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Beauty Hacks

Beauty Hack 02 : Oil Cleansing

Oil cleansing is a natural way to take care of your skin. The concept is basically using clean oil to massage your skin, dissolving the oils with impurities that have hardened and are stuck in your pores.

I often have dry skin during winter because of the heater.  So I began oil cleansing in 2016 and realized over time it really does help my skin to stay soft and hydrated, brightening it, giving me a real glow daily.  Try massaging some on your eyebrows as well to give a full, natural look.  It helps with the growth by providing some much needed Vitamin E.

My usual oil cleansing routine generally consists of coconut oil, but you can certainly mix different oil blends, it’s really whatever suits your individual skin. Some of my favorite examples are pumpkin, olive, walnut, pistachio, sunflower, rose-hip, etc.

The best time is during a shower because the hot water & steam will open your pores, allowing the excess oil to be easily removed during the shower.  While in the shower,  massage your face in a circular motion from the cheeks down to the chin with 1 tea spoon of the oil,. Then, massage up & down the neck. Repeat for about 2 minutes, giving a little extra gentle circular motion massage where you see wrinkles. If you are afraid of getting slippery in the shower, you can also use a warm towel on top of your face after the oil massage. Clean your face properly with the towel to get rid of access oil. Your face will stay soft and moist all day.

Beauty Hacks

Beauty Hack 01 : Golden Mask

Feed your skin with love.

They say “You are what you eat.” I also say “You are what you put on your skin.” Most of you are either blinded by the make-up industry or simply don’t know about all the homemade plant-based remedies out there to keep your skin glowing.  That’s OK! That’s why you have me!

I was introduced to vegan beauty as a child because my mother was into all sorts of herbal & organic concoctions. I didn’t have to do much then but over time I’ve learned how your skin communicates with you. This Turmeric face pack is my go-to skin treatment because it gives a radiant, sun-kissed glow, especially for tan skin.

 

Golden Mask

Serves: 1
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric (1/4 if you have fair skin)
  • 1 teaspoon of agave
  • 4 drops of lemon
  • 1 brush

Instructions

1

Take a clean glass bowl.

2

Mix them all together and make a paste.

3

Apply that to in your skin with your fingertips or a brush.

4

Don't throw away the extra paste but apply it to your neck and hands.

5

Let it sit for 15 -20 minutes.

6

Now, gently massage your face with some luke warm water.

7

Wash your face with room temperature water.

8

Apply some coconut oil or your choice of lotion.

Notes

Use a paper towel to wipe your face so that all the extra yellowness won't stick to your favorite towels or washcloths. Turmeric has dark pigment so make sure you clean your skin with a little bit of coconut oil after you wash your face.