My skin is something that I try to take care of. I haven’t been blessed with smooth and clear skin, so it takes a bit more TLC on my part. I think skin is such a beautiful thing, and when it feels soft and glows… it’s just so admirable to me. I also think it’s a reflection of what’s going on inside of ours bodies. When we don’t get enough sleep all of a sudden our eyes start accessorizing with purple bags. Recently though I’ve been getting tiny bumps along the contours of my face, and I don’t like the way it feels right now. I’m not sure if it’s from being active, hormones, a combination of things, or what; but I’ve been incorporating some things that should make these little bumps start to go away. Actually, I think a swim in the ocean would help out a lot as well! Ocean water is so healing.
Remember the book review and giveaway I did awhile ago featuring Peggy K’s “Must Have Been Something I Ate“? Well, this recipe was definitely calling out to me since I’ve been having some skin problems lately.
I use either French green clay or bentonite clay in combination with apple cider vinegar (I wouldn’t advise this for sensitive or dry skin). There are other great combinations like using yogurt, essential oils, honey, or even coconut milk. Here are a few links that I find useful: facial mask ingredients, and homemade face masks.
I’ve also been getting facials done weekly as well (tip: check out if a beauty school near you offers services to the public for good deals). When I was 15 I went to beauty school instead of summer camp to become a licensed esthetician, but doing a facial on yourself just isn’t the same. Part of its benefits come from being able to relax during the treatment. It’s one of those times when falling asleep is actually a compliment.
Another one of Brendan Brazier’s recipes! The Sunflower Seed Beet Pizza was calling out to me when I was browsing through the recipes. The crust alone is so delicious! There was just something about it… it was salty, sweet, earthy, crunchy, and slightly oily all at the same time!
I thought the crust looked amazing! I also used an Okinawan sweet potato for this, so the flavor was a bit sweeter I think.
For the sauce I made his recipe for Creamy Nutritional Yeast Sauce, and I also sprinkled on some of Bragg’s sprinkle seasoning.
And I was wondering, what are some of yours? Who knows maybe you have the same secrets as someone else, or you may learn something you didn’t know. So I encourage you to read other people’s responses and perhaps start a conversation!
I’ve got some more secrets that I’m going to share in another post.