Mixed Berries Ultimate Face Mask

Serves 1

Preparation time - 5-10 mins

This mask is the perfect blend of ingredients to brighten (it will give a radiance!) with the Strawberry AHA (alpha hydroxy acids) which has a brightening and exfoliating effect. There is an amazing blend of antioxidants from all the berries especially with the high levels of Vitamin C and A. There is also Vitamin K for supporting blood vessels, an amazing blend of essential minerals for skin health, notably magnesium, zinc and potassium.

Oats give a soothing and healing benefit when applied topically to the skin, honey has incredible anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and healing properties, and natural yoghurt for its probiotic effect balancing the skin acid alkaline balance and soothing benefits. Coconut oil acts as a beautiful skin hydrator with nourishing, anti-inflammatory rich oil, packed with vitamin E, an oil soluble antioxidant along with ground almond which is also rich in antioxidants. Natural oils give a mild exfoliating effect along with the slightly softer oats to further smooth and refresh the surface of the skin.

Ingredients

1 large or 2 small strawberries

4 blackberries

8 blueberries

7 raspberries

2 heaped tablespoon oats

1 teaspoon of honey

1 large tablespoon yoghurt

1 table spoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon ground almonds (optional)

Directions

How to:

Place all ingredients into a smoothie maker and blend for 20 to 30 seconds until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Apply with your hands (it can be a little messy). Natural fruit acids in this mix may cause a mild tingling sensation. Massage over the face and neck, to work the mask into the skin and activate the exfoliating properties, avoiding the eye area. Leave on the skin for 5 to 10 minutes, remove with a warm damp flannel or cloth.  The skin can feel zingy and has a lovely glow afterwards.

Recipe courtesy of Love Fresh Berries

Love Fresh Berries is a year-round campaign funded by British Summer Fruits

British Summer Fruits represents UK and overseas berry growers, and works with industry experts and leading UK supermarkets and retailers to bring you the best strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and cherries.

The Love Fresh Berries campaign, which shares the latest information and facts with berry fans, is a year-round campaign funded by British Summer Fruits, the industry body that represents 95% of our berry growers.

Love Fresh Berries showcases the health benefits, versatility and all-round availability of berries in the UK with the objective of growing demand for fresh berries by introducing new consumers, and increasing the frequency of purchase.