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Now that the warm summer weather is finally here it’s time to think about ways to cool off and keep our skin nice and hydrated! One of my favorite ways is with a coconut, honey and lemon cold face mask! Coconut provides deep moisture and the lemon and honey help to exfoliate and brighten your skin. When the mask is refrigerated for a bit it becomes the perfect way to cool off after those long summer days. If you’ve ever experienced dry or red skin this is a must for you! You will see a difference in your skin after the first use. My skin was super hydrated even after the first use and the dryness was completely gone. It’s a given that winter skin needs extra moisture, but even in the summer months I’ve noticed that my skin still gets dry patches (regardless of the humidity level), so this helps keep my skin nice and smooth and full of hydration!
1/4 Cup Of Kelapo Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, room temperature
2 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Rind
1 Tbsp. Honey
1. In a mixer, whip the coconut oil on high just till it becomes thick and smooth.
2. Add in remaining ingredients and mix till combined on low speed.
3. Refrigerate for 5 minutes just until it’s cool and before it completely solidifies.
4. Use immediately by smoothing a generous amount on skin and then wiping off after 10 minutes.
I love how soft and smooth this makes my skin feel and it smells like a tropical vacation! Because it is so gentle it can be used a couple times a week. You can store this in the refrigerator and then take it out a few minutes before you are going to use it so that it has time to soften a bit, while still having a cool feel to it!