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Beautify at the Bathhouse

Beautify at the Bathhouse

Before commercial products existed, people used natural ingredients to care for their skin. We believe that natural remedies have become underrated and encourage their resurgence. Natural masks and scrubs for the body and face can noticeably improve the look and feel of skin in a safe and inexpensive way.  Over years of experimentation, we've become fans of several home beauty remedies. We suggest trying them out during a steam as your pores are more open, maximizing the effects.

Lemon juice

Lemon juice contains a high amount of vitamin C and citric acid.  These two substances are superb for the skin.

The body uses Vitamin C to produce collagen, a protein that aids in the growth of new cells and blood vessels. A boost in collagen production means that scars will fade faster and the skin will look brighter.

Citric acid acts as a mild exfoliate because it gently removes dead skin cells from the face and reduces oiliness and shine.

In addition to these benefits, lemon juice has antibacterial properties and if it's applied regularly, can speed up the healing of acne and prevent future breakouts.

Lemon juice can be applied directly to the face as a toner after steaming, but if you have sensitive skin and find that it stings or itches, try diluting it with water or using it in combination with another ingredient to create a mask!

Raw Honey

Raw honey contains an enzyme called glucose oxidase, which when mixed with water, creates a mild antiseptic called hydrogen peroxide. This is why honey has been known throughout history for it’s healing and disinfecting properties. It also contains propolis and polyphenols, which have been shown to stimulate tissue growth.

A raw honey mask is also great for retaining moisture, as it creates a barrier between the skin and the dry air and contains essential oils that moisturize the skin.

Overall, you can expect to see a softer, cleaner, and more hydrated face after a raw honey mask.

*Note that pasteurized honey does not have the same effect as raw honey does because the pasteurizing process destroys many of the substances in the honey that benefit the skin.

Parsley

Parsley contains an even greater amount of vitamin C than lemon juice. This means that if it is applied to the face regularly, your complexion will become more even, brighter, and scars will become less noticeable or disappear altogether. Try creating a parsley mask by grinding up the parsley into a pulp and applying it to your face.

 

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is widely used as an additive in baths because it soothes and reduces swelling from sprains and bruises, but it is also great for the skin after a good steaming session. Add another ingredient to it like honey, and it creates a great scrub that removes dead skin cells.

 

Don’t be afraid to mix these ingredients to create unique masks and scrubs! Here are some suggestions! 

Lemon juice + Raw Honey

The lemon juice will make the honey more runny and easier to apply, and the honey will tone down the stinginess of the lemon juice.

 

Epsom Salt + Raw Honey (personal favorite)

The raw honey is a great base for the Epsom salt, and the scrub that is created is not too harsh and can be used all over the body.

 

 

Parsley + Lemon juice + Epsom salt

Grinded parsley, lemon juice, and Epsom salt create an exfoliating scrub that is great for very oily skin.

 

Add other beneficial ingredients such as egg, strawberries,  and olive oil to create new combinations!

 

 

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