Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Homemade Facials

In makeup school, we were taught to make homemade facials using ingredients from our own fridge to apply to the face. Ingredients like egg whites and avocado can be used to tighten and moisturize the skin when left on for a period of time and the good news is it's all natural, so no chemicals or preservatives to aggravate your skin. Whoop Whoop!! 

It's citrus fruit season and this means great news for our skin. Living in Florida and coming from a long line of family citrus growers, I've learned the many benefits that citrus fruit has on the body, inside and out. Their loaded with tons of antioxidants and vitamins that are great for your body and your mood. Adding a little citrus to your diet can really make your skin glow and help keep skin clear. The natural citric acid in the fruits is so highly acidic, it easily sloughs off and exfoliates dead skin cells. The detoxifying antiseptic properties help heal stretch marks, get rid of acne, and fight fungus.

So before you snack on one of these delicious fruits, try it out on your skin and see the transformation take place. You'll notice a brighter and healthier complexion within the first week. Enjoy!

Mandarin Scrub
1. 2 tsp baking soda
2. 2 tsp honey
3. 1/2 tsp mandarin juice

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix. In the shower, apply to the face and scrub for 2 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Lime Acne Treatment
1. 1 cup whole milk
2. juice of one lime
3. 1 tsp glycerin 
Boil milk in a saucepan and add the lime juice and glycerin. Turn off the mixture and let it cool for 30 minutes. When cool, dab the mixture on the face using a washcloth and leave on over night. Wash off with warm water.

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