12 October, 2014

DIY Face Mask Smoothie. (Only 3 ingredients!)

Facial care can be a drag when you've got problematic skin, but since when has fruit let us down? Unless you're allergic to banana or blueberry, anyone can use this mask.

I gave up facial care products after a two-year battle with them (even organic) and have been making the slow recovery to the healthy skin I once had before using anything.

The thought of creating a mask occurred to me this morning after my yoga. I just ran out of almond milk and the only fruit around was frozen bananas and blueberries. I decided to make a smoothie and it reminded me of a brighter version of Lush Cosmetics' fresh face mask, Catastrophe Cosmetic. Their mask has more ingredients, but the main one is blueberry.

Unlike their fresh face mask, this one only has three ingredients, is actually fresh, and leaves your skin amazingly baby soft. The price may be the same ($7) or cheaper depending on where you buy, but this mask is actually edible! That means you'll receive all the health benefits internally and externally.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 2 FROZEN BANANAS; SLICED IN 5 PIECES.
-  3 HANDFULS OF FROZEN BLUEBERRIES.
- 2 SPOONFULS OF SUGAR OF YOUR CHOICE.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. ADD ALL INGREDIENTS INTO A BLENDER.
2. ADD ABOUT 1/4 CUP OF WATER.
3. BLEND.

You can now serve yourself a cup and apply some to your face. Because this is freshly made, the nutrients will die in 2O minutes, so drink up and wear the mask till 2O minutes pass. Wash it off with water and pat dry with a clean towel. The last step is to feel energized and admire your soft skin, all thanks to that smoothie.

*OPTIONAL:
You can add oatmeal to this recipe. Oatmeal is a great source of fiber, leaves your skin ultra soft, and also helps get rid of redness.

It's been almost a month since my skin recovery, and although I developed some nasty breakouts in between the healing, the damage is starting to disappear. This is a photo I took right after removing the face mask today. My chin and cheeks still have some whiteheads and pimples, but they're slowly going away. To see what my face looked like a month ago, click HERE.

When I stopped using products, I began washing my face with hand soap to help my transition from facial soaps to regular shower soap. Once my face stopped stinging when touched (three weeks), I began to wipe my face twice a day with a baby wipe and then dry off with a napkin. Once in the morning, and once at night. I've been doing this for four days and the change is becoming clear. The only other time I wash my face is in the shower with my favorite shower gel (I'll share that soon). I'd say my skin will be back to normal by late January/ early February of next year. :)

8 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great idea! I may give it a go. Sounds like a nice smoothie too!

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    1. Thanks! It'll work nicely and it's very delicious as well.

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  2. Great post! :) www.outsidefashioncatwalk.com

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  3. I wonder if I can do that too!! It looks like fun,, and I bet it taste good too!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Hahah you'll definitely want to lick it off your face; it's that yummy. :9

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  4. oooooh I'm definitely going to try this at home :) I always like to try things like this. I really like your blog btw :)
    xx

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