In my last post I talked about the benefits of exfoliating, in this post I wanna talk about the importance of facial steaming! Just like exfoliating, steaming cleanses your face and helps open up the pores, allowing masks and or moisturizers to penetrate into the skin, instead of just sitting on top. Doing this makes your skin more responsive to treatments. So if you’re acne prone, steaming your face at least 1-2 times a week is a must! Steaming boosts blood circulation, something which distributes oxygen and nourishment to your skin. This gives you a natural glow, helping you maintain a youthful appearance.
While you’re steaming you sweat, liberating toxins, something which stops future acne. Being as though that blackheads are tough to extract, steam softens up the skin, making it easier to eliminate them. Facial steaming is so relaxing, for me, it gives me a little time to meditate and you can never go wrong with that! An inexpensive way to do facial steaming is to use boiled water. Pour the boiled water into a small, heat resistant bowl and add a few drops of essential oil of your choice. Use a towel to cover your head, to trap the heat and sit for 5 mins. Use a towel to pat the sweat from your skin. I hope I’ve been helpful, check back soon for more skin care tips!
In my previous post I talked about the benefits of exfoliating your skin. In the video below is a quick tutorial explaining why exfoliating your skin is important. If scrubs are too harsh for your skin, using a fruit enzyme will work better instead! To purchase homemade body scrub visit instagram. To purchase our tea tree lip scrub, email us ❤
It’s been a while since I blogged, I’ve been occupied with vlogging and I recently went back to work, so I don’t have as much time on my hands as I use to! But Don’t worry, Potion Queen isn’t going anywhere! This Fall I wanna focus more on skin care because in the colder seasons your skin is more prone to drying out, cracking and or peeling. Your skin is the biggest organ we have and it shows what we lack in our diets/skin care regimens, so it’s important to treat yourself with self care every once in a while! One important step that gets overlooked in skin care is exfoliation!
After showering/washing your face, it’s important to exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells that you may have missed with a cleanser. Cleansers typically only remove the first few layers of dirt, leaving oils and dead skin behind. Exfoliating helps open up the pores allowing masks and or moisturizers to penetrate into skin, instead of just sitting on top. Frequent exfoliation will make your skin look new and restored! You don’t wanna over exfoliate though, that will cause scratches, cracked skin and sensitivity.
I try to exfoliate my face 1-2 times a week, I love to use sugar and or salt scrubs that I can just whip up! If you don’t like salt and sugar you can always use oats, coffee, baking soda or wild rice instead. I also like using agave, grapeseed oil or jojoba oil in my scrubs, I don’t like using coconut oil so much because I have really sensitive skin! I always add a few drops of essential oils that cater to my skins need at that point in time! In The photo below is a body scrub that I purchased from a friend, if you’re interested contact her via instagram.
In an older post I talked about how store bought soaps can be really harsh for the skin causing dryness and or break outs. I typically use raw black soap to treat acne and vanish dark spots without stripping your skin of its natural oils. In the video below I switched it up a bit and used charcoal aloe soap from organiclikeus and it left my face glowing and super moisturized!
In the past I shared a quick tip on how to ease dandruff and itchy scalp using AVC (apple cider vinegar) and lemon. ACV is very acidic which exfoliates the scalp, fighting dandruff. Lemon helps remove build up from the scalp, combating dandruff and itchy scalp. The video below is a quick tutorial on how to use ACV and lemon for dandruff and itchy scalp!
In an old post we talked about eyelashes and how you should treat them just as the hair on your head if you want long, thick lashes. In the video below is a quick tutorial on how to get long, thick eyelashes within weeks!
So I wanted to do a quick tutorial on our Lemongrass nail serum on dry nails. I stopped using it for a while so I can show you the results in a few weeks. Our nail serum is: •Great for promoting nail growth •Keeps the nails strong and moisturized •Protects the nails from cracking and peeling •Moisturizes and revitalizes the cuticles which keeps the nails healthy •Prevents nail fungus
In an older post I shared 4 hair tips for healthy hair growth. Below is a video of those 4 hair tips that have helped me retain length an moisture! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to comment ❤
In an older post I talked about how it’s important to cherish your crown. To do so, you should always make sure to protect it in a protective style. Protective styling sometimes can be.. not so cute, but don’t worry Queen! In the video below is a quick tutorial on how to protect your hair in easy, stylish ways!