Glow by Nadia Neumann (Page Street Publishing, 2017) helps you get healthy and gorgeous skin by adjusting your diet and skincare routine.This DIY face mask will keep your skin looking fresh.
You may recall from your high school Greek mythology lesson that sirens were beautiful sea creatures that captivated and lured sailors to their deaths. I think it’s a safe bet that they had amazing skin! Perhaps they knew the power of seaweed.
Seaweed is the star of this mask: It infuses skin with vitamins and minerals while stimulating the production of collagen. Chlorella is a sea alga that is rich in the antioxidant vitamin A as well as zinc. Yogurt is the perfect base, as some of the skin-loving goodies in seaweed are water-soluble, while others are oil-soluble. Plus, the lactic acid in yogurt is a mild exfoliant, stimulating collagen production and leaving skin super soft and siren-worthy.
• 2 teaspoons full-fat, plain yogurt
• 1 drop rose, geranium or ylang-ylang essential oil
• 1/4 tsp kelp powder
• 1/4 tsp chlorella powder
1. In a small bowl, mix the drop of essential oil into the yogurt base.
2. Add the kelp and chlorella, and mix until you have a smooth consistency.
3. Apply a generous layer of the mask, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. (Do feel free to practice your siren song at this time.)
4. Rinse off with warm water and apply moisturizer.
This mask has a tiny bit of an odd odor but it’s a small price to pay, in my opinion! The essential oil does help mask the scent slightly, so if your nose is particularly sensitive, don’t skip out on that ingredient!
Since this mask mildly exfoliates the skin, use it no more than once or twice a week to avoid irritation. Any redness should subside within a few minutes to an hour after washing the mask off.
Reprinted with permission from Glow by Nadia Neumann and published by Page Street Publishing © 2017.
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