DIY Peel-off Mask

This is brilliant!

Take the white of an egg is a small bowl and beat it slightly. Now using a face pack brush apply the egg white on your face and neck, avoiding the eye and mouth area. Take a thin tissue and cut out holes for your mouth, eyes and nose. Place it gently over your egg white brushed face, pat gently. Or you could tear the tissue into small pieces and place on your face one by one to cover fully.

Now apply another layer of egg white over tissue and leave it on to dry. When completely dry, gently peel-off the tissue or tissue pieces in an upward direction from the face. Check out all the blackheads on the tissue…yuck.

Wash off with tepid water and apply a mild moisturiser.

You can find the full instructions here.



Summertime Dreaming…

Hanging Succulent Chandelier

With yet another ‘frostbite warning’ in effect for our region, my yearnings for the return of summer and my patio have ramped up A LOT recently. Call it the January blahs if you like but this link about DIY outdoor lighting really perked me up. I am now thinking about sandals and breezy summer least until the next time I have to leave the house.

Hope it works for you too!


Homemade Coconut Oil Face Scrub

All I can say is, this stuff is just beautiful. Since reading that ‘Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, moisturizing’, I decided to try it out and discovered that it makes a damn good facial cleanser. I now keep my coconut oil in the bathroom cabinet as it is now my prime beauty product (check out the recipe for my Homemade Leave-In Conditioner in the Beauty Hints section).

coconut face scrub

Here’s what to do:

  1.  Pour about a tablespoon of baking soda in a cup.
  2. Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix it into the baking soda, making a paste. You can warm it up and add it as a liquid but I just use it in its semi-solid form, out of the jar.
  3. Wet your hands and face with warm water and rub the mixture onto your face in gentle, circular motions (don’t forget your neck and hands!)
  4. Leave the mixture on for a couple of minutes then gently wipe off with a wet facecloth. Magnifico!

I don’t even use moisturizer anymore. Mind you, I have oily skin so I can’t comment on how other skin types will react after it dries. All I can tell you is my skin is soft and smooth after.

If you’d like to make a pot of it, here is a link to a recipe which also contains honey. Go crazy. It’s good for you 😀