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6th Sep

2014

facemask

From my kitchen to my face(mask)

There’s a grey line between my kitchen pantry and my medicine cabinet. The reason being, there’s lots of food that’s not only good for your insides but good for your outside too. One exceptional benefit of using food as beauty products is that whether you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you know it’s safe. No harsh toxic chemicals.

Coconut oil, sesame oil, salt, sugar, honey, lemon, oatmeal and avocado are just a FEW of the wonderful things that work well to cleanse, nourish, hydrate, heal and tone the biggest organ of your body. Your skin!

Lately, my skin has been feeling a little more oily than normal and I’ve been having more break outs than I usually get. I’m attributing this to summers hot weather, sweating and using sunscreen. A simple mix of egg white and lemon was exactly the face mask I needed that would deep clean and tighten my pores.

Egg white is amazing for tissue repair, eliminating toxins, hydrating and toning. It’s been used for centuries as a beauty regime to help tighten skin and temporarily smooth wrinkles.

Lemon is a fantastic astringent that fights acne causing bacteria as well as lightening dark spots and discoloration.

The recipe is easy:

one egg white

one tsp of fresh lemon juice

Mix well and apply to face (avoiding the sensitive skin around the eyes), let sit for about 20 min. It will dry and start to feel tight on your skin. Rinse off with a washcloth and warm water. I like to apply a little coconut oil as moisturizer when I’m through.

This is such a nice way to wind down in the evening after the baby is in bed and dishes are done. A little lavender essential oil on my wrists and that’s what I call relaxing!

In the morning after I did this mask my skin was so crazy soft and the little pimples were almost entirely gone. Talk about results!

One word of caution, as with anything new you are putting on your skin, please test a small area to make sure there is no reaction. Also, I would avoid this mask completely if you already have an allergic reaction to eggs.

Another thing to keep in mind when dealing with oily skin is that excess oil production can be one of the body’s ways of telling us we’re dehydrated. So while you’re mixing up this face mask make sure to drink a big glass of water as well.

Now go raid your pantry and start coming up with your own beauty products! Or just make some cookies :)

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