How many face masks, moisturizers, and promised skin routine for self-care have you seen throughout the world wide web? Personally, I have struggled with finding the right all-natural organic products on the shelf and online and I have finally hit the jackpot!
Once mother nature rolls around once a month, my two boys hit the last nerve, or I just got done with a workout I have a high chance of breaking out. Growing up I have always struggled with acne and blemishes. I used high-end products that used celebrities as there models (who we all know have flawless skin already) and I even resourced going to a skincare doctor to help me have the beautiful skin I have always longed for! Well look no more my friend, Liv is here to save the day!
After tucking my two little sweet innocent not so innocent boys (a/k/a sour patch kids) into bed I can begin the process of taking care of mommy’s face! First things first, aloe plants. Aloe plants are such a huge lifesaver in my life for multiple reasons. For the sake of this blog, I am going to tell you how the juicy plant saves my skin. Go to your local Wal-Mart, Lowes, Home Depot, or plant shop and throw some aloe plants into that buggy like they are going out of style. For my wash, I use my own soap that I make with essential oils and goats’ milk (check out my other blog if you are interested in a super easy DIY all-natural soap). Grab your aloe plant and cut off one of the leaves for your mask. Grab your aloe plant, turn it to the side, and cut along the side of the leaf without cutting all the way through to where it opens like a butterfly.
As I mentioned before I have a few personal aloe plants at home, but when I am on the go or on vacation I buy he all-natural freshly pressed aloe vera gel below:
Tea tree essential oil
I personally use the Young Living product, but I have also listed other highly recommend essential oil brands below:
Now after you have the aloe leaf and your tea tree oil, slowly drop 2-3 drops of the oil onto the leaf. Then rub that baby all over your face and neck. It will feel super funky and gooey, BUT it is so worth it girlfriend! Personally, I keep the mask on all night and wash it off with my home-made soap in the morning when I wake up. It is optional to keep it on for 30 minutes (I would recommend so it soaks in thoroughly).
Now to talk about the benefits of the aloe vera/tea tree oil mask:
This leaf contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. It can help treat burns, acne and dry skin. I have hands down first experience with acne and any all-natural mother nature gift to help is the best. Aloe Vera works best on superficial surface acne rather than cystic or deeper acne, but that is where tea tree oil comes into play.
Tea Tree Essential Oil:
This oil can be a powerful weapon against acne. It has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties which make it ideal for treating and soothing skin conditions (so it is also good if you have super dry skin as well).
Give this mask a try and give it go! Just buying a huge plant with a good amount of leaves will last you a good while! I have had the same plant for about one year now! Keep you skin glowing and let your beauty shine even more!