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Why we LOVE lavender for Skin Care & our Dream Mist DIY!

Our DIY Dream Mist from our Monday Tea with BEE23 included one of our fave ingredients lavender. Not everyone loves lavender but used in the correct amount in a formula along with beeswax, it creates a jam-packed blend with dreamy skin promoting elements.
Our Normal to Oily Hotty Balm has just the right touch of lavender to help reduce inflammation, blemishes and acne-causing bacteria.
Lavender oil has antibacterial properties that help to kill acne-inducing bacteria and clogged pores. By unclogging pores and reducing inflammation when you put it on your skin, lavender helps prevent acne from developing while treating existing blemishes.
Similar to the calming effects of lavender scent, it can soothe irritated skin as well due to its natural anti-inflammatory properties. As a result, lavender may help treat certain skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis. By the same token, lavender can help to treat sunburns and other pain and inflammations of the skin.
Some research indicates that …
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Dark Circle Q & A's plus our EASY skin tightening DIY!

We love having you join us for Tea with BEE23 Mondays at 3 PM on our IG LIVE @bee23naturalbeauty! We made sure to post a recap of your product and skin Q & A's, along with the easy apple cider vinegar DIY.
Q. How do I put on my Hotty Balm? A. After taking a shower or cleansing your face with water, pat your skin dry with a clean towel. In the morning, take several small pea-size amounts of your favourite Hotty Balm, warm it in your fingers and gently smooth it on your face. In the evening, you can use more for the night and pat it into your face for extra absorption. The Hotty Balm will melt into your hands - it has a dewy, moist and soft texture but not overly greasy which makes it perfect for any fragile skin areas on your and it feels like it fills in the lines like a primer, keeping your skin feeling nice and smooth. 

Q. Can I use it around my eyes? A. Yes you can! Hotty Balm was designed especially for wrinkles and maturing skin, specifically around the eyes. It does not con…

Tea with BEE23 DIY! From our sweet Tea with Genuine Tea

As per request, we are posting our little DIY with our Hotty Balm from BEE23 Tea with Genuine Tea. So easy you can do it while on retreat. Leftover tea bags may help to improve the appearance of your eyes by reducing dark circles, puffiness, and redness through its anti-inflammatory effect, by lifting fluid build-up and tightening the skin.

The caffeine in green and black tea bags acts as an antioxidant. Caffeine is a diuretic which means that it helps to drain swelling and reduce congestion on the eye. That’s why caffeine is often used infused in beauty products – it’s a stimulant and gets the blood flowing. And when you have good microcirculation this brings oxygen and nutrients to the skin. 

However, those beauty products often lack the extra boost provided by the tannins and flavonoids in the tea. Tannins are similar to caffeine in which it aids in constricting blood vessels to reduce blood flow. This will lead to a reduction in the appearance of dark circles around your eyes.

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We're Bananas about this Smoothing Winter Facial Mask!

Is your skin feeling worn after long windy cold winter days!? We have just the trick to smooth, brighten and moisturize facial skin with this antioxidant flavonoid-rich mask. Antioxidants may reverse the effects of ageing by improving skin health and rejuvenating its appearance. Antioxidants calm inflammation while protecting the skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. This mask is great for stimulating blood flow that can help to firm skin, smooth fine lines and reduce discoloration creating a more youthful appearance. 
Simple Banana Oatmeal Facial Mask
Only requires 3 Ingredients: 1 whole banana mashed up 1 tbsp powdered oatmeal (Oatmeal can be ground into soft powder using a coffee grinder) 1 tsp lemon juice
If you are able, leave this mask on for a minimum of 5-10 minutes. You may leave it longer for more softening. Remove with warm water and a clean towel.

Finish off with an application of your fave BEE23 Natural Beauty Hotty Balm!
Benefits of Each …

Get your Hotty ON! Tips and Tricks for using your Hotty Balm

It's that time of the year where we honour that ever so elusive but all-powerful LOVE thang! And what better way to show you or your boo how much you love your skin by honouring thyself with applying your Hotty Balm in a super potent way to maintain that evanescent glow.
Morning Application: 1. Melt a PEA size amount of your favourite facial BEE23 Hotty Balm on your fingers. 2. Gently smooth out onto the chest, neck and face. Then, press your Hotty Balm formula in for ultimate absorption. 
Why? Hotty Balm protects your skin against everyday pollution, plus it is the perfect primer for your makeup. It's also triple the action and special because it acts as a three in one - a humectant, emollient and sealant. This means it draws water into cells, smooths and fills in between the cracks while locking in the moisture all in a one-step application. 
Nighttime Application:  1. Pick out your desired BEE23 Hotty Balm and melt into your fingers then press in.

Tip: USE MORE at night than in …

Natural Makeup #Momboss Makeover

Is there such a thing as too authentic!?
HD film begs the question as to whether there is such thing as too authentic...for a no makeup to makeup video for us anyhow! We thought it would be super legit to do a 'no makeup' to a how-to apply 'makeup video.' I generally wear a little colour and so should have for this video but DID NOT! Lesson learned. 

I have not worn much makeup over the years. First, I don't have the patience to spend time getting ready. It has never been a huge priority for me, on a regular basis that is. I do love the fun night out from time to time to do it up, even when not in my business gear. Second, a lot of brands irritate my skin causing me to get rashy, especially around the eyes. 

BUT, as I have 'matured' I notice in pictures and in our current film quality I am more and more appearing apparition like and NOT the glowy divine type, more the 'I just crawled from my crypt and I'm looking for sustenance' type. In real life,…

Dry Hands!? Best 'Red Carpet Ready' Hand Massage Ever!

Not So 'Hotty' Hands!?

Stressed about dry cracked hands!? 
Hiding them under the table? Not feeling Oscar ready? We have the best solution ever! BEE23 Natural Beauty headed to Hollywood to pamper the friends of Jennifer Ettinger from CTV with our Hotty Hands and Feet! Terry C and I visited The Cosmopolitan YYZ on Bloor Street West in Toronto to find out how to do the best hand massage that is Oscar ready performance. And in Terry's terms, it was 'caliente!' 

Our Hotty Hands and Feet naturally soothes, protects and rejuvenates your skin. The reason it works so well, besides the soft subtle scent of healing cedarwood and frankincense essential oils, is a waterless formula which means it is only the good stuff and none of the filler for powerful protection and moisturizing. Water-based products no matter how expensive or natural, are 70-80% water and are not able to do much of benefit for our skin. Water is used to bring the minimal amount of oils into the dermal layer …