Brush for skin exfoliation

Another beauty secret my  Miranda Kerr was to exfoliate the skin with dry brush with natural bristle.  A note to myself is to always get enough info before using something. I tried the brush yesterday, but in the shower. I had no idea that you’re actually supposed to use it before the shower or a bath. The results were still great, though! My skin felt like baby’s skin. Next time I will use it properly though.

Here’s my dry brush by WellFit (Made in Germany):

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And here’s a great post by Sachi from Versachi 🙂 about dry brushing how to:

http://versachi17.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/body-brushing/

 

Rosehip oil

Another beauty tip by Miranda Kerr is to use rose-hip oil. Miranda applies it after the shower all over her body for the whole night. And when she wakes up the next day her skin is glowing.  She also uses it as an eye make-up remover and adds the oil to her night cream.

I applied the oil after the shower last night and I have to admit Miranda is right. My skin feels very soft and silky and it even seems to have light bronzing effect. Perfect!

Time to try it as an eye make-up remover and and add it to the night cream too!

This is how the rose-hip oil I bought in one of the drugstores looks like. I wish the bottle was bigger though! After I applied it last night almost half of the bottle is gone…

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Coconut oil

Some time ago I read an article about Miranda Kerr’s beauty secrets – http://fashiony.ru/page.php?id_n=83659. The article says that Miranda drinks 2 spoons of this oil a day and uses it as a dressing in her salads. She also applies the oil on her face and it makes her skin glow.

Starting yesterday (23rd of April), I decided to give Miranda’s tips a try and check back in a month’s time to track the progress.

My skin type is normal / combined. There is a bit of redness on the cheeks. I decided to take a picture today and compare it with another one I’ll take in a month’s time to see the progress.

Apparently, there are two types of coconut oil: for cosmetics use and for cooking. You can use the cooking type oil on your skin too. Although, I have to admit that cooking type coconut oil has a very weird smell (smells like bacon or something like it). Unless you want to walk around all day smelling like bacon, I recommend using cosmetics type for your skin. However, for my hair I might use cooking type, as it’s probably more natural. Yes, you can apply coconut oil on your hair as a mask and leave it for an hour or for a whole night. This advice was also given in the same article I mentioned earlier.

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This is cosmetics type coconut oil I bought in one of pharmacies nearby. The bottle is really tiny – 20 ml. Not very practical, I would say.

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On the contrary, cooking type coconut oil comes in a huge can of 750 ml. Since I drink only 2 teaspoons and use a tiny bit with my tomatoes salad, it will probably last for ages. What is interesting is that cooking type oil is solid! However, it easily melts with a bit of heat. What I do is I take 2 spoons of oil out of the can and put it in a bowl. Heat it for 30 seconds and then I drink a bit and save the rest for salads or the next day. Oil can become solid again, and then I just re-heat it again.

The taste is nothing close to delicious, but I think I already see the improvements on my skin even after the 2 days use or maybe it’s just the impression I have. It’s hard to tell at the moment. So, it would be better to do before and after picture in a month’s time.