New post on #thelocalrose today for a beautifying mask you can make at home ~~ 🍍~~
I’ve been visiting Kauai since I was fifteen, and one of the first things I do when I land on that red, rich earth is go to the farmers’ market and pick out my pineapples, papayas, mangoes, coconuts, and lychees. They don’t last long in our house, but whatever we don’t eat, I use to make a mask, as the acids in these tropical fruits are gentle exfoliators that help clear away dead skin. And bromelain, an enzyme that’s derived from pineapples, is really good for reducing inflammation and healing sun damage. Papaya is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that reduce acne and redness, and also rich in flavonoids that are known to help reduce the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. You can also use the seeds for exfoliation which the microbiome will love 🌺Mango possesses many of the same vitamins as papaya and also contains carotene, which replenishes skin and makes the tissue more elastic.
This mask recipe from Whole Beauty is so simple to make at home and utilizes the fresh fruits of the summer months. I love to sit with one of these masks on my face and feel my skin tingle as I bask in the feminine, Venus energy of a place ripe with beauty🌈🌺🌴 #kauai #wholebeautybook #diymask #nontoxicbeauty image @minh_ngoc from #wholebeauty @artisan_books