Long time readers of my blog know that I’ve been promising to post skincare and makeup tips forever, but I haven’t. I have to say that I’m obsessed with skin – mainly because I had the worse skin growing up. I’ve suffered from acne since the age of 8 years old and have used every product and have gone through every treatment known to man. While I was home in Jamaica a few years ago, I went to my favorite spa and had an “aha” moment while there. Upon returning to The States, I immediately enrolled myself in school to become a Skin Care Specialist/Esthetician. I attended those classes during the day, while simultaneously attending makeup school at night.With the wealth of knowledge that I accumulated, I’ve been able to help others as well as myself. I now think it’s hilarious when people tell me I have great skin because they have no idea what a mess my skin used to be and the process I’ve had to go through to get it under control…well, when I’m not being lazy.
With the impending arrival of Fall/Winter, I thought this would be the perfect time to share some affordable skincare tips with you lovely ladies. Save some money to put towards your holiday gifts and look to your pantry to find what you need to have great skin.
Todays lesson is on HONEY – a natural moisturizer.
The biggest challenge for our skin with cold weather, is that it gets dry. Between the harsh winds outside and turning on the heat inside, you’re prone to loose some moisture.
Honey is a humectant, it pulls in and locks in moisture while replenishing moisture levels. However, it’s important to note that it will not make your skin oily. Honey will leave your skin supple, as it supports rejuvenation and also aids in protecting the skin from sun damage, acne and works as an anti-aging ingredient as well.
Here are a few simple ways to incorporate honey into your skincare routine this season:
Add 1/4 cup of honey to your hot bath water for silky and luscious skin.
Honey Face Scrub|
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon finely-ground almonds (almonds are a good exfoliant)
2 tablespoons dry oatmeal
Add a bit of yogurt (or you can use lemon juice) – add as much or as little as you need to get it to the texture of your liking
Directions: Massage the mixture gently your face face and then rinse with warm water.
Honey also works wonders on hair – but I’ll touch more on that later. Do you have skincare questions? Feel free to shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll answer your questions here on THE BROWN.BERRY