October 06, 2011

Miracle Worker


So I think I can speak for both myself and Sami in saying…I feel rubbish! There is nothing like a bad dose of the sniffles to really get you feeling bleh. Resulting in a very red-nosed me huffing and puffing about feeling sorry for myself.  So in a desperate attempt to make myself feel human again (and to somehow stop my whining), I fell back on an old favourite of my grannies, a right good menthol steaming!

Nothing gets me cleared out and freshened up like this.

However, this is not for the faint hearted expect lots of sweat, pores and well um, snot.

Sometimes simple works best, basically all you need is boiling water in a large bow pop in some menthol crystals/oil or in my desperate case mix in some good old vics vapour rub. Then simply pop your head over the bowl and cover with a towel to lock in the steam.

This is when the magic happens, not only does the steam draw all the impurities from your pores, but the menthol will help clear your sinuses making you feel a lot clearer and better.

Keep your head rested over the bowl for a good 10-15 minutes breathing deeply and obviously not getting too close so you dont burn your face in the water!

Afterwards give your skin a good splash of cold water and use some toner to tighten your pores again, and perhaps in my case give your nose a good blow?

My grannie will be very pleased I’m sharing this little tip with you so I hope you all try it out the next time you're feeling under the weather.

In other news I’m looking forward to a little trip to Newcastle on Saturday, it’s always nice to get a change of scenery and Newcastle is packed full of lovely little boutiques and vintage shops, so I’ll be sure to share any bargains with you all.

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