I'll consider myself as a fan of finding happiness in everything. Lately I've been filling my shopping cart with stuff I want to buy but don't have the money yet. And it has been so fulfilling like I'm really checking reviews and looking for the best buy in each area and all. Last night I decided to go creative with shopping for skin care products and I began to look at all the different techniques. Who knew you had to cleanse, exfoliate, tone and all that daily. Well we learn everyday. So while my cart is full with overpriced items dermatologists swear by, I have continued my DIY projects. P.S: I don't plan to be a beauty blogger but this post describes me at the moment so enjoy.
I came across the Aloe Vera face mask during one of my Pinterest hunts. It consists of aloe vera and rose water, but essential oils can also be added to it. So I wondered where I could get aloe Vera from, little did I know that it was growing wildly in my own backyard. This just shows I need to leave my mini house(my room) more often. Anyways fast forward to extracting the Aloe Vera and preparing the the face pack. I added tea tree oil to the pack because it was one of the main ingredients in the dermatologist handbook (remember those overpriced items). It felt tingling at first but after washing it off my skin felt way softer. I was kind of expecting all my spots to you know disappear but that didn't happen. Well as my Pinterest specialists recommended, weekly usage should do the trick.
Another magic ingredient, look it even has its own emoji
I also prepared a DIY honey scrub, using honey, green tea, little coconut oil and sugar. Who knew sugar was a great exfoliant, well everyone except me. This scrub left my skin feeling so moisturized and arranged. It was literally so relaxing( no exaggerations).
You know, people, it's good to have some little indoor spa days once in while. So I can't bear to hoard this information from any one. The recipes🙂:
Honey face scrub
1 tablespoon of green tea
1 tablespoon of raw honey
I teaspoon of coconut oil
3 teaspoon of sugar(preferably brown)
Note: If you have oily skin, you might want to exclude coconut oil and add lemon juice instead. Rub paste over the face and leave for 10 minutes.
Aloe face pack
Fresh Aloe Vera from leaf
Few drops of water
Few drops of tea tree oil or any other essential oil.
Note: Mix well, apply all over the face and let it dry for 15 minutes then wash it off.
So even though I can't checkout my cart right now, I'm happy I found Aloe Vera in my backyard