Pai Rosehip bioregenerate face oil

I love my homemade skincare treats and experiment a lot with oils and butters, but sometimes a girl needs some luxury in her life! Some time ago I discovered organic Pai skincare. I tried some of their products and loved them. They were quite pricey, but the products lasted me for a very long time, so all balances out in the end.

A good 5 months ago I bought a little bottle of Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate oil (30ml). I love using oils in the evenings so I thought I’ll give it a go. At £22 it lasted me 5 months so far and the amount left in the bottle should last me another 2 months. So all in all, I am covered for 6-7 months in total at a cost of around £3 per month. And I use it generously!

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I love how silky it feels on my skin and it soaks in very quickly, without leaving any greasy residue on my face. Sometimes, when I am not rushing anywhere, I use it in the mornings.

This beautiful oil, packed with rosehip goodness and powerful antioxidants improves the overall appearance of the skin and is suitable for all skin types, great for those with hypersensitive skin.

It’s vivid in colour, but don’t worry, it won’t leave your face orange, rather makes it glow.

Pregnant ladies, listen up! Rosehip oil also heals the scars of pregnancy stretch marks so look out for rosehip oil to take care of your bumps.

Maybe you’ve tried it already? Did you like it? 

Yummy chocolate face mask

This silky smooth mask will leave your skin glowing. Especially good before that special date or when you just need a little bit of TLC.

Choose best quality dark (70%) chocolate. Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants and vitamins A, B, D and E. Some say it contains even more antioxidants than green tea! So sneak a bite while making the mask!

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Let’s make the mask. In a double boiler, slowly melt 2-3 little pieces of dark chocolate. Once cooled a little, add 1tsp of lovely almond oil, or any other other oil you like. It will keep the mask smooth and silky, otherwise the mask will harden quickly. Smooth it over your clean face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Put your feet up, finish off that left over chocolate and read a chapter or two of your favorite book. Wash off with lukewarm water. Enjoy!

You can also transform this mask into a scrub by adding some oats or salt into your chocolate mask. Enjoy!

So how did it feel to have chocolate on your face? Do you have a different recipe? Share your experience and knowledge in the comments below. 

 

Juicy tomato scrub

If you are suffering from oily skin or acne, try this simple remedy. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C making it helpful for acne prone skin. Being naturally acidic it helps balance the skin and get rid of excessive oil. Tomatoes are also packed with antioxidants and brightening properties. Give it a go and see how you feel. This remedy is very refreshing.

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Let’s make the mask! Get a nice ripe tomato. Smell it first to appreciate it. Cut in half, squeeze a little and rub it into your skin. Leave the mask on for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse with water, pat dry and moisturise. Easy, but effective. Great for those suffering from acne as it brightens the skin and stops bacteria from spreading.

If your skin is not too sensitive and free from acne scars, but quite oily, try sprinkling a little bit of salt on the tomato halve. Then again, rub it into your skin in slow circular motion. Don’t push it too hard. Rinse and moisturise.

You should only do this procedure in the evening. The mask is quite drying so it might feel slightly uncomfortable, but If you think it stings too much, rinse it off immediately.

So how was it? Did you try it? Leave a comment.  

Homemade coconut milk

Are you still buying canned coconut milk? Why? It’s so easy to make it at home! Since I learnt how, I never looked back. Now I always keep desiccated coconut in my cupboard and if I feel like curry or feel the need to make some home spa goodies, I produce my own coconut milk in minutes. I recently mad a shampoo with my own home made coconut milk.

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Here is how you do it. Get some desiccated coconut – 200g. Boil some water – 200ml. Sometimes, when in a hurry, I don’t really measure any of the ingredients. I use a hand-held stick blender, but you can use any equipment you have handy. Place the coconut into your blender. Pour some of the hot water on top (make sure it’s not boiling hot, just hot). Then pulse the blender for around 30 seconds or so. I usually repeat this bit 3-5 times.

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Sieve the milk into an empty glass container. Return the coconut back into the blender and again, blend it with some more hot water. Repeat the process 2-3 times until you’ve squeeze all the goodness out of the coconut.

Some use a muslin cloth to extract the milk, but I don’t bother. It’s quicker with a sieve, plus once the milk cools down, you’ve got that lovely oil crust on top.

Keep the milk in the fridge. Best to keep it in a glass container with a lid. It will stay fresh for around 5 days, but I usually use it up quicker than that.

Organic sun lotion by Green People

Is it holiday time yet? What do you use to protect your skin whilst enjoying the sunshine?

When on holiday, I don’t really roll on the beach (maybe just for a couple of days to get into that holiday mood) and I am not a fan of tanning. I tend to be quite active, walk a lot, cycle, explore. But thanks to my mum’s amazing genes,  I tan easily, so I guess I am quite lucky that way. I always come back from my holidays with a healthy glow. My husband, on the other hand, burns easily. So whenever we escape to sunny places, we need to make sure we have something effective and skin friendly. About a year ago I discovered Green People and their produce, and fell in love with their organic scent free sun lotion.

I used it a few times now and it works really well, even for my husband’s sensitive skin. It’s creamy so you need to work it in a little bit, but once it’s on, it will guarantee you a nice tan, protected and moisturised skin. It’s best to apply it 15 minutes before going outside. Let it soak in first and then stroll out to enjoy that sunny day!

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The best part of the lotion is, of course, the active ingredients: Aloe Vera for excellent moisturising and soothing properties; avocado oil for nourishing properties and protection from free radicals; chamomile for soothing anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties; and green tea extract – a rich source of vitamins and antioxidants.

I like that the sun lotion is made without parabens, alcohol and perfume which does nothing but dries out the skin. The lotion feels nice and soft on the skin.

I don’t recommend sunbathing for a long time. You should especially avoid midday sun between 12 – 4, I think it’s best to sit in the shade and enjoy the sea breeze. But If you can’t resist a little roll on the beach and want to keep that holiday tan, I strongly recommend you apply plenty of moisturiser after each shower to keep your skin soft and avoid peeling. Coconut oil works wonders here so use plenty of it.