DIY Farm-to-Face Facial Mask from Miraval Arizona
Now more than ever, it’s important to prioritize self-care and take the time to care for yourself just as you care for the loved ones around you. According to Kimberly Kelder, lead aesthetician Miraval Arizona, you don’t have to go much farther than your own kitchen to enjoy your own mini spa night.
This recipe for a soothing facial mask with all-natural ingredients will help bring some Miraval into your own home. Light some candles, put on a fluffy robe and treat yourself – you deserve it!
● 3 Tbsp Plain Yogurt (regular or greek)
o The lactic acid in yogurt provides gentle exfoliation and prevents break outs.
o Use a quality organic yogurt like Organic Valley or Stonyfields
● 1 Tbsp Chilled Aloe Vera
o Aloe Vera is acts as an antibacterial that prevents break outs and an anti-inflammatory
to help diffuse redness.
o Aloe Vera is also a natural source of Vitamin C containing polysaccharides that stimulate new cell growth. If you use fresh Aloe Vera you need to prepare by break a leaf off the Aloe Vera plant, as close to the stem as possible. Lay the leaf on a cutting board and slice away both ends, so that you can see the gel sandwiched between the layers of tough skin. Trim off the spiny edges of the leaf, too. You should be left with a layer of thick gel trapped between the two sides of skin. Hold the leaf in place with one hand on the top layer of skin as you carefully slide a sharp knife between the top layer of skin and the gel beneath, separating the two. Set the aloe skin aside. Use a fork to mix into a gel.
● 1 Tbsp of Local Honey
o Honey is an anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant or super hero for the skin cells preventing break outs and skin imbalances.
o Honey also contains enzymes that exfoliate the skin and natural humectants that draws moisture from the air creating a bright and dewy completion.
● 2-3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil**
o Lemon essential oils are an astringent which lightens skin, heals breakouts and reduces excess oils.
o Use quality essential oils like Young Living Essential Oils
Always start with fresh ingredients. I like to use a chilled Aloe Vera, so if you are using fresh Aloe Vera make sure you prepare before and place in the fridge for 20 minutes. Measure ingredients and then place them all in a bowl and mix well. Make sure you apply on clean skin, you can spread a light layer using your hands or with a fan brush (like you’re at a spa) leave on for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse and apply eye cream, serum and moisturizer and always make sure you use sunscreen. Essential oils can make your skin a little sensitive to the sun. Use now or you can store in the fridge for about a week.