Been a very hectic summer with loads of transatlantic hops, all in all it has been good. With non stop flying and little to no time spared, it’s hard to keep up with healthy eating/sleeping/ and clean skin. Currently on a liver detox and no I am not a drinker but with all the Farts (A typical fart is composed of about 59% nitrogen, 21 % hydrogen, 9% carbon dioxide, 7 %methane and 4 %oxygen. Only about 1% of a fart contains hydrogen sulfide gas and mercaptans, which contain sulfur, and the sulfur is what makes farts stink.) that one has to inhale working in a metal tube it is hard for the liver not to get a solid hit! So i am cleaning it out. Our PH level is so imbalanced due to inhalation of stale air and then ending up in hotel rooms with no air circulation , even if you venture out all you smell is cigarette smoke!
The skin, our largest organ needs loads of pampering as well. A good way to moisturize it is by using Aloe vera leaf. Hammer the leaf so as to soften the pulp inside and then with a sharp knife cut off the sides and peel open the leaf. With the help of a kitchen knife scrape off the inside of the leaf and this is the sticky gooey stuff that you will rub all over your face/arms/legs and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and your skin will be thankful to you.
Once a week, I also like to use lemon and honey scrub on my face to give it the boost that it needs in between flights. Cut a lemon into half and put 4 drops of honey on it. The citrus and the protein from the honey is fantastic for the skin. Now go nuts rubbing it all over your face avoiding eye area and let it sit there for 20 minutes. Don’t lick it, your face needs it more than your taste buds!
Black head removal:
For removing grim and black heads from your face, the recipe is very simple, painful and cheap. Buy plain gelatin from the shops. Take 2 tablespoons of gelatin and mix it with 1 tablespoon of milk in a little glass. Do not put more milk than what is mentioned. Make sure it is a little glass container… put this little glass in the microwave for 10 seconds. This should melt your mixture well and will be of the right temperature to spread on your face. Avoid the eye area unless you wish to tear up on ripping the dried gelatin off your face. Let it sit for over 40 minutes or until fully dry. Then peel it off. It will be painful but very rewarding!
Closing the pores:
After removing the black heads make sure to wash your face with cold water to help close up the pores. Then put 2 heaped tablespoons of baking power and 2 tablespoons of water in a bowl and mix it well. This will end up in a paste, which you will put on your face and let it rest for 3 minutes. Feel free to gently scrub it on your face. Rinse it off with warm water and pat dry your face.
These little life tricks work for me, using expensive creams and lotions are things of the passe, it’s back to the basics- suits my pocket and my lifestyle. You are very welcome 🙂