Thursday, 14 March 2013

Guest Blogger - Shants from The Chef Mother with some edible masks!

Hello beauties!

Chef Shants is back with us today with some DIY masks for your me-time. So, over to Shants!

Hi peeps!

Its really good to be back on The Couch with Yolandie today and our topic of discussion is Edible Facial Masks. Yolandie approached me with the idea because I'm new to the whole face mask business and was totally tickled; I mean we all know Cleopatra would bathe in milk and we have all heard that washing your hair with egg whites and beer or coconut milk leaves it looking shiny and vibrant; so edible face masks was an awesome topic to research. I found ten awesome recipe's for edible beauty solutions by Rama Cousik.

Check this out:

1. Mash banana and add some honey. Apply to face, allow to dry, rinse with tepid water and pat face dry.
2. In a pestle and mortar, mash basil and mint leaves together, this paste even helps with minor skin rashes! Even after one application :)
3. Mix milk cream and wholewheat flour into a smooth paste for a rich facial mask
4. You can alternatively also make a mask out of a tablespoon of yoghurt and some flour mixed into a paste too.
5. Ghee (clarified butter) is excellent for chapped winter lips!
6. Save your orange peels and dry them out, then grind them into a coarse powder for a very fruity exfoliating scrub.
7. Wet your palms and dab them with unrefined sugar for a hand and foot scrub, add a bit of course salt and all that dead skin is history!
8. You can make a fancy fruit mask by mashing overripe fruits such as strawberries, bananas and cantaloupe together; add a dash of beer and some egg whites too!
9. Gently Massage your face with olive oil, scrub it with a teaspoon of flour and rinse with warm water, pat dry with a soft towel.
10. Another exfoliating scrub is ground almonds mixed with a teaspoon of honey and it can be kept in an airtight container too!

And while you're basking with your face mask on, pop two cucumber rings over your eyes to reduce the "bag" effect". All these ingredients are high in nutrients, minerals and antioxidants that will leave your skin feeling fresh as a summer daisy. And you'll smell good too! The only trouble is that you'd have to remind yourself not to munch it before you plop it on your face, haha.

Thanks for having me back on The Couch ya'll, have an uber fruity day!! Till next time...
Chef Shants xxxxx

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