Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Feed Your Face...

So, now that you're working the P10, you find yourself feeling great and looking fine!  We think and plan our healthy foods to nourish our bodies and balance our hormones.  And are you amazed at how great your skin looks!

When I'm feeling great, I like to pamper myself, but let's face it (pun intended) we can't always afford that sort of thing.  So here is a list of refreshing natural facials to feed your face (on the outside, that is) and there's nothing better than putting together a nice healthy facial treatment and then hopping into a nice warm bathtub to soak.  Unless you're married to Bubba, who always seems to want to run the vacuum while I'm TRYING to relax in the tub....I guess I should just be glad he vacuums?

So here are a few food facials from information I pulled together from the internet.  The only one I haven't tried yet is the Banana Mask but I think I'll try it tonight.  And, I can personally vouch that the Milk of Magnesia face mask is VERY effective and I highly recommend it.  

Avocado Face Mask

Mash 1/2 of a medium ripe avocado with a fork until creamy. Avocados naturally contain a deep penetrating vegetable oil that is perfect for dry skin care. Maybe the most important element of avocado is that it is a good source of potassium, which is known as the youth mineral, so whether you are eating avocados or making a face mask, they can help your skin maintain its healthy and beautiful glow.

Add 1 tbsp. of honey to the avocado mash. Honey has the ability to kill germs on the skin and can reduce swelling and inflammation, giving the skin a taught and youthful appearance.

Peel and slice two pieces of cucumber to place over your eyes. With natural gentle astringent properties, cucumber is the perfect addition to your avocado face mask, as it cleans, nourishes, hydrates and helps reduce circles underneath the eyes.

Wash your face gently with warm water and pat dry. Apply a thin layer of the avocado face mask to your face and neck. Place the cucumber slices over your eyes and relax. Allow the mask to set for at least 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with warm water, and again, patting dry.

Honey Facial

Use warm cloth to open pores, smear on honey (warm the honey slightly so it will spread easily), leave on 15 to 30 minutes, rinse off with warm water, and then use cold water to close pores. Use for 3 days in a row and then once a week.

Egg Whites

Beat one egg white until it is frothy. Spread it all over your face. Wait until it dries. Rinse it off.   Your face feels very clean and "tight" after this application.

Egg Yolk

The best homemade facial mask that I have used is a raw egg yolk with a little honey.  Just mix and apply to your face and neck until it dries and rinse with cool water. Egg yolks are high in vitamin A. The mask is very effective in healing blemishes.

Banana Mask Recipe

To make your own homemade banana mask you will need a ripe banana and a little bit of honey.

Take the ripe banana, peel the skin off and mash the pulp with a fork until you have turned it into a paste. Mix with the honey and apply it generously over your entire face, avoiding the eyes.

Relax for about 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse the mixture off with lukewarm water and you will feel the results.  The mask will nourish and firm your skin. This is a great way to prevent aging and sagging skin.

Face Mask for Acne

If your skin is prone to breaking out, this is a great face mask to help. As soon as you notice an onset of a blemish, apply a coat of Milk of Magnesia (original-unflavored) to your face and allow to dry.  Milk of Magnesia masks typically dry within ten minutes. Once the mask is dry, rinse your face well and pat skin dry.  Milk of Magnesia can be applied to the skin as often as once a day for acne treatment.  You can also let it remain on the skin in a very thin layer as a base for makeup and foundation. Only allow it to remain on the skin if you have very oily skin that isn't sensitive.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, think I'll skip this section and vacuum instead. :)