Primal Smoothing and Blemish Minimizing Face Mask
Today’s guest post is by Chiselle from Hungry Toes. I have to admit that since discovering Chiselle’s blog, I’ve made more recipes from her than anyone else. That’s kind of a big deal for me, considering it’s rare for me to use an actual recipe. But I adore her recipes and I can always count on them to be packed with flavor, delicious and simple to prepare. Every single one I’ve tried has turned out absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try her newest, Paleo Crab Stuffed Salmon. And let me tell you about her drink recipes: delish to the max! Coconut Mango Smoothie, Iced Orange Coconut Milk – oh yes! Her blog doesn’t stop at just recipes. She also chronicles her running and yoga adventures and she even made this fabulous homemade face mask for us all to try. This mask made my Friday Favorites because it’s now a favorite of mine 🙂 My skin now thanks you, Chiselle! Don’t forget to like her page on facebook, too.
I’m not sure why this always seems to happen, but whenever I buy strawberries, there are usually two or three left that I end up throwing away. I don’t get to eat them before they go bad. Recently, I’ve been on this zero waste kick. So, I’m really, really trying not to buy food that I just end up throwing away. So far, I’ve been doing pretty good with it and when I do find myself with some leftovers I try to come up with clever ways to get rid of it.
This week I had a few strawberries leftover and some yogurt. See, my reasoning for not consuming dairy isn’t because it makes me feel bad. I just don’t really like it but every now and then I will add a bit of non-pasteurized, wholesome dairy to my diet because I just feel like consuming it. I like to listen to my body and if it says I want dairy, I have it. Since it’s a rare occasion when I do want it, I end up with leftover dairy that goes to waste.
A few years back, I recalled reading about the benefits of strawberries on your skin, particularly its ability to help collagen production and minimize acne blemishes. Yogurt serves as a skin tightener and is known to tighten pores, help reduce fine lines, and also help fight against acne! I’ve struggled with adult acne and because of that, I have tried several remedies to alleviate it. And that’s how this primal friendly face mask came about.
This relaxing face mask not only works, but it also smells so good that you’ll want to eat it. Trust me, you will love it!
*Before trying this mask on your entire face, make a small test batch to make sure you don’t have any allergic reaction.
1-2 Strawberries crushed
2-3 Heaping Tablespoons of non-pasteurized, plain yogurt
1. Combine yogurt and strawberries in a small bowl.
2. Mix well.
3. Using a face brush, apply the yogurt mixture on to your face, avoiding the eyes and mouth.
4. Leave the mask mixture on your face for about 15-20 minutes, or until it is dry.
5. Run a hand/face towel under hot water for about a couple of minutes until the towel is hot (don’t burn yourself though!).
6. Wring the towel of excess water.
7. Apply the towel on your face and hold it there until you feel the heat of the towel has left.
8. Rinse remaining yogurt mask off your face.
All you should be left with is glowing, smooth skin that feels tighter and refreshed!
Meet Chiselle from Hungry Toes
Chiselle, a native of San Francisco, is the creator of Hungry Toes. She began her interest after a friend gave her a copy of “The Paleo Diet” written by Dr. Loren Cordain. As she struggled with acne and other imbalances, she realized that the food she was eating may actually have been causing damage rather than keeping her healthy. She started Hungry Toes to journal her experiments with paleo and her love for yoga and running. She recently moved to Florida with her love and four-legged best friend.