Fresh Kiwi & Oat Moisturizing and Toning Mask

Putting fresh food on your face and letting it sit there for a while is not only easy to do, it can be very beneficial for your skin. Here's a 3-ingredient, fresh food mask that will leave your skin feeling toned, refreshed, and smooth as silk.

This mask is ideal for normal, oily, and combination skin. If you have sensitive, dry and/or mature skin you can use it too, but will want to to remove it a tad sooner.

(The pic above is not the mask, but I thought it would be a bit more fun for you to look at a lovely lady with slices of kiwi on her face than a shot of the ingredients).


Do you have a small handful of raw rolled oats?
raw honey?
half a fresh kiwi?

Excellent! Then let's get started!


Whizz the oats in a handy dandy stick blender attachment thingy until you have something resembling oat flour. Peel and mash the half kiwi in a small container.

Add a teaspoon of honey and stir.

Add oats and stir until you have a pasty mixture that hangs together. You're looking for a texture that is thick enough to stick to your face but thin enough to distribute.

Wash and dry your face and neck with a good cleanser. Then apply the mask to your face and neck as evenly as possible. This is not as easy as applying a clay mask, as this mixture is both softer and lumpier.

It's Not Covering!
Even though the mask will be a bit 'see-through' in places, it will still work beautifully. (I know I told you to apply to your neck but didn't do it myself. I was busy documenting the process, so you'll just have to imagine the neck part).

Chill
Sit back and relax for 10-20 minutes. If your skin is sensitive, you will want to remove this mask after approximately 10 minutes.

The oats will cause this mixture to morph into a soft, rubbery film if you leave it on for the entire 20 minutes. This isn't bad, but if you have sensitive skin, the extra effort (read: rubbing) it takes to remove the mask could distress the skin unnecessarily.

To remove
Wet a natural sponge and gently soften and remove the mask. Rinse and repeat until it is completely gone. Pat dry.

Finish
Finish with a spritz of hydrosol or a good non-alcoholic skin tonic and a light layer of face oil.
Enjoy your revitalized, moisturized, and toned skin!

Comments

Rikke said…
Vitalbombe! Det skal jeg prøve i dag!

kh Rikke
Rikke said…
Sikke noget griseri - ungerne syntes, jeg var "psyko klammo" hahaha! Min hud blev lidt stram ;-)

Kh Rikke
Lise M Andersen said…
Tihi - ja, det er altid en smule griseri med madvarer i ansigtet. Jeg arbejder på at finde en løsning på al drypperiet, og håber snart at have en løsning.

Glæder mig at masken ellers ga' et godt resultat!