Step one seems like the goal is to bring the oil to the forefront of the pore to be removed later. Yep, it did that. I had one pore that looked perfectly fine until this step (20 minutes later) and a huge gross oil worm appeared. It was gross.
Step 2 is like the biore strip pad... but it hurt worse. OW! I wasn't impressed with what was on the strip. (picture below)
I have icky white heads around my nose and on it. My mom used to walk up to me a squeeze my nose up to get the out and man did it hurt! It worked mostly, but there has to be a better way! So I googled and found Egg White Perfect Nose Kit by Skinfood at Ulta for $4. It claims (mostly in a language I can't read) to clean up all the icky and cure your nose of the horror. For $4 I doubted that it worked but hey, its $4. So it's 3 different steps but they all involve placing a little white strip that kinda looks like the typical biore thing, but only step two is like that.
Overall it was alright. I did notice my nose pore change. Some were increased in size due to step one but if you're looking to get the nose nasties in the little creases on the side of the nose like I really wanted to, then this is better than the biore pad alone, but don't expect to be mind blow by it. I mean, it's $4. Skip Starbucks and check it out...or not. What's your favorite nose nasties cure? I'd happily try it for my nose. I'm plagued with them.
Once a week I like to give myself a mini facial, and I try to use all natural products as much as I can. With this mask I only used 5 ingredients: calcium bezonite clay, raw-unfiltered honey, almond oil, apple cider vinegar, And of course H2O. If you're anything like me, you wanna know why the hell you're putting food and dirt on your face soooooo here's the dirt on the dirt (lol).....
Calcium benzonite clay pulls toxins from your skin as it dries, we come in contact with sooooo many toxins and pollutants throughout the day (and night) and the clay just sucks it all out while delivering its own nutrients back into your skin. You can also eat or drink this clay for its nutritional value but we shall save that for another day.
Raw-unfiltered honey is a natural antibacterial, so just like the clay get rid of toxins, the honey draws out the bacteria which cause acne, pimples, zits, and things that resemble aliens growing out your face the day before you have some where to go 🤷🏽♀️. Anywho, Honey also also leaves your face super soft, I don't why but it does.
Almond oil is really good for your skin, and it actually resembles the oil that our bodies naturally make so it's not too heavy and won't make you feel weighed down.
Apple cider vinegar balances the pH of the skin, it's also contains alpha hydroxyl acids that will remove dead skin and reveal healthy and vibrant new skin.
water, well your body is like 70% of water so your skin needs that too....also drink 2 bottles of water while you wait for your mask to dry. Your body will thank you later lol
I mix one cup of clay with a spoon ful of honey, two spoonfuls of almond oil, two spoonfuls of ACV, and I add water until I get it to be the right "masky" texture. Mix this with a wooden spoon. (The clay pulls toxins from metals so it's not a good mix.) smear it on your face nice and thick and wait for it to dry, you'll feel your skin tightening as you wait! Then wash it off. I felt quit refreshed once I was finished! And I had a bit of a glow! And bam, enjoy your beautiful face!!
So I will be turning the big 3-0 this year (don't quite know how I feel about it yet lol) I look really young and I want to keep it that way!! I still get carded for rated-R movies and curfew! I blame it on my skin (or maybe my height 🤷🏽♀️) Anywho...A few months ago while reading the labels of allllllll my face soaps I was so confused as to why i was putting that crap on my face...and paying $30 for crap, so I looked to google and my favorite bloggers and I found some great all natural products to keep me looking like a fine tenderoni lol!!! First things first, the secret ingredient in the fountain of youth is WATER!!!! Drink water for goodness sake! Sugary shit will just seep right out your poor pores, that Pepsi will turn into a pimple before you know it. Now I'm a simple person, with a full time job, two kids and 83 piles of laundry at all times so I don't have time for 30 minute daily facial cleansing routines. I wash my face with cold water and an all natural face cleanser by Acure (now sold at target-yippee), I dry my face with a clean towel, then I use witch hazel as my toner to keep this skin nice and tight (and shrink any pimples if I have any) then my grand finale is a little morraccan argan oil as my moisturizer (it's a very light oil, even if you have oily skin you should still be fine) and that's it! My face has been so clear! Hope this helps you guys reverse the hands of time or at least look like you did!!! Below are the products I use everyday and a horrible picture of my skin close up as I could possibly get lol
My 9 month old, Baby Dallas 🤗, was recently diagnosed with eczema (pretty much a dry skin condition) so I had to bid farewell to those lovely smelling baby lotions! The fragrance in the lotions were making his skin look and feel horrible! I tried every "sensitive" baby soap and lotion I could find but nothing was working. I use Dr. Bronners soaps myself so I was overjoyed when I came across Dr. Bronners fragrance free Castile baby soap! 🙌🏽. Now I just need a lotion for him...I bought some Eucerine lotion for my oldest who also has dry skin so I decided to give that a try on the baby. I bathe him like I normally do every night and twice a day I lather him down with the the thick, creamy Eucerine and within the first week his skin improved drastically! Although I do miss that baby scent, I'd rather my little guy have soft baby skin!
Omg, if you're having a sweaty, hot day in the summer (I live in Texas, so that's almost everyday for me) this soap will chill you right off! The peppermint smell isn't overwhelming and it leaves you cool and tingly! And it's organic and that's always a plus!
You can find this wonderful soap near the bath soaps at Target for about $16.99
So my skin is so dry but I’m am breaking out like crazy! So of course i’m focusing on what I eat (since I moved my diet is horrible). But I also need to change up my face washing routine for the winter!
So I am now oil washing! Why oil wash? Well, it’s winter.
Regular products strip the oil out of our skin, leaving our largest organ trying to repair itself by replacing the oil stripped away. This leaves me in a cycle of being tight and dry followed by the inevitable oil slick. My nose is horrifically oily midday… Each time we strip the oil away, our skin over-compensates for the lack of moisture by creating more oil and I don’t need it!
So in order to fix that, I oil wash… I use just plain vegetable oil (olive oil would be better but I’m feeling a bit cheap) I also add a drop or two of tea tree oil to help fight my acne on my forehead and nose. But I use only oil on my eyelids (tea tree oil would BURN if it got into my eyes)
Let’s see how this works!
Here’s my forehead today… I’ll post an update in two weeks!
Side note the oil also helps condition my eyelashes and helps them to grow (castor oil works best)
UPDATE: oil washing did help and then I went out of town and stopped -__- and yes broke out AGAIN... I had to stop taking a particular hair growth vitamin...
Black Castor Oil is one of those heal all awesome oils. Although it is heavy in consistency it is great for the hair, skin and muscles. Because of its low molecular weight, when applied to the skin, castor oil has the ability to not only penetrate the skin, but to reach the deeper organs of the body. According to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing art, castor oil has the ability to warm the body, which can decrease the stagnation of excess bodily fluids and lymph. This stagnation can cause blockages in the body’s tissues, leading to water retention and weight gain. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is common to apply a mixture of castor oil and powdered turmeric to masses and lumps found under the skin in order to dissolve them. It is an excellent oil to use in full-body self-massage for people of Kapha constitution, whose bodies typically accumulate fluids. It can relax tight muscles, help joints and aid digestion all topically.. Here are more ways to use castor oil!
1. As a night-time moisturizer. Apply a thin layer of castor oil to your face and go to bed. It is rather heavy so you won’t want to do this during the day. Castor oil reduces the appearance of wrinkles and under eye circles. Its antibacterial properties are also helpful at treating minor acne.
2. To stimulate eyelash and eyebrow growth. Apply a tiny amount of castor oil to the tips of eyelashes and over eyebrows to stimulate their growth. Avoid getting the oil into eyes. (ow!)
3. To heal split ends. Apply some castor oil to the ends of your hair to help moisturize dry ends and prevent splitting.
4. To dissolve cystic acne and other skin masses. Castor oil’s cyst-dissolving properties offer a natural, safe way to decrease these painful, embarrassing masses. Apply a small amount to problem areas and leave on overnight. The castor oil also decreases the pain and inflammation associated with this type of acne.
5. To to help with hair growth. Applying alone or as a mixture of equal parts Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Jojoba Oil with 8 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil helps stimulate the follicle and results in gradual hair growth. You can also use it as a sealant to seal moisture in your hair. It is great for regrowing edges and also aiding in thicker roots if applied to your scalp. Its best if applied daily (although I only do it when my hair is not straight).
6. To naturally deep clean the face. Science tells us that “like dissolves like”, which is why the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) is one of the most effective ways to deep clean pores, removing blackhead-causing debris. Simply combine one part castor oil to one part carrier oil (a light oil like apricot kernel oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil or almond oil) and massage face thoroughly for 10 minutes. The oil enters pores, removing the waxy junk and blackheads that often erupt as acne. After massaging, wet a clean washcloth with very hot water (be careful not to burn yourself), wring out excess water and apply the hot cloth over your face until it cools. It is also a great makeup remover.
7. To detoxify the liver. Create a castor oil pack by applying a liberal amount of castor oil over the liver (on the right side of the abdomen, below the right breast, over the rib cage). Next, apply an old towel over the area and then a hot water bottle. Relax for 30 – 60 minutes, allowing the castor oil to penetrate the liver and gallbladder, aiding in their detoxification. This is a necessary ritual to perform every day while engaging in any kind of dietary of lifestyle detoxification program.
It is not the best smelling oil but I’m sure with a few essential oils it will smell just fine! Here are a few other ways to use castor oil!
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