I rarely take a risk when it comes to playing around with things I put on my face, because I tend to have very overly sensitive skin. However, when I was reading more about natural facials you could do at home, this one kept popping up. I doubt I am alone, but during the winter months, sometimes you will do just about anything to bring some life back to your skin, which is why I was able to look past the thought of putting egg on my face (literally) and give this one a shot.
For this facial, you simply mix one egg white with some lemon juice (this cuts the eggy smell) and rub all over. Apparently the lemon juice will actually help to reduce any dark spots, but the big thing I definitely noticed was the tightening of my skin and overall fresh feeling. Once you have covered your face, let it sit until it tightens (about 10 minutes) and then wash off with warm, soapy water.
It has been a full week since I tried this facial, and I can still feel the effects, so I know this will be something I adapt into my routine moving forward. I feel like my pores look smaller, my face feels tighter (but not in a dry way) and overall a bit more balanced.
What other at home remedies do you use to beat the winter blues?
I am sure I am not alone battling a cold this week. In fact, it feels like I haven’t been able to shake the cold I got over the holidays, it just goes into hiding and then resurfaces. So, I decided to go on the attack and look up some home remedies to help me knock this cold out for good. While cruising around the internet for recommendations, the overwhelming natural suggestion was mixing lemon, honey and ginger together. Another “cure” that seems a little more appealing to me is a Hot Toddy (pictured above), and I found a fantastic “super” hot toddy recipe here, that I will be giving a try tomorrow if I haven’t knocked this cold out of my system by then.
If you are struggling to find something to eat, of course the traditional chicken soup is always a good way to feel comforted, but you could also try making some Pho (recipe here). It seems this can help clear you sinuses and get some colour back in your cheeks. I will have to report back on that one, but even if I start to feel better, I think I will be adding this to the list of things I need to make.
Now please share, what do you use to remedy your colds?
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Sleek with a pop of colour
By this point in the holiday season you are probably knee-deep in Christmas dinners. However, the big day is still ahead, so while we are lucky enough to get to be the visitors this holiday season instead of the hosts (although I can’t wait for the day we wake up at home on Christmas) I loved looking at all these gorgeous table settings for some ideas. I noticed that the second you put some ornaments anywhere on the table, it instantly feels more festive, and I love how many gorgeous settings I found in literally every colour scheme out there.
How do you like to do up your table for holiday dinner?
Burlap and Crystal for understated elegance
Classic Red Buffet Setup
Taper Candles for a traditional setting
Understated Christmas – my absolute favourite with some pretty sparkle
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I have been on the hunt for a fun DIY for Christmas to do this weekend. I was amazed at all the creative ideas out there, and with very little money you can create a beautiful and special Christmas decoration for your house. Last year, I showed you an incredibly simple DIY to help manage your overflow of holiday cards here, and this year I am looking forward to giving one of these a try. What other ideas have you used for Christmas?