By JUARA Co-Founder, Yoshiko Roth-Hidalgo
“OMG, you have to check this out, I can’t stop touching my skin!” That was my chat message to my partners Metta and Jill, after I experimented with a new DIY face mask recipe to help with my winter-parched, rough skin.
I love to experiment when I cook. No matter how specific a recipe is, I can’t help but tweak it somehow, even if in small ways, just to see what happens to the flavor. Same thing with skincare. I am constantly experimenting with products, not only with what I use, but also how I use them. That’s how I stumbled across this easy and quick DIY face mask that left my skin soft, supple, almost juicy…simply yummy.
What makes this so easy is the fact that you are combining 2 actual products, JUARA Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner and Radiance Vitality Oil, with 2 readily available food ingredients: brown sugar and honey. This mixture together makes for a luscious treatment that polishes, hydrates and smooths skin immediately. The toner is packed with hyaluronic acid, tamarind seed extract and soothing green tea, white tea and black tea extracts. The face oil nourishes skin with 7 different omega fatty acids (3, 5, 6, 7 & 9) and Vitamin C. Sugar acts as a polish but together with honey also acts as a wonderful humectant. This recipe is so quick and easy, you can do this mask any time of the day, as a quick pick-me-up or as part of a relaxing ritual.
Ingredients & Directions:
Brown Sugar – 2 teaspoons
Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner – 2 pumps
Radiance Vitality Oil – 1 dropper-ful (not just 1 drop!)
Honey – Big Drizzle, 0r up to 1 teaspoon
Gather all ingredients. Add all ingredients in a small glass bowl and mix with a spoon. Add more of the ingredients to get the right consistency. As the sugar starts to melt, it will become a slushy consistency, that spreads easily on the skin.
Apply all over face massage lightly in circular motion. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. I even leave it on for an hour or so, while I do all kinds of household chores and other work. Rinse off with lots of tepid water and pat dry. You can follow with a moisturizer for added dewiness, if you like. For my normal to dry skin type, I usually don’t.
Enjoy smooth, supple skin!