Thursday, April 14, 2011

fresh from your kitchen: smoothie facial

Some of the same standby ingredients you may use to whip up a delicious smoothie drink are incorporated into this facial smoothie recipe. You'll need a blender to mix this the same way you would a smoothie drink.

3/4 C plain yogurt
1 T honey
2 strawberries
1 orange

Add the yogurt and honey to your mixer. Using a micro blade, zest the rind of the orange and add half to the blender. You can squeeze the orange for juice or eat it while your making your facial smoothie :) cut the strawberries in half, toss them in, cap the blender and mix at a high setting until the smoothie has a creamy, smooth consistency.

Apply to your face in gentle, upward circular motions. Relax for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Follow with Lavender Rose Toner and Chamomile Grapefruit Moisturizer or Rose & Grape Serum. If your skin is dry, sun damaged or mature, try layering the serum under the moisturizer for maximum benefits. Share with a friend or save for up to a week in the fridge and double-down on this yummy, nourishing facial treatment!

What the Ingredients Do
yogurt: is nourishing, calming and hydrating to the skin. It contains a naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acid from lactic acid that exfoliates and replenishes the cellular surface of the skin.
strawberries: are chock full of vitamin C and contain little round seeds that gently exfoliate the skin, naturally. They are rich in polyphenols, alpha-hydroxy which help protect, tone and soothe the skin.
honey: this sweet treat helps attract dirt, oil and clean skin with breakouts. Bees release a glucose enzyme when creating honey that is a natural antiseptic and has antibacterial properties. When applied topically, it draws body fluids and nutrients to the area assisting in cell growth and scar prevention. Learn more here. 
orange: contains citric acid which exfoliates and tones the skin, helping to give a glowing look to your complexion.
Green Skin Care Blog brings simple spa delights to your home with Fresh From Your Kitchen: DIY skin care recipes & treatments you can create with a trip to the grocer or health food store. Direct from the formulator of The Grapeseed Co.'s stash of fresh beauty creations and concoctions!    


  1. There is nothing better than old and natural skin care techniques and this one is looks tastes also good.

  2. Old is gold, the famous saying is been proven true by you, the best , safe and healthy way of getting great looks, all thanks to you.

  3. I'm a HUGE fan of natural skincare as well. I find sometimes that the simpler, the better.

    Cucumbers work great too! Just throw an organic cucumber into a blender, smooth the paste over your face and neck, and rinse off after 15 minutes or so.

    - David, Boca Facial Fitness