Thursday, September 20, 2012

fresh from your kitchen: avocado smoothie (for your face!)

This is the time of year we start to see ripe, delicious avocados growing in California. I'm very excited to finally have this delicious fruit hanging on a tree we planted (4 years ago) in our backyard! There's a lot more to the avo than guacamole, so I've been experimenting with different recipes to both eat and use in beauty treatments with this healthy, delicious, vitamin and omega rich fruit.

1/2 ripe avocado
1/2 C plain organic yogurt
1 T honey
3 strawberries

Add the yogurt and honey to your mixer. Cut the strawberries in half and the avocado in chunks, toss them in, cap the blender and mix at a high setting until the smoothie has a creamy, smooth consistency.

Apply to your clean face in gentle, upward circular motions. Relax for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Follow with Lavender Rose Toner and our new Cali Vine Decadently Rich Facial Cream, which is also chock full of avocado and other local California ingredients like carrot, blue green algae and rosehip. If your skin is dry, sun damaged or mature, try layering Rose & Grape 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
are rich in omega fatty acids and vitamins A, E & D. They are also know to  help to rebuild collagen in the skin.
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. 
Green Skin Care Blog brings simple spa delights to your home monthly with Fresh From Your Kitchen: DIY skin care recipes & mini spa treatments you can create at home with a trip to the grocer or health food store. Direct from the formulator of The Grapeseed Company's personal stash of fresh beauty creations and concoctions!

1 comment:

  1. A smoothie I can drink and use as a beauty treatment? Really cool. Drink half and apply the other half.