Milk Ice Cubes for Your Face

MILK!! But for your face.

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That’s right. Today we are going to introduce you to a little trick that skincare gurus are OBSESSED with. Sonya Dakar taught me this. She’s a celebrity skincare expert with her line (which is amazing) & recently she discussed how to keep your youthful skin & hot celeb beauty secrets. 

Pores are so pesky & annoying. They can get so big, especially if your skin is dirty. After much research, it turns out that milk ice cubes do shrink your pores. These are going to brighten the skin & you are all dewy & glassy AF.

In this post, you’ll find out how to turn some simple, milky ice cubes into your new favorite skincare step. Keep on reading…

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The Benefits of Using Milk Ice Cubes on Your Face:

♡ helps with acne.

♡ shrinks pores.

♡ helps keep the skin hydrated.

♡ brightens the skin.

♡ reduce the look of dark spots & circles.

♡ keeps your skin tone oh so even.

♡ helps with fine lines and signs of aging.

♡ helps reduce puffy eyes and dark circles.

♡ can remove spray tan from your face (this could be a pro or a con).

♡ increase blood circulation on the face.

♡ soothes inflammation.

♡ reduces acne and dark spots.

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So How The Fuck Do you Make Milk Ice Cubes?

Well, EASY.

Take a big bowl & mix a cup of cow’s milk and a cup of coconut milk. Milk has lactic acid that removes dead skin cells and provides a natural glow to the skin. Mix it well then pour it into a cute ice cube tray & freeze it overnight. So basically, it’s milk ice cubes.

In the morning, wake up & enjoy a refreshing icy situation. We feel a healthy glow. You guys know we love ice on my face so it’s no surprise we’ve done this a million times.

You can also do this any time before bed. Cleanse, applying an ice cube on your face in a circular motion until it’s used up, rinse it off with water & your skin is tight & ready to go. We are a big fan of heating up to cool down, so we’ll use the Dr. Dennis Gross steamer and then cool our skin down with a milk ice cube.

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If a milk cube isn’t for you, you can use aloe vera or green tea – or just use a plain ice cube. Rub an ice cube on your skin. Ice cube rapidly constricts blood vessels, so you’ll still get tons of pore shrinking & glowing skin benefits. It’s the key to product absorption & your makeup will loook flawless if you give yourself a little ice cube facial before you apply foundation.

And of course, if you love tools, you can never go wrong with an ice roller. We hope this skincare post brings you value & you try these milk ice cubes on your face. 

Peace, love & ice.

A DIY Baking Soda Body Scrub

Last year we were all at home so much, and some of us still are, & so we think it’s a good time to experiment with some DIY stuff.

Bring on homemade body wash.

This is one that we found online & researched & it’s great if you have sensitive skin (just make sure it’s diluted!).

Liv Taylor told Into the Gloss that takes a couple of baths a week & uses a whole box of Epsom salts & a pack of baking soda (or hydrogen peroxide).

She says that it makes you sweat out all the toxins & junk in your cells. She said this natural pediatrician told her about it for when kids get sick. Amazing.

So, we had to dig deeper. Is baking soda in the bath a thing?

It turns out it is.

After Liv’s interview on Into the Gloss, they dug deep & spoke to James Hardwick on his holistic approach to self-care products:

“First, let’s talk about using baking soda as an exfoliant for your face and body. Whole Foods sells a little box for less than a buck. Places like Target and CVS sell boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, too, but I’m not sure if it’s as refined or as pure as the stuff you’ll find at natural food stores.

You can taste the difference if you brush your teeth with it—which I highly recommend (I’ll come back to this). In the shower, I pour a pile of baking soda into my hands and scrub everything—my face, my hair, my body, and the actual shower— with it. It’s a little rough, but it feels good… And maybe I’ve just been lucky, but my skin is happier when I wash it with something simple like baking soda.

It doesn’t seem to dehydrate my skin or strip away healthy oils, and baking soda is pretty stress-free—it’s no big deal if you accidentally swallow some, waste it (it’s so inexpensive), plus it’s environmentally safe! On top of that, baking soda is an odor neutralizer, and it’s good for cleaning produce (not something I do in the shower). See? Multi-purpose, simple, and cheap.”

After digging a bit deeper ourselves, we found a recipe & gave it a try.

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A DIY Baking Soda Body Scrub

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

♡ a container (anything works but these look super cute in a bathroom)

♡ baking soda (apparently Bob’s Red Mill is clean & doesn’t contain aluminum)

♡ water

♡ a spoon

♡ optional: few drops of essential oil (we like lavender because it winds us down)

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DIRECTIONS:

♡ fill half your container with baking soda.

♡ slowly add water.

♡ put a few drops of your essential oil in & stir.

♡ gently stir & add more water or baking soda depending on the consistency you have. (You want it to be a paste).

♡ keep adding water & baking soda until your container is full & the paste has formed.

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HOW TO USE IT:

♡ scoop some up with your hand & rub it on your body in the shower.

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You should know that baking soda is exfoliating so it’ll feel a bit rough. If you use it on your face, rub gently!

This is a little trick that is so inexpensive, effective, quick, easy, AND good for the environment.

As we mentioned, we love lavender essential oil in this because it promotes relaxation.

Setting our bathroom up with a salt rock night light, eucalyptus hanging, & our DIY lavender scrub makes us feel like we are at a spa. Then we crawl into bed with our CBD pen from stnrcreations. One puff & we are relaxed.

Do you guys have any DIY self-care products you love? Tell us below. So, into this right now.

This Mask Is Like a Virgin Mojito for Your Face

Living in Florida feels like summer is here all year round especially when it is hot, humid, and cool like it has been lately. One of the best ways to enjoy summer, which is its own special season according to traditional Chinese medicine, is to embrace the mix of warm and cool weather that’s to come. If you find yourself wishing you were on vacation, use it as an excuse to give yourself an at-home spa day.

This mask was formulated for warmer days to bring a cool, calming energy to the skin. Use it on mild sunburns, as a weekly hydration treatment, and/or when it’s too damn hot to do anything else. Here is a simple beauty solution that can make your skin glow.

DIY Mint & Aloe Face Mask

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons raw local honey
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • a spray or a few drops of a rosewater toner
  • organic fresh mint leaves (2 to 4 leaves is all you need)

Directions

  1. Bruise and mash up the mint with a mortar and pestle to release the essential oils.
  2. Stir everything together.
  3. Apply it all to your face.
  4. Leave the mask on for 10 to 20 minutes.

Disclaimer: This article is completely based on research, experiments and data available on the internet. However, it is always advised to consult a dermatologist before following any remedy or making changes in your regime.

How To Use Rose Water For Dry Skin

Come winter, and all those skin issues start peeping out again. Don’t you think your skin needs to be prepared for winter’s arrival? That is why you need to incorporate rose water for dry skin in your skincare regimen. Yes, to prepare your skin to face the harsh winter, you need to give it extra care and protection.

Your skin hydration plays a crucial role in achieving fresh and healthy skin. If you have dry skin, you need to be extra careful with the products you choose and how you care for your skin. A balanced skincare routine is all you need to be tension-free during the winter. Wondering how to use rose water for your dry skin? Well, we can help you. This article discusses the benefits of rose water and how you can use it. Keep reading.

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Is Rose Water Good for Dry Skin?

Rosewater by itself is not going to do wonders for your skin, but in combination with other moisturizing ingredients, it helps keep your skin feeling hydrated for longer while also improving its texture. The reason this fragrant liquid suits dry skin is because of how efficiently it refines your pores without drying your skin out. Rosewater is usually used as an additive in skin care treatments. It can be used by itself as a toner or in combination with other moisturizing ingredients for dry skin. Here, I’ve put together 4 rose water treatments that are keeping my skin feeling great this winter.

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1. Rose Water for Dry Skin

You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp pure rose water
  • Cotton pad
  • Towel
  • Facial cleanser
  • Moisturizer

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

5 minutes

Method

  1. Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Saturate a cotton pad with the rose water and dab it onto your face.
  3. Let it dry.
  4. Once dry, moisturize your face.
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How Often?

Twice a day.

Why This Works

Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your face is an essential part of any skincare routine. This rose water toner, unlike most toners available on the market, is extremely gentle on your skin. It helps get rid of residual dirt and grime without drying out your skin. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and hydrated.

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2. Glycerin, Lemon, And Rose Water for Dry Skin

You Will Need

  • 3 tbsp glycerin
  • 3 tbsp pure rose water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Clean bottle for storage
  • Facial cleanser
  • Towel

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

2 minutes

Method

  1. Combine the glycerin, rose water, and lemon juice and pour the mixture into a clean bottle so that it can be stored. (Store the mixture in your refrigerator.)
  2. Take a coin-sized amount of the mixture and apply this to your face and neck.
  3. Ensure that your hands are clean during application.
  4. Gently massage your skin in circular motions until the lotion is completely absorbed.
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How Often?

Every night.

Why This Works

Glycerin helps hydrate your face and leaves your skin feeling extremely supple. The ingredient is easily absorbed and provides your skin with non-greasy, long-lasting hydration. Lemon, on the other hand, gives your skin a vitamin C boost and also helps fade any marks or scars with its bleaching properties.

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3. Multani Mitti, Milk, And Rose Water for Dry Skin

You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp Multani mitti
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp pure rose water
  • Facial cleanser
  • Towel

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

20 minutes

Method

  1. Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Combine the Multani mitti, milk, and rose water until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this paste onto your face.
  4. Wait for 20 minutes and then proceed to wash the mixture off of your face with cool water.
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How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

While Multani mitti is generally used to treat oily skin, this face mask contains the goodness of milk and rose water to help treat dryness. Milk contains lactic acid, which helps soften your skin while fading blemishes. The mask helps exfoliate, nourish, and soften your skin.

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4. Sandalwood and Rose Water for Dry Skin

You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp sandalwood powder
  • ½ tsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp almond oil
  • 1 tsp pure rose water
  • Facial cleanser
  • Towel

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

20 minutes

Method

  1. Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Combine the sandalwood powder, oils, and rose water until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this mixture onto your face as you would a face pack.
  4. Leave it on for 20 minutes or until it is completely dry.
  5. Wash your face with cool water and pat dry.
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How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Sandalwood helps mildly exfoliate your skin while nourishing it. When combined with the oils and rose water, it creates an excellent face pack for intense hydration. This face pack will help nourish your skin and get rid of dryness.

Rosewater is an amazing ingredient to incorporate into your skincare routine. With that said, I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a balanced skincare routine that varies according to skin type and changes according to the weather. Have you ever used rose water for your skin? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

How To Add Rosewater into Your Skincare + The Benefits