Our new obsession: La Maison du Regard

Let me start out by saying, this is not a sponsored post. It’s a genuine recommendation for a shop that shares our values and has awesome glasses!

I first heard of La Maison du Regard while we were preparing the Christmas giveaways for LUX WMN. The original idea was to only promote and include female-owned businesses- after all this is what we are all about. Then I met Michael. In that moment, I knew we needed to celebrate him and his business too- as an ally and supporter of women. After all, it’s also essential to recognize the men that work besides us towards equality and also believe in female empowerment.

Michael, the owner of La Maison du Regard in neighboring France is a gem, and his store is an incredible and unexpected find. It’s more like a shop you’d discover on a stroll through Paris, not in a small French village. Carrying the latest models of the best available brands of glasses, it’s an offer I haven’t seen before in Luxembourg. Trust me I’ve searched most of the shops in Lux- I’m a huge sunglasses fan! So normally I wait until summer holidays in Spain, Greece or Italy to search out the perfect pair. Now that I know Michael and La Maison du Regard, it’s no longer necessary! 

While the fact that he has gorgeous glasses definitely matters, what actually hooked me was the genuine respect and admiration he has for women which plays out in his daily work. 

‘The most important part about a person is their charisma, and the way they share emotion. It’s unique to each person, and I see it best through a person’s eyes. I always consider the eye as a whole: medically and emotionally.’

Michael loves his job and loves to inspire his customers. After 15 years of exchanges, he likes to encourage women to choose glasses that make them feel confident, strong and comfortable by underlining their character and also highlighting the features of their face. 

He is convinced that glasses undeniably make it possible to mark a part of a person’s identity, with intelligence and subtlety.

He always takes time with his customers in front of the mirror to advise them on the best pair of glasses that match the person’s face, mood and the emotional direction they want to go in. His mission is to make his customers feel better when they leave his store than they felt when they came in. He’s had clients tell him they felt so transformed after new glasses that they want to go to the hairdresser to change their look even more; this is when he knows he has succeeded.

Michael’s entire existence has been conditioned by the important women in his life. His mother was an example of constant love and caring, a guide for him to find his way whenever he feels lost. Michael believes that his sense of intuition, appreciation for the beauty of life and the ability to overcome struggles have been gifted to him by his mother. You feel his warmth and all of these incredible qualities the minute that you meet him. 

His grandmother was a second mother to him, and he is endlessly grateful that he was able to receive such incredible love in duplicate. From his grandmother he took the importance of simplicity and enjoying the purity of each moment. 

More generally Michael is moved by the idea that today the debates are animated around “gender equality”. 

‘For me, this is a logical standard that does not deserve discussion! I dream of a world where everyone has the skills and energy to succeed, where my son can play at the dinner table and my goddaughter can choose a truck for Christmas without a moment’s surprise! I dream of a world where a woman’s rise to power is not an event but a tribute to her success, her career and her skills. ‘

‘I was so happy to discover LUX WMN and the vital female forces of today and tomorrow that animate Luxembourg.’

Trust me, once you discover La Maison du Regard and meet Michael, you won’t shop anywhere else for glasses! 

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[To find the perfect glasses, you can visit La Maison du Regard  (Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and on Saturday from 10am-5pm at 2, boulevard Saint Joseph, 57350 Stiring-Wendel). You can also visit their website where you can shop Michael’s incredible collections online or even submit a picture of yourself and receive personalized advice on the right glasses for you. We love this as LUX WMN are busy women, but if you do have the time, we highly recommend visiting the shop in person. You definitely want to meet Michael and exchange glances so he can personally help you with that perfect pair of glasses you’re dreaming about! ]

A Guide to Value Proposition Design

Turn your business on its head, and get the ball rolling with the strongest unique value proposition you’ve ever seen! These tips and pieces of advice will be sure to guide your company in the right direction.

What is a UVP?

Every business has its own unique value proposition, or UVP. If your’s doesn’t, chances are you are facing struggles in funding and customer support. Having a strong UVP can change the game for any company, because it ensures that customers are getting the products and services that they sign up for.

There are many steps to creating and perfecting a UVP. These include customer profiling, designing, prototyping, testing and evolving. All of these processes can take a long time, and they are proven to be successful when dedication is put into practice.

Building a customer profile

There are two parts that begin the entrepreneurial journey of building a strong UVP: customer profiling and value mapping. Starting with a customer profile will help clarify how the customer interprets your business. Value mapping will solidify how you will provide value for that customer.

The customer profile can be split into three categories: jobs, pains and gains. Conducting empathy interviews with customers will provide insight on what hinders them, bothers them or draws them into using your product. Your business should be taking a job that a customer finds bothersome in life, work or leisure; and alleviating all annoyance associated with that task.

Value mapping allows business owners to break down the ways their business hits each of the categories from the customer profile. You are one step closer to having a strong UVP when your value map hits every category of your customer profile.

Design and Prototyping

After understanding the needs of your customer, it is easy to begin designing a product that will be valuable. The prototyping and design process, however, can be one of the longest phases of developing your UVP. This is because of the constant testing and validation needed from your customers.

This process can be restarted many times because there is always something about a product that can be fixed. The phase will never truly be over, which is why companies like Apple come out with new versions of software and technology every year. You will know that your initial design and prototyping phase is complete, however, when your product is consistently outperforming its competitors, and is is difficult to copy.

Testing

After you have come up with a prototype that seems to be the highest-performing possible, it is time to begin testing. Testing your product within your customer segment will reduce the risk of coming up with a new and improved value proposition.

Take the Apple iPhone for example. Every design aspect of the iPhone is intentional. One of these aspects is the volume buttons. There are many other ways to control volume in this world of advanced technology. If Apple were to make its volume buttons voice-activated, they would probably find out during the testing phase that this new feature creates a pain for customers. So, Apple keeps the volume buttons on the side of the phone.

Testing all aspects of the product you have created, although it may seem tedious, is the best way to ensure you are prioritizing the customer and setting yourself up for success.

Evolving

As stated before, there may be times where you have to restart all over in any of these phases of UVP design. Allowing your company to continuously evolve and challenge its previous success will bring relentless improvement, and your company will flourish.

For more information about value proposition design, and how it can impact your business, check out https://www.strategyzer.com/canvas.

Black Lives Matter- Luxembourg

June 5th, 2020 – Over 2,000 people gathered for a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy to show solidarity with George Floyd, and the Black Lives Matter Movement. The protest was hosted by Lëtz Rise Up, a feminist and anti-racist group based in Luxembourg. Click here to learn more about the protest, and Lëtz Rise Up’s mission.

Photo by Photographer in Luxembourg/Alyona Kramarenko

Marching for Justice with Lëtz Rise Up

George Floyd’s murder by a police officer in Minneapolis has been captured on video, and spread throughout the world. This display of violence has caused many to take a stand for the ongoing structural racism found in the police forces around the world, including Luxembourg’s own Lëtz Rise Up organization.

The Demands of the March

On Friday, June 5, 2020 Lëtz Rise Up will be hosting a demonstration at the American Embassy to show solidarity with black Americans. Lëtz Rise Up is a feminist and anti-racist organization that was founded in 2019 to campaign against all forms of bias inclusing gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and disability bias. 

Lëtz Rise Up President Sandrine Gashonga released a statement of intent for the march with an explanation for their cause. Gashonga touched on the idea of fear being displayed in the American public.

“We want black people to be able to send their children to school without fear of aggression,”

Gashonga said.

Gashonga demanded an end to the murder of innocent human beings based on the color of their skin. 

“No longer can we allow the perpetrators of these crimes to go unpunished,”

Gashonga said.

Police Violence Happens Everywhere

The statement went on to say that the group expresses its support for organizations in Belgium and France fighting for a similar cause. France’s Vérité pour Adama and Belgium’s Comité Mawda Justice-Vérité are also campaigning against police violence and impunity for law enforcement officers.

“We are well aware of how the police treat those who are not white,”

Gashonga said.

More about Lëtz Rise Up

Lëtz Rise Up is a group campaigning against all forms of exclusion. Their work includes the planning and design of training courses, conferences and other cultural events. Their niche cause is promoting the welfare of vulnerable women who are subject to intersecting forms of discrimination.

For more information about Lëtz Rise Up and the March for Justice, visit their website at www.letzriseup.com.

The LUX WMN Tee is Always in Fashion

LUX WMN t-shirts are ready for pre-order! We’ve dipped our toes into the world of fashion, but of course we kept it sustainable and cruelty-free in our women-empowering design sessions. Take a peek into how we made our t-shirts, and send in your pre-order now. 

Behind the Design

There were many hours and channels involved in bringing together the final two design choices for our LUX WMN t-shirts. We got together as a team with the initial idea coming from our CEO Amanda Roberts. 

The task of designing began with a shared Pinterest board. Our entire team went through hundreds, maybe even thousands, of women-empowerment quotes, saying, designs, ect. Our goal was to design something that would be eye-catching, on-trend and office-appropriate.

After selecting our wide variety of content options, we began converging. We condensed down to a list of about five different quotes, then all that was left to do was to make our eye-catching design.

Made with love

Ethical manufacturing is very important to us because of the environmental and community impact that it has. We chose to make our t-shirts with Ethical Tee Company. They have many registrations, memberships and licenses with garment companies fighting for fair textile sourcing.

These partnerships include the following companies: Fair Wear Foundation, Fair Trade Labelling Organization, PeTA Foundation, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Control Union Certification, Global Recycled Standard, OEKO-TEX, EarthPositive.

The Ethical Tee Company is a leader in sustainable and organic textile manufacturing. To read more about their accomplishments environmental certifications click here.

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Who Made My Clothes?

by Stylianee Parascha, President Fashion Revolution Luxembourg

The death of thousands

It was April 24, 2013, seven years ago, when a horrendous sound from afar shook the fashion world from its roots. It was neither the unfortunate death of an infant prodigy of high fashion, nor the assassination of a master of bold patterns and Medusa heads. It was the death of those who never made it to the glossy fashion magazines, of those whom the fashion press never spent any ink to write about. 

It was the death of more than a thousand garment workers, most of them young women who were earning a living while making our beautiful clothes. Another two thousands were injured, many of them from injuries that would not allow them to work in the factories again.

COVID-19 and the fashion industry

Fast forward to 2020: Covid-19 has stricken and it’s as if someone hit the pause button. The business and production frenzy stopped to give the planet a break at everyone else’s expense. The fashion industry is among the businesses that are suffering the biggest loss. Fashion weeks were cancelled, high street stores and shopping malls all closed down. Clothes sales plummeted; who needs more clothes when staying at home fearing about their health and the health of their loved ones?

Garment workers were hit again, with a slow death this time. Writing for the Business of Fashion, Bangladeshi garment manufacturer Mostafiz Uddin said eloquently: “Poverty is a killer too, and many more people die from poverty than from COVID-19”. With more than 1 million garment workers in Bangladesh having lost their jobs or being furloughed and many more in India, Cambodia, Vietnam and elsewhere, it is the makers of our clothes, at the very center of the fashion industry, who always seem to pay the price.

But how did that happen?

Force majeure is a good enough reason for order cancellations in the fashion industry, and major fashion brands everywhere took advantage of it. Three billion dollars’ worth of orders were cancelled only from factories in Bangladesh. Brands were losing money, so they decided to let the weakest link in the chain deal with the consequences: they left garment factories unpaid for goods that were already produced.

Factory owners had to send workers home without paying them for work they have already done, and they received nothing for already paid materials either. At best, they had to bargain to sell already-ordered clothes for a fraction of their real price.

Abandoned from their partners, the fashion brands that practically depend on them, factory owners and their workers are not at home and having a hard time to put food on the table. They might not have social security, savings or anything to depend on for their survival.

A commemoration for the Rana Plaza incident

That’s why the 24th April the Fashion Revolution Day, which commemorated those who died at the Rana Plaza incident is now more relevant than ever. 7 years after, garment workers are still exposed to all sorts of threats and perils and the precariousness of their situation has not changed.

There is still a fight to win

Living wage demands from advocacy organizations are not yet met, and working conditions have not greatly improved. Seven years of activism and advocacy, seven years of collaboration with the fashion industry did bring an enormous improvement on the visibility of the subject, nevertheless.

More consumers are aware of the exploitation in the supply chain, and they are also aware of the enormous amount of waste and depletion of natural resources that is connected with the operations of the fashion industry.

But, everybody needs to be aware. Consumers need to be mobilized to demand from brands to protect their workers. Our clothes would not exist without workers, so let’s ask together Who Made My Clothes and let’s demand transparency that will bring accountability and the much-needed change in the fashion industry.

To learn more about Fashion Revolution Luxembourg and its cause, click here.

Taking Control of Your Home

Now that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, you can begin to feel excited about the chance to be able to get out of your home. With that being said, it’s time to get up, take a look at the mess that has accumulated throughout quarantine and get to work on decluttering your home for the summer. 

The Marie Kondo Method

Many people are familiar with the very prevalent “Marie Kondo” organization method. While this is talked about across a wide variety of platforms, many people don’t truly understand what the Marie Kondo method entails, and how her methods captivated so many people for such a long time.

The Marie Kondo method consists of two main components: what brings you joy, and categorical organization. While most people default to a location based method, Kondo recommends a categorical method. Instead of tidying up from room to room, Kondo’s approach suggests starting with clothes, then moving onto books, papers, miscellaneous items, and lastly, sentimental items.

Being stuck at home for this final stretch, now is the perfect time to dig into these different categories of items found in your home. 

Keep it Sustainable

After a long process of decluttering your home, you will find that you have many items that you no longer find spark joy. We’ve crafted the perfect list of places to go with your discard pile (Once the retail stores open back up)!

  1. First & Second Hand Concept Luxembourg

For all of your luxury and high-end items, this store buys second-hand products to resell. 

  1. Trouvailles

Looking to donate your clothes? Trouvailles offers customers every category of second-hand items imaginable. This is a great way to recycle your old clothing, shoes, accessories, bedding and more. 

  1. Troc.com

If you are looking for an online selling option, Troc is the perfect fit for you! Troc offers buying and selling online and in-store. Check out their website to get an estimate for your items.

  1. Royal Second Hand

If you are looking to sell your shoes, clothing, watches, hats or purses that are in mint condition, Royal Second Hand could potentially be a great fit. 

Perfecting Your Craft: Gardening Edition

Imagine looking out your window and seeing a beautiful and lush garden amidst the green space at your disposal. This week we’re getting down and dirty to create the perfect sustainable garden.

Choosing what you grow

When heading over to your local seed shop, it can be easy to be overwhelmed and excited about the many opportunities for your garden. It is important to go in with a mission. You already have a good idea of what your family consumes from the grocery store. Take into account your families preferences, and focus on produce that can be preserved.

There is a wide variety of options to choose from when growing your garden, but there is one thing that you must pay attention to: how much sunlight is needed. This is important because it will determine where the optimal spot for your garden will be.

One final tip when picking your seeds is to buy early in the year. It can even be beneficial to buy your seeds in the winter months before spring begins. This will give the opportunity for staggered planting, which will make it easier to maintain your garden.

Raised-bed garden or traditional garden?

For a first time garden grower, it is easiest and most cost effective to go for a traditional gardening method. This means that you can plant flat on the ground and maintain using rakes, pulling weeds and watering regularly.

In traditional gardening, it is extremely important to pay attention to the optimal soil for your area. Remember that the more organic the soil is, the better your garden will turn out. There are many easy ways to acquire the perfect soil mix, but here is a recipe that we recommend:

  • play sand
  • peat moss
  • compost manue

All of these ingredients can be purchased from your local home-improvement store. You can also get even more sustainable by using a compost manure mix from a local farm. Or, use compost soil from your own compost pile!

Starting a compost pile

If you plan on maintaining your garden for multiple seasons, it would be a great idea to start your own compost pile. This is an easy and sustainable way to give your garden the nutrients it needs to maximize its harvest potential. We’ve laid out the steps to get you started:

  1. Find a small grassy and dirt-filled area of your yard
  2. Make a small fence to outline the area. (This can be done creatively by using recycled materials in your home)
  3. Use a large bowl in your home collecting all raw materials that would otherwise go to waste (egg shells, fruit and vegetable peels, ect.)
  4. Empty bowl as needed onto the compost pile you have created. 
  5. Rake the pile, covering it with the soil underneath, on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.
  6. Take the soil that is completely composted and use it in your garden!

Caring for your garden

It is extremely important to remember that once your garden is planted, the work is not over! Although it may seem alright to get a little lazy, your garden will thank you for your upkeep.

Water, water, water… It is very important for the soil in your garden to remain properly moist. This will ensure that your plants are growing at the perfect pace. Water and sunlight are the way that your crops will provide for themselves and flourish throughout the season. We recommend purchasing an oscillating sprinkler for watering your garden (pictured below). These cover a large area, and will be sure to keep the soil softened.

The last way that your garden will thrive is by pulling the weeds. This task can become a bit annoying, but if you do a quick pass through your garden once or twice a week, the weeds will remain manageable.

Another tip for maintaining the weeds is by using wood chip scraps. These can be found from local farms or tree-cutting companies. Keep it sustainable by reaching out to these businesses in your community. There is no need to buy mulch, when you can use composted organic mulch from your area.

Prepare for the harvest

Just as it was important to plant seeds that you will be sure to eat, it is also important to know the quantity of what you will be harvesting. Be sure to have a plan of attack whether that be canning your vegetables, vacuum sealing, selling at the farmer’s market or using them in the kitchen!

Cover the ground

If you take a liking to your garden and plan on continuing next season, be sure to cover your garden after harvest using tarps or recycled materials. This will allow the plants to return back into the soil, which will create an even better organic mixture for next year.

Get some help from your phone!

Here is an app recommendation, which will allow you to connect with other gardeners in your area, and get the insider tips of gardening. 

Garden Tags app for IOS

Garden Tags app for Android

Happy planting!

The Future is Feminine

Masculinity and leadership seem to always coincide with one another when the majority of organizations talk about the ideal leader. Companies and governments show that the organizations value the masculine traits of assertiveness and independence over feminine traits, like being cooperative and caring, but the times are quickly changing.

In order to keep progressing during the twenty-first century, feminine traits in leadership are a must.

Feminine Leadership

At first glance, feminine leadership looks like a wonderful world where women are in power. That statement is correct but not entirely. Feminine Leadership is a way of leading that is not like the top down, hierarchical leadership model that the vast majority of businesses and governments use today. It’s not a matter of females versus their male counterparts, or the so-called battle of the sexes.

This emerging leadership style is more a matter of implementing traits associated with femininity in organizations; although, if women were more represented within organizations, this leadership style would be second nature for organizations rather than a shock to the patriarchy. Feminine leadership is a way of leading others that promotes happiness, productivity, and change for all parties involved.

Feminine Traits

As women, the feminine traits associated with our leadership style that we possess are things that we don’t necessarily think about having when we lead others. These traits are predispositions that guide our decision making within our organizations and these tendencies stick out due to the preexisting structure of the organizations that we play a role in. Traits like being humble, supportive, nurturing, and collaborative, are seen as being taboo in some organizational cultures where dominance and competition are king. Other feminine traits include trustworthiness, adaptability, friendly, and open-mindedness. 

With those positive traits, come traits with negative connotations. One trait is vulnerability. By definition vulnerability is being susceptible to harm but that’s just it. In order to guide others in our organizations towards growth, vulnerability is essential. Vulnerability sounds like an awful thing to be for a leader, but it is, in fact, the opposite.

Being a vulnerable leader demonstrates to others courage and a desire for progress that promotes others within the organization to do the same. In many scientific fields, for example, asking questions is typically looked down upon and makes those who ask questions vulnerable to scrutiny. Isn’t asking questions a way to learn new information or show interest in a certain topic? Why is it that people are expected to have a breadth of knowledge, but they cannot ask for the knowledge to be shared? These questions are answered with feminine leadership.

Current Leadership in Organizations

A top-down, hierarchical approach to almost every aspect of life? No, thank you, but as unprogressive as masculine leadership is, the traits aren’t all bad all the time. The “command and control” attitude to leading others is typically seen as effective and efficient when men use it. According to the Athena Doctrine that was published by John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio in 2013, people consistently associated confidence, logical, analytical, and leadership as masculine traits.

However, when women possess these masculine traits as leaders, they are deemed demanding and arrogant, leading to their subordinates shutting down and becoming unproductive. This ruling that is made by subordinates is where the tension and inequalities arise. Due to the current mind set of organizations, women and those with feminine leadership traits are being underutilized and are labeled as the two extremes, either “bitchy” or “weak”, depending on if they conform to the current standard or not.

What organizations across the globe are failing to realize is that in the twenty-first century, the focus of leaders needs to shift to sustaining the performance of the organization through the alliance of its members around the organization’s mission and values. Leaders need to be empowered to promote the collaboration of members to become more cohesive; this cohesiveness will help the organization better achieve its objectives and improve its foundation of trust within the organization.

Women in Action

Organizations with feminine styles of leadership are changing right before our eyes, and progress is coming along with them. There are many remarkable women that are currently leading others with integrity and creativity.

Angela Merkel
Being the first female Chancellor of Germany, Merkel has been deemed “the most powerful woman in the world”. Her priority during her career has consistently been strengthening the country’s transatlantic economic relations while still improving the well fare of those in Germany. Chancellor Merkel has stated, “We are a country based on democracy, tolerance, and openness to the world.” According to the Athena Doctrine, this statement is right on the money.

Christine Lagarde
Currently serving as the President of the European Central Bank, Lagarde has held a number of positions as a politician. During her political career, Lagarde has prioritized opening new markets for France’s products, primarily focusing on seeking out innovation from the country’s technology sector. Further showing her feminine leadership traits, Lagarde said, “To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them. It’s about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve- and to do that with a purpose.”

Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates is the Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, making her the most powerful woman in philanthropy. Gates has continued the reshape the foundation’s strategy to solve difficult problems such as the relationship between education and poverty since its founding in 2000. Attesting to the collaboration and kindness of women and feminine leaders, Melinda Gates stated, “When we invest in women and girls, we are investing in the people who invest in everyone else.”

Ana Patricia Botín
Ana Patricia Botín is the chair of the Santander Group. In 2017, she successfully acquired Banco Popular for €1; thus, Banco Santander became Spain’s largest bank. Botín has launched programs to support university entrepreneurship that inspires innovation from the next generation of leaders. She values diversity and equality; Botín said, “Other things equal, we should give a chance to women. That’s what I try to do.” Giving women a chance is exactly what leadership like hers is doing.

Erna Solberg
A strong voice for women’s rights, Prime Minister Erna Solberg is dubbed Norway’s Angela Merkel. She steered the country clear of an oil crisis with a looming recession that would have followed it. She uses her humanistic point of view to empathize the needs of the people of Norway in the government. Regarding the education of women in the nation, Solberg stated, “When you invest in a girl’s education, she feeds herself, her children, her community, and her nation.”

So, what’s the main take away?

It should be to embrace the traits that you possess and look towards the future. Organizations that want to progress will be in desperate need for your character and way of seeing the world, and when they call upon you, it’s up to you to show them what you’re made of.

DIY Rejuvenating Face Scrubs and Masks

That feeling after you exfoliate your skin is debatably one of the best feelings ever. How do you achieve that smooth skin and healthy glow? It’s as easy as going to your kitchen!

First Things First: Know Your Skin Type

Dry Skin
For all my dry-skinned ladies out there, exfoliation is extremely important for the health of your skin. You need to remove dead cells sitting on the surface of the skin with a more citrusy face scrub or mask because the citric acid in the face scrub or mask will break down the dead skin cell and encourage healthy skin turnover.

Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, do not overwork your skin. You will want to avoid scrubbing your skin, which can irritate and redden the skin even more. Now is the perfect time to ditch the big-name manufactured products (due to the fragrances and chemicals used to create the solution) for a natural remedy for skin care.

Oily Skin
Women with oily skin can benefit greatly from manually scrubbing their faces. There is typically an extra layer of dead skin because of the oils. Manually scrubbing your face, and then following up with a soothing mask to remove redness, is a great way to rejuvenate your skin.

Normal Skin
People with normal skin are very lucky in this case; they can try just about any means of exfoliation that their hearts desire. With that being said you still don’t want to overwork your skin, so experimenting to find a mask or a scrub that works best for you is key.

Combination Skin
For combination skin, your skin may require a mix of manual scrubbing and chemical exfoliation, like the citrus scrubs and masks. Don’t use both types of exfoliation on the same day because doing so will leave your skin irritated and red. If your skin feels dry after exfoliation, use a moisturizing mask to rehydrate your skin.

Recipes for the Perfect Mask or Scrub

For Dry Skin
  • Oatmeal Yogurt Face Mask
    • 1 tbsp Greek Yogurt
    • 1 tsp Oatmeal
    • 1 tsp Honey
    • Mix yogurt, oatmeal, and honey in a bowl, leave on for 10-15 minutes, rinse with warm water
  • Honey Face Mask
    • Half an Avocado
    • 1 tbsp Honey
    • Mash the avocado and honey together, apply to face and sit for 10 -20 minutes, then rinse off
For Sensitive Skin
  • Oatmeal Honey Face Mask
    • 1 tbsp Oatmeal
    • 1 tsp Honey
    • ½ tsp Water
    • Crush all ingredients together, put a thin layer over the clean skin, leave on for 10 minutes, rinse off
  • Yogurt Face Mask 
    • 2 tsp Yogurt
    • 1 tsp Honey
    • 1 tsp Cocoa Powder
    • Mix ingredients together until you get a smooth paste, apply to clean face for 15-20 minutes, wash off with lukewarm water, apply a moisturizer
For Oily Skin
  • Banana Face Mask
    • 1 Ripe Banana
    • 2 tbsp Honey
    • 1 tsp Lemon or Orange Juice
    • Mashup the banana, then mix the honey (add into the blender for best results), add the juice, apply for 15 minutes, then rinse with a cool washcloth or a steaming warm washcloth, then regular moisturizer
  • Yogurt and Lemon Face Scrub
    • 2 tbsp Cornmeal
    • 2tbsp Yogurt
    • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
    • Blend the lemon, yogurt, and cornmeal, gently massage the scrub on your face for 1-2 minutes, leave on for another 5 minutes, remove with warm water, then rinse face with cold water (to help close your pores)
Get-Rid-of-Stubborn-Acne Masks
  • Egg White Face Mask
    • 1 Egg White
    • 1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
    • ½ tsp Honey
    • Whisk together the egg white and lemon juice until the mixture becomes frothy, add ½ tsp of honey and stir well, wash your face with warm water first, then apply to face with hands or cotton ball, keep the mask on for 10-15 minutes, when the mixture is completely dry gently scrub off using warm water in a circular motion, pat dry
  • Oatmeal and Coconut Oil Face Mask
    • 3 tbsp Oatmeal
    • ¼ cup Warm Water
    • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
    • Mix oatmeal and warm water in a bowl until you’ve made a paste, add coconut oil and mix well, wash face with warm water, then apply the mixture and let sit for 15 minutes, when time is up massage face for another 2 minutes in a circular motion, rinse off with cool water, pat skin dry
Soften and Rehydrate Your Skin
  • Honey and Cornmeal Scrub
    • ½ tsp Fine Cornmeal
    • 1 tsp Honey
    • A bit of Water
    • Add cornmeal, honey, and water into a bowl and stir/blend them together into a smooth paste, apply the paste on your face and neck in a gentle circular motion, leave on for 1 minute then rinse it out with warm water
  • Cucumber Face Mask
    • ½ Cucumber
    • Milk
    • 1 tbsp Honey
    • 1 tbsp Sugar
    • Puree cucumber with a food processor, add the honey and enough milk to achieve desired consistency you want, mix in the sugar, apply to face in a circular motion, rinse off
Leaves-Your-Skin-Glowing Masks
  • Tomato Honey Face Mask
    • ½ Ripe Tomato
    • 1 tbsp Honey
    • Blend the tomato until you get a smooth puree, stir in honey and mix well, apply the mixture and let sit for 15 minutes, wash off with cold water, pat face dry
  • Coffee and Honey Face Mask
    • 1 tsp Coffee Powder
    • 1 tbsp Honey
    • 1 tbsp Plain Yogurt (optional)
    • Mix all ingredients in a bowl, stir well, apply and leave on for 15-20 minutes, rinse face with lukewarm water
Anti-Aging Masks
  • Berry Mask
    • 1 small handful of Blueberries
    • 1 small handful of Raspberries
    • 1 small handful of Blackberries
    • Mash all the berries together until the mixture has a thick juice consistency, apply to skin and leave for 15 minutes, rinse well with lukewarm water
  • Avocado Face Mask
    • Half an Avocado
    • 1 tbsp of Oats
    • Crush the avocado in a bowl, add oats and stir well, apply to face and leave for 10-12 minutes, wash face with warm water