DIY Face Mask. You’ll Look Beautiful Dahling.

Besides for having a Saturday Ashtanga practice today, I was looking forward to two things- a hot Epsom Salt bath and a facial. It was a long week. I probably shouldn’t have practiced today, but I listened to all my aches and pains and took it easy. I’ll save the intensity for India (omg India. Squeeeel). I also treated myself to the most amazing thing I’ve ever eaten (well, at least at that moment since I was starving)- a vegan meyer lemon tart from the brand Hail Merry. Their company uses raw oils including coconut, are gluten-free and is non-GMO verified. I highly recommend.

My epsom salt bath was divine. I kicked it up a notch and added a few drops of camomile and lavender essential oil. I decided to make an at home face mask. If you read my recent post about my new beauty find, you’ll know that I’m gaga over rosehip seed oil. I combined a half of an avocado with 10 drops of rosehip seed oil, 4 drops of tea tree oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Mix it all together and slather a good amount on your clean face. Warning- the mess factor is huge. Next time I’ll apply it in the kitchen. I now have mask all over my bathroom. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse. Make sure to take a selfie and instagram it 🙂 j/k…or not.

face mask

The avocado is very moisturizing, the rosehip seed oil is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants, the tea tree oil has antiseptic properties, and the lemon juice assists with getting the dead skin cells off.

I must say my skin is definitely glowing! There is also a great tingle from the tea tree oil. I’ll be incorporating this into my routine once a week for sure! Happy beautifying!

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8 thoughts on “DIY Face Mask. You’ll Look Beautiful Dahling.

  1. Hi Lauren, thanks for your posts, love following them! Just read your post about epsom salt baths, I’m curious if you’ve found them helpful for localized muscle pain… say for lower back muscles at the attachment of the pelvis or spline. Also curious if you’ve used ice and/or heat packs for muscle relief. I’ve read and heard different things which differ from each other… curious to hear your experience with this 😉

    • Hi there! Thanks for reading!!!! Yes, you can definitely use Epsom Salts for localized muscle pain. You can actually find a magnesium salt rub at a healthfood store or on amazon that works rather well. It’s a little grainy and leaves a residue on your skin, but it definitely helps. I would recommend a combination of both heat and ice. Usually heat feels the best, but ice helps with inflammation. You can also try using topical capsaicin cream. It’s one of the only over the counter muscle creams that has been proven to alleviate pain. You can apply it 3 to 4 times a day and combine it with ice and a little bit of heat. I also find that rolling on a foam roller helps stretch the muscles out of the lower back to provide some relief! There are so many non-drug things you can do….the important thing being patience 🙂 and that’s usually the hardest!

      Be Well!
      Lauren

      • Thanks Lauren! I had reservations about asking you the above but I’m glad I did! Many thanks for sharing your insight and experience. Patience is the hardest thing indeed. Wishing you all the best before your trip to India. Hopefully you will post while there as well!

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