When it comes to natural beauty lines we love, The Beauty Chef is right up there. Their philosophy of skincare from the inside out is right up our alley—after all, you are what you eat, right? It makes sense that that applies to your skin, too.
We’ve long been interested in fermented skincare, and The Beauty Chef’s inner beauty line is all about applying those principles, not just to what you put ON your skin, but what you put IN yourself. “When you’re healthy on the inside, your skin glows on the outside. Makeup can’t replace that,” Carla Oates, aka The Beauty Chef herself, told us.
Carla also believes in skincare that is pure and simple (two things we absolutely love). She showed us how to make a refreshing, revitalizing all-natural green mask using ingredients you probably already have at home. “This mask has heaps of vitamins A, C and K which are all great for skin, as well having anti-inflammatory properties,” Carla told us. “It’s great when you feel a bit dull, or after a long weekend.”
Sounds perfect for these early Spring days!
You will need:
3 kale leaves
1 cucumber, sliced
1/2 – 3/4 cup Chamomile tea, brewed and cooled
6 mint sprigs
1 tablespoon ANTIOXIDANT Inner Beauty Boost
2 tablespoons citrus pectin powder
1 frond fresh Aloe Vera (optional)
Blend all the fresh ingredients and the ANTIOXIDANT Beauty Boost together in a medium to large blender. If you have a small bullet-style blender, split the ingredients into two or three relatively even-sized batches. Add the pectin a tablespoon at a time and blend on low speed until the mixture thickens.
Refrigerate for twenty minutes OR apply directly to freshly-washed skin. Leave the mask on for fifteen minutes (and rejoice in your green complexion), then rinse. Your skin will be glowing and fabulous!
This mask will keep for about 5 days to a week in the fridge. You can also freeze it in an ice cube tray and defrost a cube whenever your complexion needs a pick-me-up. Simple and effective—just the way we like our skincare.
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