Tuesday, May 6, 2014

fresh from your kitchen: pineapple enzyme exfoliating mask

This easy but effective mask takes minutes to make, will renew your dull or sallow looking complexion (and leaves you with a juicy pineapple to much on!) All ingredients are easy to find organic at your local health food store or market. Enjoy.

1/2 cup pineapple, cubed
1 T ground oatmeal (pulse in coffee grinder to make powder)
1 tsp almond flour
Cube 1/2 cup pineapple and mush with a fork or chop in food processor. Stir in oatmeal and almond flour, adding a bit more almond flour if you want to thicken the mask. Apply mixture to clean face and neck. Relax for 15 minutes and rinse off.

What it Does...
PINEAPPLE naturally contains multiple enzymes, such as bromelain and papain, that respectively break down dead skin cells while cleaning and calm skin while delivering rich vitamin A.

OATMEAL is a natural, soothing exfoliant known for it's calming and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has astringent qualities but is gentle enough for sensitive skin. It helps to draw oil and impurities out of the skin.

ALMOND are rich in vitamins A, B & E and often used in skin care for sensitive skin for its strong emollient and gentle softening properties. Almond meal is a flour made from the nuts; it's easy to find at Trader Joe's or your local health food store.
The Grapeseed Co. Cali Harvest Serum
Follow this enzyme mask with The Grapeseed Co. 
soothing Lavender Rose Toner and Cali Harvest Serum for 
an amazing, DIY facial with spa quality results!

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 creator of The Grapeseed Company's personal stash of fresh beauty creations and concoctions.   

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