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Blueberry facial mask – as seen in Astra Nova

May 20, 2010

Astra NovaThe Astra Nova with the article about hildablue is out now! Get your own copy from a magazine shop or by contacting me.

In the article I am making a blueberry face mask, which is also what I have on my face in the pictures. Blueberries are stuffed with vitamins and minerals (most notably manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin K) and will give you healthy glowing skin.I use blueberry powder, because the grains also make it a scrub, but if using fresh (or frozen) blueberries the acidity of the berries will give the mask a peeling effect.

Here’s the recipe:

the making of: blueberry facial mask

© Fredrika Biström

  • 2 tbs aloe vera juice
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1/2 tbs dried blueberry powder
  • 2-3 tbs white clay

Mix the aloe vera, honey and blueberry powder first. Then add white clay until you have a thick paste. Apply to face and neck, and leave on until dry (about 20 minutes).
Use this mask max once a week.

VARIATIONS

  • You can also use fresh or frozen blueberries instead of the blueberry powder (about 1-2 tbs for this recipe). The acidity in the blueberries will give a nice peeling.
  • Instead of the aloe vera juice, you can use rose water or a herbal infusion. If you don’t have white (or some other) clay at hand, cornstarch can also be used.
  • If you have dry skin, use a bit more honey and/or aloe vera. If you have greasy and acne prone skin, use more clay. Do a patch test on your hand to see how it feels.
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2010 13:51

    I love homemade mask. It’s so good you can almost eat it! I was thinking of turn these kind of things to business. I love your blog. It gives so many such wonderful tips.

    • May 20, 2010 18:45

      You’re absolutely right – often face masks can and should be edible 🙂 This one you could eat, though the clay makes it not so tasty… Glad you like my blog, I found many interesting recipes on your blog as well. I added you to my blogroll, if you like you can add me as well 🙂

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