The recipe that introduced me to the concept of natural beauty recipes: The Lemon & Egg White Face Mask
There are only 2 ingredients:
- 1/2 a lemon
- 1 egg white
Directions: Beat the egg whites and gradually include the lemon juice. You’re supposed to achieve “stiff peaks,” but I always fail (and it still works). Regardless of how successful you are at achieving your peaks (Haha! I can’t help but titter at THAT innuendo) you can wear the mask for only a few minutes (15) or overnight.
Just rinse with warm water and you’re done! Egg whites have natural astringent properties, cleansing and tightening pores. Lemon juice works as an antibacterial and brightens skin.
Breaking Bad Skin Care Habits Can Be Difficult
But it’s SO WORTH IT!
I have an A-type personality, almost to the point of being OCD — but my creative nature makes me more ADD than anything — so in the face of blemishes, I once behaved like a heartless general in an all-out war.
I scoured my skin for all traces of dirt! I ripped out blackheads with Garnier strips and sloughed off skin particles until my face was raw.
After years of using harsh facial cleansers, I finally realized my routine was all wrong! The facial products I had been using were WAY too strong! I had been stripping my skin with harsh chemicals, drying it out, and perpetuating blemishes.
To reset my routine, I didn’t wear makeup for an entire month! (I worked at a really creative, relaxed start-up company, so no one even noticed) and I only used natural remedies to cleanse my skin.
Blair’s Essential Natural Skincare Products
1. Witch Hazel for deep cleaning, about once a week.
2. Lemon & Egg White Face Mask to treat break outs.
3. Brown Sugar and water to exfoliate, as often as needed.
After a month my skin regained a lot of its natural oil and began to regain a more even tone.
I’m all about barefaced beauty! 🙂 Don’t forget to wear sunscreen if you do happen to go barefaced for a month.