Happy Tuesday, Ladies! Sending some love and good vibes your way. Jill and I have been collaborating on the upcoming Fit Dish topics (you’re going to love next week’s), and just that alone really perked up my inspiration. We love this community and the guaranteed fitspiration that comes with it.
Today’s optional topic is, ‘Natural Beauty.’ Honestly, I think being loving, generous, strong, empathetic, and supportive are qualities that make women BEAUTIFUL. And, don’t you love being around women like that? A true beauty makes others feel more beautiful about themselves, not less.
Feeling confident about ourselves helps us shine, which allows us to better help others. But, when ya have a big zit on yur face, let’s face it, you kind of wish it was normal to wear a bag on your head. Obviously that’s weird, so you may avoid talking or looking at people.
We deserve and need to feel confident to be our best selves.
Over the past several months, I have been trying out natural zit zappers. Not only do they work much better than any over-the-counter products I have used, but they’re cheaper and chemical-free. And now, I get to share them with you!
NATURAL ZIT ZAPPERS
Use these after washing and drying your face.
Take a cue-tip, dip it lightly in tea tree oil, and apply to blemish. For best results, leave on overnight and you’ll wake up to much smoother skin.
Option: If you’re new to tea tree oil, try diluting it in a little water – a little bit goes a long way.
I found my tea tree oil at Grocery Outlet for $2.99. But, it will run about $5 at health food stores. Since it’s going on your face, I would suggest buying organic. This may seem expensive, but compared to other over-the-counter zit zapping products, it’s very reasonable. Plus, it can be used for other things and it will last a long time.
Like the tea tree oil, dip a cue-tip in the apple cider vinegar, and dab it on your blemish before you go to bed. Any zits will be smaller, less red, and less inflamed in the morning. Thanks ACV (apple cider vinegar).
Option: For sensitive skin, dilute it in some water. I use a 1/1 ratio.
Slice a lemon in half, drizzle the inside with 1/2 teaspoon of raw honey, and rub it all over your face – it may be a little drippy, so don’t squeeze the lemon too hard. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Honey helps restore moisture to your face, and the lemon juice zaps zits.
I discovered this recipe in Lorna Jane’s book, ‘MORE,’ and I was a bit skeptical. But, I tried it months ago and it has become a favorite of mine.
It’s easy, it smells great, and my skin looks and feels amazing in the morning. I do this once a week or so, or whenever I have been lazy about my skincare and my face needs some extra TLC. It’s an ultimate face refresher.
I know you’re going to love these. Seriously, these have been life-improvers for me. The Fit Switch is all about simplifying healthy living in order to make it sustainable and realistic. These recipes are quick, cheap, and use common ingredients. Easy peasy. Cheers to happier skin.
Questions for the day
- Do you have any favorite natural beauty products or items?
- Have you ever rubbed a lemon on your face?
- How do you zap zits, or are you just zit free these days?
- Do you feel more confident when your skin is clear?
- Has anyone ever called out one of your blemishes?
Much love, beauties!
There is something so inspiring about seeing a workout outfit, laid out, ready to be lived in! Show us your favorite gear by laying it out flat, and snapping some overhead pictures. Have fun, and get creative. P.S. These become great photos for your Instagram.