to a head immediately.

While using avocado directly on the face is a popular natural beauty treatment, many people have found that just eating avocado regularly can do wonders for their complexion. Avocados are rich in healthy fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that can improve your skin from the inside.

Here’s one of our favorite recipes: Creamy Avocado Pasta, Yum!

Avocados add a silky consistency and cheese-like richness to this dairy-free pesto recipe. Ready in only 15 minutes!

Ingredients
 • 1 large bunch fresh basil
 • 2 ripe avocados
 • ½ cup walnuts or hemp seeds
 • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
 • 3 cloves garlic
 • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
 • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
 • Ground pepper to taste

Preparation
Strip basil leaves from the stems and add to a food processor along with avocados, walnuts (or hemp seeds), lemon juice, garlic and salt; pulse until finely chopped. Add oil and process to form a thick paste. Season with pepper and toss in pasta. Enjoy!

Beauty 101: DIY Facial

Hi everyone! I’m back with another Beauty 101 and this month’s topic will be on how to treat your skin with a DIY facial which you can do in the comfort of your own home!

Getting a beauty facial treatment done by a professional is often costly, and is particularly expensive if you’re a student. So I thought I should share a few tips on how to maintain a healthy complexion by following these simple steps on a weekly basis!~

The first step is to cleanse your skin! Make sure you cleanse your skin with warm water and gently massage the cleanser on your face in circular motions to help stimulate circulation.

If you are wearing make up, make sure you use cleansers that effectively removes make up. I recommend using a cleansing oil to remove all your make up. This is because cleansing oils don’t dry your skin out and can remove stubborn make up or sunscreen!~

Next step is to exfoliate! There are two different types of exfoliators to choose from; a scrub or a peeling gel. The exfoliator you choose can be based on your skin type, if you have sensitive skin you might want to avoid scrubs that have big granules as they can be abrasive and irritate your skin.  

Exfoliating will help buff away your dead skin cells to reveal softer and smoother skin. Remember to not rub your face vigorously as this can damage your skin!

The third step is too steam your face! Steaming your face can soften your skin, increase circulation and also promote better product penetration. If you don’t have a steam towel or a facial steamer you can always soak a cloth in warm water and gently pat it on your face. 

After steaming your face your pores will be open up and your skin will be ready to receive the nutrients from your masks! If you have acne-prone skin or oily skin I recommend using a clay mask! If you have dry skin I recommend using a gel mask (e.g. peel off mask), cream  masks or natural masks (e.g. masks containing ingredients rich in moisturising properties). 

Last but not least, tone and moisturise your face with your favourite products! Use a face massager or massage the products in by using your hands. Massaging your face can increase circulation and also helps fight puffiness!

I hope you enjoyed this post and try it out one day! I promise you your skin will thank you afterwards!~  ♥ 

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Skincare Basics: Benefits of a Serum

A serum is a great way to improve the overall texture and tone of your skin and if your moisturiser is just not cutting it, chances are a serum will do the trick. 

I’m a big fan of facial oils but I also love a good serum. You don’t have to use one or the other just put the two together and you’ve got a supercharged skincare routine. 

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Apply a white coat first for a more vibrant and bold color! The same actually goes for eyeshadow- apply a white eyeshadow stick to your eyelid and then applying a bold shadow over that💅