This is a basic, 10 minutes, cold, organic mask! It has a lot of fruity acids, is moisturizing and a little oily. Mask can be stored in fridge for weeks and outside for a week. And if you are hungry you can eat it – IT IS delicious 🙂
||Boil water, put all ceramic tools in a bowl, pour the boiling water over it. Keep them at least 2 minutes sterilizing, then take out to dry.|
||Peal the apple and pulp it using tools of your choice – aim for the best possible pulp. You can cut the apple in pieces, grate it, smash it, blend it – as you please. Going forward the aim all the time is to not heat the apple pulp, only warm it up a little – hot temperature will minimize precious nutrition, like AHA and BHA acids.|
||Put bowl inside a pot with heated water in it – heat should not be hot, only very warm. Put honey and lemon drops in the bowl – mix real well. Add apple pulp and mix very thorough until the pulp is somewhat warmer. Gently add olive oil and continue stirring like crazy until you see one, well mixed majo-consistency product. Adjust the amount of lemon to your skin type – if fragile you might want to go down to 2 drops. Play with olive oil amount as well.
|Put the mask on clean skin in the evening and leave it to soak for some time until dry. You can then shake off apple remains with a towel – no need to wash – go to sleep and wash skin in the morning. Or just wash it immediately.|
It is possible to store the mask for about a week in sterilized jar.
If you were good with sterilizing and you were taking mask out of the jar with clean spoon/hands each time, the storage time can be days longer. But watch it just to make sure – it can, and eventually will, get moldy.
Why to sterilize the tools?
To have a clean solution and to enhance significantly storage time.
Why ceramic containers?
I use containers and tools coted with ceramic layer, sometimes wooden ones and various density organic clothes (which I have like 2 only). I avoid metal – reason is that metal reacts with fruit acids but those we want to leave intact for cosmetics. I don’t use plastic – it can dissolve in higher temperatures and when cutting or scrubbing against it, micro-pieces will stay in my solution – so it’s a no.
Enjoy your beauty SPA! 🙂