Lately I’ve been putting a lot of food on my face and I’m actually a little surprised with the results! I guess it makes sense that properties in certain foods are good for our skin but previous to starting this journey I would never have thought about putting food on my face to fix my skin issues.
I have problem skin so these may need adjusting for your needs but they are all full of amazing skin loving ingredients so I’m sure they will be of benefit to most people.
1. Honey and matcha. I have a confession to make, I don’t like matcha tea! I was hoping I’d love it as its full of antioxidants but sadly I just don’t like it. I had a bag of matcha to use up so I thought I’d mix it with honey and put it on my face, and what a great idea because my skin absolutely loves it! Just a teaspoon of raw honey and a teaspoon of matcha, mixed well and applied to the face, leave for 15-20 minutes. Clean off with a warm cloth and then feel how smooth and soft your face feels.
2. Honey, yoghurt & turmeric. OK clearly I’m a big fan of using honey on my face, it’s great for problem skin as its antimicrobial but it’s also very nourishing so most people’s skin loves it. I know some who use it as a cleanser everyday with great results. It’s also great to use in a mask because its thick and sticky so provides a nice base for any facemask. Unlike matcha I absolutely love turmeric and have become a big fan of turmeric lattes. I read recently that it’s also great when applied to the skin so I thought I’d give it a go, I mixed 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of natural yoghurt and 1 teaspoon of turmeric applied to the face for 20-25 minutes and then removed with a warm cloth. I was a bit worried it would stain my face but it came off easily with a warm cloth. Another thing to note with turmeric is it can cause hair loss so make sure to avoid your eyebrows. I’m hoping it gets rid of my peach fuzz moustache! Also it’s great to get this one right up under your eyes to work on reducing those bags.
3. Cacao, cinnamon and honey, this one smells seriously delicious! Cinnamon is antimicrobial so another great one for problem skin, cacao, like matcha is chock full of antioxidants. Raw organic cacao has 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries so it’s an excellent way to protect the skin cells from premature again. And again honey is just the best in facemasks. I use 1/2 a teaspoon of cacao, 1/2 a teaspoon and cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of honey, leave on your face for 20 minutes and wash off with a warm cloth, and if you accidentally get some of this in your mouth while your washing it off it tastes pretty good too
So no more reaching for expensive facemasks, just make the trip to your kitchen cupboards and half an hour later feel your beautiful soft smooth skin. I also make up little pots of these to give to friends and family, another great Christmas gift idea.
PS this Clinique headband is the only thing from them I'd ever use!