Anti-Aging Potato Starch Mask 3


baskets of potatoes

face mask without green clay

This stuff makes my skin glow and feel incredibly soft.  It tones and moisturizes, which is good for reducing fine lines and pores. Plus it is healing, anti-inflammatory, and has all sorts of vitamins and minerals that are great for skin.

grated cucumber

The cucumber smelled delicious, while I sat around for 10 minutes looking green. Again. Why are all the best homemade facial masks green? I don’t know.  What I DO know, is that the rest of that cucumber needs to go into a nice Gin n Tonic!

ingredients

2 Tbsp  + 2 tsp potato starch
1 egg white, beaten
½ tsp micro grated cucumber
½ tsp lemon juice
½ tsp honey
½ tsp French Green Clay
¼ tsp ground hyssop flower

Beat an egg white in a small bowl.  Mix in the rest of the ingredients and stir well.

egg white and hyssop

Once per week, apply to face and neck.  Let dry, 10-15 minutes.  Rinse off with warm water.

Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

potato starch mask

Read more below on all the ingredients, and why each one was invited to the party.

(Hint: it’s because they are awesome.)
potato head

Potato starch 

Anti aging (stimulates collagen and elastin)
Skin brightening and lightening (niacin/Vitamin B3)
Blemishes (alkaline juice rids harmful bacteria, potassium is healing)
Vitamin C, K and B complex

 

Cucumber

Anti inflammatory (What is inflammation, and why is it bad? Read here on WebMD about how it can accelerate premature aging and lead to disease.)
Hydrating
Astringent (cleans and tightens pores)
Mild skin lightening properties

 

Lemon juice

Astringent
Detoxifying
Reduces dark spots.

 

Egg white

Astringent (tightens and tones skin and pores.)
Antibacterial

 

Hyssop Flower

Astringent (pores and fine lines)
Antiseptic (acne bacteria)
Healing (scars or bites)
Circulation (complexion)
Anti-inflammatory

 

Honey

Antibacterial
Antioxidant (minimize appearance of wrinkles and fine lines)
Moisturizer

 

French Green Clay

Deep cleaning
Draws out and absorbs toxins and impurities from skin
Antibacterial


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