D.I.Y. Blueberry Yogurt Facial for Your Day Off
Seems we’re often attempting to mimic nature when paying big bucks for beautifying treatments. We have no problem reaching in our pocket to splurge on a “natural” spray tan glow—the more expensive, the more seemingly “natural.” We are dedicated to frequenting the salon in order to buy sun-kissed and highlighted hair. Since Mother Nature has proven herself to be the most direct (and least expensive) route to beauty, why do we continue to try and outdo her with chemically concocted copy-cats that pale in comparison?
We went all natural with this great at-home facial.. it was cheap, fast, easy to make plus 100% natural and made up of simple foods you can find in almost any kitchen. In this case - yogurt, honey and oatmeal.
From TLC : Yogurt contains high amounts of Lactic Acid, an AHA proven to be successful in refining pores, exfoliating the skin and stimulating collagen production. Unlike most other exfoliants that are harsh (e.g. salicylic acid), it gently cleans the skin and is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. Plus, its thick and creamy texture lends a paste-like consistency that?s ideal for any face mask. Honey is an all natural humectant—it retains water to help keep the skin soft and moisturized. It also functions as an antimicrobial agent and can even be used to treat minor burns and cuts. An anti-irritant, it's also gentle enough for sensitive skin. On top of it all, it makes a great binder for all the other ingredients in the mask. We even threw in some blueberries for their antioxidant power. Blueberries fight free radicals in your body so it makes sense that they'd do quite a bit of good if applied directly to your face and they do. The reason why is because blueberries are filled with vitamin C and E (the famously hardworking antioxidants). Blueberries can also be seen popping up on spa menus as fancy and pricey treatments.
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Moisturizing Mask (dry skin) - a ten minute mask that is very refreshing and possibly also a little bit delicious.
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt (we went with blueberry)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1-2 tablespoons cooked & cooled oatmeal
start time 10:40
Mix everything together until it forms a smooth paste.
Spread over the face and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
Wash off with a warm washcloth.
end time 10:50
That's it! Easy right?!
This mask left our skin cool and calm.
Perfect end to a hot day!
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*Do not mess with foods you are allergic to or in place of prescribed medical treatment without consulting your doctor.