There are things you can do to create a lifestyle that has more DIY vs buy, try, hate then do it all over again...That's an awful cycle and it often feels like being trapped in a hamster wheel. I like to find ways that are not only healthier for both the care of my body but my household and family as well. Here are some DIY tips and tricks I've learned to love!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
DIY Night (Acne Fighting/Hydrating) Treatment!
I've been doing lots of research on the true value of coconut oil and am pleased to say I'm addicted to this amazing substance! I know there are claims it's unhealthy and blah, blah blah..... Now if it's about allergies that's a totally different topic and it's a case where I obviously wouldn't recommend using it!
My skin started to do a lot of changing when I got pregnant and after I had my son.
I needed an intensive night treatment that wasn't going to break the bank, leave me feeling gross come morning or break me out. I wanted something to chill my hormonal breakouts and hydrate my skin!
I was frustrated to say the least.
I know this isn't a universal oil that everybody can use on their face and it's usually high acne prone (cystic) or intensely oily skin types. Other than that I've learned it's trial and error or if you have other skin conditions that don't like particular oils. If you have combo, dry or sensitive skin this may work for you. I've been doing it for nearly 2 months now and am ridiculously pleased!!
Would you believe I'm only using 2 ingredients?
I'm spending hardly anything!
My total cost to get setup was $28.68
That was buying a 54 fl oz jar of coconut oil, 0.5 oz bottle of lavender essential oil via vitacost.com
Lavender is a wonderful anti inflammatory and anti bacterial essential oil.
Coconut oil is a glorious lash conditioner/growth stimulant, helps preserve skin's elasticity longer, it's anti viral, anti bacterial etc.
Here's how I did it:
1. Get a small jar new or recycle one.
(I used a 2fl oz jar I recycled from another cream I used to buy)
2. Melt your coconut oil via a double boiler, melt it in a small pot or microwave it in a glass bowl.
Pour into jar once fully melted and grab your essential oil...
3. Add 5-12 drops of lavender essential oil.
(The more acne fighting power you desire the higher the level of drops you use.)
4. Place in the fridge to cool or leave set out if it's not a hot day let it set out to solidify.
How I use it nightly:
I simply cleanse and tone my face as normal then apply a less than dime sized amount of this treatment on my face, neck, eyes and lashes!
** Yes, you will feel slick when going to bed but you will wake up hydrated and plump. I'm in love!
My acne has calmed and if I get some blemishes that try to show their face during the day and I use this at night their yucky little lives are cut short. This is my nightly treatment now and I don't see me changing it any time soon. Try it!!