Happy Wednesday Peaches! I mentioned last week that I have been scouring the internet (mainly just pinterest) for at home hair and skin remedies. There hasn’t been anything unusual about my hair or skin lately but I’ve been on sort of a beauty binge. It has become a habit for me to whip up some crazy concoction and slather it all over my face (or hair) before curling up in bed and watching Gossip Girl before drifting off into dreamland.
At first I was a little weary about putting random products from the kitchen all over my face (I mean I didn’t want to wake up with a ginormous break out) but the assurance of blogland’s best beauty bloggers pinky promised me my skin would thank me later. And guess what!?!
All of those beauty blogs were absoloutely 100% right! Who would have thought right? Thanks Pinterest.
I even convinced Jefferson to try a honey face mask with me. When I asked him how his skin felt afterwards he said “refreshed and revived” and then gave me a creepy wink. If you don’t want that sort of half creeper reaction I don’t know what to tell you or your skin for that matter. In all seriousness though, after applying any of the variations of honey masks on my face my skin has felt so hydrated, supple and just wonderful. Jefferson has deemed my new honey masks “Alien Placenta” because he’s a weirdo and seems to think I look like a newborn alien when I have one on. So yeah, apparently wearing one of these is a great way to attract boys too!
1. Mix ingredients together in a bowl. I am really not precise at all when it comes to measurements, I just add a bit of everything with an emphasis on the honey portion since it’s the liquid part. If you use lemon you really just need to squeeze about 1/8th of a lemon’s juice into the concoction.
2. Tie back your hair or pull it away from your face, especially if you aren’t planning on showering afterwards. However if you want to make it a two for one spa treatment honey is great for your hair too (I mix it with coconut oil and use it as a mask for my dry ends).
3. Use your fingers to rub your honey mixture all over your face. Yes it is sticky but it washes off much more easily than you would expect.
4. Sit back, relax and watch an episode of Gossip Girl (or whatever it is you do for 20-40 minutes).
5. Rinse honey off your face using a washcloth with warm water OR if you just so happen to have some apple cider vinegar lying around (I do) an apple cider vinegar toner (I use 2 parts water, 1 part apple cider vinegar).
6. Apply lotion or whatever night cream you use. Your skin should feel like you just had a spa facial but you don’t have to feel guilty because you spent roughly $3…not $100.
***Any combination of the ingredients above will work. If you have cinnamon but don’t have nutmeg, it’s fine. Some people have complained that the lemon stings, I didn’t feel it BUT if a certain ingredient is bothering your skin you can choose not to include it. Many have raved about the effects of just putting raw honey on their faces, some super cute little hippie bloggers even wash their faces with raw honey instead of regular face wash. I’m not that hardcore but it’s a cool sentiment.
Let me know if you slather honey all over your face and like the results! Also feel free to share your favorite at home beauty remedies. I am totally addicted to trying new hair and face masks.