Sometimes it's good to get back to the basics and discover the natural ways that we can look after our skin instead of always buying expensive products. One of my favourite food to use is honey. Two or three times a week I spread it all over my face and sit there for a few hours (if I have the time, otherwise it's a quick 15 mins ) while it works its magic. It has antibiotic compounds called "inhibines' that work on the skin even after you have removed it and is also a humectant, meaning it retains moisture. The honey creates a water tight film that allows the skin to rehydrate itself. It cleanses the skin's surface and temporarily tightens the outer layers and also contains antioxidants that help reduce and eliminate free radicals from the skin. Manuka honey is especially good if you have problem skin such as spots or acne because of its increased antibacterial properties.
I dampen my face slightly and then take a spoonful and smooth it all over my face , extending it down my neck. I find after I have rinsed it off my skin feels incredibly smooth , the pores have tightened and my skin glows.
You will want to use raw honey though because the high heat in the pasteurisation process destroys some of the naturally occurring compounds that are so great for your skin.
I have been a makeup artist for over 20 yrs and am passionate about beauty and helping women to look the best they possibly can. I believe that women are beautiful at any age , and being older myself, am constantly on the look out for products that will help the skin retain its glow and beauty. From a very young age I have paid attention to my skin and have always gone looking for new, innovative - or even tried and true products that make a difference. I take inspiration from my friends and women I meet in my work. These women are the reason I started this blog , so that I can pass on my knowledge and help women to keep looking, and feeling amazing . I love finding new looks that inspire and you can adapt to your own style . I am also a mum with 3 boys which keeps my life very busy ... and never dull as anyone who knows me will attest to! All items posted on this blog are chosen because I have personally tried them and like them. I hope you find something here that you will love and will work for you.