DIY Lush Fresh Face Catastrophe Cosmetic Blueberry Mask Facial Friday #44

I am having all of this fun in the sun! An appropriate mask to calm my skin from the exposure is an inspiration from  Lush Fresh Homemade Cosmetics. I am making a DIY Catastrophe Cosmetic Mask.  It is blueberry season, and as I restock my little antioxidant gems, I remembered wanting to try this mask recipe.

This blueberry mask from lush is made using calamine to sooth: sun kissed, irritated, sensitive skin.  Personally I do not really like the smell of calamine, but the benefits of the calming soothing qualities are to great to resist using. Especially when my skin is so burnt and sensitive.  If you try the Lush made mask, it is deep cleansing yet soothing on the skin. Lush uses European blueberries also known as billberry, but it is very similar to an American blueberry.  Blueberries are packed with antioxidants (protect against free radicals = yucky air stuff that sticks to your skin) all the other featured ingredients are are soothing, cleansing and anti-inflammatory(helps with redness) It can be used by sensitive skin types.

DIY Lush Fresh Face Catastrophe Cosmetic Blueberry Mask

Mask Ingredients

1 Tablespoon Calamine lotion

2 Tablespoons Kaolin Clay

1 teaspoon Spirulina

4-5 mashed fresh Blueberries

1/2 teaspoon Glycerine

1 teaspoon Sunflower Oil

2 drops Lavender Essential Oil

 2 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Start by combining all of the ingredients except the blueberries and do not stir anything yet.  Take the blueberries and mash them.  Then add everything together in one bowl and combine well. Spread a layer of this on your face and let it sit for about 10 – 15 minutes.

I did not mention above, this will help combat redness as it says on the Lush description since I am so close to what they use, this mask will as well.  I did make some alterations to the ingredients because I used what I had on hand, but it turned out really well and soothed my very sensitive skin.  The sun sure did a number on my skin and I have been very careful to avoid it at all cost until I am healed.

Instead of chamomile and orange oil I opted for lavender and lemon which have beautiful qualities as well.  Lavender is very soothing while lemon is great for helping with my enlarged pores.  I swear since the over exposure to the sun my pores are so visible its mortifying.  Makeup only makes them look worse up close.  Applying anything right now also makes my skin hurt bad.  I am hydrating like crazy and using lots of soothing things on my skin.

I had enough points on my sephora card to pick free gift! I had so many points because I usually pass on them.  This time they had Origins!  This Maskimizer came in the box of goodies and I was stoked to try it out.  It is meant to hydrate, soften and condition skin to fully prep it for mask application and absorption.  This is meant to enhance your mask experience.

Voila! My DIY Catastrophe Cosmetic Lush Handmade Cosmetics Mask.  It does not look like it texture wise or color but this right here worked pretty great.  My skin feel so smooth and soft and that slight burn tinge from the sun has calmed down as well.

As always Thanks for stopping in and checkin gout this weeks post.

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    1. To answer your question, if I do not have fresh berries on hand I use frozen ones. Not sure how well the mask would turn out being frozen and then unfrozen. The moisture might end up off and you might end up with a fruit and clay disk instead of a smooth mask.

      The recipes I create are to coincide with what you would already have in your kitchen. So for example if you have a batch of blueberries for baking or a smoothie you could spare a few for this mask. That is the idea with most of the recipes I create, use what you have available.

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