Hi all! It’s been a whirlwind of emotions these last few weeks as life starts to get really busy this time of year. So here’s a little update for you all.
1. I recently got engaged to the best guy I could EVER ask for! Here’s a picture of us on the night he popped the big question. Honest to goodness guys, I’m SO over the moon about our impending wedding! I don’t even know where to begin!
2. My Fiancé (hehehe I love saying that) just got a new job! YAY!
3. I just got a new job! Double yay!
4. I have to move AGAIN after just 6 months living in the apartment I’m in now…but hey, I’ll take it! Where we’re going it’s beautiful and much quieter than LA. It also means I get to live closer to family and also cut the long commute for Alex. Win win.
So there you have it. A lot of happiness, sadness, anxiousness, stress, and bewilderment all jumbled up in a just a few short weeks RIGHT before the holidays. This is what I’ve been up to and why I’ve been missing! So hang tight if it takes me more time than usual to get new blog posts up for you all to enjoy.
Of course, during this crazy emotional roller coaster, I’ve developed some breakouts that I’m not overly excited about. The good news is I’ve formulated a handy spot treatment that really gets rid of those pesky pimples and clogged pores, and who doesn’t need something like this up their sleeve right before the holidays?
DIY Zit Zapper
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 1 tsp red Moroccan clay (this is the best one to use for blackheads)
- 1 tsp raw honey (I like this brand)
- 1 capsule of activated charcoal (I like this one)
- 1 capsule white willow bark (this is the one I use)
- 1 drop tea tree essential oil
Loving Preparation – DIY Zit Zapper
Simply mix all of the ingredients together until well combined (it won’t look pretty but this stuff works!)
How to use the DIY Zit Zapper
- With clean hands, apply a dab of zit zapper to each problem area i.e. clogged pores, whiteheads, and pimples in an even layer
- Allow the mixture to sit on the skin for 20 minutes (this mask doesn’t dry)
- Gently rinse with cool water
- You can also use this as a mask 1-2 times a week to help keep your skin clear.
Why These Zit Zapper Ingredients Work
Moroccan Red Clay
Only true Moroccan red clay has the power to dry up blackheads completely and is known to be one of the best clays to use for acne-prone skin. You can read more about Moroccan red clay HERE.
Raw honey is soothing, moisturizing, and incredibly healing for the skin. It helps to diminish impurities and will also reduce redness and the appearance of breakouts. Applying raw honey to the skin on a daily basis is known to improve the complexion and keep acne-causing bacteria at bay.
Known to be incredibly purifying not only for the inside of our bodies, activated charcoal is also great for extracting impurities from the skin. If you have trouble with clogged pores you can use it to gently exfoliate the skin after letting it sit and suck up toxins from trouble areas.
White Willow Bark
The original aspirin, white willow bark is amazingly good for bringing down inflammation and redness associated with acne. Simply applying it to the skin will increase cell turnover (due to its natural salicylic acid content) and renew the skin. White willow is great for those large painful breakouts.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
One of the best allies against acne prone skin, tea tree is also a very soothing essential oil to use on the skin. It kills acne-causing bacteria and brings down redness.
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I hope you give this awesome recipe a try! What have been your favorite homemade zit zappers?
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