Vegetable masks and lotions are the best types of treatment for sensitive or damaged skin, because they are anti-inflammatory. Vegetables are also cooling and soothing and provide Vitamin A, which heals the skin. Vegetable masks are therefore perfect for Acne, eczema, sunburn, but can be used for cleansing and feeding the skin too.
The most popular vegetables used for skin are cabbage, carrot, cucumber, lettuce, potato, parsley and watercress.
The fresher the ingredients, the better. Organic is best!
Vegetables can be added to many other ingredients to create masks and lotions, and are often incorporated into a clay mask.
Cooked lettuce and cabbage are sometimes cooled, pureed and used as a mask. The water that they are cooked in can be applied as a lotion.
Ingredients such as potato flour are often added to masks as a thickening agent.
Avoid the use of metal bowls and mixing utensils as they might oxidise when they come into contact with your vegetable juices.
Our favorite Vegetable recipes for the different skin types...
For Normal Skin
Honey and Cucumber Milk
6 medium cucumber slices
2 tbsp raw organic honey
1 tbsp full cream milk
(can only be stored for 6 hours in the refrigerator)
Peel the cucumber and remove the seeds. Puree the flesh of the cucumber. Strain the pulp through muslin cloth. Stir in the honey and milk. Apply evenly to your clean face and neck. Leave on for at least 15 minutes, rinse off with filtered water Pat dry with clean towel.
This recipes used on a regular basis will cleanse, feed, hydrate and reduce inflammation.
For Dry Skin
Yogurt and carrot juice mask
1 tbsp of carrot juice or 2 tbsp of grated carrot
2 tbsp live organic plain yogurt.
1 tbsp of sweet almond oil or wheatgerm oil
1 tbsp of organic honey
Mix all ingredients together. Apply to clean face and neck, leave on for at least 15 minutes. Rinse off with filtered water Pat dry with clean towel.
This mask will feed, balance the skin’s PH, heal the skin, hydrate and prevent aging.
ingredients. If too runny add more potato flour, if too thick add more carrot
juice. Apply to clean face and neck, leave on for at least 15 minutes. Rinse
off with filtered water Pat dry with clean towel.
will nourish, heal, prevent aging, balance the PH of skin.
Some Ingredients that can be Added to your Vegetable Face Packs
Barley – Cooked or barley water. Barley contains Azelaic acid which is a proven anti-acne compound. Therefore it can also help reduce age spots. The high levels of Anthocyanins in barley help to slow down aging. Source: HealthWithFood
Dairy – Full cream milk and organic live yogurt will balance and cleanse the skin.
Eggs – Egg yolks are extremely nourishing to the skin. Read more about the benefits of using egg on the skin.
Honey – Honey has too many benefits to mention here. Read all the benefits.
Oats – Oats can be used to nourish and/or to thicken a mask.
Pollen – Powdered pollen is great for healing the skin and fights against aging.
Natural recipes for perfect skin - Basic techniques, masks and lotions, vegetables.
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