Monday, July 14, 2014

fresh from your kitchen: summer face smoothie

Summer fruits are a healthy choice to eat, and put on your skin! You'll need a blender to mix this "facial smoothie" the same way you would a smoothie drink.

Ingredients

½ C plain yogurt
1 T honey
2 strawberries
½ a peach
¼ C oatmeal

Directions
Pulse the oatmeal in the blender to make a paste. Add the yogurt and honey to your mixer. Cube the peach and cut the strawberries in half, toss them in, cap the blender and mix at a high setting until the “facial smoothie” has a creamy, smooth consistency.

Apply to your face in gentle, upward circular motions. Relax for 10-15 minutes. Scrub in upward motions into your face as you rinse off with warm water. Follow with The Grapeseed Co. 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.

peach: is rich in vitamin A, C magnesium and potassium. Peach is know to brighten and even the complexion and replenish the skin as it tightens pores.

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.

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. 

 

Watch us make the summer fruit smoothie below!




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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