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Honey, sugar and coffee exfoliator

\^O^/ I made my own all organic exfoliator earlier and had it on the whole fourth quarter of the spurs vs trailblazers game! Spurs won yay! Tony was on fire… and I’m getting sidetracked..

I have lots of masks and exfoliators I haven’t been using and haven’t opened yet but today I wanted to make my own,

Using ingredients I know about:

Pure honey 1 tbsp- anti acne

Brown Sugar 2 tbsp- to remove dead skin

Ground coffee 1tbsp- to tighten up skin

Ascorbic Acid/Vitamin C 200mg – rejuvinate

Lime 1/3 tsp – to brighten up complexion

Olive oil 1/2 tsp- moisturize (it doesn’t clog pores)

It was sticky and sweet, it felt good on the skin. I was lying down while watching the game. It’s not runny as long as the liquids don’t overpower the solids. 1:3 ratio.

I had it on a full 30 minutes. Don’t rub it hard on your face. Weird since I had a huge blackhead on my nose, but after rinsing it was gone. I was happy with that since I didnt want to… you know.. pop it.

Rinse with cold water after. I cleansed with Cetaphil, although I probably shouldnt have. I toned and moisturized lightly.

Voila-
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A relaxing way to start the day (☆_☆)

 

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Feel good! DIY Face Mask and Coffee Body Exfoliant

The Organic Way

Suddenly feel like pampering yourself and relaxing your way through the day? Most of the time I get the urge to just detoxify whenever I feel sluggish or down, weird enough, sometimes the feeling comes after having a meal. But grabbing another bite of whatever snack is available after having a full meal doesn’t seem right! It feels good, but thinking about it- No.

Then I think about my body and what it really needs, and I get the feeling of wanting to exfoliate in the oddest of moments, usually when I’m at home and got nothing else to do, that’s also the time when I’m too lazy to go to the gym, the pool or anywhere relaxing, so I think to myself I’ll pamper my skin at home! But I find that the facial masks or total body scrubs in stock won’t do it for me.

I did this lately, ‘do it yourself facial mask and body exfoliant’. It’s an all-organic recipe, all the ingredients can easily be found in your kitchen cabinet. But don’t underestimate the power of homemade organic goods, this is extremely rewarding for your body without the added chemicals! Plus, it’s easy!


For the facial mask you will need:

1/2 cup of Papaya (smashed in a small bowl)
1 tbsp Oatmeal with tbsp hot water (optional)
1L boiling hot water (placed in a pot)
Chilled Cucumbers
Tissue

Papaya Facial Mask

Directions:

1. Wash you face with your cleanser.
2. Combine the oatmeal and the smashed Papaya.
3. In a quiet room place the hot water on a flat surface
4. Close your eyes and put your face over the steam for 10 minutes. Let the steam hit your face to open up pores. Put on some music if you want.
5. Dab the sweat from your face and slowly apply the papaya mask with your fingers all over your face. Do this while standing up or lying down.
6. Lie down and relax, put the cucumbers over your eyes and relax for 15-20 minutes until the mask dries.
7. Rinse off thoroughly.

*Your skin will feel softer and smoother. Papaya has whitening properties which will brighten your skin, plus it’s organic and healthy so you don’t have to worry about chemicals.

For the Coffee Body Exfoliant you will need:

1/2 cup ground coffee (pulp after brewing can be used too)
2 tbsp olive oil/jojoba oil/any massage oil
2 tbsp sea salt
scented oil (optional)
warm bath water

Moisturizing Coffee Body Scrub/Exfoliator

Directions:

1. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl:

2. Start off with a warm shower
3. Using any soap for sensitive skin, clean your body lightly.
4. After rinsing, apply the body scrub onto warm skin. Dark spots. Problem areas. Feet.
5. Using a loofah or any cloth, gently scrub in circular motion. Make sure you take your time massaging your skin.
6. Rinse off. Wash off with soap or bath gel. *careful to not clog your drain.
7. Dry off and Apply your favorite body lotion or body butter!

*This perked up my skin. The coffee rejuvenates and exfoliates while the olive oil moisturizes the skin. I’m avoiding drinking coffee nowadays and I find this a great alternative to my coffee addiction! Research shows that this method can tighten up skin as well. Enjoy!

*Drink a glass or two of water before and after.

Once in a while, it’s fun to try out something different, fun and simple. I just started doing this and if I can, I’ll try to do it every week! Hope this helped you out.

Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2013 in face, health, Spirituality, weekend

 

review, face: The Body Shop- All in one Face Base

The Body Shop- All in one Face Base

I love this product, I purchased mine at a their retail store here in the Philippines. I recommend it for everyday use to people with sensitive skin, or even those who don’t. First off, it’s available for all skin tones, you just have to really look and find what’s perfect for your skin. I use this as a foundation and a face base, sometimes I don’t even have to do touch-ups (i don’t have oily skin.). Most people don’t like the compact design for its bulkiness, but I find it adorable and sturdy, inside, there’s a compartment for your sponge that separates it from the powder ergo, the oil from constant usage doesn’t spread and it’s hygienic.

The application is so light and thin that it feels like I’m not wearing any foundation/make up at all but it covers up eye bags and uneven skin tone decently.

My only qualm is that, upon purchase, their staff and employees are a bit ‘unfriendly’, compared to those in Clinique, Face Shop, Mac. They constantly dot on you, and even though there are no other clients in the shop, they act as if they’re always in a rush.

All in all, it’s the product that really matters, but it wouldn’t hurt if they’d inject their staff with a bit of a smile or positive character.

Retail Price: Php 1,200.00/ USD 29.3
Product rating: 8.5/10

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2012 in face, make-up, review