I don’t know about you.. but the struggle is REAL for me with facial bloating! And I have one secret that will cure all your problems!
Luckily, there’s a natural solution to bloating and there are two steps. First of all, you need to start by massaging your face! Professionals call it lymphatic drainage – and you basically rub your face upwards (ain’t nobody got time for wrinkles) and then rub down your throat. Rubbing down is key! Otherwise, the liquid you’re draining will just stay in other places in your face.
Secondly, pull out those ice cubes and rub away! Hold the ice cubes underneath your eyes, on your cheeks, and don’t forget your jaw line.. then, goodbye inflammation!
Gross but yeah, pores are crazy important. You need to make sure
to clean your pores of impurities constantly in order to have healthy looking
skin, minimize black heads and pimples. If you let your pores get all clogged
up, your skin is going to look less than appealing, oily and dirty. The
charcoal peel off mask is one of my favorite face masks because on top of being
crazy satisfying to take it off, it is great at pulling dirt, blackheads,
bacteria, dead cells, and all sorts of impurities from the skin. Now, do BEWARE
because although the mask is great at removing impurities, it takes all of the
oils from the skin when you peel it off and that is not recommended, it can
also irritate your skin, so you have to be gentle when applying and taking it
off. On top of that, once you have peeled off the mask, you need to make sure
to wash your face to remove all mask residues, use a toner to seal off your pores
and moisturize. I also wouldn’t recommend using this type of mask too
frequently as it can make your face look dry and irritated if you overuse it. Twice
a month or just as needed should be good.
Looking for a face scrub that’s moisturizing, brightening, AND that you can eat?!.. Look no further. We’ve got you covered!
You’ll want to follow the recipe below for an all natural, at home scrub that will leave your face looking AH-MAZING. It’s super nourishing. And yes, you can actually eat it. Try out using it on your lips and lick off any residue! A snack and facial all in one, ha!
1 TBSP Honey
1 TBSP Sugar
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Scrub on your face for a minute or so, rinse off, and voila!
Hello my loves! If there is one thing I love more than not waking up early, it is COFFEE! Not only do I enjoy drinking a delicious cup of that miracle potion to get me going in the morning after I managed to growl my way out of my bed, but it is also a fabulous exfoliant! Coffee is rich in antioxidants and helps treat/prevent acne as well as an anti-aging treatment. It is also helpful to reduce the appearance of cellulite as it improves blood circulation. For this exfoliant, mix the coffee with some olive oil while maintaining a grainy consistency.
Apply the paste on your face and/or body gently in circular motions to unclog your pores and remove dead skin. The smell of the coffee is also super delicious and therapeutic, giving your brain a boost and even reducing stress. The olive oil in this exfoliant paste is also incredibly important as it is another powerful antioxidant and moisturizer (among many other benefits). The olive oil will help your skin feel incredibly soft. If you are just doing your face and not your entire body, please remember to also exfoliate your neck. Any kind of facial treatment MUST include the entire neck area as that’s a delicate area that tends to age quite a bit. Instead of olive oil you can use coconut oil, honey, or avocado oil; they are all great options! After you rub all of the areas to be treated, leave on for at least 15 minutes and then rinse. Warning, because it is a scrub and it is not the gentlest of treatments, it should not be used on a daily basis, but a couple of times a week should be good for beautiful, glowing skin.
Do you have a favorite coffee inspired beauty treatment?
In my opinion, it’s NEVER too early to start using some anti-aging products and be proactive! This is coming from someone who used one (or 20) too many tanning beds in her teenage years… take care of your skin as early as possible!
So if you’re looking for a one stop shop product for anti-aging and more, try out rosehip oil. It has the following benefits:
Treats wrinkles (and prevents them)
Brightens dark spots
Evens out skin tone
Firms and tightens
In this case, I used the oil as a moisturizer after a face mask – but you can use it morning or evening, and whether you do a face mask or just use some makeup wipes after a long night. Wake up with glowing skin!
So this might sound crazy – but dry brushing is one of the best ways to get glowing skin and help feel better inside and out!
In case you haven’t heard of it, you basically take a super tough brush and rub it all over your body before taking a bath or shower. You’ll take the brush and brush towards the heart, and then counter clockwise on your stomach. Some of the benefits include:
Exfoliates the skin
Helps with inflammation
Promotes healthy digestion
Increases blood flow
I’ve heard of some people doing this with a dishwasher brush if you want to get real serious, but you can get a dry brush for less than $10 on Amazon!
After you rinse off, your skin will feel SO SOFT and glowy – pinky promise.
Have you ever dry brushed before? Let us know in the comments!
Y’all – if you’re not using avocado for literally EVERY use in your life.. you’re missing out! I won’t take total credit for these “recipes” (Chantal is the resident beauty expert here), but I got to be the guinea pig and L-O-V-E-D all of this.
In case you didn’t know, you can use avocado in your meals (duh), for your face, and for your hair. Avocado is rich in healthy fatty acids, and can be extremely moisturizing externally. It also has potassium, letithin, and more minerals that nourish your body inside and out.