tropical facial platter

April 18, 2015

 Hawaiian island, Maui inspired the evolution of my natural skin care regimen and the creation of many yummy skin care products…10+ years ago I discovered the most delicious “spa” … for lack of a better word created by Dae Williams of Sensuous Beauty. It was not like any place I had ever experienced. It was a small, beautiful, open space, resting just off the beach in Paia, Maui. It featured natural skincare products and a ‘facial bar’ where one could select specific facial products to nourish their specific skin type. The chosen products were spread out over a beautiful facial platter complete with a little fan shaped brush, mirror and a vibrant orchid. I would sit painting, marinating, nourishing my skin with her honey cleanser, macadamia or green papaya mask, luscious rose-geranium moisturizer and her yummy hemp lip balm. When I left hours later I felt renewed, recharged and radiant. In the spirit of that sweet facial bar in Paia  (that no longer exists) I offer this yummy facial platter made with all local island fruits. 

 

why skin food? our skin is the largest sensory organ and eats whatever we put on it and transports it though our body. if you would not ingest certain toxins through your mouth why put them on your skin.  using natural, clean, whole foods to nourish and feed your skin is an good choice to support the overall wellness of you body.

 

let us feed healthy, glowing, radiant skin! tone, tighten, hydrate, moisturize with this all natural facial platter.

 

cleanse….with honey (local maui honey in this case) honey is antibacterial and antifungal, treating breakouts, redness and inflammation. honey is also a humectant, which means it does not strip moisture from your skin. as it cleanses it draws out impurities from the skin giving you a healthy, clean glow.

 

exfoliate and nourish…..with banana, avocado and papaya. banana, avocado and papaya contain a host of vitamins including A, B, E, C along with minerals zinc, potassium, iron, manganese. avocados contain healthy fats and phytonutrients, bananas are full of antioxidants including lutein and papaya is rich in a special enzyme called papain and natural alpha-hydroxy acids.  use of these help to smooth, exfoliate, moisturize, hydrate, promote circulation, accelerate new cell generation, relieve eczema, reduce redness, inflammation and can help to even out skin tones from blemishes and scaring. they can also protect the skin form sun damage and premature aging, including the growth of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

recipes:

 

avocado oat mask:

*1 tbsp avocado

*1 tsp yogurt (dairy or dairy free plain or vanilla)

*1 tsp of my oat spirulina mask

                    -1 cup oat flour

                    -1 T. spirulina

                   - 1 T. Vit. C powder

                    -20 drops lavender essential oil

                   -mix well and store in a sealable container

 

   *mix together until smooth

 

banana/papaya skin polish:

*1 tbsp. banana

*1 tbsp. papaya

   *mix together until smooth

 

*ingredients are perishable. store in fridge until ready to use

 

regimen

*start by spreading a teaspoon of honey on damp face. leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse.

*with a damp face spread avocado/oat mask and leave on until almost dry. rinse.

*with a damp face spread banana/papaya skin polish over face and let sit until almost dry. rinse

*apply your favorite toner and moisturizer (i like witch hazel as a toner and almond oil/aloe blend as a moisturizer)

 

enjoy!  (and be prepared to get a little sticky)  

 

i shine! i glow!

 

 

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