Earlier this year I got the incredible opportunity to write a series of natural beauty articles for the Whole Foods Market Blog. They wanted a recipe using fresh ingredients for powerful skin results. Of course berries were just the thing to turn to! They are super high in anti-oxidants for optimum cellular protection when used both topically and internally.
Confession Time: So…I have a tendency to start eating all the natural, food-based masks as I make them…even licking them off my fingers and face while they’re on. Can you blame me? These are delicious, good-for-you foods both on the inside and the outside of the body!
Being that I love eating berries (and I bet most of you do too) I thought…
Why not create 2 recipes, using the same ingredients, to be both a mask and a scrumptious edible item?
The answer was this fabulous Double-Duty Berry Parfait creation that’s fast and easy to prepare!
What’s so great about all these ingredients…
Plain Greek Yogurt (whole fat is best for skin) – Lactic acids calm skin, potassium softens, beneficial bacteria balances
Blueberries – Skin-protecting vitamin C and E
Raspberries – Vitamin C and manganese support the skin’s defenses
Strawberries – Antioxidant power for your skin
Wheat germ* – Vitamin E helps protect skin
Raw, organic Manuka honey – The gold standard in honey: its properties may be helpful for blemish-prone skin, healing and moisturizing for all skin types
Banana – Skin softening potassium and vitamin A
Lemon – Mildly exfoliating fruit acid helps keep pores clear and can lighten skin
Lavender flowers (dried and optionally as an essential oil) – Great for calming normal, sensitive and blemished skin
Mint (as garnish and optional addition to mask) – Chew on it for better breath and smell it for its uplifting, stimulating fragrance
*Gluten-free folks can substitute ground flax seeds for wheat germ.
Dying to Make This?
Go straight to my article on Whole Foods Market and get the full recipes with instructions on how to create this killer parfait & skin treatment!
Leave comments there or below and let me know how this worked for you!
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