With summer finally here and with Wimbledon over in a blink, ’tis the season for strawberries and cream…in our tummies and ON OUR FACES! Yes you read that right.
Neal’s Yard Remedies have created an easy-to-make DIY mask to use at home to give our skin a fresher look and a radiant glow. It’s a 2-in-1 scrub and mask, and contains just three tasty ingredients… strawberries, cream and oats.
This scrub/mask combination is perfect for anyone with a super busy schedule, especially if you’re a relatively new mummy like me where getting out of the house for an hour long pampering facial can be challenging – there simple aren’t enough hours in the day.
It’s also a great idea to do with friends if you enjoy pamper parties. Perhaps with a glass of Pimms for the optimum summer treat…
These juicy goodies contains alpha-hydroxy acid, a natural exfoliator that gobbles up any old and dull skin cells, revealing smoother skin and a brighter complexion whilst increasing the circulation underneath the skin, promoting radiance. Rumour has it that Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly used crushed strawberries as a daily cleanser! If it’s good enough for them!?
Cream contains fatty acids to hydrate, plump and moisturise the skin. Even oily/combination skin needs hydrating at this time of year.
Oats are known for being soothing, softening as well as as anti-inflammatory. When blended, they assist with exfoliation due to their granulated texture.
Here’s how to make your DIY strawberries and cream face scrub and mask:-
- 1 x handful of strawberries
- 1 x handful of oats (blended in a food processor ideally)
- 1 x small pot of single cream
- Mash the strawberries with a fork and mix together with the oats and cream.
- Apply the mixture to your clean face and gently massage in small circular movements all over your face, being very gentle around the eye area.
- Leave the mixture on your skin for 10 minutes to allow the active exfoliating ingredients to work, and for the cream to nourish the skin.
- Rinse away with warm water and pat dry. Apply your daily moisturiser afterwards.
This edible facial is ideal for the complexion at this time of year, when your skin has been exposed to the elements and is in need of some hydration and TLC. The exfoliating properties creates an instant boost and without a single plastic microbead in sight.
It’s also a great at-home treatment if you have been enjoying one too many glasses of prosecco this summer, to get your skin’s glow back. 😉
Beautiful skin isn’t just about products on the outside, but what you can do on the inside too. Drinking plenty of water and eating a nutritional diet is always recommended, but here are four other health and nutritional supplements that can make all the difference too for better skin, hair and nails…
Take 2-3 teaspoons daily with meals or add to smoothies, dips, dressings or soups to help replenish your skin from the inside.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Berry Blend – Radiance £22.00This superfood powder can be add to anything – water, smoothies/juice, muesli etc. An antioxidant rich blend of berries containing lots of vitamin C to help support the formation of collage and to boost your skin’s radiance.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Super Antioxidant Boost (60 Capsules/2 months supply) £17.50Boosting the body’s antioxidant levels helps protect it from damaging effects of pollution, stress etc. This rich blend of vitamins will also enhance beauty from the inside out.
A fantastic all rounder. This supplement provides nutritional support for general health maintenance which will also enhance and support the skin and its appearance.
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