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spots
 
I’d like to pick your brain for a minute.
 
Two weeks ago-ish was not a good time for my skin, breakout-wise.
However instead of packing on concealer, I let my spots breathe..
 
In fact unless it’s for a specific situation, I tend to dislike the combination of overly covered up imperfections & very matte skin on myself.
It can easily look overdone.
You know?
 
Instead of wearing a full-coverage foundation when my skin is acting like a brat I like going for a pretty sheer foundation, and a concealer under the eyes.
 
With powder just in the areas where I really need it, which is my T-zone, avoiding the blemishes.
Topped off with a fresh cream blusher (powder can really stick onto spots I feel).
 
Just a natural, fresh and slightly dewy face.
With maybe some spot-concealing here and there, if needed.
 
But then i’ll use a really small brush for that.
 
Anywho to sum it up, i’m not that bothered by some red spots on my skin..
Or anyone’s skin. Real skin is beautiful!
I’d rather just look healthy on the other 97% of my face.
 
How do you feel about covering up? :)
 

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Baking soda, the miracle in your cupboard!

On my last scrub review soooo many of you commented how much you love baking soda as an exfoliant!
It got me thinking, what else is there to this product?

Well what not is the better question apparenly!
I found a ton of uses for this multitasking powder, it’s insane!
 

 

Scrubbing face wash

Had to include this one right, thanks to you I found out just how great it is to add this to my cleanser.
Scrub and face wash in one!

As with that Hema scrub, the beads are round and soft enough to not do any harm, and there are a ton of them.
Just the way I like it!
 

Deodorant

No i’m not crazy, they do this at Lush even!
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DIY scrubbing!

Let’s start off by saying I have oily skin.
YAY less rinkles! BOO blackheads and powdering our nose.

A while back, I officially declared war against my blackheads!

I’d splurge on getting a nice scrub and all that stuff..
The Clinique 7 days scrub cream is a lovely one.
But that’s 20-30 euros down the drain o_O
And to be honest, if you look at the ingredient list….. not that spectacular either.

After some time, I moved onto a cheaper brand, the Hema scrub cream for combination skin.
Which was fiiiine…. but it didn’t add much to my skin either!

Then I read about using sugar as your scrub.
This would be your main ingredient, and from that you could add whatever you like, to nourish your skin.

Enter the honey-olive-lemon-scrub!

My skin has really been benefiting from this concoction. LOL

The ingredients are:

  • Any sugar (I use unbleached cane sugar)
  • Honey (the runny kind)
  • Olive oil (I use extra vierge)
  • Optional: fresh lemon

And here’s how we make it!

Take a bowl, and poor in the sugar first. This way you can measure how much of the scrub you want. (let’s say 4tbsp)
Add the honey, not too much, you want it to stay clumpy and griddy.  (about 2 tbsp)
And then your olive oil, until you’re satisfied with the consistency. (about 1 tbsp)
When my skin is feeling a bit dull, I like to squeeze in a fresh lemon too.

Then when I hop into the shower, I clean my face, put this scrub on, let it sink in for a minute, and rinse it off.
It makes my skin feel so fresh!
Keep your scrub in the refrigerator, and you can use it for up to 3 days.

Let’s discuss ingredients!

Sugar
It works as a mild exfoliant, and is alpha-hydroxy rich.
So it will make your skin radiant. (not the nuclear kind, I promise) ^_^’

Second, is honey.
Honey is amazing, the list of positive effects on the body goes on and on.
It works as a natural antioxidant, has anti-macrobial properties, moisturises, heals and slows the aging process.

It’s no wonder women have been using it for AGES to treat their skin right?

Thrid is olive oil.
Don’t be afraid of olive oil. It will moisturise your skin without clogging it.
The molecules are too small to clog your pores.

Fourth is lemon.
Lemon brightens and softens up your skin.
It helps fade freckles and age spots you might have.
The citric acid in it works as a mild peeling, and it acts as a toner for oily skin as well. (FIGHT the blackheads!)

If you plan on brewing up this mixture at home, let me know what you think!

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