Saturday, 28 September 2013

DIY-The Perfect Morning Face /Life Logos

Halllo Lovies :)
I hope you are all very well and have had a fabulous holiday but slap your face with reality cause EDUCATIONAL BUILDINGS are expecting our presence. I have not blogged for a rather long time which one sincerely apologises for! I have seriously been so busy. Yes I do not live a life full of travelling and adventure which I would LOVE to but I AM busy. PROMISE (says the girl in denial)

So with school already started and Uni and college slowly starting most of us to deal with morning faces, which is not the most pleasant of things at nine O’clock in the morning. Also I’ve found as I have very oily skin when I wake up my skin is super oily and all my face is slightly puffed up. The reason why is because 70% of our body is water so when we lie still for long periods of time ( Its called sleep if your not too familiar with this action) our lymphatic vessels are not prepared to move about the fluids so it stays so it end up redistributed in our faces.  Also in the morning if you wake up with an oily face you are more prone to breakouts during the day because of you’re clogged up pores.  

The classic morning face Haha
One ingredient which can help you fight all of these nasties *Texas accent* is GREEN TEA. Green tea is known to be naturally rich in antioxidants which a great change from all the chemical antioxidants in moisturisers and facials.  Every day we are exposing out faces to pollution smoking and sunlight, well there’s not that much sunlight in Britain but enough to increase the number of free radicals in our body. The antioxidants found in green help protect our body from free radicals. Also the leaves itself can be used as a very light exfoliater.  Hence green tea is a great cleanser which gets rid of any impurities leaving your face feeling refreshed and squeaky clean. This will instantly help the complexion of your face of your face also reducing any redness.
SO here is an awesome DIY ‘Face Refresher’ (haha I know it sounds pretty stupid but I couldn’t think of a better word) this will help your skin to look and feel incredibly refreshed and totally unclog your pores. Another Benefit of this ‘Face Refresher’ these are starting to sound edible now) is that it will help reduce the swelling in the morning INSTANTLY. So it’s really good to use early in the morning before or just before bed time. As well as all the goodness from the green tea to reduce any redness and swelling-the ice cubes are proven to reduce any swelling. So YOU GOT THE BESSST OF BOTH WORLDS. 

OH and before I begin a little disclaimer-I have actually come up with this recipe myself. There is nothing which could go wrong but if you are allergic to green tea or you just have super SUPER sensitive skin do not use. It is a very gentle DIY which wont harm your skin but you know better than I do. So please try NOT to kill murder yourself.  --__--

SO here we go the recipe for a perfect morning face -:

What you will need -: (for one batch of ‘Face Refreshers’)

·         Three heaped teaspoons of loose green tea (as we want it to be as concentrated as possible) if you haven't got that cut open a green tea bag

·         One and a half mug of boiled water
      ·         Almost a quarter of a cucumber

So Lovies we shall begin.

  1. First of all I suggest you take about all your ingredients and lay them on your work top. Then baby, pop ON the kettle and while your at it make me a 'cuppa, cheers love. 
  2. Then put three heaped teaspoons of loose green tea in a small bowl. Like soooo. My gorgeous munchkin was in the kitchen and I got him to mix it. That's his cutie patootie thumb mixing it. Gosh it was so hard to get him to stay still, he kept mixing it so fast.
  3. Whatchya do next is mix mix mix like crazy. Mix until you think the green tea is completely mixed in with the H2O.
  4. Theeeen You get a quarter of cucumber and grate it! Cause that what you do with cucumbers
  5. Then put all the cucumber including the juices into the bowl of green tea. Likee sooo
  6. Mix all of this up again until all the cucumber and green tea leaves until they are fully mixed together.
  7. Then grab that ice cube tray you took out first. Just thought id show ya'll what one looked like....Just in case
  8. Your mixture will have quite a few bits and pieces. So spoon up the bits and put them in the ice cube tray until about halfway. This will mean that the first half of your ice cube will act as a very gentle cleansing exfoliator.
  9. Then spoon up the liquid as much as you can to the top. I suggest putting a spoon full of liquid in each ice cube thingymabob first so al the size of the ice cubes will be relatively the same size.
  10. Theeeeeen just stick them in the freezer for about half an hour or until there almost half frozen. Then place a toothpick standing up right in each ice cube thingymabob so when your using them you fingers don't fall off because of the coldness. That what happened to me in  my first batch. Then pop them back in the freezer until completely frozen.
  11. If you have any remains don't throw them away re-use them. YOu can make a refreshing mask by getting a small facial towel and dipping it in any remaining liquid. Pop that in the fridge for 10 min and just lay it over your face. (Again don't kill yourself make sure you have space to breathe or you should know your doing something wrong)
So Lovie that's how you make them. Now let me tell you what to do with them. 
What I like doing with them is, when I wake up as an urgalee monster  I run down to the kitchen and take out the 'Face refreshers'  out of the freezer to let them thaw for a bit, until I can use them. Until then I brush my teeth and wash my face-with ONLY water. Until I've done all this they would be easy to get out. So I take just one ice cube and put the rest back in the freezer. then I just rub the ice cube all over my face and as they are no artificial chemicals or any chemical antioxidants I rub them over my eyes as well. But only do this if you feel comfortable doing it. Then I wash my wash my face and then use a cleanser on top of that. My skin actually feels really refreshed and it is a fantastic start to the day. This way your skin will, fingers crossed stay shine free all day too. And that it a pretty simple yet super effective DIY.
If any of you try it out let me know if you liked it . Did it help your skin feel as good as mine did? If you don't have a blogger account you can let me know on my instagram anayah_0_
                                                      Byeeeee Lovies