I like how I look this time of year, brown. I generally resemble a vampire of some sort come February so that lovely layer of color makes me look a bit more alive. The vitamin D and restorative powers of the sun help my spirit but after a summer of chlorine, hot sun, and a fair amount of crisp wine, my skin appreciates a little restoration itself!.
After you pull your hair back, place a layer of honey all over your face, neck, and décolletage. Honey is miraculous in its properties to heal the skin.
Over the honey add a layer of coconut oil. It might seem unwise to slather oil on one’s face but fear not! This will not cause you to break out or make your skin greasy. Coconut oil is a natural sun block in itself. It also contains saponin which is essentially nature’s soap. Coconut oil is also restorative to the skin and replenishes giving the skin a youthful, healthy glow.
Let this sit on the skin for a few minutes before hopping in the shower to rinse off. I used a sandalwood liquid body soap to remove the masque and for added spa effect.
While you are at it, you may as well pluck your eye brows and curl your hair! I used hot rollers and my hairspray recipe. I pinned my hair up with bobby pins so that the curls cascaded down and looked old fashioned. The next day the curls were loose but still there so I got two hairstyles for the time of one.
I am always amazed how makeup, even a small amount, can transform one’s face. I often go without but I noticed in a picture that my son took while I was recording a song for his new album that a smidge of mascara might have made me look more awake!
Make up can be added easily with a few simple steps.
- Cover eye and crease with a lighter shade of eye shadow.
- Fill in outer half of eye lid and crease with darker shadow. Apply soft eyeliner to upper lid adding a little flair at the end. The eyes really pop if you apply eyeliner inside the lower rim or at least close to it.
- Mascara to bring it all together.
- Tinted lip balm or lipstick streaked up cheek bone then rubbed in cheats as blush.
- Lipstick or tinted lip balm finishes the look.
I still want a day at a spa. A nice massage, facial, make over, hairstyle with maybe a few lavender streaks, my nails done, and a new outfit but a honey/coconut oil masque, shower, hot curlers, make up, and a new apron works just fine.