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Wedding Beauty Tips: Skin Care

Posted on October 3rd, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Anything Goes 1 Comment

To get your skin prepared for your wedding day, you need to pamper it with one of the world’s oldest skin care regimens – honey.

Christopher Watt, a licensed aesthetician who cares for some of Hollywood’s top stars, suggests the following homemade honey-based skincare treatments for today’s most common skin problems:

Wedding BeautyDry Skin Moisturizer

Makes 2 Applications

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons cocoa butter, melted
2 drops bergamont oil (optional)
1 drop lavender oil or tea tree (optional)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and apply to clean, dry face. This all-natural moisturizer can be covered and kept in a cabinet, but it will solidify. For a second application, heat in microwave for 10 seconds, stir and apply to skin same as before.

Sweethearts’ Chocolate Honey Body Scrub

For the body, Watt recommends exfoliating and moisturizing with this sweetly soothing therapy:

Makes 2 Applications

Ingredients:

2 cups honey
½ cup grapeseed oil
6 Tablespoons unsweetened chocolate, grated (can be substituted with cocoa powder)
2 cups kosher salt

Directions:

In mixing bowl, combine honey and grapeseed oil. Stir in chocolate and salt, mixing completely. Consistency should be grainy and thick. Apply scrub to skin and gently massage all over body. Remove with warm, damp towels or rinse in shower.

Gentle Honey Cleanser for Acne

Contrary to popular opinion, acne can occur at any age. It is a disorder caused by a bacterial inflammation of the skin’s glands and follicles. Because honey has anti-bacterial properties, Watt recommends washing the face with a honey-based cleanser twice weekly for acne-prone skin:

Makes 1 Applications

Ingredients:

¼ cup honey
1 Tablespoon liquid soap
½ cup glycerin (available at drug and beauty stores)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl until fully blended. Pour onto clean face sponge or soft cloth and gently rub onto face, wash away with warm water and pat face dry.

Purely Honey Face Smoothie for Normal/Combination Skin

Those with normal to combination skin can keep it glowing by pampering it with Watt’s face smoothie:

Makes 1 Application

Ingredients:

¼ cup honey
2 Tablespoons pomegranate juice
Handful of pitted cherries
¼ cup of plain yogurt
½ of a banana (optional)

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together and rub onto clean, dry skin. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes then remove with damp sponges or a soft facial cloth. Pat dry and apply moisturizer.

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Comments (1)

  1. 1tam weddings

    Goodness I know of no brides or brides to be that would have had the time, although they do sound good wholesome alternatives. In my book nothing beats fresh air and water.

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