Yay! We got our first email! Tina asked:
1.What’s the most important part of keeping my skin fresh and clean?
2.Do I treat different parts of my body the same – or different?
Well, we think the most important part of keeping your skin fresh and clean is to keep it hydrated, and use moisturizing lotion. A brand I find that is really good for me, and it smells good too is Love and Toast. They make lotions, and other great body products. My favorite is the Mandarin Tea hand cream. I use it all over my body, not just on my hands. They also make body lotion, especially for all over your body. Also, it is very important just to clean your skin daily.
Another way you can keep your skin fresh and clean, is to make homemade products, like a fruit mask. Fruit masks clean, and moisturize your skin, leaving the skin feeling soft, and refreshed, while still using natural ingredients.
This great recipe, thanks to Natural-Homeremedies-For-Life, will help you make these awesome masks at home.
Before you apply any facial mask, clean your face and neck with water. Also, take of all cosmetics, creams, or lotions. When finished, pat your skin dry.
You could also take a hot shower to clean and open up your pores.
When you have applied the fruit mask, make sure to place a towel under your head and neck. Optional: Put two cucumber slices on your eyes.
There are many fruit mask recipes to choose from, but today I chose a fruit salad-like mask.
Pineapple, Papaya, Mango, Honey, Fruit mask
This fruit mask is good for all skin types, but if you have sensitive skin, this recipe is not for you. It will make your skin soft and shiny, and will stimulate skin recovery.
What you need:
- 3 slices fresh Papaya
- 1 slice fresh Pineapple
- 2 slices fresh Mango
- 1/2 tablespoon organic Honey
How to do it:
Warm up the honey until it becomes liquid (not too hot!) by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water. Mash the papaya, mango and pineapple in a food processor and add the honey. Blend it until it doesn’t have any big chunks of fruit in it.
Spread this gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear.
Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 20 minutes.
When you are done, wash it off with lukewarm water. Pat your skin dry, and add moisturizer. This will “seal” your skin to keep the moisture inside.
Be sure to try this recipe, and email us for more suggestions!