Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Green Your Beauty Routine: A Step by Step Guide to Giving Every Day a Green Start.

Hello Fellow Earth Lovers!

I have always been a fan of homemade beauty products. They are a great way to get creative at home and you have the benefit of knowing exactly what you use as part of your beauty routine. This weekend, I learned some scary facts about my favorite beauty products like: the average woman applies over 160 different chemicals to her face before drinking her morning coffee, and 64% of "natural" beauty products contain chemicals that are harmful to your body and our environment.

Well, EcoNinjas, it's time to take a stand! Below, is one of my favorite recipes to Green Your Beauty Routine. Enjoy!

Orange Yogurt Exfoliating Mask:

1 tablespoon of plain yogurt (I prefer Greek yogurt because it is much thicker)

Juice from about 1/4 of an orange (a splash of orange juice will work just as well)


Mix the yogurt and the orange juice. Spread the mixture evenly on your face. After 10 minutes, rinse. Instant rejuvination!

Why it Works...

Besides being a tasty treat, yogurt aides in digestion and may even help you feel fuller without adding tons of calories. As far as beauty goes, eating yogurt is good for your hair and nails, because of the amount of protein it contains. It also has zinc, lactic acid, and alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which is great for calming inflamed skin, and boosting collagen production.

Combined with an orange (did you know that Vitamin C reverses aging skin?) you've got a soothing, natural, exfoliating mask that's both easy to make and kind to our environment.



Robin said...

Yo EcoNinja101,

Fantastic recipe! I'll use it for my sports facial. Can't wait for your next update. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

great idea i will have to try it

Anonymous said...

Great Recipe! I'm going to have to try it!