Kirsty Mootz is the owner of Sydney based company Parva Skincare, which makes organic skincare using natural and edible ingredients.
Today she shares her easy and inexpensive pampering tips with the Monkey & Mum Community. Enjoy!
My top tips for pampering yourself at home start and end in the kitchen. These are some of my favourite ways to take care of my skin. It’s not just a cheap and easy way to indulge yourself but so much gentler on the environment and your skin.
Herbal Steam Facial
Throw a teaspoon or two of dried herbs like rosemary, mint or cloves into a bowl and pour boiling water over it, let it steep for a minute or two then place your face over the steam. Put a towel over your head to keep in the steam, if it’s too hot, take a break and let it cool. After a few minutes of steam, splash with cool water and moisturise.
Herbal Foot Soak
Make a warm foot soak with your warm herb water used above. Add a tablespoon or teo of salt for a magnesium kick (aides sleeping) Got bi carb soda? Make a paste with a bit of water and scrub your feet. Rinse. Got oil, coconut or olive? Use that to massage into your damp feet and sit and relax for 5 more minutes then pat any excess oil off your feet with a cloth.
Honey and Sugar Scrub
Throw a tablespoon or two of your sugar (any) into a bowl and add a teaspoon or two of honey and mix together to create a sweet scrub from head to toe. Be gentle scrubbing your skin, it’s easy to overdo and you can damage your skin.
Just spread a teaspoon of honey over your face and neck and relax for 5 minutes. Wash the honey off with a warm cloth in circular motions for extra exfoliation.
Rice Water Toner
Soak a tablespoon of white rice in cool water, leave for a few hours in the fridge, drain the liquid and use cotton pads and wipe over your freshly cleansed face.
Coconut Oil is great head to toe, particularly for the face and neck. For a bit denser moisturising for your body add a dash of olive oil to the coconut oil.
For problem and oily skin I suggest using your usual moisturizer unless you have aloe vera in the garden, then I suggest cracking one of those bad boys open and slather it all over your face and neck.
You can substitute ingredients according to what you like, get creative, these are just my standard pantry items that I like to use.
Go forth and pamper yourselves ladies!
I was lucky enough to receive a delicious surprise parcel from Kirsty at Parva Skincare, and thought I’d share it with you all.
If you’d rather leave skincare products to the experts, then I highly recommend her beautiful products.