Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quick tip - lemons are lovely!

Lemon is one of my very favorite tastes and smells in the entire world. I remember when I was younger I would put lemon in my hair and go lay in the sun for hours, attempting to lighten my hair. Now that I'm older, I know better than to damage my hair like that. I also know now how amazing lemon can be for my skin. The fruit enzymes in the lemon make it a VIP in the natural skincare arsenal.

I often take a lemon and cut in half, only to rub it all over my face (avoiding the delicate eye area, of course). The lemon helps to exfoliate and brighten my dull complexion. It leaves my skin looking amazing and rejuvenated. I absolutely love doing this. It's a wonderful treat for my skin.
Don't try this if you have sensitive skin though, it could be too harsh for you. Test out a small area first, to test your sensitivity level so that you know you don't have a huge adverse reaction to it. Only you know your skin!

It can also work on your body, if you have very dry elbows or knees.

You can also mix lemon and sugar together to create a scrub for your skin, but I prefer sticking to just lemon juice.

Try it out and let me know if you love lemons as much as I do!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

So nice to meet you!

Hello, gorgeous!

I'm so glad you stumbled upon my blog, Beautiful Basics. I can't wait to share all of my tips and tricks with you, and maybe you can even share some with me. I love learning new techniques for looking amazing. Beauty is a lot more than just skin deep, but having clear, glowing skin or shiny, healthy hair can do a lot for your confidence, which in turn makes you more beautiful than you already are. Confidence is key and feeling good in your own body is really important.

I love all things beauty related. For as long as I can remember I've been playing with makeup and coming up with amazing recipes for my skin and hair, so even though I haven't been to school for skin, hair, or makeup I feel as though I'm qualified to show you the things that I have learned through trial and error. Isn't trial and error the best way to learn, anyway?

I have to warn you though, not all of the things I have to share with you will work for everyone. Each person has different skin; and skincare and makeup is not one size fits all. Only you know your skin.

Keep that in mind.

There it is, a quick introduction of what's to come. I'm super excited. This is going to be great, I promise!

Today, I just want to give you one quick, super basic beauty tip that I'm sure you have heard a million times. DRINK WATER. Drinking water is the most important thing you can do for you, your skin, your body, and your hair. Trust me. If you were to take what you think is a lot of water, and triple it… that's what I drink each and every day. My skin looks and feels so much better when I drink water, and so will yours. Use caution though, it will exponentially increase your trips to the restroom, but its well worth it!

See you next time, with some great information, just for you!