Posted on June 29, 2014
We have all been there. A trip to the beach easily becomes a day in the sun, leaving your skin dried out or worse, a little red. Although it is always important to reapply SPF throughout the day, usually with a body lotion and a separate face lotion for maximum benefits, sometimes you just can’t fight it.
If you find yourself a victim of the suns damaging rays, there is a quick fix to sooth the burn. Try applying a calming mask to your face as soon as you get home and out of the sun. This will help drench your skin with moisture, and sooth the red spots and reduce inflammation. Not working? Store some aloe gel in the fridge and slather it on your face after the mask.
Posted on April 28, 2014
If your skin is anything like mine, the ever changing weather has a serious effect on my skin, often drying it out and in dire need of TLC. I have my daily staples…a cleansing face cream, a moisturizer, under eye cream…and so on and so on. I do a seaweed mask once a week, but sometimes it just does not cut it, and I need something a little bit more moisturizing.
This is where a homemade, all natural, avocado mask comes in. When used in a face mask, avocado is extremely hydrating and nourishing, but will not cause irritation to the skin. Skin feeling flaky and dehydrated? This might be the answer.
Here is what you need:
Optional: 1 Orange
Mash the avocado in a bowl, then add one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, and one teaspoon of fresh orange juice if you so choose. This should form a smooth paste.
Apply evenly to face for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Too hot of water will simply dry out your skin again, and leave it feeling irritated.