Goodbye, Pore Strips. Hello, Baking Soda!

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I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who has a strange curiosity when it comes to pore strips. You know, that odd satisfaction of pulling the hardened strip off, only to reveal hair and some other funky bits that were on your nose.

But after using them for sometime I decided to look into the ingredients and how it actually works. What I found, just like the strip results, is not so pretty. So I figured it’d be good to find a natural alternative that, while not as instantly satisfying, is a whole lot better for your skin.

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How To: Wash Your Makeup Brushes

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Ladies, I’m sure that many of you have a lovely collection of makeup brushes that you use regularly. You might even know which function each brush performs. However, one thing you might not be aware of is that your brushes need to be cleaned regularly.

If you’re lazy or short on time, don’t worry. You’re in luck! The following DIY brush wash is quick, easy and effective.

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Benefits of Wheatgrass

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A shot of wheatgrass juice can do so many good things for your body. I don’t particularly like the taste, but the fact that it is loaded with goodies makes it go down much easier! 

Facts about wheatgrass:

  • A single ounce has 103 minerals, vitamins and amino acids
  • A single ounce contains the same amount of nutritional value as around 2 and a half pounds of fresh leafy greens
  • High chlorophyll content
  • High vitamin content (A, B complex, C, E and K)
  • Rich in protein
  • Contains beta-carotene 
  • Naturally cleanses the body by stimulating white blood cells, which is excellent for our immune system
  • Stimulates the thyroid

Additionally, wheatgrass can be used externally to:

  • Help eliminate redness
  • Enhance natural glow
  • Exfoliate
  • Improve elasticity 
  • Treat acne    

I use the foam that is left over from a shot and apply that to a clean, freshly washed face. You can also purchase wheatgrass powder and make a paste to receive its external benefits 🙂 

Have a lovely day xx