One of the best ways to start the New Year is by refreshing your skin during the winter months when skin becomes dull, dry, and often tired looking from rounds of Christmas and New Year’s parties. Here are three easy recipes for taking care of your largest organ that will cost you practically nothing! Cheers to that!
Milk and a Washcloth:
Take a washcloth and soak it in a bowl of milk then ring it out. It’s best to use cow, goat, or buttermilk for smooth and supple skin. Microwave for 30 seconds then place on face for ten minutes or until the washcloth cools. This aids in both soft, smooth skin and is effective for getting rid of age spots since it lightens skin pigmentation.
The Breakfast Mask:
This little mask requires a blender and a little tender loving care! I use this mask almost everyday because it is gentle and helps reduce redness, dark eye circles, and acne. I’ve even started my teenage daughter on this regimen to gear her through the teenage years.
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 1 cup of boiling water
- a drizzle of honey
- 2 TBSP milk
- 2 TBSp coffee grounds
- 1 teaspoon of Greek yogurt
Pour the oats into the blender and soak for a couple minutes in the boiling water. Then add the additional ingredients and blend well. Cake on face until dry then use a washcloth to exfoilate. You can even keep leftovers in a separate container that can be heated up for 40 seconds for the next use.
Take a common everyday vaporizer, preferably the warm heat model, then steam your face for at least 15 to 20 minutes. After steaming your face, which opens the pores, then splash ice cold water onto face to close them. Then moisturize as usual. Prior to doing this, spend the day drinking an entire gallon of fresh water by the jug. This will purify your skin from the inside/out.
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Green Halloween® is a nationwide non-profit initiative started by mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell. In 2010, Green Halloween became a program of EcoMom® Alliance and has events in cities across the U.S.