After Sun-care: Peggy K.’s Top 3 Soothing Natural Face Masks

By Peggy Kotsopoulos, RHN on August 25, 2014 , categorized in Put Yourself First

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Even if you filled your plate with my five favorite foods to protect your skin against sun damage, sometimes too much fun in the sun can still leave you feeling burnt. Skincare isn’t just about what you put on your face first thing in the morning or at night. Sometimes you need a specific face mask to soothe your skin after sun. These are my go-to natural face masks and a toner to rejuvenate my skin all summer long:

1. Sunburn Soother Mask

Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A which helps to protect against UV damage, and zinc which helps to moisturize and soothe. Plus, it adds a lovely texture to this mask.

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 kiwi

Add ingredients to a blender and blend. Let it sit on your face for 10 to 20 minutes and then wash with lukewarm water.

2. Bliss-Trip Toner

Rosewater or oil is your dry-skin BFF. This toner is perfect for calming inflamed skin.

  • ¼ cup chamomile tea
  • 3 drops rose oil or ¼ cup rosewater
  • 2 drops lavender oil

Mix ingredients, and apply to your face with a cotton pad using upward, outward strokes.

3. Redness Reducer Mask

Coconut oil helps to strengthen cell walls while avocado hydrates and oatmeal calms red skin.

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil

Add ingredients to a blender and blend. Let it sit on your face for 10 to 20 minutes and then wash with lukewarm water.

For more of my DIY kitchen beauty tricks check out my latest book, Kitchen Cures.

What are your homemade skin cures? 

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Peggy Kotsopoulos, RHN

Peggy Kotsopoulos is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. As a registered holistic nutritionist and health educator, her mission is to help people achieve long-term health and vitality with what you eat. With her frequent media appearances and lectures, she travels across North America inspiring others to live their most vibrant life.

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