Your face is one of the first things people look at when they meet you, and while the saying goes “your eyes are a window to your soul”, I think that your face, specifically your skin, is a window into your lifestyle. Many things can affect your skin; do you laugh a lot? Do you frown? Do you spend a large part of your day outdoors? Another big thing that can affect your skin is your diet. Do you eat fast food? Does the majority of your liquid intake come from sugary pops? I was very fortunate to grow up in a extremely healthy lifestyle; I’m talking VERY HEALTHY! I’m pretty sure the majority of you did not milk your own goats, gather your own eggs, and grind your own flour for bread, but my family did. While sometimes I felt a little odd, due to our unusual lifestyle, I certainly now appreciate all the health benefits it offered me. This healthy lifestyle has carried into my adult years, and while I will admit that the majority of liquids I consume may come in the form of massive amounts of straight, iced coffee, I can certainly feel the effects a healthy diet has on my skin.
Beyond all of these things though, I was also very blessed to have naturally healthy and clear skin, which is something I am grateful for every day. As I have grown older and listened to the struggles others have regarding their skin and which products they have tried unsuccessfully, I am certainly very thankful that I can use my go-to bar of Dove body soap on my face. Yes, I use a soap bar as my favorite face wash, but I am telling you, it works GREAT!
While I dearly love my Dove soap, I decided my face could use some exfoliation. I have tried a couple of store exfoliators, but I feel as though they rip up my pores and cause redness, something of which I am not a fan. So, what else could I do, but browse the interwebs for an easy DIY facemask!
I eagerly chose a recipe with everyday ingredients; this is my day off and I do not feel like making myself presentable for a grocery run. Armed with my Old Fashion Oats, Honey, Almond Milk, and Coconut Oil, I set to mixing! Well, my Magic Bullet did the mixing…
The results were rather disturbing looking, but surprisingly DELICIOUS. What? Why yes, I did in fact taste the concoction, and it tasted like a yummy dessert!
After sampling the mixture, I used a warm rag on my face to open my pores, and then began rubbing the paste onto my skin in slow circular movements.
I also managed to talk my brother into doing the mask with me. This is what happens when your brother is a male model and you take a picture of him…even with goop on his face he goes into model mode.
Your brother is a model? Allow me a second to brag…yes, he actually is; you can even check out his portfolio on his agency’s website HERE.
Don’t worry; he smiles, too!
After allowing the mixture to set for about ten minutes, we washed it off and closed our pores back up with a bowl of cold, ice water! My face feels clean and baby smooth!