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Antioxidant Blueberry Delight Smoothie Facial Mask (gluten-free, vegan)

By Sunny Submaranian & Chrystle Fiedler

Antioxidant Blueberry Delight Smoothie Facial Mask (gluten-free, vegan)

 

Antioxidant Blueberry Delight Smoothie Facial Mask (gluten-free, vegan)

from page 115 of The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty by Sunny Submaranian & Chrystle Fiedler


Blueberries are delicious and good for you. Plus, they fight free radicals and keep your face radiant and youthful-looking. The only thing that makes this smoothie mask better is if you use farm-fresh organic blueberries to make it.

 

Best for: All skin types, especially Mature

 

 

Top Tip: Add 1 cup (250 mL) each of nut milk and ice, and 1 frozen banana to this recipe and blend for a satisfying, yummy-in-your-tummy smoothie.

Superstar ingredient: The deep blue color of blueberries comes from compounds called anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals. The vitamin C in blueberries helps the body produce collagen, while the phytonutrients (plant compounds) in them can help protect against skin cancer. Amazing, right?

 

   Blender

1 cup    fresh blueberries          250 mL

1           package (8 oz/250 g) plain nondairy yogurt 
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1.  In blender, purée blueberries with yogurt until almost smooth and creamy. (Some chunks are OK.) Spoon into a small bowl.

2.  Using fingers, spread mask all over damp cleansed facial skin. Let stand on skin for 10 minutes.

3.  Rinse face with warm water and pat dry with a towel. Follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer.

4.  Cover and store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.