Sunday, September 5, 2010

Home Skin Care Home-made Avocado Citrus Mask

Home Skin Care Home-made Avocado Citrus Mask

Take care of your skin at home with this Avocado Citrus Mask, created by spa consultant Mindy Terry to rehydrate summer-time skin.
1/2 ripe organic avocado
3 chunks fresh pineapple
1/4 organic lime
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 tablespoon Honey (local, if available)
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Add avocado and pineapple chunks to a food processor. Squeeze the lime over the mixture, then process until smooth, but textured.

Put into a bowl. Add olive oil and honey and mix with a fork until well blended.

Cleanse skin with your favorite cleanser.

Dampen a cotton pad with apple cider vinegar and smooth over face and neck. Avoid eye and lip area. This step may tingle a little, and some redness is common. For sensitive skin, soak cotton pad with water prior to applying apple cider vinegar.

Apply the mask to your skin while sitting or standing. Avoid the eye and lip areas. Relax for 10 minutes.

Remove excess mask with your fingers, leaving a fine layer on the skin.

Prepare a steam bath by simmering water over the stove. While the water heats up, massage the mask into the skin using deep, upward circular movements. Continue to massage for three-five minutes.

Turn off the heat on the stove. Lean your face over the steam rising from the water. Drape a towel over your head to create a tent preventing the steam from escaping. Enjoy the steam bath for three minutes. (If you have sensitive skin, with tendency to redden easily or have broken capillaries, you should skip this step.)

Use a washcloth soaked in warm water to remove the mask, then pply your favorite moisturizer.

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