Cruelty Free at Home Spa-Day!
I’m going to be honest with you. I’m cheap. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, in-fact, I believe it’s quite a good thing. I buy almost all of my clothes from thrift-stores, and I love making my own face and body products at home. One of my FAVORITE things to do is have a mini ‘spa day’ with all natural, cruelty free products! It’s a cheap, effective way to relax and let your troubles wash away.
First, fill your bath tub with warm water. Light some of your favorite scented candles, put on some relaxing music and sit back and relax…
Step One; Cleanse
For a natural cleanser one or a combination of the following works great at getting rid of all the excess invisible grime on your face. Lemon juice works great for oilskin and is a natural cleaning agent. Witch hazel goes deep into your pores and not only cleanses, but it tones the skin as well. Believe it or not Olive Oil works wonders for cleansing your skin. Contrary to belief, it does not clog your pores, or add to the oil build up on your skin, it actually goes deep in your pores and washes away all of that excess dirt you want to get rid of. - So take a small amount of whichever you choose, and gently rub it all over your face in circular motions with your fingertips, NOT your whole hand.
Step Two; Exfoliate
Exfoliating your skin is the easiest way to keep the dirt on your face at bay. My favorite homemade exfoliator is a combination of white sugar (brown sugar if you have sensitive skin) a teeny amount of lemon juice, about two table spoons of honey, and a splash of green tea! Mix them in a small bowl, and apply to cleansed skin in a circular motion again, extremely gently with only your FINGERTIPS. Do not rinse off! I let this double as a moisturizing face mask, and I leave it on for about ten minutes or so. Rinse it off with a few splashes of water!
Step Three; Tone
My absolute favorite thing to tone my skin with is green tea! A super cheap and natural way to even out your skin tone. All you need to do is boil some water, put the tea bag in a cup as if you’re going to drink it, and when it’s fully steeped just pour a little bit over a cotton pad and gently rub it all over your face and neck. Now, just FEEL how soft your skin is!
Step Four; Moisturize
To finish it off, I moisturize with a teeny amount of almond or olive oil on a cotton pad, and gently pat it all over my face. Allow it sink in, and now bask in how delectably smooth your face is!
I usually indulge in this luxurious routine about once a month. It works wonders in relaxing my busy brain!
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