DIY Hibiscus face mask – Anti Aging Home Remedies

 I want to start today’s blog post with an excerpt of an interview from, Scandal, my favourite tv show.  Scandal character Cyrus Bean says: ‘Being a mother isn’t a job, being a mother is who someone is. It’s not a job, you can quit a job. Being a mother is incredibly difficult. Let’s not diminish it by calling it a job.’ BOOM! You should’ve seen me that day watching the episode!

I was practically high fiving my tv. Hats off to the Scandal writers! Those words exemplify how I feel about motherhood. From the day my baby girl was born till the day I leave this earth I will not stop being her mother, whether she likes it or not .. 😉 There are times when the going gets tough and we may feel like quitting but do we? can we? No! We are mothers this is simply who we are !


Anti-Aging Home Remedy #2:Honey

You Will Need

1-2 tablespoons organic honey

What You Have To Do

Apply honey generously on the face and neck. Massage for a minute or two.

Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with water.

How Often You Should Do This?

Repeat this every day or every alternate day.

  • contains naturally occurring acids which help to purify your skin by breaking down dead skin and increasing cell turnover, they can even help to control acne breakouts.
  • has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat redness and inflammation from eczema and other skin conditions.
  • increases skin elasticity to give a stunning natural youth-boost
  • actively combats the ageing process by firming and lifting your skin
  • is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are proven to help fight skin damaging free radicals.

If you’ve already bought hibiscus to make my anti-inflammatory weight loss tea then you’re all set for this mask. Simply grind a handful down in your food processor or coffee grinder until fine.

Brown Rice Flour

  • is rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids great for renewing and moisturizing skin.
  • the selenium present in brown rice helps to maintain skin elasticity and reduce skin inflammation.

Brown rice is a staple in my gluten-free pantry but if you do not have brown rice flour you can grind brown rice in a food processor or coffee grinder. Alternatively oat flour or finely ground oats can be substituted.

Aloe Vera Gel

  • excellent emollient properties for moisturizing dry skin.
  • has anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce acne greatly.

When I was growing up we had an aloe vera plant in our backyard. As a teenager I suffered with acne. My mom would slice the aloe plant open and scoop out the gel. I would then apply this directly to my skin. It worked wonders to relieve my symptoms.

100% Grass-Fed, Organic, Plain Yogurt

  • contains lactic acid, a natural hydroxyl-acid which helps exfoliate and hydrate skin. Lactic acid also helps prevent pre-mature skin ageing.
  • contains zinc, which helps lighten blemishes and scars and helps prevent redness of the skin.
  • helps to absorb excess oil and makes your skin feel tighter and smoother.

Yogurt is one of my go to foods for nourishing skin and hair care!

Sometimes life gets a little crazy, those times and I just step back and give my daughter what she needs most from me… time out with mommy! We had a fun time making and using this hibiscus mask. I assembled all the ingredients and she put it together herself.

 

How to make hibiscus face mask

 

 

 

 

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