7.30.2013

DIY | A Summer Skin Mask Recipe for A Glowing Face!

*Recipe created by Michelle Pino.

There is nothing more exciting than taking advantage of the outdoors during the summer. Whether it's walking on the beaches of Florida or visiting the Grand Canyon; there is no doubt that you will get plenty of sunshine. However, during the summer months, excessive exposure to sunlight radiation can be very harmful to your skin.

Too much sun can cause sunburns, wrinkling and even cancer! Every year millions of people are diagnosed with benign forms of skin cancer due to excessive exposure to sunlight. Therefore it is important to take precautionary measures to avoid skin damage. The experts from Skana spa of the New York resort Turning Stone have sent us a recipe for a skin mask filled with natural ingredients that will keep your face glowing and mesmerizing during the summer.

What You Need:
1/4 cup of organic, freshly squeezed tomato juice that still contains pulp
1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice
1 cup of mashed avocado


Directions:
In a clean bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Mix them together until the mixture becomes a thick and creamy green mask. NOTE: If you find that the tomato juice has made the mixture too runny, add a teaspoon of corn starch or honey to thicken it up.

Next, rinse your face with warm water. Pat your face dry and begin applying a generous layer of the creamy mask to your face.  The mask will generate a cool and tingly sensation to your facial skin. It might even sting a little bit at first. The reason you might be feeling this is because the skin mask is ridding your face of dead layers of skin.

Once you've fully applied the mask to your face, leave it on for approximately 35-40 minutes. After this time, thoroughly rinse your face off with luke warm water and then again with cold water to help close your the pores on your face back up.

This skin mask is filled with natural and organic ingredients that contain high amounts of vitamins, minerals and cancer-fighting antioxidants. Avocado contains healthy fats that will help soften your skin. Citric acid found in lime juice contains anti-aging compounds that prevent spots from developing on your face through hyper-pigmentation. This usually occurs because of excessive exposure to UV Radiation.

This recipe is very easy and affordable to make should take no longer than a minute to mix up. It is recommended to apply this mask right after a day at the beach or outside. You will not be let down after using this mask. Your skin will be soft and continuous application of the mask will help rid your face of small spots and blemishes.

Michelle Pino has contributed this recipe based on the knowledge she has learned while working as spa manager at Skana, one of New York’s finest spas. When Michelle isn’t working you will find her baking, crafting, reading a magazine or catching up on her favorite TV shows. If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact Michelle via email at michellepino@turningstone.com.

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