So it’s that time for me…the time when I I attempt to get ready for the “big day.” The big day being the day when I get to see this guy again (the grown up one, haha):
My husband will be returning from his shorty-short deployment pretty soon (aka he was gone for a month and some change to upgrade his flying skills).
I tried this homemade facial for the first time, and I think it’s my new fav!
- 2 tbs of honey (the recipe recommended raw honey but I used creamed honey and it came out just fine).
- 2 tsp of nutmeg
- 2 tsp of cinnamon
- Mix into a paste. Leave on your face for 30 minutes, and remove with some warm water using soft, circular motions.
I scoured the net for some new natural recipes, and this one made sense for my skin-type, and was convenient to make (who doesn’t have those ingredients at home?). This particular facial calms redness, moisturizes, and is full of antioxidants from the cinnamon and nutmeg. My favorite part was how nicely the cinnamon and nutmeg worked to exfoliate and make my skin feel so soft and smooth.
Doing “pampering” things like this is relaxing at the end of a long day (and deployment days can be long). You know, it’s great to do a facial once a month if you have fairly normal skin…it sets the skin up nicely to fully absorb any moisturizering lotions you apply and helps keep your skin looking soft and smooth. Good enough motivation for me!
So just for the record, when I did apply this recipe to my face, I think I put way too much on! It totally slopped down my face and got on my clothing. I will plan on using only as much as I need next time. Somehow I thought I needed to apply all of it, but it’s not like honey mixed with nutmeg and cinnamon is going to go bad anytime soon. I feel like that’s probably a no-brainer for most people, but I didn’t catch that, so FYI, just in case you wonder when trying this recipe.
I hope you enjoy!