Homemade Skin Care is the Best
I’m breaking out of my usual practice of posting recipes for things you put in your mouth. Today, it goes all over your face. If you are in the mood, you can slather it all over your body. That’s because homemade skin care is the plant-based way to nourish your skin with ingredients that are good enough to eat. This recipe is actually made from foods that are good for you both inside and out!
Have You Ever Tasted Your Skin Products?
I’m not recommending it- most lotions and cleansers taste terrible. To make skin care shelf-stable and affordable, it’s whipped up from all kinds of chemistry-set sounding ingredients. A face mask like this one really has to be refrigerated, and used within 24 hours. I know I am not up for buying skin care products that I have to get out of the fridge every time I take a bath. Many years ago, I did buy a refrigerated lotion or something, and I remember that I just kind of forgot about it after a while. I couldn’t re-train myself to get it out and use it.
Homemade Skin Care is Pure Food
This easy face mask is more of an event than a daily ritual. I recommend using it on a day when you are unwinding from a busy week. Instead of hitting the bar, blend up a soothing face mask and chill out for half an hour. You’ll do wonders for your skin, feel rested, and feel better overall.
This recipe is packed with skin care champions. Avocados provide healing and moisturizing fats, vitamin E, potassium and lecithin. It’s recommended for reducing inflammation and redness, from skin irritation or acne. Rose flower water and rose petals are also anti-inflammatory and soothing. Cucumbers are well-studied, and there is plenty of evidence that cucumber is anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and packed with antioxidants. Carrots are no slouch, either, adding antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. The Vitamin A and Beta Carotene in carrots are anti-aging, and carrot juice and oil have been shown to protect the skin from UVA rays. Fresh turmeric is always an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory all-star, and it has also been shown to have many benefits for the skin.
A Face Mask You Can Eat for Lunch
Once you make this lush, velvety puree and slather it all over, you may have a little left.
I recommend adding a little lime and salt and eating it as a dip for veggies and chips.
You can’t do that with your store-bought skin care!
Soothing Avocado-Turmeric Face Mask
- 1/4 cup rose flower water
- 1/2 small avocado
- 1/2 medium cucumber peeled
- 1/2 large carrot sliced
- 4 grams fresh turmeric peeled and sliced
- 2 pinches dried rose petals
- Place the ingredients in the blender in order. Secure the lidBlend until creamy.
- Slather on face, lie down and relax for 30 minutes. Wipe off and rinse with water. Pat dry.