I didn’t take a picture of today’s facial because….I couldn’t open my eyes for more than 5 seconds! Hahaha
I have quite a few scars from picking pesky pimples (say that 3x fast!) over the past whatever years and I recently borrowed a book from Amazon’s Kindle Owners’ Lending Library that had to do with holistic acne treatments.
I came across a scar-reducing mask. I didn’t do further research on the healing powers of onion pulp, but I know that fine sea salt gives oily skin a little drying, while egg whites provide tightening and lemon juice, some lightening. I gave it a try:
1 egg white. Juice of 1/2 lemon. Grated pulp of 1/2 onion. Teaspoon of salt. Whisk that all together and I spread it all over my face, concentrating on my cheeks and chin where there are the most pock marks and scabbies. It didn’t smell ridiculously of onions which was nice.
I laid down and left it on for 10 minutes. Rinsed with warm water and pat dried. My mother commented on how smooth my face was. I plan on repeating this kind of tortuous procedure once a week (too many acid-y masks aren’t good for your skin on a daily basis). In conjunction with my nightly tamanu oil moisturizer, I hope these acne scars will be gone soon!
HERRRRRO! Today was a lovely day! Woke up feeling oddly energized (maybe that’s what happens when you wake up on your own and without an alarm….) BUT for whatever reason decided to get on my laptop instead of running or doing Insanity or something. Whatever.
So my morning routine includes washing my face, right, and guess what I have been using for the past like nine months. GUESS. Nope, I’m using honey. Good ol’ raw, unpasteurized honey from Trader Joe’s. It looks like this:
HONEY!!!!! Honey is especially good because it’s antibacterial and antimicrobial and is just the best thing ever for your face. I like to think of the sticky texture as a kind of glue or putty sucking out the grody business on your face. LOL. Anyways, initially it was inspired by my favorite, Crunchy Betty and her Honey Challenge.
I have had acne and an oily complexion since middle school. I’ve been prescribed several cleansers and topical medications and have used almost every anti-acne product available on the shelves of your local drugstore. One day I had an epiphany and wanted to find natural ways to get rid of my pimples, break outs, and basically-oil spills (a rant for another day!). This has been perfect. I have less break-outs…unless my period is nearing or I’m under serious stress and haven’t slept well for several days—aka finals week.
All you have to do is get RAW honey, get your hair out of the way (sticky hair is GROSS), spread about a 1/2 tsp. of honey all over your beautiful face (CLEAN face, btw, like in the morning when you wake up. Won’t work if you’ve got make-up on! But CB’s got a good way to take your make-up off while still using honey!), let it sit while you brush your teeth, eat breakfast, whatever. Then, splash water and it rinses off so easily, leaving your face all smooth and refreshed. For the most part, I don’t even need a moisturizer. But when I do, I use jojoba oil because it’s the oil that’s closest to the kind your skin already makes. So it isn’t irritating and doesn’t cause your skin to freak out and make too much oil.
So try this everyday for two weeks and let me know how it works for you!! :)
Why do I even want to start a blog? Do I think I can share such interesting posts that people will pause to read on their dashboard? Heck, I don’t even know.
But I thought about this: Facebook is kind of like a blog. At least, status updates. I mean, I take pictures of funny things, type up a semi-clever caption and post them to Facebook. And if I don’t get any likes or comments on them, it’s not like I’m butthurt. So perhaps I should treat Tumblr the same way.
Also, I have two very clear goals in mind when thinking about this blog: weight loss (I think I prefer getting fit) and “crunchiness.” So maybe I’ll just share the thoughts, experiences, and whatever else comes to mind that may pertain to my progress and not worry too much about who is, or is not, reading. I mean, I take pictures of my food anyways and love mixing up different recipes for face washes and masks, so why not put in a little extra time and write up blurbs to go along with them?
I like the idea of blogs because looking back on how much one has changed or recalling small details that may have been tucked away or just seeing the changes that are possible is AWESOME. Yeah, I’ve always wanted to bury a time capsule. :D
In fact, I had three different ones. One for each of main big goals:
1) Write regularly in a blog or journal. I chose blog because I know at the end of the day, the last thing I’ll want to do is recall all the little happenings of the day and write it out (especially because my handwriting is starting to look ugly). -I’ve already found this task hard.
2) Lose weight. Get healthier. Be fit. It’s a health goal…a lifestyle change goal. Basically I’ve come to terms with my disgustingly bad eating habits adopted over this past school year. NEED CHANGE. Plus, I’d like to fit into those jeans I bought two years ago that were meant to serve as a pick-me-up present (they’re still in a box in my closet with the tags attached).
3) Going crunchy a.k.a. finding natural alternatives for my beauty and hygiene routine. This means avoiding unnecessary chemicals and toxins entering my body. I haven’t perfected this by all means, nor have I actually committed to it wholeheartedly. I just can’t manage to let go of my shampoo…
So I had three different blogs and like I mentioned before, I found that the last thing I wanted to do was document every single update. I’ve returned to Tumblr to try to combine all of them into one. I follow more Tumblr accounts anyways. :D
I guess the only thing left to do is….transfer my posts. Or start over. Jeez, I don’t even know now.