Since having my beautiful first child born into this world, my face has been, well, aging. Like, rapidly. When you never get to rest or have a full nights sleep (I don’t think I have woken up naturally in 3 years and I don’t see it happening anytime in the near future) your face can take the toll sadly. So last month I looked into the mirror and I was over it. The worst thing you can do about aging is nothing, and that’s exactly what I have been doing because “I’m tired” or “I don’t have time” blah blah blah. Enough is enough, I can’t be an old lady yet. And working day in and day out on beautiful actresses who care for their skin was enough for me to take this problem and reverse it.
So here are some causes and combatants of those terrible crinkly things so we can age gracefully damn it.
Homemade hair masks are the BEST thing you can do if you feel you have dry, lifeless hair. We use masks on our face, we spend tons of money getting our hair dyed and cut, but we neglect the hair aftermath and upkeep. It’s a shame, especially when it’s so easy to do at home and for virtually no money! These masks are SO effective at keeping my extra long locks full of body and moisture. And if you just do it even once a week, maybe before bed while you are watching your favorite show, it is a relaxing and fun way to beautify your look. So, here are a few tips, leading with my favorite recipe.
Organic raw honey
Extra virgin olive oil
Mix this to the consistency you like. Heat this in the microwave and apply from the roots to the tips. The longer you leave it on the better the results. Put you hair in a bun and go about your evening while it works its magic. Your hair will be so much softer and shinier. Here are the benefits of a few more home ingredients that you can incorporate together as well, I always mix and match.
Avocado oil contains: vitamin A, variety of micro elements and fights with dryness of hair.
Olive oil: prevents dandruff, adds shine and softness to hair. Repairs damaged hair and split ends.
Jojoba oil: moisturizes and adds shine to hair.
Flax oil: moisturizes dry, damaged and dyed hair, restores hair structure.
Each morning when you wake, your body has spent the evening rejuvenating and detoxing from the day before. Common sense: drink a ton of water as soon as you wake up, before you eat any food. This flushes all the toxins from your body instead of having them reincorporated, and you can begin your day clear headed and toxin free. At least two 8 ounce glasses. BUT, if you want to step it up a notch, here is what I have been doing and it has had so many immediate benefits that I am forced to write about it here.
There are many many reasons why this is an ultimate weekly face scrub you should be using, and a REALLY easy and REALLY cheap way to have better skin. Here are a few different recipes that I love, starting with the easiest first. These scrubs can all be made with items from your kitchen and are completely natural and chemical free.
I decided to do a video tutorial because being a makeup artist I get so many people asking how to do a quick makeup, and mine usually takes around 7 minutes or less, so here is what I do from start to finish. I rush along to make the video shorter, but this is basically all about some simple techniques that you can use to create just about any look.