Occasionally, my husband works evenings and I get the house to myself. On these nights, I often pop in a girly movie, do my nails, and have a cup of tea. The other night, I decided to also try a new beauty recipe that I saw on Lauren Conrad’s site. Here is the recipe (taken directly off the site):
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon milk (the fuller the fat, the better)
- Pour sugar into a bowl, slowly stirring in the honey, and add quantity of milk desired (the more milk the looser the consistency).
- Pat mixture onto skin (avoiding eye area, it makes eyelashes sticky and the sugar is harsh on delicate skin). Leave on for 10-20 minutes (whatever you like best and have time for) this mask will not dry on your skin or become tight or hard, it will stay moist and sticky, I suggest wearing an old t-shirt while wearing this in case of any “sticky situations.”
- Rinse the mixture off with lukewarm water; you may use a wash cloth or facial cleansing brush to assist you if you like, but make sure to clean extra well around your hairline or some of the honey might dry in hard sticky clumps. Eew no thank you!
- I also like to soak cotton pads/rounds in some of the same type of milk I added into the mixture, I put on some relaxing music, and lay on m bed for 5 minutes with the pads/rounds layer on my face! The lactic acid from the milk will help to slough away dead skin, while the fats & proteins in the milk help to strengthen and plump the skin.
- Then rinse, apply moisturizer (don’t forget to put one on that has SPF if you’re going out in the sun after this facial!), Look at yourself in the mirror and SMILE! You are beautiful, and now you’re soft, glowy, clean skin is a little bit more beautiful too!
This smelled soo good, and of course I was tempted to taste the ingredients as I was mixing them, but part of the reason I decided to do this mask was to get rid of some of the ingredients that I’m not supposed to be eating on the perfect 10.
The consistency was sticky just like the instructions said. I made sure to wear a headband, too, just to take extra precaution to keep the sticky out of my hair (it worked). After applying, I continued watching my girly movie and got a pot of tea ready. I did wait until after washing the mask off to consume my tea, simply because I didn’t want the heat of the tea to make the mask melt all over the place. 15 minutes later, movie paused, I marched back into the bathroom to wash it off.
I was incredibly happy with the end result! The sugar granules worked to slough off the dead skin, which I get particularly bad around the edges of my nose. The honey moisturised and left my skin feeling soft and clean. I followed up the mask with another moisturiser, and I have been pleased with how smooth my face has been ever since. I’m thinking of making this a regular routine.
One thing I will comment on is that this recipe made way more than one serving. I poured the leftovers into an airtight container and put it in the fridge. I’m planning on warming it up in the microwave next time and seeing how it feels to have a nice warm mask on the next girly night in.