Good Morning, Princess | DIY exfoliate & mask
It’s Monday! Which calls for another episode of Good Morning, Princess! We are here to save you from patchy dry or oily breakout skin!
Remember those days where you wake up looking like a panda but have an important date in an hour? Sunny and I have put together some of our favorite exfoliate and masks with ingredients you can find around the house! You can either do this on a lazy Sunday to pamper yourself, or better your skin/hair condition in an instant.
My Basic Skin Care At The Moment: Lancome Advanced Youth Activating Concentrate; Lancome Youth Activating Eye Cream; SK-II Essential Power Moisturizing Cream
Comment below if you would like me to share my skin care routine, suggestions and knowledge I’ve learnt from several dermatologists on how to perfect skin condition.
Now, onto the exciting stuff!
One of my favorite remedy for the winter is Oatmeal.
- Take about a small hand full (for face) of quick-cook oatmeal and run it under warm water with oatmeal in your fist (this prevents oatmeal from washing away). Apply the soaked oatmeal onto your face or body and start cleansing by moving your fingers gently in a circular motion. Leave the oatmeal on the face for 1-3 minutes and wash off. Now your skin should feel clean, yet soft.
- For extremely dry skin, use slightly warm milk instead of warm water.
After we have taken care of our face, it’s time to take care of our face. I believe that hair care is just as important as skin care. Recently I have turned myself from a brunette to blonde. I had to bleach my hair to get a good result so my hair is quite damaged. It is important for damaged hair to be kept strong and moisturized. This is my favorite hair mask that works like a wonder:
Coconut Oil + Egg Whites hair mask
- put a table-spoon of coconut oil and one egg-white in a bowl and mix well. Apply onto the lower ends of your hair where it’s dry and damaged then wrap plastic wrap around the hair and make sure everything is sealed. Use hair blow dryer on low heat and slowly heat up the ends of the hair for 2 minutes. Make sure the blow dryer is 3 to 5 inches away from the hair. You don’t want to cook the egg white! Leave it in for 10-15 minutes then rinse off with shampoo.
- Add Argan oil as well if your hair is extremely damaged.
The Coconut oil helps give the hair smoothness to reduce the chance of breakage and increase shine. It also promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss. The egg white contains lots of protein which strengthens hair and adds volume. This is perfect for the cold and dry winter that makes you look like a lion with your static hair. It also gives you a result instantly so it really is a life saver before a hot date.
My favourite recipe is the Strawberry-Honey-Brown Sugar-and-Lemon concoction. Each of these simple household ingredients contains skin benefiting properties together to treat acne prone skin. The strawberries provide natural salicylic acid, the honey has a hydrating factor, the brown sugar is the exfoliant, and the lemon helps to diminish blemishes and blackheads.
Although these remedies are all natural ingredients, exfoliants can cause skin irritation if it’s used too often. If you have sensitive skin, please use exfoliant gently and only once a week. Don’t forget to moisturize your face afterwards for the result to last!
Come back next Monday for another post on the Good Morning, Princess Series. I will be sharing my getting ready routine as well as the products details!
Stay Amazing !
– Little Ms. Everything
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