Spirulina And Aztec Healing Clay Facial Mask

This is a facial mask your skin will absolutely love.

This is probably the most fuss-free recipe I can think of since I only use 3 ingredients. The Aztec clay is fantastic for pulling impurities out of our pores, it’s good for brightening & firming the face. Spirulina is great for treating pimples and it is a strong anti-oxidant. All in all an awesome combo.

It is a potent mix and I definitely recommend it if your skin feels dull, lifeless & inflamed. However, if your skin is too sensitive then I suggest you replace spirulina with wheatgrass, or simply add some yoghurt to the mix.

So let’s look at what we need:

  • 1 tablespoon Aztec Healing Clay

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  • 1 tablespoon Spirulina powder
  • 150ml water (or enough water to make it a paste)

Add the ingredients in a bowl and add the water until a paste is formed. Apply it all over your face and relax on your couch for about 15 minutes.

Wash off with lukewarm water and apply some moisturizer afterwards. This is THE tip for glowing and soft skin…

A Brewski Strawberry Delight

Hi ya’ll!

How have you been keepin’ in your neck of woods? As promised…my extra organic beauty tip of the week. Remember that I work with ingredients out of my food cupboard and fridge.

So to make the brewski strawberry facial scrub we will need 2-3 strawberries and a few drops of beer to make a paste.

So how does it work?

Easy! Start by mashing the strawberries (a fork does wonders) and once the strawberries are mashed add the beer until a paste is formed. Rub the paste on your face in a circular motion (like always), and let it marinade for about 15-20 minutes. Once the time’s up, rinse that home made scrub off thoroughly and add a finishing touch of moisturiser (check out my recipe for making home made moisturiser, and otherwise your regular moisturiser will also do the job).

If you still have beer left (and haven’t been sneakily drinking it all) I have one more tip! This time we won’t apply to our face, we will let it marinade on our hair. Yes, you read that correctly..

What do you need? A glass of lukewarm beer and a couple tablespoons of jojoba oil, mix it up and follow up your shampoo with this natural but more importantly non-greasy conditioner. For me this home made mix is ideal because I have greasy hair and very greasy conditioners do not really help.

If you are interested in more beer beauty tips let me refer you to Vegan Beauty Review, beer beauty tips galore.

Next up, how to use beer in yummy healthy recipes…stay tuned!

Vinegar Is the Elixir

My very first homemade organic facial mask. This is what got me started and I never looked back.

Who knew that vinegar, a liquid that has quite a rancid smell, could be so healthy for your pores? And so it is.

Here is what you need:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Green tea
  • Honey
  • Sugar

After you wash your face, mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with two cups of water as the finishing touch to cleanse and tighten your skin.

The facial mask is created by adding a tablespoon of the apple cider vinegar to a bowl filled with two tablespoons of cooled green tea. Finally, add one tablespoon of honey in it and stir the mixture. For a thicker consistency add a tablespoon of sugar.

Spread the mask evenly on your face, preferably with a cotton pad, and massage it for a few minutes from the inside towards the outside in circular movements. This will help remove dead skin cells and improve circulation.

The sugar in the recipe is a natural exfoliant that helps to break up scar tissue and unclog skin pores. Leave the mask do some work and go lay on your couch for a good 10 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. You can use this beauty mask about once to twice a week.

To complement the relaxation moment on your couch cut off two slices of cucumber and put them on your eyes. Cucumber has the brilliant effect of revitalizing the skin. It also has a mild skin lightening effect. This is why it is often used to diminish the dark circles under the eyes.

Extra tip!

If you want to go the extra mile here is a recipe for a delicious home made moisturizer.

What you need:

  • Coconut oil (anti aging, moisturizing, contains antibacterial properties and its effects on the skin are similar to those of an antioxidant)
  • Vitamin E oil (it helps reduce scar tissue and skin blemishes)
  • Lavender oil (it is relaxes the muscles and is a well known antioxidant)

Start by melting the coconut oil. I usually do this by placing the jar into a bowl of boiling water). Once the coconut oil begins to melt add the vitamine E and lavender oil to the mix. Give the mix a whisk and let it set. Then whip the mix with a fork (optional).

Once the coconut solidifies you can apply it to your skin to finish the cleansing process. I suggest buying a glass jar to seal the freshness.