January 10, 2014

Weekend Beautification

Admittedly, I don't take really great care of my skin.  I'm not dirty or anything, but it's just never been a priority for me.  Examples: I generally work out in the morning and then don't shower until the afternoon (unless we're going somewhere in between, but usually it's just errands or play time...why shower for that, right?).  Also, I frequently...as in always...go to sleep without first removing my makeup/washing my face (in fairness, I only wear makeup a couple or few times a week, but still...).  I think that adequately states my point.
Even with my lack of effort, I am pretty fortunate to not have crazy breakouts or anything.  Instead, I just have pores...noticeable, large pores!  When I asked my hair/makeup girl about this, she basically said I needed to take better care of my skin.  Point taken.  And I tried.  But it lasted about a day before I tired of the extra effort (pathetic I know!).
I like quick fixes...and guess what?!?  Pinterest, of course, delivered!  A friend pinned this little recipe and when it promised to totally diminish pores, I knew I had to give it a try.  And it totally worked!!!  My pores weren't totally gone after one use, but they were much, much smaller!  And I'm thinking if I can repeat it with any consistency, I could get them to nearly nonexistent!
When I find something good, I like to share the goods, so here it is the amazingly easy pore-refinining/minimizing/disappearing mask!!!

1.  Mix 1 tbsp. orange juice with 1 tbsp. baking soda.  If you need to add more baking soda to thicken it, do so!
2.  Apply a thin layer all over your face and/or neck.  You'll probably have enough for 2 masks if you just do your face!
3.  Leave on for 20 minutes.  Be sure to keep your fingers busy during this time because the mask can itch a bit and you don't want to touch it!
4.  Wet fingers and massage mask off.
5.  Rinse.
I promise you won't believe how clear and pretty your skin looks.  Such an easy treatment just in time for some weekend fun!  You're welcome!


  1. Can't wait to try this! How often do you do this? Every day? Thank you!

    1. I wouldn't recommend daily, but I am hardly a beauty/skin expert. I do it about once a week at best, but as I said I'm not very good with being consistent with these things. I would aim for once, maybe twice, a week!


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