Jumping right off of yesterday’s post, let’s talk more about food, but this time along the lines of self-care. In today’s post we will be making a strawberry jam…for your face. I have tried it before, but this time I added some oils, and I definitely loved the way it left my skin. I will be doing more of them and of course trying other ones. With the extra time at home, perhaps I will come out healthier skin, ready for an awesome summer. I have high hopes that by summer time, all this chaos will have calmed down and we will be getting back to our normal days.
First of all, I don’t have a consistent skin type, one day it can be dry, the next oily, and sometimes just perfect, right in between. With that said, I think that not all skins will show the same results, also our skin can react differently. I have become pretty good about being aware of my skin. If something does not feel right I will take it off immediately, before it hurts my skin.
The strawberry face mask I am about to show you, left my skin feeling very fresh and smooth, with consistent use, I think it can help clear dark spots. Along, the same lines don’t expect immediate results. Your skin will certainly feel great, but for specific results there are a lot of factors that go into it. I will be trying and sharing more of the face masks I give a try.
Let’s get to it!
- Fresh Strawberries
- One Lime
- Tea Tree Oil
- Vitamin E (in oil)
- Retinol Oil
Mask Prep Step by Step
- Smash the strawberries with a form (one to two depending on the size and desired face mask quantity)
- Add eight to ten fresh lemon juice drops. If you have very sensitive skin less may be better to prevent irritation.
- Add one to two tablespoons of honey.
- Add five to six drops of tea tree oil
- Add five to six drops of Vitamin E oil
- Ad five to six drops of retinol oil
- Mix all ingredients very well
- Let it sit in the fridge for two to three hours at least. For greater consistency, leave overnight.
- Avoiding the eye area, to prevent irritated eyes, carefully apply on your face.
There are a couple tips I would like to give you before wrapping up this post. Number one I kind of mentioned in the step by step. The first time I applied it, I had just finished preparing it. It was very liquid like, so it was running down my face and was getting everywhere. There are two ways to avoid the mess. One is to apply it while laying down, perhaps with someone’s help.Two is to place a wet towel around your face so it can absorb what runs off. Third would be to leave it in the fridge. This last tip was great for two reasons, it made the face mask more consistent, so it was not running off as much, and the coldness of it will feel great on your skin.
Overall, if you are like me and enjoy taking care of your skin, this quarantine time may be a great time for you to invest some time on yourself. I am a lover of homemade skin care recipes.
The oils that I added to this recipe are some of my favorites. I have been applying them for years now, and I really like the results. Give it a try and let me know how you like it, or if there’s a face mask you would like me to try, leave it in the comments. I am always happy to add to my face mask collection.
Take care of yourself, and let’s shoot for a radiant skin this summer!