So I’ve had this issue lately with my nose. It’s really sort of horrible and embarrassing, but today at a family function, my cousin who works in a derm office asked “What did you do to your nose??!” in a way that makes you stammer with “Uhh.. um.. I dunno… it’s uh… weird?”
It started back around the time that my dad got sick, and it’s just gotten worse. Back then I assumed it was the heat in summer causing it to break out randomly (mind you, I’ve ONLY been breaking out ON MY NOSE… nowhere else.) Maybe my nose was oilier than normal? Maybe the weather was causing it to go funky haywire?
But after the summer passed, and we came into fall, my nose was still wonky.
Here we are, almost 6 months later, and it’s not any better, in fact it seems worse. I wake up in the morning to tiny little pimples that come back all day despite my scrubbing, and cleaning and removing. When they finally disappear, what comes next is dry flaky patches all over my nose. When I don’t wear makeup, it’s hardly more than a red nose, but when I do wear makeup, like today at the family event, it looks dried out and crusty and flaky and gross.
I must love you guys an awful lot to show you these pictures that I am about to share. Me, without makeup, in full wonky nose effect.
Bad right? Oh man, and I forgot… it hurts. Like I was “thwonked-in-the-nose” hurts.
The only thing I can figure is stress. So to battle this, I made an all natural chocolate face mask with ingredients you probably have laying around in your house right now… Wanna try it with me?
You will need;
- Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
- Oatmeal Flour (use a food processor to grind oatmeal into a powder)
- Raw, Organic Honey
Mix 2 tbsp cocoa with 2 tbsp oatmeal, sprinkle in some cinnamon, add about a tsp of honey. Mix together and add water to thin to pancake batter consistency. Let sit 5 minutes as oatmeal will thicken as it absorbs the water.
Apply your chocolate face mask to your face using a cold spoon. (The coldness feels nice and soothes the skin.)
Really get it on there….
Give yourself a funky choco-beard!
Let it set til dry 10-20 minutes. Then do some crusty chocolate mask modeling…
Every time I scrunch my face chunks fall off!
SEE! I have NO shame.
Rinse it off with a warm wash cloth, or hop in the shower.
Not 100% un-red, but WAYYYY better in my opinion. And the next day was even better! No tiny white heads, no return of the living pimples, no crunchy flakes. Just smooth skin.
Here’s why it works.
Cocoa is an excellent antioxidant, reducing free radicals in your skin. It also helps absorb UV light and increases the skins blood flow. Oatmeal absorbs and removes oils and bacteria from your skin. Cinnamon helps fight infection. Honey helps fight the cause of acne and locks in moisture to help keep your skin hydrated.
What what! Plus if you accidentally lick your chocolate face mask, it’s all natural and it doesn’t taste half bad. I mean, I wouldn’t eat it as a treat, but it’s better than store bought mask taste. You know you know what I mean…
What are your best home remedies?
Do some Chocolate Modeling and share your photos on Instagram #chocomodel if you dare.