All posts tagged: facial

Soothing geranium cleanser

Our skin regenerates and rebuilds itself during the night and sleeping with makeup on we risk in depriving skin of the most quality time, resulting in premature ageing and I am definitely not up for it! Are you?! I love my oil cleanser, but from time to time I look for new and fresh ideas. I love cleansers that are easy to make, require as little as possible ingredients and are natural. This cleanser doesn’t last long so keep it in the refrigerator and use within 3 days. 1 egg yolk 25g oats a little bit of water 1 tsp sweet almond oil 5 drops geranium essential gil Start with the oats. In a bowl, cover the oats with water and leave them for about an hour. Whisk the egg together with the oil until you form a smooth paste. Add the essential oil and mix well. Strain the oats. Use the oat milk, discard the oats. Pour the milk slowly into the wash. Keep the face cleanser in a clean, preferably glass container with a lid. Oats have skin soothing and softening properties. They become …

Magic castor oil

My friend sent me a text some time ago ‘OMFG that oil you gave me is a miracle! I kept it on for 10 minutes and OMG!’ That text made my day! My friends back home have also been saying that my skin is glowing and it really is thanks to the magic Castor Oil! I have been using Castor Oil long enough to be confident in saying that you definitely do not need any other face cleansing products than oil. It’s quick and gets deep into pores to get all that grim out.  All you need to do is massage a little bit of the oil into your skin in the evening, keep it on for at least 30 seconds and wipe it of with a hot cloth. That’s it and believe me, the results are great. The skin feels nice and smooth, just apply a drop of oil or your favourite natural moisturiser after the procedure and off to bed! You will wake up to a beautiful and healthy skin! Just remember not to mix up the routine. Try not to use any other store-bought face cleansers when using …

Velvety chocolate face mask

I thought I could add a little bit of that holiday glow to my face so I made something very… edible… It smells lovely and if I had some cherries or strawberries, I would dip them right into the face mask! Cocoa powder mixed with double cream and honey is very moisturising and will give your skin a healthy glow. Cocoa powder contains fatty acids that are extremely beneficial to our skin, those acids are responsible for leaving our skin soft and nourished. It is also a great antioxidant and fights free radicals. So I could happily say that a chocolate face mask keeps our skin younger! Cocoa powder is also rich in essential minerals, zinc being one of them. Zinc is great for our sin, keeps it spot free. 2 tsp cocoa powder 1-2 tsp honey 1-2 tsp double cream I used the ‘Green & Black’s’ organic cocoa made with the finest organic fair trade cocoa beans, but you don’t have to (I just love their chocolates). Any kind of cocoa will do a good job!Add the honey and mix it well. …

Lavender water

Lavender is widely used in skincare. It is antimicrobial, helps healing wounds, calms and soothes the skin, a useful remedy for burns, soothes bees stings, combats blemishes, prevents skin cancer,  is an excellent antioxidant plus regular use of lavender can delay ageing.  Lavender is one of the most active essential oils against MRSA. All this sounds great, however skin allergies to lavender oil happen occasionally, just like to any other essential oils since most of them contain sensitisers such linalool and linalyl acetate, components naturally occurring in essential oils. For those who love lavender, here is a DIY recipe of homemade lavender water, which I used as a face tonic. a handful of fresh lavender 100ml boiling water In a bowl, place the lavender buds and drown them in hot water. Cover the bowl or any other pot and leave the brew to steep for a few hours. I left it until it got cold. Drain the mixture, pour the lavender water into a bottle and place it into the fridge. You can add a little bit of alcohol such a pure vodka into this water …

Homemade oil cleanser

Oil cleansers are great, because oils have ability to soak deep into skin dissolving all the dead skin that has become hard and therefore caused clogged pores. This causes skin impurities, bacteria growth and spots.  If you have oily skin, don’t think that applying oil cleanser will make it even oiler! Opposite, it will help to balance skin and give it a fresh and healthy glow. Our skin produces sebum that protects the skin and helps prevent dryness. Natural oils and sebum are very alike and that’s why oily cleansers work well in clearing bacteria and the build up of dead skin cells. 20g cherry kernel oil 22g calendula oil 8g kukui nut oil 5 drops ho wood essential oil (optional) 5 drops frankincense essential oil (optional) 1x muslin cloth. In a beaker, I measured the oils and then add the essential oils. Pour the mixture into an amber glass bottle ( mixtures and potions will stay fresh longer if kept in a glass container). Here you go, the cleanser is ready. Warm the oil in between your palms and then massage …

Carrot moisturiser

Carrots are great for our skin, especially in winter, when our skin needs vitamins and minerals to stay healthy and radiant! Just make sure to mash the carrots properly, otherwise you will end up with a bumpy moisturiser… 1 carrot, chopped 1 tbs plain yoghurt 1 tablespoon sour cream In a small saucepan, boil the carrots, pat dry then make a mash. Allow the carrot mash to cool completely. Add the yoghurt and sour cream for thick consistency. Apply this moisturiser to your face in the evening after cleansing. You can leave it on as moisturiser or wash it off. Keep the mixture in the refrigerator and use it up in a few days.