Oil Cleansing

Not too long ago the thought of slathering oil all over my face made me cringe. It was one of the most difficult steps I took towards a healthier lifestyle. Let me put it this way: Imagine I was nominated for the (fictitious) “What Not to Wear On Your Face” show. Stacey and Clinton would gasp in horror watching the secret footage of me using a store bought, chemical filled, face wash . I would be put in front of a 360 degree mirror to be shown how my regular face wash was stripping my oils and damaging my skin. After some […]

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DIY . Cucumber Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

Hello, everyone! We started our exfoliating cleanser journey with a common ingredient in the beauty department: the tomato. And today, as we finish with the different recipes, I have another salad addition for your face: the cucumber. Cucumber is not that odd because we have all seen or experimented placing a couple of slices over our eyes. It is so refreshing, and this facial cleanser is no different! Cucumbers contain silica and caffein acid which reduce swelling (aka puffiness). They are known for brightening, soothing and cooling the skin. Both cucumber and hemp seed oil are anti-inflammatory. Which is why they work […]

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DIY . Strawberry Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

I don’t know who the star in this cleanser is. Is it the always gorgeous, plump and beautiful looking strawberries or the rosehip oil – beauty secret of the stars like Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr, the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham? Did I spark your interest with all of the name dropping? Well, who doesn’t want to feel like a superstar?! Let’s try to get “close enough” by making this Strawberry Exfoliating Facial Cleanser together. Rosehip Oil comes from the expression of wild roses from the southern Andes. It contains essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, beta carotene and lycopene […]

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DIY . Kiwi Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

This Kiwi Exfoliating Facial Cleanser is great for brightening up your skin. Did you know Kiwi has more Vitamin C than orange? Surprising, right?! And we all know more Vitamin C equals more antioxidant power, which delays the effects of aging and sun exposure by neutralizing the free radicals that damage the healthy skin cells. Your body also needs vitamin C to produce collagen – the connective protein that helps firm the skin. Besides the good ol’ vitamin C, Kiwi is full with Vitamin E, which decreases facial lines and wrinkles when applied topically. We are also adding Jojoba Oil to […]

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DIY . Pineapple Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

I am gonna tell you a little secret … I looove new things. Before I started making my own beauty products, I would go to the department store and admire all the beautiful packaging. I’d read thoroughly every label being convinced of the reasons why I needed a new one. When I had finally decided on THE ONE, I would look at the one beside it and think: “But that one is so cute” or “But this one says I’m gonna see results in 20 days as opposed to the one I have at home that says 21 days”. For all of you How […]

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DIY . Tomato Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

This might come as a surprise to you, as it did for me. Tomato is not only a great salad addition but it also works wonders on your skin. So ditch the overpriced chemical filled store-bought beauty products and make this all natural non-toxic facial cleanser. It’s very simple and it won’t take a lot of time to make. As always,  remember that if I can do it, you can do it yourself! So, do you want to know the reasons why you should put tomato on your face? I will give you a few. Tomato is rich in vitamins A, C […]

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