Sunday, May 26, 2013

Guest Blogger Sabrina: DIY Strawberry Face Mask

I am not affiliated with this company. My opinion is completely honest no matter how I receive any items mentioned on this blog. 

Please welcome Guest Blogger, Sabrina from BESskincare

I like a good, natural facial mask to brighten up my skin, but you know what I like more? A snack! Being the ingenue that I am, I created an effective face mask that can be tossed in the freezer as an icy treat too. How’s that for versatility?

To make this edible facial, all you need are the following items:

- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 1 tablespoon organic honey (raw, if possible)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened yogurt (Greek yogurt is best for freezing)
- blender

The process is simple:

Step 1 - Blend all of your ingredients together until they are a smooth, creamy consistency.

Step 2 - On a clean face, slather your mixture and massage into your skin gentle for 2-3 minutes using gentle circular motions. This will help unclog pores and give your skin a gentle exfoliation without being too harsh.

Step 3 - Let your mask soak in for 15 minutes after your massaging, then rinse off with lukewarm water. Be sure to pat your face dry and moisturize afterwards.

If you want this recipe as a snack, toss half of your blended mixture into the freezer in a concealed container. Let it sit for 2-3 hours then enjoy a nice frozen yogurt treat.

You’re probably doubting the rejuvenating qualities of this mask because it’s so simple and has so few ingredients, but don’t be fooled. Each ingredient is incredibly effective at brightening, tightening and reviving your skins appearance.

Strawberries are a great source of salicylic acid which is often found in anti-acne products. This acid sloughs away dead skin cells that clogs your pores and cause acne, while also promoting cellular turnover.

These tasty berries are low on the glycemic index and provide a hearty dose of vitamin C, which means they give your skin a gorgeous glow without spiking your blood sugar.

Most people think honey is just a sweet additive for their tea, but it’s also full of antibacterial properties. It is also a humectant, which is a fancy way of saying it naturally locks in moisture for your skin. This makes it great for cleaning your skin without drying it out.

Last on the list is yogurt. Full of lactic and alpha hydroxy acids, when used on your skin yogurt gently exfoliates. It helps improve acne, reduce blemish redness and dark spots, and also stimulates collagen for tighter, younger looking skin.

So there you have it; a refreshingly tasty face mask to liven up your skin when it’s not shining it’s brightest. Happy face-masking!

Author Bio: 
Sabrina is one of the sassy writers for BESskincare. Living with a plethora of outrageous allergies, she prefers to create homemade alternatives to the typical store bought skin care products to avoid unwanted reactions.
Check out her favourite DIY moisturizer here:

I am not affiliated with this company. I purchased these products myself for personal use unless otherwise noted. My opinion is completely honest no matter how I received any items mentioned on this blog.

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