Hey there readers!
I have been trying to come up with something half interesting to blog about today, and thought why not make another delicious, and tasty treat. Or maybe I could do another DIY…or perhaps I could try something totally out of my league: Food Masks! I always found the whole putting cucumbers on your eyes and rubbing mushed up foods on your face weird. But after thinking it through, it made total sense: foods are not only supposed to nourish our inner tissues, but every cell of our body…duh! – I know, sometimes your have to really think things through to understand the logical. So today I am going to do something I have never done before, and that is do a face mask that you can eat right off your face – no guarantees of its taste though
2 Tbsp mango chunks, or 1 Tbsp Mango Nectar
2 Tbsp papaya chunks, or 1 Tbsp Papaya juice
1 Tbsp Honey
3 Tbsp Yogurt
1 Tbsp Avocado Oil
Muddle all ingredients together.
Wash face with warm water and pat face dry.
Apply mask on face and let sit for at least 20 minutes.
Rinse off with cold water.
Store mask in fridge in an airtight container.
Why did I choose these ingredients?
These ingredients not only taste good, but also contain many healing nutrients for epidermal cells. Here are some of the many health benefits of these foods.
Mango and Papaya: Excellent source of the ABC vitamins and antioxidants that prevent skin aging. Papaya is filled with lots of phytochemicals, helps break down dead skin cells and contains acne fighting properties. Mangos improve skin complexion and treat blackheads.
Kiwi: Contains high amounts of vitamin E, which is a great moisturizer for the skin. It also stimulates cell growth, and contains collagen which firms the skin.
Honey: Rich in antioxidants that contain antimicrobial properties and keeps skin feeling hydrated.
Yogurt: Contains lactic acid that helps smooth and exfoliate rough skin and Calcium which is a vital nutrient for skin cells.
Avocado: Has UV protecting properties and penetrates through the skin, thus leaving it soft and glowing.
Hope you enjoyed today’s post and don’t forget to try this mask this weekend!