I have been inspired by so many wonderful blogs lately. I've made SO many things from Ashley's blog, Edible Perspective, and Rachel's, Almonds and Avocados, and I am a dedicated reader of Angela's (Oh She Glows), Bianca's (Vegan Crunk), Emily's (This Rawsome Vegan Life), Leanne's (Healthful Pursuit), Sarah's (This Is What I Eat) and now Jessica's (How Sweet It Is).
I do have a life! I swear! I just really like reading blogs...like, a whole lot.
I also love Gabby's blog, The Veggie Nook, a whole lot too and actually, that is what I'm dedicating this quick little post to! In a recent post, Gabby talked about an oil-based skin care regimen. I love any and any homeopathic recipe/idea so I was very intrigued by this one!
My skin is, by no means, horrible--it's actually fairly nice--but it can definitely stand some improvement. So I dragged my butt to Whole Foods, which really wasn't difficult since I'm there every day anyway, and bought some castor oil, jojoba oil (they did not have sweet almond/sunflower and Gabby said jojoba was fine!), alcohol-free witch hazel toner and some hemp hearts. Okay, the hemp hearts were not for my face but I was low and needed some. Don't you all hate when you're low on hemp hearts?
Anyway, I got home, made my little oil concoction and awaited bedtime's arrival. Come 9:00 (okay, more like 11...30...ish) I rubbed the oil over my face, placed a hot washcloth on it, had a little trouble breathing, and therefore held my breath for one minute, per Gabby's instructions. After the minute was up I wiped away the oil and applied a little witch hazel toner and went to bed.
I have done this the past two nights (using only water as my face wash in the mornings) and have not noticed any difference yet. I understand it might take a little time for my skin to benefit from this new regime but I am patient.
I AM relieved, though, that rubbing oil all over my face has not resulted in any breakouts. So THAT's good.
Oh! And I thought this was funny:
I have been dehydrating and making raw foods up the yin yang lately and at one point I literally had this many different nuts/seeds/groats soaking in their own little bowls on top of my microwave.
My poor mom...