Part of my plan for the next couple days I have off is to pamper myself. My hair is in desperate need for a mask, my skin needs some exfoliating and moisturizing, and my teeth are in need of natural whitening (due to the large volume of coffee consumed over the last few months). So my hope for the next few days is to take you along with me for the ride of d.i.y at home "spa" treatments we can all inexpensively indulge in and hopefully all enjoy.
So let the pampering begin with this homemade all natural face mask/scrub.
Disclaimer: As always, I am not a professional, simply an experimenter of natural ingredients, so please test this on a small patch of skin to make sure you don't get any bad reactions
- 1 tsp organic cinnamon (helps bring blood to the surface, and exfoliate you skin, also said to help with acne)
- 1 tsp organic honey (helps absorb and retain moisture)
- few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice (helps exfoliate your skin, as well as soften, and brighten it up)
- 1/2-1 tsp organic sugar (helps exfoliate your skin)
Once I got to applying this on my face I realized that the texture was very thick, and so I had two options here, add more lemon juice (if you're just looking for an exfoliator/scrub), or use it as a face mask first, and that is what I did and I love this mask this way. So I covered up all my skin and sat with it on my face for about 10 minutes and this mask is not runny at all it just sat there, I did not have to wipe anything (this will depend on how much lemon juice you apply). So after the 10 minutes I applied water to the tips of my finger just to loosen up the mixture on my face and began to lightly scrub my skin for about 30 seconds. Then I washed it all off and thats it!
This mask/scrub made my skin just look and feel very clean. I was suffering from some dry patches and those were completely gone after this mask/scrub. However, since this scrub/mask unlike the others on my blog, does not contain any oils, depending you will probably need to moisturize after.
If you try this let me know how you like it.