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Brightening vs Lightening: Same Thing?

No, sis! You know that dewy glow we get when we break up with a guy who was no good for us? That's brightening, your life and skin is brighter from lifting all that dead weight from your life! Girl, lightening is when you use topical or internal medicines to alter your skin pigmentation. Love your melanin skin in whatever complexion Goddess gave you!



Now sometimes we have blemishes. Kudos to those with picture perfect skin, but honey child, not all of us are as blessed! This is where skin tone evening creams come in. I suffer hyper pigmentation. In the Summer I like to use skin tone evening moisturizers. If you ever read the labels they are basically sun screens to keep discolored, uneven skin tone from further discoloring.

(Image taken from her website)

I have all but ditched all my commercial skincare products because even the ones that claim to be natural are pretty much junk. I still cling to products, so right now I am currently using Earthen Escapes skincare products. I purchased her Earthie Kit.

Turmeric Mask - Oily Skin

{This mask is done best at your nighttime routine because the lemon in this remedy will make you photosensitive! Avoid the sun like a vampire!}
  • 1 tablespoon Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tablespoons for Lemon Juice
Mix ingredients into a paste and leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and follow up with your fave moisturizer! Repeat 2-3 times per week.

Turmeric Mask - Dry/Combo Skin

Honey is a humectant, pulling moisture from the air and sealing it into your skin.
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Raw Honey
Mix ingredients well with a wooden or plastic spoon. Apply to face, avoiding the eye area. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes and rinse well. Repeat 2-3 times per week.

Do you currently use kitchen made products? Have you tried whipping up your own mask, or do you still purchase them? 


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