Monday, July 18, 2011
Beat the Heatwave Summer Strawberry Facial
Got some strawberries "on their way out?"
Put them to good use! Overly-ripe, mushy (but not rotten) strawberries work best.
This is one of my favorite facials--it leaves your skin tingly and refreshed. Fabulous after a long day in the heat! You could even make it in the morning then store it in the fridge to apply later in the day. Aaaahhhh. Perfect to pamper yourself or for a girls' night in.
You will need 4 very ripe strawberries and 2 drops of peppermint essential oil.
The fruit enzymes will slough way dead skin while the essential oil will refresh and perk up your complexion. The peppermint oil is so invigorating!
Instructions: mash the strawberries and press through a mesh strainer or squeeze through cheesecloth or (clean) panty hose. Catch the juice in a small bowl. You could even use the leftover pulp in a smoothie while you're at it! Then add the essential oil to the juice and blend. Apply to face and neck with a saturated cotton square and massage into skin for about 1 minute (avoiding the eyes!). Rinse with cool water. Enjoy!
Posted by Tabitha at 12:28 PM