Thursday, December 11, 2008

Day 233 of our Green Year: Make Your Own Acid Mask.

Throughout Our Green Year, we have tried to create things in the house rather than buy them. We have done this with ice cream, yogurt, pita chips, butter, body wash, body soap and more. Well, today we are adding another to that list; an Alpha Hydroxy Acid Mask. All I know is that this can help your skin. I have not used one but Layla has, and she will be making these for herself.

This mixture is very easy to make, and it can make your face feel wonderful and fresh, while adding a nice glow to it.

You do not need those typical toxins in your skin when you use this acid mask. It is also important to remember that many facial creams have Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, which come from fruit sugars that are made from sugar cane that may not be fair-trade.

To make the acid mask, use 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of apple juice, 1/4 cup of grape juice and 1/4 cup of fair-trade sugar. The lemon, apple and grape juice should be home-made or organic, as it will be for us.

Put this in a glass jar and mix it all together, then apply to your face with an organic cotton ball. Leave it there for 10 minutes and then rinse it off. Use it for the next four days until it is empty and start over again. Typically, this mixture will last about four or five days in the fridge.

As we have said before, going green means you can look good too.