Believe it or not, compiling a Friday Finds list is one of my more in-depth posts, and it takes some time. This week, in lieu of five new things, I thought it would be fun to revisit some of my past finds that are worth repeating!
1. Freeze your ginger
Good ‘ol Rachael Ray, bless her heart, taught me this one.
Sweet and simple, keep your ginger in a Ziploc bag in the freezer, and it’ll never go bad!
To use, just take it out and grate it straightaway, no thawing necessary.
I use ginger in many stir-fry recipes, as well as in my water, so this trick has come very much in handy for me!
2. Food grade hydrogen peroxide
Okay, wow. This stuff is amazing.
Not only did it help rid me of my postpartum candida, it also helps give me energy and feel better when I start to become run down.
My husband takes it as well and notices that it gives him energy, helps him breathe better, and keeps him from getting sick, which is vital given his stress level and inconsistent sleep pattern as a fireman.
Though there are specific regimens for taking this, I don’t follow any particular one. I use this brand, which is a 12% solution as opposed to a 35% (the most researched). I just find that the 12% suits me better personally.
3. Turmeric honey face masks
A big thanks to reader Dawn for turning me on to this!
I use this mask a few times a week and always notice a difference in my skin.
Tighter, brighter, clearer…and the mask is so simple to make. I pretty much follow the above video, but skip the milk.
I do this mask at night to avoid going into the world with a yellow face.
After my morning shower, most to all traces of the pseudo-jaundice are gone!
4. Ozeri pans
LOVE these pans!
I looked for a ‘clean’ non-stick pan for quite a while before settling on this one, and I now own the 10-inch and the 12-inch.
The larger one is great for things like pancakes, while the smaller one is good for making eggs.
5. Shaving your face
I originally started this about two years ago as a way to exfoliate my skin and get rid of some copious peach fuzz. Now, it has become part of my daily routine, and I can’t say enough good things about it.
I generally do it in the morning with soap and water and just use this Venus razor.
It takes about two minutes to do and afterwards, my moisturizer (olive oil) goes on so smooth and my skin looks great!
I shave about every other day, but my hair grows fast, so some women may need to do it less.
If asked about my top beauty tips, this would probably be in the top two if not number one!
What is one of your best beauty or life tips/tricks?