This week’s facial is in celebration of St Patrick’s Day and I have created a green mask along with a potato eye treatment. A sort of ode to the Irish spirit. We wanted to see a green river in the windy city of Chicago, IL and a parade while visiting friends, but it was last weekend instead. We are turned in for the night and doing this facial instead! It is a perfect way to celebrate minus the drink, eat and be merry. We enjoyed good eats and now we will be merry with a fresh face.
Candid late night shots—remember to “be the change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi
Green Face Mask
Organic Green Apple 1/4
Yogurt 1 Tablespoon
Raw Honey 1 Tablespoon
Match Powder 1/2 teaspoon
Spirulina 1/2 teaspoon
Kaolin Clay 1 heaping Tablespoon
Add all of the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a blender add the apples, yogurt and honey. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry and mix until you get a paste.
For the potato treatment, slice the potato into half slices.
I have read using potato slices as an under eye treatment instead of cucumber has its benefits. This method, like cucumbers, provides moisture to the under eye area. In addition, using potato can help to reduce puffy eyes, brighten them, smooth and firm the under eye area, from the potato vitamins and starch. The under eye is supposed to feel nourished. The trick to using this method is by making sure the slices used are cold and they do not oxidize for to long.
For the mask, the yogurt contains lactic acid and this will help dissolve dead skin. Honey will be antibacterial, moisturizing, and create glow. The matcha is the powder of the whole green tea leaf and is a powerful antioxidant. Spirulina is also a powerful antioxidant that will protect against free radicals in the environment. Kaolin clay is used in most facial products.
I was going to use different ingredients but have been sticking to more organic. Some of the local stuff I thought would be organic turned out to not be organic at all. Based on the last post I do not want to keep using ingredients that are not clean and local does not always mean organic. Instead I used what was available and improvised my recipe.
If you ever are in the Mid-West for St Patrick’s day, check out Chicago’s parade!