Saturday, 03 March 2012
I don't know about you, but whether it be department store,drug store, or a a specialty "botanical type" store, acne products are a little too harsh. High concentrations of salicylic acid or too much alcohol, tee tree oil etc sometimes have a negative effect on that which we are trying to treat or prevent.
I've been down the roads of breaking out even more, drying out my skin and killing my skin with some of these products. So what I do to prevent acne and maintain perfect skin is drink tons of strawberry milkshakes all day long!!
Kidding about the perfect skin and the milkshakes... though it would be a really nice theory.
Seriously though, doing a lot of research and a few trials and errors, I came up with a super tasty (hehe) and effective mask/scrub, which has mild amounts of natural salicylic acid.
Ingredients for Strawberry Milkshake Mask:
- 1 Strawberry: Contains mild amounts of natural salicylic acid which fights acne. Seeds exfoliate and eliminate dead skin cells.
- 2 tbs Cow's milk: Lactic Acid in milk heals acne wounds (you know, the wounds we get from poking and prodding those things to death). It also shrinks pores, moisturizes skin & eliminates redness.
- 1 tbs Raw Sugar: Raw sugar exfoliates, reduces swelling, forces melanin out of the skin which evens out skin tone and pigmentation.
- 1/2 tbs of Honey: Contain antibacterial properties that can prevent acne. Antioxidants to fight free radicals, and softens skin.
If you are allergic to eating any of these ingredients, please DO NOT use on your skin!
All you do is blend the milk, strawberry and honey, and add raw sugar!
This mask is mild, safe and soothing. Do not make it in a large batch, because milk and strawberries are perishable. Use within 3 days of making mask!
This recipe would be great for a spa party or girls night in.
Would you try this mask recipe to help you fight acne? Have you ever tried something like this before?