Good afternoon. So, I was telling you guys that the lovely people over at Hachette Book Group sent Babushka's Beauty Secrets and of course I was so pleased with how well their soaking treatment for my feet went that I decided to try a few more treatments from the book. Let me be the first tell you all that I have severe dry skin. And my recent stress eating has not been helping out either. I have been binging on sweet foods and sodas.
Needless to say my skin, especially my face has had to suffer. So, I decided to try one of the face souffles and an all natural serum for my lips. I tried the Date Souffle which is a mixture of egg (whites for oily skin, yolk for dry skin), sour cream and vitamin E. You apply the mix to your face, let sit for 10-15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm tap water. Personally, I think you get a more even application if you use a makeup sponge or a cotton face pad instead of your hands.
I put mine on using a circular motion to make sure it really got into every pore. And you can certainly feel it working once it dries. Let me just say that when I rinsed off the souffle my skin looked wonderful and this morning it looked even better. Seriously, I had a lovely glow. I had to take a double glance in the mirror. Also, let me mention that since I was not going on a date, I decided to follow up the souffle with a nice helping of baby vaseline as moisturizer. My skin feels so soft and my break out is already showing signs of remission!!
Now for the lips, I chose the Forget Flaky Lips serum. I don't know how many of you are familiar with LL Cool J and his lip licking, but I'm a frequent lip licker as well. Mainly because I'm horrible at keeping up with Chapstick and lip glosses. They end getting washed in my pants pockets ruining my clothes. So, I settle to lick my lips which are chronically dry as well. All that saliva coating has made my lips a little flaky and while I used use a medium bristle toothbrush to scrub them, it got old buying a separate toothbrush just to scrub my teeth with. It can get pretty expensive because I like to change mine every month because of germs and dead skin getting caught in the bristles.
So, I when I came across the serum I was like what the heck. It's a mixture of olive oil (I used veggie oil), honey, sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice. You let the serum sit on your lips for 20 minutes if you can do so without licking it off. LOL. I did manage to resist the urge to lick my lips I must brag. You wash off with lukewarm water and apply Chapstick, gloss or whatever it is that usually use. Oh, when I washed mine off, my lips felt so soft.
The dead skin was melted away. And surprisingly it wasn't that hard getting all the sugar and honey off. I guess the acid in the lemon juice helps with that and the dead skin. I am learning a lot from this book. In addition, to these treatments and serums they give you tips. For example, eating lots of cucumbers help to prevent your body from retaining a lot water. I never knew that! I'm learning something new everyday as I read and flip through this wonderful book.