DIY Natural Beauty: Fresh Enzyme Facial Mask
We have a mask for every occasion (and skin type) at Follain, but it can also be fun to mix up your own treatment. We asked the authors of one of our favorite DIY beauty books, Plant-Powered Beauty (BenBella Books), to share one of their best homemade masks for the summer season.
The combination of fresh blueberries and raspberries doubles up on the enzyme power in this supercharged healing facial mask that works to repair skin from acne, stress, and exposure to sun and pollution. This super-fresh recipe is for one-time, immediate use.
Standard (40-ounce) blender
Small glass or stainless steel bowl
Glass or wooden stirrer
1 ounce sugar-free soy yogurt
1 ounce fresh blueberries
1 ounce fresh raspberries
1 drop lavender essential oil
1. Place the yogurt, blueberries, and raspberries into a blender, and blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until the ingredients are partly liquefied.
2. Transfer the mixture to a small glass or stainless steel bowl. Add the lavender essential oil and stir into the mixture.
3. Apply the mask to your face immediately and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
4. Rinse off the mask with warm water and then pat your skin dry with a clean cotton towel.
Soy yogurt contains probiotics, which when applied topically can help maintain the balance of your skin’s microbiome.
May 24, 2019