Food You Can Wear, If You Dare!
lol, my title may be a bit extreme, but accurate none the less. There are a lot of foods that are great for skin care. They have properties and nutrients that are great for your skin, not to mention the fact that they are likely already in your kitchen or refrigerator, so that makes them very handy.
ACE INHIBITOR TONER
with cranberries and savory
1 Tbs. crushed, dried savory leaves
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
Put the savory leaves into a small bowl and cover with the boiling water, and allow to steep for 15 minutes, then strain and reserve the liquid. Put the cranberries into the blender and puree. Once pureed, strain and reserve the liquid, adding it to the savory liquid, now called an infusion. Soak cotton pads or a washcloth in the liquid, then place on face for 15 minutes, making sure to avoid the eye area. After the 15 minutes, remove the cotton or washcloth and rinse with warm water, then pat dry.
The acidity in the cranberries works as a mild astringent and a great toner, while the Savory helps to cleanse the skin of excess oils.
SENSITIVE FACE COLD CREAM
2 small cucumbers, peeled and halved
1 cup lanolin
1/4 cup almond oil
1/2 cup boiling water
Blend the peeled cucumber in a blender until it is liquefied. Slowly add the boiling water to the cucumber liquid, then set aside and allow to cool.
Melt the lanolin in a saucepan, over low heat. When melted, remove from heat and gradually add in the almond oil, stirring constantly. Strain the cucumber pulp through a cheesecloth, reserving the liquid and trashing the pulp. Gradually add the cucumber juice to the lanolin oil mixture, stirring all the while. Once thoroughly mixed, spoon into a small plastic or glass jar and store in the refrigerator.
This cold cream is extremely refreshing! The cucumber juice acts as a mild astringent, and is perfect for cleansing sensitive skin, while lanolin absorbs and holds water next to the skin, adding moisture.
NIGHT CREAM FOR DRY SKIN
with egg and lemon
1/4 cup sunflower oil
1/4 cup sesame oil
1 Tbs. liquid lecithin
1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup coconut oil
Blend the egg and the sesame oil together in a blender, at low speed. While the blender is running, slowly add in the sunflower oil, lecithin and lemon juice. Then gradually add in the coconut oil and blend until the mixture is thick. Place mixture in refrigerator for one hour, then blend on low speed again. Once blended, spoon into a jar and store in the refrigerator. This recipe will keep/stay good for about two weeks. Apply mixture to your face and neck just before going to bed each night.
This night cream helps to rebuild and regenerate cell tissue. The lemon's citric acid kills bacteria on the skin, while the sesame oil has natural sunscreen properties. The coconut oil helps to seal in moisture and leave your face feeling very smooth.
COOLING HAND WASH
This hand rub exfoliates, deeply cleanses, and moisturizes the hands. It is especially good if you have irritated hands, puffy hands, or abrasions on your hands, as it will decrease the puffiness and help to heal irritations and abrasions.
1 small cucumber, peeled
1 Tbs. witch hazel
Put the cucumber into a blended and liquify. Add the witch hazel to the cucumber juice, then wash your hands in the liquid. Pat skin dry and moisturize.
1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
1/4 cup ev olive oil
1/4 cup water
Put the avocado, oatmeal, almond oil, and olive oil into a blender and blend until smooth. Put blender on low, and while still blending, drizzle in the water until the paste has a consistency of thick pudding. You may or may not need the full amount of water listed. Once the consistency is right, rub/massage the mixture onto your hands in a circular motion. Rinse off with tepid water and pat dry. For full effectiveness, and to maintain results, this mixture should be used twice a week.
Next post will be a continuation of this one, as I have some more FOOD recipes for you! So come back and see how you can use carrots and apricots!