As part of the book tour, bloggers are testing and sharing different recipes throughout the month of September. While I'd normally be the first to sign up to make her Sprout Salad or Coconut Kelp Noodles, as I mentioned the other day, I no longer like food. I'm in much more of a self-care place these days than an experimental cooking one, so I opted to try Peggy's Anti-Aging Face Mask.
She recommends combining the following foods into a soothing facial:
Buttermilk: Contains alpha-hydroxyacid which rejuvenates skin and is often found in professional peels.
Avocado: The high-fat content and antioxidant vitamins A and E soften the skin.
Banana: Potassium revitalizes the skin.
Kiwi: High in antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E.
You blend these items in a blender to create a little at-home, all-natural facial. One thing I didn't love about the "recipe" is that she didn't include any amounts... just the ingredient list. I used about 1/3 of a small banana, 1/2 a kiwi, 1/4 of a avocado and 1 tablespoon buttermilk and had enough for about 5 of these face masks. It would have been perfect for a spa party with some friends, but when I tested this, all I had was myself, my dog and a napping toddler on hand, and unfortunately, due to the instability of the avocado, the mask really doesn't keep. I hate wasting food, so this was kind of a bummer. If you want to make the mask at home for one, I'd suggested a heaping tablespoon of each fruit and a little less than one of buttermilk. For such a small amount, you could combine them by hand or use a mini-prep to blend them, which is what I did. The result was this lovely green goop.
You simply apply the mask and let it sit on your skin for 20 minutes. I was worried it would come glopping down onto my shirt and was pleased when it stayed put. For your Friday entertainment, here I am mid-mask...
|Check out XXL belly + awesome antiqued mirror frame on the bathroom mirror in this apartment!|
|I felt I was camouflaging with this painting in our dining room and had to share.|
Wishing all of you a restful weekend complete with spa treats and
best of luck to Peggy on the launch of Must Have Been Something I Ate!