DIY face mask for glowy skin

Growing up I used to look for ways to give myself the spa experience at home, because lets just say my parents weren’t really as enthusiastic about “facials” as I was.

So I headed to the kitchen and put a few ingredients together that I had at home, each of which have their own benefits and together make an amazing mask!

Its just 3 simple ingredients but lets break down why each component is so amazing! 

Oats possess anti-inflammatory properties and also acts as a natural exfoliant so as you rinse off the mask you gently slough away dead skin cells to reveal a brighter complexion. They also contain saponins, a natural cleansing agent that effectively removes oil and dirt from pores. Oats are soothing and decreases itching in conditions like eczema and skin rashes.

Yogurt has a high zinc content and minimizes blemishes and spots. It improves the appearance of pores and it is a natural moisturizer.

Honey has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It helps retain moisture in your skin, making it soft, supple and well hydrated.  It is perfect for achieving that “glow” while fighting acne and nourishing aging skin. Honey also naturally opens pores.



¼ cup yogurt

1 tablespoon rolled oats

1 tsp honey


  1. Stir together all ingredients until combined.
  2. Apply to face and leave on for 15 – 20 min (or until dry)
  3. Rinse off with warm water and pat face dry with towel.

The soothing properties of all three ingredients will leave you with a radiant glow!

Hope Lodge – Help for Cancer Patients far from home

Trafero is invested in making a community impact and we are here to change lives. One organization that is close to our hearts is The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge.

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. More than just a roof over their heads, it’s a nurturing community that helps patients access the care they need. Each Hope Lodge community offers a supportive, homelike environment where guests can share a meal, join in the evening’s activities, or unwind in their own private room. Patients staying at a Hope Lodge must be in active cancer treatment and permanently reside more than 40 miles away from their cancer treatment center.

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Cleveland, which opened in 1995, offers 31 guest rooms located near treatment centers in the area.

Each Hope Lodge community offers:

  • A supportive environment for patients in cancer treatment and their caregivers
  • Close proximity to local cancer treatment centers
  • Private guest rooms and bathrooms
  • Fully equipped community kitchens for food storage and preparation
  • Gathering areas/great rooms and community dining rooms
  • Free laundry rooms stocked with supplies
  • Outdoor, reflection, or meditation spaces
  • A library and/or resource rooms
  • TVs and computer access
  • Dedicated volunteers helping to ensure a comfortable stay for our guests and frequently cook/provide meals
  • Committed staff members providing a nurturing and safe environment for guests 

Staff and Volunteers

The Hope Lodge staff are committed to providing a nurturing home away from home for our guests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Support from volunteers and local organizations is critical to the American Cancer Society’s mission of providing free lodging to cancer patients and their caregivers. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at a Hope Lodge community near you.

Want to help?  Click on the link below and see how you can contribute.

Staying on track towards your goals

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in every day matters and lock focus on goals you have made for yourself.  Whether it’s working towards a promotion, starting a new business, or even a fitness goal, it happens to the best of us.  The drive gets lost in the shuffle of everyday life.

Well, here some tips to make things a bit more manageable so you can still tackle your daily routine AND work towards your set goals:

Start with a list, get your goals on paper – that way they become more real.  Write down everything you want to accomplish in increments – these are your “mini goals”.  Daily goals, weekly, monthly, yearly, etc.  Once you have that together just jot down a few things that you need to do that will help you accomplish that.  For example if you want to start up a fitness routine, maybe you want to start by a daily 10 min walk.  Weekly you might set up 3 days a week of cardio and so forth.  By breaking your goals down like this it makes it easier to tackle on a daily basis and not as overwhelming as your “end goal” which might for be in this example to lose 20 lbs in the course of 4 months. 

By creating a checklist, you can tick off every time you hit a goal, and by tracking your progress you will feel a sense of accomplishment that leads to adhesion to your plan.  You will begin to see after some time that surprisingly you are actually reaching your goal and it didn’t take much more than a few minor adjustments to make it happen!

I believe in you!!