Benzylparaben, Triclosan, Hydroquinone and Petroleum. Do you know what these ingredients are or where they are found? No?' I didn't either until I looked into it, but these are the ingredients in your beauty products. Most of us don't even what these are, how to pronounce them or how harmful they can me. Unfortunately most side effects of these are tumors and cancer! And we are putting that on our skin and it's soaking in through our pores every single day, most days multiple times a day. How gross is that? And we trust the beauty industry that what we buy and use will be healthy for our skin and for our overall health but I don't want to put anything on my face unless I know every single ingredient and how it will effect my health. This is why I started to make my own face wash, toner, eye cream and face masks.
Here are a few of my go-to's:
Face Wash: Equal parts baking soda and coconut oil. Stir until it becomes a paste. I like to also add, tea tree oil, a sprinkle of coffee grounds and a little bit of lemon oil.
The baking soda helps exfoliate and balance out your pH levels. Coconut oil is a great antibacterial, anti-fungal and an amazing moisturizer. Coffee grounds, although it may seem silly it increases the metabolism and circulation which helps prevent wrinkles and cellulite. And lemon oil is very high in vitamins so it will make your skin glow!
Now you know what's in my face wash and what it will do for you.
I love this face wash so much that I haven't tried anything else in about a year. I think you'll love it too!
Face Masks: I have a couple of masks that I rotate through!
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar and 2 teaspoons water. In a separate bowl 1 tablespoon of baking soda, slowly add in the vinegar. Add the juice from half of a lemon, and a teaspoon of honey. I would leave on for 5-15 minutes.
Apple cider vinegar will remove dead skin, help with age spots and will fight against acne.
Honey will act as an antibacterial for acne. It will help with age spots and wrinkles due to the antioxidants.
Clay mask, 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, and a few drops of lavender and tea tree oil. Leave on your beautiful face for 30 minutes.
Bentonite clay will remove the toxins from your skin through your pores. Helps heal acne scars as well as reducing inflammation.
Avocado mask, try not to eat your face on this one! 1/2 of a avocado, 1 tablespoon of honey and 4 drops of tea tree oil. Blend ingredients together and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Put the remainder in the fridge, this mixture will last 5 days. And you can eat the other half of the avocado! WIN-WIN.
Avocado is great for protecting your skin from radiation. It will decrease inflammation, especially for acne, psoriasis and eczema. There are so many vitamins, A, E and C! So you will continue to look young!
1/2 a teaspoon coconut oil, 1/2 a teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon coffee grounds, and 1 drop of aloe. Mix and put under your eyes for about 15 minutes and you can do every other day if you want!
Aloe will prevent dryness and even wrinkles due to the amino acids.
1/2 cup of filtered water and 1 1/2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. I use this 2 times a day!
Moisturizer: coconut oil!
I live by these products that only cost pennies to make and I usually have most of the ingredients at home. These won't cause tumors or cancer and they will make you glow. I make them for my friends and family too! I really encourage you to give it a try, just try for one week and see how you feel. Store bought products are designed to also create acne so that we keep buying their products! And then we are stuck in a viscous cycle! Please let me know how you and your skin feel after a few weeks of using some of your homemade products. And if you have another recipe, I would absolutely love to give it a try!
Thank you for taking the time to learn about my beauty regime.