Everyone knows a superfood smoothie is great for your skin, but what about other skincare treatments and exfoliants that can be whipped up in your kitchen?
We teamed up with Nina Curtis, a beauty expert with Blendtec. Below she created fun and easy recipes — both edible and topical — that are perfect for achieving healthy skin that glows.
With just a blender and a few ingredients, these recipes will exfoliate, hydrate, and keep your skin fresh and dewy all summer long!
Skin ‘Glow’ Smoothie
Glowing skin begins from the inside out. Enjoy this smoothie three times a week.
*All ingredients should be organic as much as possible.
- 2 cups of coconut water
- 1 handful of spinach
- 3 stalks of celery
- 1 apple, cored and chopped
- 1 ripe pear, cored and chopped
- 1 ripe frozen banana
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Pinch of Pink Himalayan salt
Add liquid first into the Blendtec Wildside vessel, then combine all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Place any remaining smoothie in a glass jar and store in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.
Oatmeal Cleansing Exfoliator
Gentle exfoliation is a great way to remove dead skin cells and stimulate circulation which will leave your skin smooth and vibrant.
Using organic steel cut oatmeal, blend 1⁄2 cup of the oatmeal in the Blendtec Twister Vessel until it becomes flour-like. Combine equal parts water to create a thick paste, or use the guide below to customize the appropriate recipe for your specific skin condition.
Normal Skin~ mix with rose, chamomile or peppermint tea
Oily Skin~ mix with goat milk yogurt and a 1⁄4 teaspoon organic lemon juice
Dry Skin~ mix with raw, organic honey
Sensitive Skin~ mix with a ripe banana
Massage this oatmeal paste gently onto your skin, using upward and outward motions. Leave on for five to ten minutes, rinse with warm water, pat dry gently and apply moisturizer.
Pineapple Papaya Skin Smoother for the face, body and feet
This skin smoother contains enzymes and physical particles for maximum exfoliation, to smooth, brighten and even out skin tone.
- 1 ripe papaya
- 1 teaspoon papaya seeds
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 tablespoon raw organic honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Put all of the ingredients into the Blendtec Twister Vessel and blend until smooth. It takes a powerful blender like Blendtec to pulverize the papaya seeds into powder like particles that gently, yet thoroughly exfoliate the skin.
Apply to dampened facial skin and gently massage all over the face for about 30 seconds, paying special attention to the t-zone area of the face. Leave on the skin for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse. Follow with your favorite night cream.
For the body, step into your shower and apply all over the body paying special attention to areas where the skin is dryer and or thicker, like the elbows and knees. Vigorously massage the thighs, buttocks and back of the arms to exfoliate thoroughly and stimulate blood circulation. Finish with your favorite body cream.
For the feet, apply onto feet and wrap with saran wrap and cover each foot with a hand towel for 10- 15 minutes. Remove saran wrap, massage feet well and rinse off. Complete with your favorite foot cream.
The Hand Smoother
During fall and winter our overall skin condition can look and feel drier, and our hands tend to suffer the most. Gentle hand exfoliation is great to do on a regular basis to improve skin texture, tone and smoothness. Follow with your favorite hand cream.
- 4oz. ground almonds or almond meal
- 4 tsp almond oil
- 4tsp lemon juice
- 2 oz organic goat milk yogurt
Put all of the ingredients into the Blendtec Twister Vessel and blend until smooth, to a thick consistency. Use about the size of a walnut and rub over both hands as if you were using soap, for one to two minutes, rinse off and apply hand cream….Voila!
Store remaining product in a glass container, label and keep in the refrigerator up to two weeks. Use daily or two to three times a week depending on skin condition.
Have you ever made your own skincare products? Let us know in the comments below!