Pomegranates are full of nutrients and energy, loaded with essential amino acids, vitamins B, C and other antioxidants. I ate some today, and wondered what it it would be like to apply some externally to my skin. I started to get creative and managed to give myself a facial with my DIY recipes.
Check this video HERE for easy peeling of the pomegranate in water, so quick and easy!!
I made an exfoliator, face mask, toner and moisturiser. Listed below are the ingredients I used.
I only made a little bit, enough for 2-3 uses. Shelf life, not very long I'm assuming!
Exfoliator: Sprinkle of Crushed pomegranates, 3 tbs of sugar, 1 tbs of almond oil and 2-3 drops of avocado oil. (Applied with fingers)
Mask: Sprinkle of crushed pomegranates, sprinkle of oats, 2 tbs of almond oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. (Applied with brush)
Toner: A handful of crushed and filtered (juiced) pomegranates, 3 tbs of cooled down green tea and a squeeze of lemon juice.(Applied with cotton round)
Moisturiser: Sprinkle of crushed and filtered (juiced) pomegranates, 4 tbs of almond oil and one drop of avocado oil. (Applied with fingers whilst patting into the skin) - Surprisingly, my face wasn't oily, I only added a very thin layer and my skin absorbed it right up.
What did I think? I really enjoyed the whole process of making the formulas from start to finish, I'm all for natural ingredients and love the fact that I know exactly what's going on my face - no nasty chemicals! *yay* :) My skin felt fresh, calm and looked like it was glowing after my DIY facial, what a treat! I used almond oil because of it's vitamin e and the fact that it's great for dry skin.
I don't suggest you go and try this in a hurry, as it's only the first time I tried these particular ingredients together and don't know if it will break me out, I highly doubt it but you never know. But hope I inspire you to be a little creative in the kitchen and make your own little formula, Next time when your eating your fruit, apply some to your face maybe? :) Why go out spending lots of money on "natural" products when you can make your own? I felt rather proud of the outcome. Next on my list is to make a homemade rose toner!