So, this super simple mask is for when you forgot you shouldn’t use the hydroxy acids in the morning before going into the sun, or when you exfoliated too much, or when you simply used too much hydroxy acids in general. your skin will typically start redden or create dry red spots in my case they always appear on my chin. this mask tends to help with this skin issue and heals my skin within one or two uses. it’s super simple to make and works wonders for my skin, honey is super hydrating and balancing for your skin. recipe: for deeply hydrating & healing face mask | yield 1 mask
1 tsp raw honey (i am using a raw mountain honey 🍯)
5 drops cp org rose hip seed oil
5 drops cp org argan oil
1 drop ess palmarosa oil
1 drop ess frankincense oil
mix together with a spoon 🥄
apply to your face with your fingertips. leave on for 15 mins and rinse off with lukewarm water and a
repeat 2-3 times weekly to hydrate and heal inflammation, dry spots, reddening and imperfections in your skin.
I’ve been using products with hydroxy acids such as aha the past 6 months and i’ve been enjoying their lovely effect on my skin. however, even though i love the skin cell renewing and brightening benefits from my aha toner from ren “ready steady glow” i have also experienced how my skin has become more sensitive to the sun 🌞 after using these kind of products. so why is that? well aha aka alpha-hydroxy-acid is a hydroxy acid, these acids are used in cosmetic formulation as high performance ingredients. hydroxy acids are naturally occurring acids usually derived from plants, vegetables, citrus fruits or dairy products, their job in skincare is to promote exfoliation and in doing so they accelerate the turnover of skin cells. this is all great, cause it makes your skin smoother and firms your skin tone and we all love that. however, when using products with hydroxy acids on a daily basis it has a skin thinning effect, caused by the increasing skin cell turnover which can leave the skin more vulnerable to uv rays and sun exposure, as a result your skin can end up with sunburn. so, what i’ve found useful is to only apply these products in my evening routine and simply stay away from photo toxic and skin cell renewing ingredients like aha in my morning routine. i also have a break from skincare and makeup once a week, this works like a cheat day in fitness, it gives my skin a day off to relax and restitute, and makes my products work much more effectively. even though i changed my routine by removing hydroxy acids from my morning routine, i still have the smoothing and toning effect from aha right before my sleep 6 days a week and doing the above has helped my skin to have the optimal tone and feel. so cut down on hydroxy acids in the day time and especially during summertime to protect your skin in the best possible way, then there will be no need for the sunburn alert, as long as you remember your 50+ spf 🙏🏽🌞✨
Took out my bun, opened my camera to see what my hair looked like, thought i looked pretty, and took a picture.
no filter, no brightening the picture, but self-judgment started to creep in as i looked at this picture of myself.
my conversation with myself:
"i can't post a picture just because i think i look beautiful. that's so vain. i'm not vain. i won't post it."
"no! you are on a judgment detox, girl. this is you judging yourself. post the picture. this is a lesson. if someone thinks you're vain, who cares. that's their problem."
so here it is. i think i look freaking beautiful in this picture.
and you, beautiful girl, deserve to tell yourself nice things, too. if you don't, who will? if you are waiting for someone else to give you compliments, you won't even believe them when you hear it if you don't first accept compliments from yourself. what is a compliment you can give yourself right now? comment below because i want to celebrate you!