Kezia has left for Hawai’i. She’s going to study film at the University of the Nations for the next couple of months and I miss her a whole lot already …
As you can imagine, the last week has been a week of farewell parties, big dinners, desserts and late nights. I have been eating way more than I already do, I feel gross, my skin is crying, and I’m trying not to be too sad that my sister has left.
I’m feeling pretty – meh
If you had read my previous post about my terrible break out, well, this was starting to be worse than that. I wasn’t only breaking out on my face, but on my shoulders, my neck and my back as well – Ew gross, I know!
After dropping Kezia off at the airport, I decided that I wasn’t gonna give in to this petty and yucky feeling, I wasn’t going to let myself be sad because she’s gonna have a gret time in Hawai’i and I’m going to have a great time here (I’m really good at self motivation *cough lol). My favourite thing to do at times like these is a Sugar & Sand Body Scrub. Not only does it make you feel relaxed; it exfoliates your skin, and leaves your whole body feeling cleeeean & smooooth, and that makes my soul happy ☀️
The sugar scrub is pretty straight forward:
Note* although it is very tempting, remember that it contains sand and fragrance – DO NOT EAT.
- I usually start by washing my hair so I don’t get sugar in it.
- Next, I wash myself as I usually would, using Mailelani Soap of course (not sponsored *wink) – then, I rinse well.
- I like putting some of the sugar mix on my face first, but I don’t scrub, the sugar is quite corse and too rough to use as a facial, I just apply the sugar on my face gently scrubbing my nose. Do not rinse until you are done scrubbing your whole body.
-break into song (most likely Adele or some other dramatic artist)-
- I then apply some sugar all over my body scrubbing as I go. (This step can take as long as you want, I usually spend a maximum of 10 minutes because I’m lazy and can’t be bothered spending any more time in the shower.)
- Lastly, I just rinse well, making sure that there is no more sugar on me.
CAUTION: This scrub contains coconut oil so your shower floor will be slippery, please be careful.
You will feel super oily, but once you’ve dried yourself up, your skin will feel as smooth as a baby’s bottom 😉
I also mixed some pure & simple oil with a few drops of peppermint and tea tree oil and applied the mix on the bigger and yuckier pimples just before going to bed.
- Tea tree oil is an antibacterial and antifungal agent which helps relieve inflammation and swelling of the skin.
- Peppermint oil (which we use in our lip balms and turmeric balms) has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties which helps with oil secretion in the skin therefore preventing breakouts.
Don’t be fooled by the book, I spent the rest of the evening binge watching korean series and sipping green tea – which is fantastic for your waist line btw – it was great.
My mood had changed, I was relaxed and my skin felt refreshed!
I don’t do this every week, but if it becomes a habit, I suggest following this routine a maximum of 2x per week (you don’t want to over scrub).
The scrubs are available in every Mailelani fragrance and also pure & simple. My favourite are the coconut and the mango-papaya 🙂
So remember, if you’re having a bad, an average or even a great day, sugar body scrubs are always a good idea!
Thanks for reading, until my next burst of inspiration