Apr 22, 2011

DIY Beauty Fridays: The Blueberry Face Mask

Who, honestly, doesn't love blueberries right?

I'm the girl who'll buy a carton of blueberries for the sole purpose of putting them in my freezer and eating them once they're frozen solid. (Yummy, frozen blueberries.) Not only are they tasty little bobbles but they're jam packed with some fantastic health benefits for both your body and your skin. Blueberries are loaded with vitamin C, E and many other skin friendly nutrients but, most of all, they have the highest antioxidant capacity of any fruit. These little berries are also known to reduce inflammation and have an antiseptic effect. Needless to say, there isn't a better fruit to use in a facial mask.

Blueberry Facial Mask

2/3 cup blueberries
2/3 cup plain yogurt (I always use plain greek gods brand yogurt)
2/3 cup honey (pure)
1 tsp. oatmeal

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend thoroughly. Once done, pour mask into a reusable container (which you must store in the fridge between uses) and apply to face with either fingertips or cotton pads. Leave on for 15 minutes and, once dry, remove with a warm cloth.

Ladies, your skin will feel amazing after using this mask. Not only will your skin be more smooth but the redness or problem areas will seem to have disappeared completely.

**Note: I made a mask without using oatmeal this time around. I didn't have any in the house and didn't feel like running out to grab some. The mask still turned out well!**

Ciao

12 comments:

  1. Ooh! I actually went to buy a face mask this morning, but couldn't find any that I liked. I will try this instead! :) Thanks for the tip!

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  2. I've never tried using blueberries...interesting :).xx

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  3. Yum!! I can buy extra blueberries and eat them while it's drying! Great idea Christina! Fab mask! xo

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  4. love the sound of this :)
    great post!! x

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  5. Wow! This is such a great idea and makes total sense! I will have to try out this mask very soon!!! Thanks for the "recipe!"

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  6. hmm I'm gotta give this a try sometime! The only thing I'm missing right now is the yogurt. I did an egg white/ egg yolk facial this past weekend :P

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  7. Oh sweet!! I love homemade mask better than store brand =) I'm gonna try this one!!

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  8. I think I'd end up with more in my mouth than on my face, sounds delicious!
    p.s. - You look a bit like Violet Beauregarde!

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  9. Thanks guys for all the love!!! Hahahah, Miss Peanut, I love the Willy Wonka Movie. You're right, I could totally pass for her

    xo

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  10. i love diy beauty recipes! will give this one a try! lovely blog, am now following =) xx

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  11. Great DIY recipe! I've made similar one's before but never tried with blueberries so I'll be giving this a go :) x

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Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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