I’m all about face masks, especially ones made from common products found in your pantry. The new addition to my weekly facial regime includes a honey cinnamon face mask and scrub. Antioxidant rich cinnamon helps soften skin while the grainy texture of raw honey acts as a natural exfoliant and anti-bacterial.
The recipe: 3 tablespoons raw honey (make sure it’s raw because it has the grainy texture that is great for non-invasive exfoliation) + 1 tablespoon organic cinnamon. Mix together until it forms a paste. Rinse face with water and pat dry. I just use my (clean) hands to apply the mask to my face. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with warm water. I use small circular motions to gently exfoliate as I rinse the mask away and then I apply face oil (or favorite moisturizer). I use this mask twice a week. My boyfriend uses this mask as a spot treatment to heal redness from ingrown facial hairs and zits. If using it as a spot treatment, I suggest leaving it on overnight.
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As winter took its toll on New York City, I dreamt of green trees and afternoons in the park and decided we needed more greenery inside our apartment. Due to the recent death of our snake plant (over loved = over watered), I needed something simple to grow. I’ve always loved the beauty of plants in clear glass vases, but I didn’t realize this is a method of indoor growing called hydroponics. After reading this article from Domaine Home, I decided to try it out for myself. It’s been about a month, and so far, so good. Just follow this easy hydroponics how to…
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