I am having a sordid love affair with the ladies at Endless Beauty.
They don’t know this, but I am. And we will live together happily ever after, in natural beauty, ’til crashed servers do us part.
Recently, they did a magnificent post on nine fall facials for all kinds of skin types, featuring none other than:
Food On Your Face.
(Thought you’d never hear that again, didn’t you?)
They also very kindly allowed me full access to post these heavenly recipes right here on Crunchy Betty. For you.
Now, I realize that sharing this might mean you start to love them even MORE than you love me. Just remember, they were mine first. They will always be mine.
I’ve chosen four of my absolute favorites (which also happen to be four that you might not have seen anywhere else) to feature here.
Apple and Yogurt Cleanser for Oily Skin
I did this one tonight, but as a mask. I substituted half an apple (washed, seeded, peels on) for the apple juice and processed it all into a paste in a food processor. Loved it. The malic acid in apple makes your face really smooth!
- 1/4 c. apple juice
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp plain yogurt
- Combine the apple juice, baking soda, and yogurt in a blender and blend until creamy.
- Wash your face with it twice a day, and rinse off with warm water. Then rinse with cold water.
Pumpkin Face Mask For Dry Skin
For ease of skin removal, you could cube the pumpkin with the skin on and steam for 20 minutes. Then, the peel will just fall right off and you can continue with the mask.
I love this one because it’s so simple, yet effective!
- 1 pumpkin wedge
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Remove the rind from the pumpkin and chop it into 10 cubes.
- Boil the cubes for 10 minutes, drain, mash, and allow to cool.
- Combine 2 tablespoons of pumpkin with the olive oil and mix.
- Apply to your face and neck and relax for 20 minutes.
- Rinse off after the time allotted and apply your moisturizer.
Parsley Honey Mask for Normal Skin
They’ve done such a good job describing this, I’m pasting the whole dang thing in here:
Parsley is a great herb for the face; it reduces swelling and redness, evens skin tone, and aids in the prevention of wrinkles.
What you’ll need:
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tbsp honey
- Combine parsley and egg yolk in a blender and mix well.
- Add honey, and mix again.
- Apply a thick layer to your face and neck. Let set for 20 minutes.
- Rinse off with warm water and then apply your moisturizer.
Plum and Sour Cream Mask for Normal Skin
Don’t let the “normal skin” designation fool you – this mask would be great for any skin type. The sour cream will treat oily skin, but it’ll also exfoliate AND moisturize dry skin. Plus, the fruit acids in the plums are great exfoliators and antiagers.
Also, I would substitute olive oil, grapeseed oil, or almond oil for the vegetable oil.
- 3 ripe dark plums
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp sour cream
- Skin the plums, halve them, and remove the pits.
- Add the plums, sour cream, and oil to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Apply to your face twice a day after cleansing.
- Splash with warm water and dry.
So what do you think there, My Betties? Think you might put some food on your face this weekend?
(If you do, the gallery is still open for submissions – I’ll still totally let you in. Just take a picture with food on your face and send it my way!)
In chillin-with-face-apples crunch!