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September 17, 2020
Healthy glowing skin starts in the kitchen! Meaning, if you really want the best skin of your life, you really need to look at what you’re eating. It starts there...in the kitchen. Actually, this is where my skin journey started too. Once I realized that stress (read..not sleeping well and not self-caring) and inflammation (aka terrible eating) was causing my poor digesting, bloating, and acne, my life, body, and skin changed. For the better, I might add. It really is easier than you think once you commit to a healthier, holistic lifestyle.
Back to the kitchen..when I first started creating self-care rituals, I turned to my pantry because I always enjoyed cooking. I thought if plants can change my body, natural and organic skincare can make a huge difference in my skin. Whipping up masks and hair and body treatments helped me find myself, cleared up my skin, and ultimately turned into Me Time Botanicals. Who knew so much could happen just in the kitchen.
So I’m sharing a DIY face mask with the best ingredients so you can whip up one in your kitchen to enjoy if you’re into DIY. If not and want to leave it to the experts ...shop these masks that are great for all skin types.
Balancing the skin’s oil/sebum production, reducing inflammation, and clearing clogged pores is the best for oily and acne prone skin.
Tea tree is such an obvious one but an all time favourite. So great for popping on spots (diluted of course) because of its antibacterial properties.
Raw honey is also amazing - I’ve used this many times. My skin looked refreshed and acne was less inflamed.
Rosehip oil is amazing at reducing scarring and grapeseed for balancing oil production.
Clay has also been amazing for clearing out skin too and drawing impurities out.
Moisture is the name of the game here. We are looking to add lots of moisture enhancing ingredients to help get the plumpness back into your skin.
Raw Honey is amazing at drawing in hydration to the skin because it’s a humectant.
Oils such as avocado, pomegranate or rosehip are great for dry skin as they can penetrate deep into the skin to nourish and restore moisture.
Plant butters like shea and mango are also amazing as they help to form a barrier to protect against moisture loss.
Soothing and reducing redness, repairing the microbiome, and strengthening the skin barrier is most important for sensitive skin.
Oatmeal is fantastic for soothing the skin, reducing inflammation, and calming itchiness.
Coconut Milk is also an incredible ingredient for sensitive skin as it helps soothes and moisturize to strengthen the skin barrier.
If you want to make something at home with simple ingredients to calm and moisturize the skin, then just follow this simple recipe:
Oat & Honey DIY Face Mask
1 tablespoon ground oats
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon warm water
Dollop of plain yogurt
Mix together and apply to face. Leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off with a warm cloth.
PRO TIP: Double ingredients and add to a bath to calm dry itchy skin.
Simple nourishing ingredients often make the best skincare. This mask moisturizes, brightens, soothes, and also exfoliates really well too.
If you love this DIY Mask, you’ll really love Clay Play and Berry Bright too.
Remember healthy glowing skin starts in the kitchen.. feed your body and skin with more plants and get ready to glow naturally. Continue readying for more truths about skincare .
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December 03, 2020
November 04, 2020
Finally, it’s the Holidays. We need a little extra sparkle and cheer, especially this year. Shopping small is more important than ever so I’ve gathered up a few of my favorite small brands that I see nearly weekly at the artisan markets or farmers markets right here in Charleston.
If you’re looking for hand crafted and something special that is *actually* affordable, I’ve got you covered. Let’s kick off this holiday shopping season with a little less stress and a lot more spirit.
October 27, 2020