Even though I have a few commercial body scrubs in my stash, I like to use a DIY scrub on some days, mainly out of boredom and wanting some novelty. That or to get rid of some ingredients in the kitchen. Anyway, many ingredients can double up as homemade scrubs but without a binder like yogurt or honey, they disintegrate quickly. So the other day I was making my tea with the disposable tea bags and looking at them, I thought hey, these make perfect scrub bags! I must have been inspired by the Jo Lauren Colloidal Oatmeal Bath Bags!
I never used to drink much Chinese tea, at least not daily. It’s something that I consume only when I visit a Chinese restaurant. So while I know about Pu-Erh tea and probably drank it a couple of times before, I don’t remember how it taste. However, since reading a beauty tip about the benefits of this tea, I went out to grab a tin and have since, been drinking a cup of Pu-Erh tea every day. Aside from drinking, I’ve also been including this beverage in my beauty routines. How? Read on to find out. (^_^)
I remember a time of my life when pearl powder featured in my diet and in my skincare. Not only was I ingesting pearl powder, I was applying the powder liberally to my face every night before bedtime. I can’t recall how the pearl powder did for me then but I remember my mom telling me that pearl powder can make my face fairer. So I know the benefits of using pearl powder on our skin somewhat and am quite sold on the idea of using it again when I received the Moroccan Natural Pearl Powder.
I don’t watch K-dramas but there are a few Korean celebrities I love. Song Hye Kyo is one of them. That’s why you find me using a lot of her pictures on this blog. Anyway, today, I’m sharing more than just her picture. I’m going to share with you one of her beauty secrets and it’s a homemade DIY beauty tip I read from Soompi! It’s really easy to rehash and the ingredients are probably right there in your kitchen now. Ready? Let’s get on!
Someone passed me these facial herbal compresses recently. I’d tried them before, having bought a few when I was in Bangkok. They work great for facial massage and are best used as spot treatments for cystic acne. Although the compress does not get rid of the acne, it helps the skin clear out the pimple faster when used regularly enough.
Test the compress before using
These compresses are very easy to use. I think they can be microwaved but I prefer to soak them in hot water. In fact, the instructions is to leave the compress in hot water for 5 minutes before using it on your face. To ensure the compress is suitable, it’s best to test it on your neck before using the compress over your face. The temperature should be warm, but not uncomfortable to hold against your skin.