Want to feed your skin from the outside? Lather on an Antioxidant Face Mask.
Antioxidants help protect our skin from cell damage by helping neutralize free radicals that come from environmental pollution and chemicals. They also aid in protecting our skin from aging by slowing the breakdown of collagen and elastin from the sun and the passage of time.
Elderberries are considered an antioxidant herb and are especially high in vitamin c which helps reduce the appearance of pigmentation shifts and damage from free radicals.
Cacao, vanilla, matcha, cinnamon and turmeric add to the antioxidant powder and support reducing inflammation and bringing warmth to the skin.
Egg yolk may seem like a curious wet ingredient to hydrate your mask, but it is rich in water, fats, vitamins and minerals helping revitalize dull skin. It acts as a binding agent allowing the powdered herbs to come together for a smooth mask.
Honey is a humectant that means it draws moisture from the air and brings it to the skin while also maintaining it within the skin.
The smell in itself is quite delightful. The cacao, vanilla and cinnamon make for a berry hot chocolate scent.
This recipe makes two face masks. Plan a little spa treatment with your partner, friend or child or save half the powder for next time and sacrifice half of the egg yolk.
M A K E 1/2 tsp elderberries 1/4 tsp cacao 1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp matcha 1/8 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp turmeric
1 yolk 1/4 tsp honey
Add powdered herbs to a bowl and whisk.
Add yolk and honey to the bowl and whisk.
Lather on face, avoiding eyes, nose and mouth.
Leave for 10 minutes.
Wash off using circular strokes, allowing the mask to act as a mild exfoliant.
N O T E S
*Makes 2 masks.
*Apply to your hands too!
For educational purposes only. Not intended for medical advice. Always consult your physician.
Purchase herbs by visiting Mountain Rose Herbs!