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Friday, November 12, 2021

DIY: Anti-ageing serum

November 12, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

I am 36 years old and, I know that you cannot get completely rid of wrinkles, fine lines, and other ageing signs. However, you can slow the process down and make your skin look youthful. In this post, I want to share a homemade anti-ageing serum that will help reduce the signs of ageing


  • 4 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 3 capsules vitamin E 
  • 2 tbsp rose water
  • 5 drops lavender or rosehip essential oil (optional)
  • 1 tbsp glycerin

The essential oil is optional because some people with sensitive skin avoid using them on their faces.


  1. Place the aloe vera gel in a bowl. 
  2. Add vitamin E capsules. 
  3. Add rose water and mix well. 
  4. Add glycerin and mix again. 
  5. Lastly, add 5 drops of essential oil. 
  6. Store this anti-ageing serum in a clean, airtight container. 

This anti-ageing serum has incredible benefits for your skin as it is made with all-natural ingredients. Keep reading.

anti-ageing serum

About the ingredients:

Aloe vera works as an anti-ageing agent. It has Beta Carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E that keep your skin soft and smooth.

Vitamin E has antioxidants that are good for your skin. It keeps your skin healthy and soft. 

Rosewater not only cleans your skin but also hydrates it. 

Glycerin moisturises your skin and keeps dryness at bay.

Lavender and rosehip essential oils help in reducing the appearance of ageing.

When to use:

The best time to use this DIY serum is before you go to bed. Wash your face then, take 2-3 drops of serum and massage it all over your face and neck. 

If you want to slow down the ageing process:

  • avoiding smoking
  • avoiding spending too much time in the sun
  • staying hydrated
  • eating foods that are rich in antioxidants such as; blueberries, raspberries, apples, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, eggplant, and legumes like red kidney beans or black beans

Talk to you soon!

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Shhh... It's a beauty secret! #04 | The best facial cleanser EVER!

May 21, 2020 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today I want to share my number one secret for moisturised, plump, soft, and glowing skin.  It's neither a fancy face cream nor one of my usual DIY recipes.  It's actually something I never thought I'd use on my face at all. 

Shhh... It's a beauty secret!

Years ago I wrote about the many benefits of vegetable glycerin in a post titled: Vegetable glycerin for glowing skin! and I also shared a recipe for a DIY make-up setting spray containing glycerin as a key ingredient.  I've also been using glycerin soap on and off in the shower for quite some time but I never used it to wash my face with, until recently.  

I had a new, unopened jasmine glycerin soap in my bathroom and since my face was a little dry I decided, on a hunch, to try the soap as a face cleanser.  I used it at night before I went to sleep and let me tell you I was shocked at how soft and hydrated my skin was after just one use.  The next morning my face was visibly plumper and my skin was glowing, so I decided I should keep using it to see if the result were consistent.

Glycerin soap

Now, as you can see from the pictures below, I've been using the soap for a few weeks and I absolutely love it.  This is by far the best face cleanser I've ever used, and let me tell you, I used quite a few high-end, very expensive products in the past.  

Glycerin soap

Glycerin soap

So what is glycerin soap and why is it so effective? 

Glycerin soap is a soap that contains glycerin.  Vegetable glycerin is an odourless, clear liquid with a thick syrup consistency.  It is added to beauty products because of its ability to attract moisture and act as an emollient.  Glycerin soaps are recognisably different from other soaps because they are translucent.

Vegetable glycerin soap is vegan-friendly and a great option for people with sensitive skin.  Glycerin can help lock in the skin’s natural moisture and prevent over-drying.  This may be especially beneficial for people who experience conditions like:

  • acne
  • eczema
  • dermatitis
  • dry skin
  • psoriasis
  • rosacea

At the same time, glycerin is non-greasy.  This means it’s a good choice for anyone with oily or combination skin.  Glycerin may also have anti-ageing benefits.  It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and other surface blemishes.

Glycerin soap is not just a cleanser, it's a beauty treatment!  I'm turning 35 next week (on May 30th), and since glycerin soap has incredible benefits for ageing skin, I’m confident it will remain a staple in my beauty routine in the coming years.

Have you ever used glycerin soap?  Would you consider using it now that you know a little bit more about it?  Leave a comment and let me know!

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Shhh... It's a beauty secret!

April 11, 2016 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today I want to share one of my beauty "secrets" with all of you.  For the past four or five months, I've been using Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm as a primer.  Primers are meant to help your make-up apply smoother and stay on all day. (Read Primer 101)

The online beauty community has been raving about this product for a while, and now I am too.  The trend was started by YouTube beauty vlogger NikkieTutorials, who uploaded a video in March 2015 talking about the product.

Using this as a primer is a great idea.  Since the product contains glycerin, it helps make-up stay on much better than traditional primers.  For more information about glycerin, read this post: Vegetable glycerin for glowing skin!  truly believe that this balm is a much better primer than the actual silicone-based primers I was using before

If you are looking for an affordable primer that works, try this.  You will not regret it!  Tell me, what is your favourite primer?  

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

DIY: All-natural facial serum

March 30, 2016 3 Comments
Hello everyone!

It's been a while since my last DIY beauty recipe, so today I want to share with you the recipe for my favourite all-natural facial serum.  

For those who don't know what facial serums are;  facial serums are lightweight moisturisers that contain a concentrated amount of nourishing ingredients.  So let's get started!  This is a very simple DIY, all you need are four ingredients.  Here's my recipe:


  • 4 tbsp Aloe vera gel - Soothes skin from irritation and inflammation.
  • 2 tbsp castor oil - Great skin moisturiser, delays the signs of ageing and reduces acne.
  • 2 tbsp vegetable glycerin - Keeps skin young and hydrated.
  • 2/4 drops of tea tree oil - Treats and prevents acne.


In a small glass pump bottle, combine all the ingredients.  Mix well until the ingredients are well amalgamated. 

How to use:

Cleanse your face as usual, then apply two or three pumps of serum in place of your moisturiser.  I use it every night instead of my night cream and I love how my skin looks and feels in the morning

This serum works really well with my sensitive, acne-prone skin.  Because of its ingredients, it is also great for ageing and dry skin.  In other words, this all-natural serum can be beneficial to all skin types

Are facial serums part of your beauty routine?  Let me know in the comment section below and if you make this DIY recipe, I'd love to hear your thoughts.  

Monday, June 02, 2014

Vegetable glycerin for glowing skin!

June 02, 2014 1 Comments
Hello everyone!
Today I want to talk to you about the many uses of the DIY glycerin and rose water spray.  I've been using this spray, before and after applying my make-up, as I told you in my DIY recipe.  As soon as I started using it, I immediately noticed that my skin was incredibly smooth and my make-up looked flawless.  
I've been using distilled rose water for quite some time but  vegetable glycerin is a new addition to my skincare routine.  Glycerin has many beauty uses for the skin and hair.  It acts as a humectant, so it attracts water and helps the skin retain moisture.  NOTE: Because of this, it can’t be applied undiluted onto the skin or hair, as it will draw the water out and actually cause dehydration.  To give the hydrating effect we want, it needs to be diluted with water.
I mix 1 part glycerin to 10 parts distilled rose water (see recipe)I used 2 tablespoons of glycerin mixed with 20 tablespoons of rose water to fill the blue bottle.  You can adjust this ratio to whatever you feel comfortable with, but the less water you add, the sticker and thicker it will feel on your skin.

  • This spray has currently replaced my toner.  I use it every day; morning and night, even on days when I'm not wearing make-up.  The glycerin and rose water mixture evens out the skin tone. 
  • This mixture can also be used as a moisturiser.  Just spray on your face and then massage into your skin in a circular motion.  Remember, if you are going out in the sun, you still need to use a product (moisturiser, BB cream, CC cream, foundation...) with at least SPF 15!  During the Spring and Summer months the SPF needs to be even higher.
  • If you have very dry skin you can use more glycerin, leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse it off.  This way the glycerin loaded mixture will act as a hydrating mask!
  • This mixture can also be used as a cleanser for dry skin.  Just apply the spray and wipe your face with a cotton pad.
  • Glycerin also helps to soften rough and dry patches.  It repairs the dry skin and makes it smooth.  Therefore, glycerin can be used on rough skin patches like elbows, knees, etc.
  • Since glycerin softens the skin, this DIY spray is perfect to apply before using a blackhead extractor.  This helps a lot when removing clogged impurities from the skin.

I really love the way my skin feels after I've applied it.  It feels plump and smooth.  I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a mild and simple chemical free product.
If you have more skincare used for glycerin, leave them in the comment section below.