Food For Your Face

Whole grain oats, honey and papaya are all great breakfast foods but these fresh ingredients are also fantastic for your face. Yes your face! By making them into edible face scrubs and masks that help to exfoliate and add a little glow to your summer smile.

These are two of my favourite edible face treatments. They provide a healthy, preservative free way to nourish your skin. So good that you can even eat them!

1. Nourishing Oatmeal Face Mask and Scrub

Ingredients :1/4 cup oats, 1/2 a  banana, 1/4 cup milk and 1 tbsp honey

  • Grind the oats in the blender then add the banana, milk and honey
  •  mix all ingredients together until you make a paste
  • apply to the face in a gentle circular motion and leave on for 10 minutes, rinse off with warm water and then a splash of cold water and pat dry gently

Benefits Opens up the pores through light exfoliation and flushes out dirt. Milk and banana is nourishing and moisturizing for the skin while oatmeal naturally exfoliates as well as calming inflamed, dry or itchy skin.  Honey helps retain moisture. Great to apply in the evening to regenerate after time in the sun.

2. Glowy Cheeks Papaya Face Mask

Ingredients: papaya, honey

  • blend  1/2  papaya and1/4 cup of  honey with a teaspoon of water in the blender until you get a smooth puree
  • apply to the face and leave on for 10 – 15 minutes , rinse off with warm water and then a splash of cold water and pat gently dry

Benefits– Papaya contains many yummy  enzymes that exfoliate and smooth the complexion. Honey helps keep the skin hydrated.

Quick note – before applying the masks try steaming your face first to open up the pores and gently begin to push dirt to the surface.

So the next time you head out the the grocery store pick up some of extra  ingredients for your face too! Your skin will thank you.

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