Friday Night Special (food for the skin)

Avocados are currently abundant in my kitchen (my neighbor's tree drops about 10 per day and I hustle to gather the bounty before the squirrels).  Yes, the squirrels are ahead but I’ve gleaned my fair share for my face and lunch (avocado salad with herbs and tomatoes from my garden) ~ my skin is nourished and I'm well fed thanks to my neighbor’s tree.  Supporting local?  You betcha. By incorporating wholesome ingredients in our skincare regime (food for the skin) we also nourish our well-being as the skin absorbs deeply.  All that's required to reap the benefits of nature's bounty is to take some quiet time in our kitchens and personal care rituals ~ the results are nourishing, relaxing, and stunning.  I know this to be true ...

 Squash & Avocado Masque

Recipe: 2 avocados pitted and peeled ~ 1 acorn squash, flesh only ~ 1/2 papaya, peeled and seeded ~ 1 lime, peeled and seeded ~ 1 Tb. lemon juice ~ 2 Tb. black tea ~ 1 tsp. alfalfa sprouts ~ 1 egg white. Combine all ingredients in blender and whip until smooth.  After cleansing your face, apply mixture and leave on for 15 minutes ~ rinse off with warm water and pat dry. This blend may be used up to 3 times per week (for nonsensitive skin, less for sensitive).  Shelf life: cover and refrigerate immediately, discard after 3 days.

Nutrition (what you will be absorbing by applying this masque)

Avocado: moisturizer; A, C, D, E; potassium; thiamin; riboflavin Acorn squash: moisturizer; A Papaya: exfoliant; A, C; papain Lime: toner; C Lemon juice: toner, C Black tea: soother Alfalfa sprouts: astringent; protein; minerals; C Egg whie: ingredient binder

As always, the first one to send me a photo with this masque on your face gets a gift!

Warm regards, [caption id="attachment_514" align="alignnone" width="300"]Garden fresh ... Garden fresh ...[/caption] Elise

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