Friday Night Special

Posted by Elise Muller on

Before listing “Friday Night’s Special” (Thyme & Fennel Seed Cleanser) I’d like to address our inner beauty, as well as the basic steps required to keep our facial skin clean and healthy. As women, we will all experience the passing of time; a few too many late nights; environmental toxins and everyday stress which all have the ability to affect our well being, and our complexions.  Our choices are revealed in our face, and in our facial expressions.  (I once read “your naked face remains your signature”) … which I believe to be true.  Our “naked face” reveals our vitality, what we eat, how we exercise, how many “late nights” we enjoy, how deeply we love, and how deeply we are engaged in our life’s passions.   It is our essence that places “the sparkle in our eyes and the glow in our complexions” … of this I am certain. How we choose to cultivate inner beauty is a personal choice; however, what we choose to cultivate will be reflected in our face.  (We can “scrub, tone, apply masks, moisturize” but if we’re not living our dream, our complexions will be dull and lifeless).  I encourage us all to let our “spirit shine” so that our beauty may be reflected in our eyes and in our “naked face”. As far as complexions, here are the basic steps: Cleanse: rids the skin of dirt, makeup and oils Steam: opens pores, increases blood circulation Mask: removes residue deep within the pores and replenishes the skin with vitamins & minerals Tone: tightens the pores / prepares the skin for moisturizing Moisturize: replenish the skin with fluid / coats it with a protective layer

“Thyme and Fennel Seed Cleanser”

2 sprigs of fresh Thyme, crushed ~ 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, crushed ~ ½ cup boiling water ~ Juice of ½ Lemon.  Mix Thyme and Fennel Seeds / cover with boiling water / add Lemon juice and steep for 15 minutes.  Strain infusion and cleanse face.  (Remaining infusion may be kept in refrigerator). Elise Muller, Proprietor / Artisan

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