Beauty

Bentonite clay mask

Okay, so initially I got the clay for my hair wash days but then I realized it’s also a facial mask. I just had to give it a try. December has been quite a strain for my skin because I have make up on half the time ( a girl’s gotta look good right) and I am that girl who sleeps with make up on after a very long day. Give me a break! I use the clay as a mask and cleanser twice a week.

It’s really helped to keep the break outs at bay. My skin is smoother and I haven’t had problems with blackheads and whiteheads lately. Especially at the moment because I usually break out during my period and my skin is behaving right now.

I mix 1 tablespoon of the clay with about 2-3 tablespoons of lukewarm water into a smooth paste. I apply to my face leaving out the eye area and lips. I leave it on for 15-20minutes before rinsing it off.

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Here are some of the benefits of bentonite clay for your skin:

  • unclogs and tightens pores
  • helps control over production of sebum
  • makes skin soft
  • makes skin glow
  • draws out toxins from the skin
  • exfoliates
  • helps reduce the appearance of scars
  • gives an even skin tone
  • helps with the regeneration of healthy skin cells
  • prevents and eases out blackheads
  • soothes itchy and inflamed skin
  • treats acne

It’s quite a good mask and very affordable. I got mine for 36rand at Dischem. I love it because it’s good for all skin types, it’s natural and has no artificial chemicals that could be toxic for your skin. Give it a try!

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Beauty, Hair

FEED YOUR HAIR AND SKIN FROM WITHIN

We all want great hair and glowing skin. We buy numerous products, some a bit more expensive than others just so we can get longer hair or the clearest skin. God knows how extra I am always willing to go! When it comes to skin and hair I believe in a holistic approach. You can’t just buy the most expensive facial serum  or the most expensive hair oil and expect 100% results. I am sure some products do bring amazing results but whilst spending on all those products you should also make sure you’re feeding your hair and skin from the inside too. I have listed below things you can include in your diet for healthy hair and skin.
•AVOCADOS

Avocados are rich in vitamin E, which increases blood circulation to your scalp and hair follicles thus promoting hair growth. They are rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins that improve your skin from the inside by moisturizing it and protecting it from free radicals.
•WHOLE GRAINS

They are rich in biotin. Biotin is required for the production of cells and its also involved in the production of amino acids necessary for hair growth and healthy skin.
*PS:Biotion is also good for growing healthy and strong nails!!!!!!
NUTS

Omega-3 fatty acids nourish and thicken your hair. They also reduce inflammatory skin conditions like acne. Nuts like almonds and walnuts contain these fatty acids.
CARROTS

The vitamin A in carrots protects your skin against the sun’s rays and helps to repair skin tissue. Cell regeneration on the scalp also increases hair growth and vitamin A  helps produce natural sebum on the scalp, keeping the roots and scalp nourished.
EGGS

Protein is the building block of hair and eggs are rich in protein. It is essential that you have enough protein in your diet. They also contain antioxidants that protect the skin from UV damage.
WATER

I cannot stress enough the importance of drinking water. H2O IS A MUST!!!!!!!! It is vital that you keep yourself hydrated. Drinking water flushes out toxins from your body. It helps combat skin disorders leaving your skin smooth and glowing. Water also keeps your hair moisturised from within and helps it grow. So if you don’t want dry and brittle hair I suggest you drink a glass soon after you’re done reading this😜
To ensure you get enough nutrients you can also take supplements like the regenesis collagen matrix for a healthy skin tone and strong hair. However, I personally prefer simply maintaining a healthy, nutrition filled diet as it is less costly. What are you feeding your hair and skin?