Friday, April 19, 2013

Fab Fit Friday: Six Ingredient Post Workout Face Mask!

Working out can make you, but break you when it comes to your skin. Never neglect your skin after a workout. Eating a healthy diet can improve your skin tremendously, unless you let sweat and dirt attack your pores. My skin always looks great in the summer. I eat more fresh fruit, vegetables, and absorb extra vitamin D. I like to workout outside in the heat for an extra sweat. In order to maintain my healthy skin, I have to cleanse it. 

 Try to remove your face makeup before working out. Your eye makeup won't make a huge different, but the powders or foundation can clog up those pores or irritate your skin. No one really cares what you look like working out, so don't focus on trying to get all cute. Unless Channing Tatum is in your body pump class. 

After my workout, I take a hot shower and use my face scrub to cleanse deep down in my pores. I use a white cloth to make sure all the make up and dirt is completely off my face. After I get out of the shower and dry off, I add my face mask. (2-3 times a week). I leave it on my face for 5-10  minutes. I remove my mask with cold water. The cold water closes my pores and protects it from future dirt and sweat. 

In a blender:

-2 Tbsps Almonds (use sliced almonds for easier blending)
The almonds exfoliate dead skin cells and help refine the tone of your skin. 
-1/2 Large Cucumber (peeled)
Cucumbers are perfect for your face in the morning or on your lunchtime workout. Going back to work or school with a red puffy face may be embarrassing  The cucumber restores your color and glow. If your face becomes inflamed after your workout, the cucumber juices will help reduce the inflammation. 

-1 Tbsp H
oneyLike the cucumber, honey also restores your color and reduces inflammation  Honey also restores the moisture in your skin. Honey kills bacteria helping your acne or breakouts. 
-1 Container Plain Greek Yogurt
Yogurt is perfect for controlling that greasy fog that attacks the face when you are wearing make up. The lactic acid in yogurt keeps your face hydrated and sheds dead skill cells faster. The faster your dead skin cells shed, the faster your skin can revitalize new kin cell grown.  
-1/2 Small BananaBananas are what keep your skin soft. Bananas are full of vitamins. Bananas play a huge role in evening out your natural skin tone.  
3 Tbsp Sea Salt
Sea salt exfoliates and scrubs all the dead skin cells off your face. If you have any tough spots on your face, the sea salt will help soften those areas. Sea salt absorbs toxins and unnatural chemicals from your face which gives your face a perfect detox. 
After blending all the ingredients together, keep in a closed container in your refrigerator. The face mask will last 7-10 days. This is the perfect gift for you girlfriends or for mothers day!

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