DIY Beauty

TWO-INGREDIENT MIRACLE EYE MASK

TWO-INGREDIENT MIRACLE EYE MASK

Use this simple & effective method for under eye wrinkles, dark circles, and bags under eyes

Use it every morning for best results:)

ALL YOU WILL NEED IS:

1 WHOLE EGG

¼ LEMON JUICE

WHY DO WE GET UNDER EYE CIRCLES?

Do you ever wonder why we get dark circles under our eyes?  There’s a variety of reasons why, spanning from genetics, lifestyle, age, and dieting habits.

One reason for dark under eye circles can be that you are lacking certain nutrients, or do not eat a balanced diet. It is thought that if you are deficient in iron, this could be a cause as well.  

Genetics can also play a huge role as well as lack of sleep and emotional fatigue. Stress can also be a contributing factor, so make sure to get enough exercise and try to mediate!  

Drinking alcohol over periods of time can cause dehydration and skin paleness, in which blood in the veins underneath the skin of the eyes become noticeably more visible and can appear dark blue or purple in color.

The last factor is age. Unfortunately, as we get older, our skin loses collagen. This makes our skin thinner and more translucent.  

Luckily, there is a miracle 2 ingredient mask that can significantly help!  This recipe will immediately improve your skin texture, by creating a lightening, lifting, and tightening effect and will also help to reduce this unwanted occurrence over time. I like to store one batch in my fridge for a week and use every morning. Here is my secret!

 

WHY LEMON AND EGGS?

BENEFITS OF EGG FOR YOUR SKIN

Believe it or not, the contents of an egg are phenomenal for one’s skin.  Eggs are essentially the perfect protein, and contain tons of amino acids!  One of these proteins that is found in egg whites is albumin, which actually tightens your pores, and it also removes built up oil on your skin.

The egg yolk contains 90% of the fatty acid and minerals found in the egg. Egg yolks also contain a high concentration of Vitamin A, which is essential for cell turnover (production of new skin cells).

For these reasons and more, the contents of eggs are a fantastic moisturizer! They also hydrate the thin skin under the eyes, making this a go to solution that’s right in the fridge!

BENEFITS OF LEMON FOR YOUR SKIN

The lemon is one of the best beauty secrets around, having a plethora of beauty benefits! Lemons are loaded with Vitamin C, which promote healthy skin that glows, is successful in lightening the skin over time, and can gradually reduce or eliminate dark spots and patches on the skin.

That is why it is perfect for dark eyes! Vitamin C also aids in preventing damage due to free radicals, and is one of the best antioxidants that exists, it is essential for collagen production, which means healthier and more elastic skin.

Another benefit of lemons is citric acid.  The citric acid in lemons helps balance the pH level of the skin.  Lemons also contain Magnesium and Calcium, which protect and strengthen the skin.

 

THE PERFECT COMBO  FOR COMBATTING THOSE UNSIGHTLY DARK EYE CIRCLES!

INGREDIENTS FOR TWO-INGREDIENT MIRACLE EYE MASK

  • 1 WHOLE ORGANIC EGG
  • ¼ LEMON JUICE (SQUEEZED)

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: 

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Airtight container or mason jar for storage 🙂

DIRECTIONS:

1. Have bowl and spoon handy

2. Crack egg into bowl and whisk

3. Squeeze lemon juice into mixture

4. Whisk until frothy

VOILA!

5. Apply with fingertips or with cotton ball under eyes.
BONUS: You can also apply on top of the eyes for hooded eye lids.

6. Let sit for 15-20 minutes until skin feels completely dry and tightened

7. Rinse off with cold water and pat dry with clean towel 

8.  After application, store in fridge in an air tight container or mason jar (my favorite) and use every morning for one week.

 

Enjoy your day feeling rejuvenated with your beautiful skin and eyes!

 

 

Homemade Rosemary & Mint Toner

Homemade Rosemary & Mint Toner

Use this facial toner every morning for clean, tight skin.

 

Toner is one of those wonderful little things that just helps you to feel and look a little bit more refreshed. I personally did not even discover toners until a little while ago. My skin started to get super dry and this is one of the only things that seems to help before the rest of my routine.

This toner is made with just two ingredients that you can find in your garden, and it is so wonderful.

Hint: You may also add an essential oil of your choice. I like to add frankincense oil.

 

WHY SHOULD WE USE A TONER?

Every day we expose ourselves to dirt and toxins in the air that enter into our skin. This causes our skin to become more oily and irritated which can lead to skin irritation and acne.

Facial toners help to remove oil in the skin by tightening the pores and cleaning. This allows fewer toxins to enter into the skin leaving you with a more clean and fresh appearance.

It also makes your skin feel more clean and soft.

BENEFITS OF ROSEMARY FOR SKIN

Rosemary is a member of the mint family and has many aromatic, culinary and medicinal uses.

Rosemary has natural antiseptic properties which makes it a strong disinfectant for our skin. The nutrients in rosemary help protect our skin from damage caused by the sun and free radicals.

It is also a great acne fighter due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties.

BENEFITS OF MINT FOR SKIN

Mint, or Pudina, is a great overall skin cleanser. It cures the skin and helps to sooth irritation and infection due to its strong antibacterial properties.

Mint contains a high amount of vitamin A and salicylic acid which makes it great for acne. Vitamin A controls the secretion of oil which dries up and cleanses your pores while salicylic acid helps to shed the outer layer of your skin.

Since mint is a mild astringent, it naturally removes dirt and tones your skin.

Mint improves the circulation of blood to your skin causing the aging process to slow down.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Rosemary
  • Mint
  • Hot water

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Boil two cups of water.
  2. Add rosemary and mint to the water while it is still boiling.
  3. Reduce the heat to simmer and let boil down for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the water from the heat and let cool for another 30 minutes.
  5. Drain the toner into a glass mason jar or container and store in fridge for up to 3 weeks.
  6. Apply to your face and neck every morning after shower

 

ENJOY!!