Soothe and nourish your skin naturally from ingredients so harmless, yet effective, you’ll probably find most of them in your kitchen! Fighting wrinkles and turning on autophagy is not just something that happens on the inside. Use the following ingredients externally on the surface to topically activate autophagy and promote beautiful, supple and youthful looking skin. The healing properties found in the polyphenols of tea seed oil, honey, citrus bergamot and cinnamon will offer protection from damage, aging, fine lines, and wrinkles. Asian cultures have revered tea seed oil, not only for how it can improve your health as a cooking oil but for how it enhances the beauty and promotes cellular repair. Tap into the science of what beauty and cosmetic industry leaders already know, that topical ceramides like those found in wheat germ replenish your natural lipid loss, helping your skin to retain moisture while strengthening its natural barrier properties. Humectants are another important common beauty care ingredient used to reduce moisture loss. Instead of using harmful petroleum-based humectants, this simple recipe uses honey to naturally keep your skin vital and glowing. Enjoy this antioxidant-rich facemask twice a week at night as part of your beauty and self-care ritual.
Bella Bergamot Facemask
- 2 teaspoons tea seed oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon wheat germ
- 2 drops citrus bergamot essential oil
- 1/4 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon (optional)
Mix the tea seed oil, honey and wheat germ in a small bowl. Add the bergamot oil and optional cinnamon. Mix until well combined. Apply to your face, covering it evenly and completely. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water.