FBY Tip: Honey, Lemon and Ginger Water

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Hey girls!

I hope everyone is having  fabulous week! My week has been really exciting. I have been taking sewing classes while I wait for NYSC to begin in November. Asides from that, I have been at home through out mostly because of the ebola scare…it’s getting so real and it’s better to just stay in an environment you trust. Please don’t forget to buy your hand sanitisers, they are very necessary in this trying time although God is the ultimate protector but let us play our part and be cautious.

Okay! So today I’m bringing you a tip of mine and I’m sure most of you have heard or read about this skin secret. Where do I begin? Pardon me, I’m about to give a long story! Lol…my best friend and I did this thing we called ‘Water Therapy’ when we still in school and it worked like magic for us. We were glowing so much, everyone wanted to know what our secret was. The thing is we drank nothing less than 8 glasses of water a day, unfailingly showered twice everyday and ate fruits with every one of our meals. We did this for two weeks and the result was unbelievable…I really don’t know why we stopped. Out of the blues, some weeks back, I thought of embarking on this journey again since I have more knowledge now about the skin and how it works. So, last week Monday, I officially started my water therapy but for the first week, I didn’t measure the amount of water I took a day. I was just drinking water and it was the only form of liquid that touched my tongue just because I wanted to get used to taking just water being a Coke addict. I also felt that asides from eating fruits, I could take other things like juices and tea to get even better looking skin.

So this is where my Honey, Lemon and Ginger tea comes in. Well, I don’t know if I can categorise this as a tea but that’s what I’m going to stick to since you have to use hot or warm water. if you have been following up, I gave reasons as to why honey and lemon are good for your skin and your body in general. now, I’m just going to briefly brush up on the skin benefits of ginger.

Ginger is popularly known as a spice and is also known to be medicinal. It is vastly used in Chinese and Indian cuisine and ‘Ginger tea’ is also known to help with the case of cold and flu but this spice or root can also be very beneficial to the skin. Ginger is packed with anti-oxidants  that protect the skin against ageing. This root is a great antiseptic that helps in cleaning and fighting blemishes which results in a glowing and radiant skin. Ginger is also great for toning the skin.

So I think after reading this, you will understand why it’s the perfect match made in heaven. I drink this every morning before I head out for my classes. I also think it’s a great way to cleanse your body just as the day starts. The good thing is, it doesn’t taste gross so it just makes it easier for you todrink. If you happen to try this out, let me know how you find it. Have a great week girls!

FBY 101: Honey and Lemon face mask

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Hey girls!

It’s beauty time! Today on FBY 101, I’m sharing with you one of homemade face packs that has truly worked for me, I just had to share. You just need two ingredients which almost everyone has lying around in the kitchen, Honey and Lemon. It’s really effective and you can make this mask in just four easy breezy steps. However, before we get into the steps for this mask, let’s go over some benefits of both ingredients.

Honey is generally known as a great weight loss tool but it is also no secret that it also works wonders for the skin. Honey contains antioxidants and vitamins that aid in the quest of a glowing skin. One of the many benefits of using Honey on the skin is the retaining of moisture which helps in keeping the skin hydrated. Honey is also antiseptic and this makes the healing of wounds and acne a forgotten problem. Although, I once heard that honey can’t do much for acne that is caused by irritation or hormones but it will work for acne caused by bacterial infection. With that being said, honey is a great natural skin cleanser and it equally makes a superb moisturiser when used directly on the skin. However, people end to use Honey in different ways, some use it as a scrub and a mask. Others drink it mixed with warm water, ginger and lemon.

Lemon, on the other hand is probably one of the most citrus fruits with the highest amount of vitamin C. It also contains other fruit acids, antioxidant and sugars that are helpful when exfoliating and trying to brighten your skin. The thing is, the juice from lemons contain some unique acids that help to remove dead skin cells which leads o the easier generation of fresh new skin. Lemon also helps to keeps the skin’s elasticity

With all these benefits, not just for the skin but for the nails, hair and general health it’s no wonder we see honey and lemon in a lot of products we use today, Shampoos and conditioners, hair oils, cleansers, masks, scrubs, and even cleaning agents. So it is only right that these two are a perfect match for great skin care. I have been trying this mask for close to two months now and it has produced visible differences in my skin like no other skin product has done. I would recommend to use pure natural honey not the processed one because you want to get the full benefits of this sugar not some filtered stuff.

So are you gased to try this out? Let’s go!

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Step one: Take 2 tablespoons of honey and pour in a bowl.

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Step two: Slice the lemon in two equal parts.

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Step three: We are going to be using one half of the lemon. Squeeze the juice into the honey. You might want to pick out the seeds before you do this or squeeze through a strainer.

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Step four: In the first picture, it is clear that the lemon juice is separated from the honey. Now stir the mixture till everything is blended evenly and Voila! You have your honey and lemon mask. Piece of cake, yeah?

About the application, I first of all wash my face with water before I apply this. I then spread this mixture all over my neck and face avoiding sensitive areas like my eyes. Be careful not to apply too much on your face just because honey doesn’t dry and you don’t want this mixture dripping everywhere. I leave the mask on for about 20 – 30 mins. I then wash it off with warm water and pat my face dry. I do this every day in the morning or in the evening.

Let me know if you girl’s found this helpful! I have more and more great tips and tutorials coming on the blog so watch this space!

Have a great weekend fabs!…xxx