DIY Superfood Face masks to detoxify and brighten

DIY Face Mask with well.ca | elodiebeauty.com Boost your skin with spirulina, kale, and berries!

You may have tried spirulina, pomegranate, or kale powder in your morning smoothie, but have you tried it a face mask? A few years ago I became obsessed with using dehydrated super food powders in my face masks. They are easier to use, super versatile, and have a longer shelf-life than fresh fruits and veggies.

I recently joined with well.ca to film some of my favourite face mask recipes.

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Detoxifying Super Green Mask

  • 1 TBS spirulina
  • 1TBS kale powder
  • 1TBS green clay powder
  • 1-2TBS fresh aloe gel

Perfect for clarifying oily and acne prone skin (avoid if skin is sensitive or very dry)

Brightening Super C Mask

  • 1TBS camu camu powder
  • 1TBs pomegranate powder
  • 1TBS raw honey
  • 1TBS full fat greek yogurt

Perfect for hyper-pigmentation and dull skin (note: lactic acid in the yogurt may cause sensitivity for some skin types)

Anti-Aging Berries & Cream Mask

  • 1TBS mixed berry powder
  • 1TBS raw honey
  • 1TBS full fat greek yogurt

Perfect for dry and mature skin types, or to revitalize dull, flaky skin 

Try these at home and let me know how you like them! Take a photo and tag me on Instagram DIY super food face masks with well.ca | elodiebeauty.com

Herbal Face Steam for Oily, Dull, and Dry Skin

Herbal Facial Steam Screen Shot Whether you’re dealing with major pore congestion or your skin needs some extra care, an at-home DIY herbal face steam is just what the doctor (or esthetician!) ordered!

Top 3 Benefits of steaming:

  1. Softens dirt and oil that’s hardened and built up in pores
  2. Stimulates circulation, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the skin
  3. Super relaxing and uplifts mood as you breathe in the herbal infused steam

Here’s what you need:

  • large heat proof bowl
  • large towel
  • boiling water
  • herbs and essential oils (see below for recipes)
  • time (to chill ooooout!)

Herbal Face Steam for Oily/ Acne Prone Skin

  • 1-2 sprigs of pine (use your old christmas tree or wreath!)
  • 2-3 whole, dried bay leaves
  • 1-2 tsp of whole cloves

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Herbal Face Steam for Mature/ Dull Skin

  • 2 sprigs of fresh (or dried) rosemary
  • 1 TBS of green tea leaves

Herbal Facial Steam for Dull Skin | elodiebeauty.com

Herbal Face Steam for Dry/ Sensitive Skin

  • 1-2 TBS dried chamomile
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil

Chamomile Herbal Face Steam for Dry Skin | elodiebeauty.com

How to Steam:

  1. Cleanse your face
  2. Fill a heat proof bowl with boiling water
  3. Add your customized herbs and essential oils
  4. Drape a towel over your head and the bowl, trapping the steam
  5. Sit for 5-10 minutes, breathing deeply (avoid steaming for too long since heat can dehydrate the skin)
  6. Dip a cloth into the (cooled!) water and tone your skin with the herbal-infused ‘tea’. If you wish, you can save the water in an air tight container in the fridge for a few days to use as a toner later.
  7. Follow up immediately with your serum, moisturizer, and/ or oil.

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3 ways to treat and prevent dry hands – Video

3 ways to treat dry hands | elodiebeauty.com My hands always seem to be dry in the winter no matter how much lotion I apply! How about you? Unfortunately, for those of us in the Northern hemisphere, the cold dry weather isn’t going anywhere for a while. There’s a few things you can do though to help treat and prevent extremely dry hands.

  1. Stop using Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS) products

    Avoid using hand soap that contains SLS, which can strip skin of its natural oils and make dry hands worse. Instead, use a hand soap that contains plant-derived surfactants. Avalon Organics is one of my favourites, and is cost effective too! (Tip: soap that contains rosemary and citrus essential oils will be more astringent –and therefore more drying– than other scents like lavender and vanilla).

  2. Apply lotion before putting on gloves

    Before you put on your winter gloves, slather your hands with a rich hand lotion. This will allow time for the lotion to really penetrate and prevent moisture from evaporating into the air. Bye, bye dry hands!

  3. Use a DIY Sugar and Olive Oil Scrub 2-3 times per week

    A DIY sugar scrub is an easy way to exfoliate dry flaky skin and moisturize all at the same time! All you need is 1TBS of white sugar + 1TBS of olive oil. Over the sink, massage the oil and sugar into your hands for a minute or so. Rinse off with warm water and follow up with a rich hand moisturizer. Do this 2-3 times per week before bed!

Watch the video for all tips to treat dry hands!

Skin Care Tips for the Gym

 

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Don’t forget about your skin while at the gym!

Just because you work your bod super hard, doesn’t mean you should be doing the same to your skin! Make these few adjustments to your routine and toss a few key products in your gym bag to take with you the next time you hit the gym.

  1. Remove makeup before workout:  Sweat + grime + makeup is never a good combo. Fully remove your makeup before working out to keep pores clear while you sweat (and prevent that ‘oh-so glam’ smudgy mascara look). Pre-moistened wipes are good for this purpose!
  2. Tone post workout: If you don’t have time to shower before heading home, use a toner post workout to help keep pores clear, hydrate the skin, and calm redness. (Anyone else look like a tomato after a workout??). Try Way of Will Sensitive Skin Neroli + Frankincense toner
  3. Replenish the skin after heat: Hot yoga, steam rooms, and saunas are all amazing for detoxifying the skin, but heat is also very drying. Make sure to replenish the skin and lock in moisture by slathering an oil on afterwards. Try Way of Will Dry Skin Geranium + Camellia Face Oil
  4. Let your sweat flow freely: Sweating is good, smelling is bad. Stop using anti-perspirants to curb your sweat glands and use a natural deodorant instead. Don’t worry, this Way of Will Tea Tree + Pumpkin Seed Deodorant actually works and smells amazing!

Way of Will Sensitive Skin Toner

BONUS:

  1.  Treat muscles after a hard training session: Help your body recover by using a foam roller and massage oil. This Way of Will Soothe and Cool Peppermint + German Chamomile smells so good, and feels even better! OR try this as an aromatherapy treatment in the steam room!

Way of Will Soothe and Cool Massage Oil | elodiebeauty.com