Thursday, 27 June 2013

Revitalizing Body Scrub!

    Skin is one of the most important things to maintain to achieve outer beauty, and I adore talking about ways to increase the potential your skin has for being flawless. This recipe is a relaxing and rejuvenating way to take a shower or a bath and know that when you come out, your skin will feel refreshed and have a nice glow to it. This is a recipe that combines all the ingredients that your skin adores!
1) One cup of brown sugar
2) 1/3 cup of Almond Oil 
3) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4) 3 tablespoons of cinnamon 
5) 1/4 cup of ground coffee
6) 10 drops of Rosehip oil (Optional) 

1) Mix cinnamon, ground coffee beans and brown sugar together in one bowl. 
2) Mix the vanilla extract, rosehip oil, and almond oil together in a separate bowl. 
3) Mix the two bowls together, and voila. You have your scrub. 

6 Ways This Benefits Your Skin; 
1) The caffeine in the coffee tightens and awakens your skin, it also helps get rid of stretch marks and scarring. 
2) The almond oil has multiple benefits in itself. It is anti-aging, it lightens and tightens skin, moisturizes, and makes your skin soft and smooth.
3) Vanilla extract smells delicious and is proven to help relieve cuts and burns (you really should not be using this scrub directly on a cut or burn, but it's a nice fact to know). The main reason is that it smells delicious.
4) Cinnamon is proven to help acne and plump skin because it brings blood to the surface of the skin. Warning* If you have an allergy to cinnamon or sensitive skin, it's best to not use cinnamon in this recipe. 
5) Brown sugar and coffee exfoliates skin and leaves a nice smooth touch. Exfoliation also helps create even toned skin and get rid of ingrown hairs. 
6) Rosehip oil has multiple benefits as well. It contains a punch load of vitamin C and is anti-aging. This is an optional ingredient, but highly recommended.

TIP* If you would like more information about some of these ingredients and their benefits, click on the links added to the ingredient list. 
TIP* It is not recommended to use this scrub everyday, because over-exfoliation will do more harm than good. You need to allow your skin to "heal." 

WARNING* I've mentioned this before, but in case you guys didn't read the entire post, DON'T use cinnamon if you have sensitive skin because it is an irritant.
WARNING* Do NOT use this on your face because the skin on your face is more sensitive than on your body. 

Monday, 10 June 2013

Natural Makeup Remover and Homemade Nightly Moisturizer!

Almond oil. I've mentioned this before, and I will mention it again. I may have briefly skimmed through the benefits of almond oil and how it can be used as the best makeup remover ever, but I just thought I should dedicate a post for this because everybody should know about it . Almond oil is the most effective makeup remover I have ever used, especially for eye makeup. And on top of that, while you are removing your makeup, it is benefiting your skin by acting as a dark circle and scar reducer. Consider almond oil before you buy those chemical infested makeup removers!

To use almond oil as a makeup remover, follow these three simple steps;
1) Wash your face and keep it damp.
2) Place the almond oil generously on a cotton pad.
3) Remove your makeup.
Simple as that!

Now, after you remove your makeup and before you hop off to bed, you will want to put something on your skin to keep it hydrated and repair it from any damage it may have received throughout the day. This is where the wonderful ARO comes in. No, it is not a skin care product you can buy in the store. Instead, consider these three words; Almond, Rosehip, and Oregano. This is a moisturizer you can make in the comfort of your own home with all natural, simple ingredients that do wonders for your skin. In my opinion, this is much better than any expensive moisturizer you can get with a million alien ingredients in it.

Ingredients for ARO
1) Almond oil - 5 drops
2) Rosehip oil - 3 drops
3) Oregano oil - 1 drop
Optional - 1 drop vitamin E oil

Five Amazing Benefits of ARO for your skin!
1) Anti-aging and provides elasticity
2) Improves overall complexion
3) Prevents and decreases acne (anti-bacterial)
4) Gets rid of dark spots, dark circles, and scars over time
5) Gives your skin a huge punch of vitamin C

Tip* ALWAYS apply any moisturizer (especially almond oil based) to a DAMP face.