Nourish your Skin, naturally
It’s no surprise that coming out of the cooler moths into summer can leave our skin a little dull and irritated. It’s lack of vitamin D exposure leaves us feeling pale and sunken. Cold winds have lead to sensitive, rosy cheeks and constant contact to heated rooms can leave us feeling less than glamorous with dry and irritated skin. It’s only natural, as the sun starts delivering warmer days, the trees begin to blossom and social gatherings are coming out of hibernation – we want that quick fix solution. Resulting in splashing hundreds of dollars on treatments, new beauty products and copious amounts of trips to the beauty salon. It’s Summer and it’s time to show off your best skin yet!
The skin is a complex organ comprising of numerous specialised cells that support skin function. As the largest organ in our body, it’s no surprise that it absorbs the highest percentage of topical contact, resulting in harsh chemical’s, free radicals, and unwanted parabens seeping deep through our pores, into the body, the blood and lypthatic system. The topical application of nature’s nutrients is the perfect, and best of all least expensive way to sustain the skin’s health, giving it that revamp you just might be needing, saving you’re a generous amount of money and honouring our wonderful ecosystem.
Home face masks can be made from just about anything in your fridge and pantry. My favourite are always made with active ingredients, such as pre and probiotics, antioxidant rich ingredients and complimentary soothing foods such as yoghurt with live enzymes. See bellow for my favourite D.I.Y natural Detox mask and keep your eyes peeled for my Anti Ageing, antioxidant rich mask that I will share with you soon.
Deep Cleanse / Detox Mask
1 tsp activated charcoal powder
1 chlorella tablet crushed
2 drops tea tree
1 tsp water
Mix all ingredients well in a small bowl and apply liberally to the face avoiding the eyes and mouth. Allow to dry and wash off with a warm face washer.
Activated charcoal is a fine, black powder that is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic. With its amazing ability to absorb 500 times its weight in impurities it’s used to treat many medical conditions when poisonous toxins have been digested. Just as it’s ability to absorb unwanted toxins in the body it has the same effect on the skin; with an amazing capability to naturally draw dirt and oils to the surface enabling them to be washed away on rinsing.
Chlorella Chlorella is a microscopic freshwater plant, one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet containing an abundance of key vitamins, macro and trace minerals, anti-oxidants, all of the essential amino acids, protein, nucleic acids, essential fatty acids and much, much more. Known for its powerful detoxification properties, used topically on skin it can protect collagen and elastin, help firm and tone, regulate microcirculation and reduce the effects of ageing.
Tea Tree oil Deriving from the leaves of the tea tree, tea tree oil has been used topically for centuries due to it’s high antiseptic properties making it perfect to fight infections such as acne, rashes and fungal infections.
Go on, get mixing. Just patch test on your skin first to make sure no nasty reactions occur.*
If you follow me on Snapchat, this is the black mask you might see occasionaly when i’m looking ultra glam (haha) Snapchat: brookemeredith1
Originally Published for Australian Natural Health Magazine