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Make Your Own Vegan Facial Products

Published on March 28, 2013 by   ·   2 Comments Pin It
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Having fabulous taste often comes at a price.  When you’ve used the best all-natural, organic, vegan face products – it’s hard to ever use generic crap on your skin ever again.

Vegan aesthetician Carmen Cherry is a vegan skincare expert working out of at Zolton’s Salon and Day Spa in Arizona. A vegan herself, Carmen incorporates her knowledge of healthy nutritious eating into skincare treatments. Vegan treatments are packed with natural ingredients, and fruits and vegetables that are full of vitamins and antioxidants that naturally nourish skin. Wouldn’t it make sense that we wouldn’t put anything on the outside of our skin that we wouldn’t put inside it?

Here are some of Carmen’s favorites.  And should you ever find yourself in Scottsdale, book a vegan beauty service with her.

SALAD GREENS FACIAL MASK

Use only organic ingredients in this facial rejuvenation mask.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup dandelion greens
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup watercress
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed oil
  • Half a ripe avocado (optional)
  • a few drops of lemon or lime juice (optional, for scent)
  • 1/4 cup of fennel (optional, for scent)

Wash and dry all the salad greens. Pulse a few times in a food processor. Slowly add the sunflower seed oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Allow the mixture to set for a least 10 minutes before application.

SUNFLOWER  SEED EXFOLIATOR

Use this recipe for gentle exfoliation and skin moisturizing.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces ground sunflower seeds
  • 4 -5 ounces sunflower oil
  • 2 -3 drops of lemon, lime, fennel, or orange juice

Place whole sunflower seeds in a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Combine ground seeds with oil. Massage onto skin.

CUCUMBER  TONER

Cucumber extract contains high levels of antioxidants and reduces the production of sebum in oily skin. It inhibits dark spots and it good for acneic skin.

It can be used as a toner or for eye and facial compresses.

Ingredients:

  • 2 organic English cucumbers
  • 24 ounces of warm water
  • Lemon/lime
  • 3 sprigs of fresh mint

Wash cucumber and pat dry. Slice cucumber (with peel on) paper-thin.  Add slices to sterilized container with warm water. Cover and shake container.  Let steep for 10 minutes. Make fresh daily.

The same ingredients can be used to make a pure cucumber juice concentrate by running them through a juicer.  The resulting concentrate should be kept in a sterilized  container and can be added to many treatments, including clays and dry exfoliants.  This should also be made fresh daily.

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. I’m a huge fan of making your own homemade natural skincare products. Thanks for the recipes. I need to have an at-home spa day, asap.

  2. Marian says:

    Love the recipes. What you don’t use on your skin, you can eat! Or drink! The Facial Mask looks particularly lovely.




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