Hello all! (listening to Mode by Bingo Players…. I REALLY LIKE THIS SONG!)
The birds are awakening and I have yet to sleep. 🙁 I’m anxious, thinking too much, stressed out, freaking out over life and my job, and I was just unable to fall asleep much to the dismay of River and friends. 🙁
So what do I do at this hour of night when I can’t sleep? I find recipes or create them for face things. Tonight we have three 🙂 *note in picture the top right one isn’t finished – I hadn’t added baking soda yet*
My first one I used is a different face mask but uses a lot of the same ingredients as others. I don’t know if you guys knew this, but I used to have HORRID acne. It is a family curse. You wouldn’t believe it now if you saw my face though, that I used to be riddled by little and medium pimples and red bumps and blotches all over.
Simple Face Mask
1tbsp baking soda
4-6 drops of tea tree oil
*can also add a small amount of lemon juice to decrease redness
Mix all items together, rinse face off with warm water, dry face, add this concoction, let it dry/keep it on for 20 minutes, rinse.
*I look super tired!!
I ended up adding more baking soda than the recipe above called for.. it also tickles your face since it does get a little runny due to the honey. Hahahaha. Didn’t drip though.
Strawberry Face Wash
1tbsp regular sugar (I used raw)
1tbsp brown sugar
2 Strawberries mashed
2tbsp coconut oil
This is a face wash, so mix these ingredients together the best you can and simply use some to wash your face with. I used it after the mask above. I knew the mask above would dry my skin a little bit since it does have baking soda and lemon juice in it so the coconut oil really made the skin moisturized after that.
Also, I had A LOT left over, so I just left it in my little pottery bowl (oh I made those by they way), sealed it in a ziploc baggy, and stored the rest for later 🙂
Did you know strawberries help decrease appearance of dilated pores? Well they do.
Simple Body Scrub (I only used the Burt’s Bee’s container to store it in)
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
Mix them all together and use on your body for sexy smooth skin. Hahahaha, I used half the recipe and actually added just a touch more honey. I haven’t used it yet, but I have used ones like it. Next time I make one I will see if halfing the olive oil and replacing it with coconut oil will do 🙂
I hope these weren’t too boring. I just can’t sleep and really wanted to be productive. I just feel so lazy recently since I have only been working. Saturday to Monday I do evening shift (3 to 11pm) and then on Tuesdays and Wednesdays I do night shift (11 to 7a). So I get done at 7 on Thursday morning and go back at 3 on Saturday. Hahahaha. Only for this month though! Next month I am back to just having evening shifts.
I’m just exhausted. This schedule is really messing me up, I got really sick about two weeks ago, a relationship ended, a new one started, and I’m just not sure what to do at 4 in the morning when I can’t sleep even after taking pills to help. So I do my relaxing techniques. 🙂 They seem to help.
Oh, and River.