So for about a week now I’ve been keeping up my homemade beauty routine, which consists of drinking a cup of barley water a day (as in, just a tea cup full) and putting this rather lovely and goopy and literally tasty mask on each night. It’s another recipe that I found on pinterest with the original post being found HERE.
I have to say, I think this mask is my favorite so far of my new beauty routine because you can see the results almost instantly. When I started using it my skin was dry and a little red and blotchy mainly from all that skin goes through in the winter. The mask is really simple– you mix together about 2 tbsp of honey with about 1 tsp each of cinnamon and nutmeg and then smear it all over your face– especially your cheeks, chin and forehead. Go ahead and take a taste, it’s delicious! Can’t say that about most beauty products!
You leave the mask on for about half an hour (you might want to check yourself in the mirror a few times to make sure you’re not dripping, haha) and then just gently scrub it all off with a wet wash cloth.
The honey seems to sooth and moisturize the skin while the spices give a gentle exfoliation. So not only do you help with the dried out winter skin, you also decrease redness and sooth. Afterwards I use a homemade toner made of apple cider vinegar and water that you can read about HERE and moisturize. It’s very gentle, very decadent, and very much within the contents of the average pantry. There’s also not a chemical in sight, which is a very good thing 🙂
Next up I’m really interested in making up some homemade soap and perhaps even homemade lotion.
Hope you enjoyed a little more homemade beauty!~