This Sweet Potato Face Mask is the perfect way to brighten your skin and combat dry skin.
I’m so excited to join up with Andrea Ashley to bring you this three part Soups and Skin Care Series. Andrea Ashley is a clinical aromatherapist, Natural Skincare formulator and owner of Andrea Ashley Co, an online shop for custom skin care and essential oils supplies.
Sweet Potato Face Mask Video
In this video, we show you how to make a brightening Sweet Potato Face Mask.
This mask is exfoliating, perfect for dull skin and uses many ingredients from your kitchen!
Make sure you check out the previous video in this series where I show you how to make an awesome Chai Sweet Potato Soup.
Also, check out my FREE eBook Healing Herbs and Spices where I explain the health benefits of the 12 commonly used herbs and spices.
Why this Sweet Potato Face Mask is great for dry skin
Honey is a humectant it will actually help draw moisture to the skin. It will also help bind our mask and has healthy skin benefits with its vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties.
Benzoin is actually a resin rather than an essential oil. It is soothing to the inflamed or irritated skin and it has regenerative properties.
Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A, retinols, and are known to help with collagen production.
Pumpkin is also high in vitamin A and has enzymes that exfoliate the skin and slough away old dry dead skin cells- revealing healthy fresh skin!
Cinnamon is great for getting that blood flowing for a healthy complexion. It can also be a skin irritant so you only want to use a little pinch.
Sweet Potato Face Mask Recipe
- ½ sweet potato, peeled and chopped
- 3 Tbsp pumpkin puree
- 3 Tbsp coconut milk
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 10 drops Benzoin essential oil
- Pinch cinnamon
- Place a small pot on the stove, add sweet potatoes and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until soft, roughly 10 minutes. Remove water, blend until smooth and set aside to cool.
- Once the sweet potato is cool, mix all of the ingredients together.
- Apply the sweet potato face mask to clean skin and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water, pat dry, and finish with a natural moisturiser.
NOTE: You can leave any leftover sweet potato face mask in the fridge for up to a week.
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