Favorite Ingredient Friday: Simple Kale Mask
Kale is like the goddess of green leafy vegetables when it comes to important vitamins and minerals our body needs to stay healthy and function properly. It is SO good for us! But what about the possible benefits that come from applying this wondrous plant directly onto our face?
Kale is full of vitamins A and K both of which are beneficial for the skin. Vitamin A reduces wrinkles and helps the skin repair itself, while Vitamin K helps with dark circles. Kale is also full of lutein, a carotenoid, which helps improve skin elasticity and hydrate the skin. Kale is a great way to tighten the skin, treat acne, and leave you with a glowing, radiant complexion!
After reading those benefits, why not try a skin-illuminating kale mask??
To make this SIMPLE mask, you’ll need:
- 1 Cup Chopped Fresh Kale
- 2 TBSP Honey
- ½ Cup Water
Remove the stem from the kale and chop leaves into small pieces, about the size of a quarter.
In a medium size bowl, add the honey and water to the kale pieces. Using a hand blender or a Magic Bullet (or some mechanism to grind the kale pieces) blend the three ingredients until well mixed. The kale is tough to grind so don’t be discouraged if you don’t have a thick, creamy mask (that’s not the goal!)
Once you start to see the green liquid, strain the remaining kale pieces and collect the juice in a separate bowl.
Apply the VERY watery mask to a freshly washed and dried face. Leave the kale mask on for about 5 or 10 minutes, just long enough for it to dry. Once dry, simply rinse your face with cool water!
*You may have a bit of mask leftover so you can refrigerate the rest for up to 1 week! Feel free to do this mask 1 or 2 times per week.
Peace, love & coconuts!