Kombucha Face Mask with Aloe Vera

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Kombucha Face Mask with Aloe Vera

The detoxifying nature of Kombucha makes it perfect for a facemask. You can cleanse the skin outside, while drinking the goodness and detoxifying inside.

Ingredients

100 ml fresh, lightly fermented Kombucha
2-3 Aloe Vera stems
2 Tbspn goji berries
¼ cup fresh pomegranate seeds
½ cup oats
2 slices cucumber

 Instructions:

  1. Peel the outer skin from the Aloe Vera to extract enough pulp for ½ cup. Slice pulp finely.
  2. Place the Kombucha, Aloe, goji berries, pomegranate seeds and oats in a food processor.
  3. Blend until it forms a dense paste.
  4. Transfer the paste to a bowl.
  5. Apply a small amount to the side of your neck behind your ear, to check for sensitivity. If you feel itchy or uncomfortable just clean with water immediately and don’t proceed. If no reaction after 5-10 minutes, then proceed.
  6. Apply to your face and neck.
  7. Place the cucumber slices over your eyes and relax.
  8. Leave for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. 

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Milk Kefir Face Mask with Avocado

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Milk Kefir Face Mask with Avocado

A Kefir face mask is very soothing and particularly beneficial for people afflicted by rosacea. It also has anti-ageing effects.

Ingredients
1 Tbspn Milk Kefir
1 Tbspn raw honey
½ ripe avocado
2 cucumber slices

Instructions:

  1. Mash the avocado with a fork until it’s smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the honey.
  3. Stir in the Milk Kefir.
  4. Apply a small amount to the side of your neck behind your ear, to check for sensitivity. If you feel itchy or uncomfortable just clean with water immediately. Do not proceed. If there is no reaction after 5-10 minutes then proceed.
  5. Apply a thin layer to your face and neck.
  6. Place the cucumber slices over your eyes and relax.
  7. Leave for 15 minutes.
  8. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.
  9. The residual mix can be stored in the fridge and used within 2 days.

(While testing the recipe I decided to taste the mix. It’s really yummy! Now it’s got me thinking as to what else could this become as the base for a desert!)

 

 

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