The best treatments for your face should be simple and natural, but for some reason we’ve been tricked into thinking we need expensive and exotic products to get that youthful glow. While superfoods are great for the insides, they’re just as good for the outside too. So I dare you to open up your pantry and start experimenting with foods to make amazing beauty remedies, starting with this ultra moisturizing face mask containing powerful antioxidants.
note: This recipe makes 1 cup - enough for a spa night with a few friends. But you can halve or quarter the recipe depending on your needs. For best results, use this mask 2-3 times a week.
ingredients: (organic is preferred)
1 green tea bag
2 tbsp gluten free oats
1/2 C coconut cream (try native forest or blue monkey brands)
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
Brew a cup of strong green tea with one tea bag. It can sit and steep while you prepare everything else. Next, run the oats through a coffee grinder for a couple of seconds just to get them broken up into smaller pieces.
In a mixing bowl, whip the coconut cream with a whisk or a hand mixer.
tip: keep a can of coconut cream in the fridge in advance of making this mask. It whips up better when it’s cold and it will feel nice on your face. Plus you can make a delicious and healthy dairy-free whipped cream with the leftovers!
Scoop the avocado flesh from the peel and add it to the bowl along with the raw cacao powder, ground oats, and 2 tbsp of green tea.
Combine all the ingredients with a whisk or a hand mixer until smooth.
Apply the mixture evenly onto your face, avoiding the eyelids. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Then using some warm water and your hands gently massage the mask on your face to let the oats do some exfoliating before rinsing it all off.