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Holistic and homemade recipes for skincare by Merrymen, to uplift your spirits and make your skin look & feel revitalized.

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Hone Face Mask skincare recipe by Dear Loved Ones - Merrymen

Skincare Recipe

Honey Face Mask

½ cup of coconut oil
¼ cup of raw honey
¼ cup of brown sugar
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
Juice ½ a lemon

Coconut oil is moisturizing and has antimicrobial properties. Raw honey is a good source of antioxidants, is antibacterial and anti-fungal. Brown sugar exfoliates dead skin cells and hydrates the skin, giving skin a shiny glow. Cinnamon helps to heal acne. It contains anti-fungal, antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties which make it useful to treat skin blemishes. Cinnamon also supports blood flow to the skin. Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C and citric acid, so it can help brighten your skin and tighten pores when used over time.

Instructions

Place the ingredients in a bowl and mix together well. Store in a jar with an airtight lid at room temperature. To use, wash your face well. Apply a small amount of mask to damp skin and massage gently in a circular motion. Avoid the eye area. Leave the mask on for approximately 15-30 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Rosewater Toner skincare recipe by Dear Loved Ones

Skincare Recipe

Rosewater Toner

2 cups of water
1 green tea sachet
¼ cup seedless rosehip
¼ cup dry hibiscus flower

Rosewater has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the redness of irritated skin. It also helps maintain the skin’s pH balance, and can control excess oil. Green tea has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties which make it an effective treatment for acne and oily skin.

Instructions

You will need a spray bottle and something to brew your tea in. Steep ¼ cup of dry rosehip and dry hibiscus with 1 sachet of green tea in 2 cups of water. Bring hot water to a boil and place tea sachet and rosebuds in hot water allowing it to steep for 5 minutes. Let it cool and pour into a spray bottle. Add a tablespoon of dry rosebuds to the spray bottle.

Store up to 6 months in the fridge.

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub recipe by Dear Loved Ones for Merrymen Magazine

Skincare Recipe

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

½ tablespoon olive oil
1 dash of ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Olive oil can prevent sun damage. Cinnamon stimulates blood circulation which acts as a lip plumper. Brown sugar is gentler than salt, and softer than granulated sugar. It smoothes and shines the lips.

Instructions

Pour ½ tablespoon of olive oil into a small mixing container. Add remaining ingredients and mix together well. Store in a small container with an airtight lid at room temperature. Apply this to your lips in a circular motion and you may either wipe it off or lick it off, it tastes great!

*Disclaimer: Before applying any products to your skin be sure to research your skin type and do patch tests. The product recipes provided may not be suitable for all skin types, nor do we guarantee results for everyone. Do not use it if you have allergies to the listed ingredients. Consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using, especially during pregnancy, nursing or on any medications. Products are not recommended for those under 12 years of age. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Allergy Warning: may contain tree nut oils.

Holistic and homemade recipes for skincare by Merrymen, to uplift your spirits and make your skin look & feel revitalized.

Dear Loved Ones is devoted to care and compassion; created by Merrymen out of a need to improve people’s ability and acceptance to love themselves, and to live as their best version by improving confidence and self-worth.

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