Carrot Face Mask

Welcome to the third Beaty Food Friday, a special feature I am doing every Friday for the month of October that shows beauty products that can be made from everyday items in your kitchen. 

When I was a teenager I was obsessed with finding kitchen ingredients and making them into homemade face masks.  You can bet that I came up with a mix of yummy and weird combinations, including: strawberries and honey, avocado and cucumber, and even lemon and raw egg whites.  Let me tell you, the last one did not smell pretty.

With the seasons changing, my skin’s been feeling a little drier than normal and it seemed like the perfect time to try my hand at mask-making yet again.  This time I wanted to experiment with carrots because they contain a variety of vitamins and are said to be great for toning the skin.

This mask is perfect for any skin type because it can easily be adapted for dry or oily skin.  It’s also a great way to use up an overripe banana!  If you have drier skin, the banana, agave, and olive oil are perfect for moisturizing.  And if you have oily skin, the lemon juice acts as a natural astringent and toner.  I really like combining these ingredients for a mask that tones as well as moisturizes, but feel free to experiment with different combinations.

Ingredients
2 medium carrots
1/2 medium banana
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoon agave syrup
1 Tablespoon olive oil

Peel and dice the carrots.  Steam for 15 minutes, or until very soft.  Add the carrots, banana, lemon juice, and agave to a food processor and process.  While the blade is running, add the olive oil.  Process until smooth.

Apply the mask to your skin (avoid the eyes and lips) for ten to fifteen minutes.  Rinse with cool water.

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Comments

  1. says

    @ anonymous

    I am not familiar with Roseacia. If are you looking for specific treatment or are worried about this mask causing skin irritation, I would recommend checking with your doctor first. :)

  2. Kelly says

    @ anonyomus This mask should not be a problem with roseacia skin :) I am an esthitican and I use all natural and organic products on my clients everyday. These ingredients are great because they won’t cause irritation and are super hydrating and moisturizing. I would add honey to the mask as well to give the mask an extra boost of hydration. I hope this helps :)

  3. Anonymous says

    how long does it last? and if i wanted to save it would i need to refrigerate it or is there some kind of preservative i could mix with it? thanks for the help in advance!

    • says

      Refrigerated this will last up to about 5 days. I don’t know about any preservatives, but I suppose you could try freezing it as a way to preserve it and then defrost it when you want to use it? I’m not sure if that would work well, but it’s a thought. :)

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