Weekend Beauty DIY: A Brightening, Clarifying, & Rejuvenating Mask November 9, 2012
A simple, wonderfully nourishing facial mask for all skin types to brighten dull skin, clarify pores, and provide hydration.
1 Ripe Avocado
1 Ripe Tomato
1-2 tblsp Honey
3-5 drops of the serum of your choice
Remove pit and skin of the Avocado. Roll the tomato to loosen the juices, then slice it in half.
If using a blender, combine all ingredients until mixture is a creamy consistency. If you are manually making this mask, start by mashing the avocado meat until it is a creamy consistency with no solid chunks. Add in the honey and squeeze out the juice from the tomato. Mix until consistency is even and creamy. Add in 3-5 drops of your favorite serum for a hydrating, nutrient loaded kick.
What it does
Avocados are rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, C, D, E, Omega fatty-acids, and other nutrients. It is a great skin moisturizer and renowned for its properties in rejuvenating and softening fatigued skin. It contains potassium, a skin-youth mineral and sterolins which help heal age spots, sun damage, and scars.
Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants, vitamins A,C,E, and other nutrients. They are known for clearing up blemish prone skin, soothing irritation, blotchy skin, and sun burns, and brightening skin. Tomatoes are a effective alternative to lemons/limes which can increase photosensitivity, as they contain alpha-hydroxy acids to gently exfoliate and brighten skin.
Honey is gentle and mild on skin while promoting hydrating and purification. It serves as a humectant that draws moisture to the area where it is placed. Honey is renowned for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. Like the rest of the ingredients in this mask, it is also an antioxidant that can protect skin from photo-damage and premature wrinkles.
Our serums are extremely concentrated. When used as a component in a mask, their nourishing qualities make skin healthy, soft, smooth, and glowing. ME Skin Fuel has the precise blend of nutrients for normal-blemish prone skin, Liquid Courage is loaded with antioxidants to repair and protect for all skin types, Modern Alchemist is our most nourishing blend and contains a bio-retinol complex to rejuvenate skin. Use whichever serum is suitable for your needs.