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Edible, DIY Skin Care For the Fall: Part 2

Edible, DIY Skin Care For the Fall: Part 2

Last week, we started a blog post on edible, do-it-yourself skin care for the fall to keep your skin looking and feeling young and healthy when the colder weather moves in. If you missed the first part to this post, find it here. We ended off with a balancing hair rinse under the first step of Cleansing. Today, we’re going to go through Steps 2 and 3 to finish your fall makeover!  

STEP 2: EXFOLIATE! After a summer spent in the sun your skin can look dull and tired.  The best remedy?  An edible exfoliator that will get rid of those dead skin cells, and leave your skin refreshed.  

Oatmeal Face Scrub:
- 1 tbsp. ground rolled oats
- 1 tbsp. coconut milk

Combine these ingredients, let it sit for a couple of minutes, and then scrub away.  

Lemon Sugar Body Scrub:
- 1/4 cup organic sugar
- The juice of 1/2 organic lemon
- 1 tbsp. manuka honey

Combine all three ingredients and scrub away those dead skin cells in a gentle, circular motion. Use twice a week. 

Most of us need a little extra moisture for our skin during the fall and winter months.  Our regular moisturizers just don’t seem to cut it. Try these alternatives instead and be amazed at the results.  

Face Oil:
- 30 ml of argan oil (restores elasticity and improves skin tone)
- Frankincense  

Have Oily Skin?  This fantastic blend will help balance sebum production and ensure a healthy complexion.
- Argan Oil (extremely rich in vitamin E and has been shown to reduce inflammation and neutralize free radicals)
- Lavender essential oil (soothing, antibacterial, heals skin irritations)
- Geranium (helps balance sebum production and clears the skin) 

Body Oil: Add a few drops of essential oil to avocado oil, and slather this on damp skin after your shower.  It will soak right in, and won’t leave you greasy! OR, try this simple recipe…
- 1 organic vanilla bean
- 1/2 cup avocado oil or jojoba oil

Cut the vanilla bean in half and pop it into your glass bottle of oil. Let it sit for a few days, and voila – a simple body oil that smells delicious enough to eat!  

Dry Hair Remedy: Our skin isn’t the only thing that suffers as we enter the cooler fall months.  Fall and winter usually means dry, static hair and split ends.   Our hair can really crave moisture.  An intensive hair mask can bring dry, brittle hair back to life.  This doesn’t mean that you have to go out and buy an expensive hair treatment; thankfully, it’s incredibly easy to make your own. 

Nourishing Hair Mask:
- 1 egg
- 1.5 tbsp. olive oil

Mix the ingredients together to create your mask.  Slather the mixture onto your hair, and cover with a shower cap.  Let it sit for 20 minutes. Wash it out thoroughly, and shampoo and condition your hair as usual.  

Written by: Marissa van de Merwe, Goodness Me! Education Manager

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