Our Farmers market is having several veggie festivals to feature uses of different vegetables. This week is a kale festival so we want to show you how to make a face mask using kale. Kale has developed a well-deserved reputation as a ‘super food’. All the things that make kale a great food to eat also make it great for your skin. Kale is known for its high concentration of vitamin A related compounds. It is also rich in Vitamin C, and K, and the minerals magnesium, copper and iron.
These nutrients make it a great vegetable to use as a facial mask to help reduce both wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes. Some expensive skin care treatments boast kale as an ingredient to reduce inflammation, treat rosacea, remove spider veins, treat stretch marks and reduce bruising. A popular skin care brand now has a kale serum that sells for $110. It claims to brighten and lighten sun-damaged skin, prevent inflammation, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Well, you can make your own Kale mask at home.
Kale Facial Mask Recipe
Chop about 1/2 cup of kale an put into your food processor/blender
Add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Mix into a past consistency that can be smoothed onto the face.
Apply to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
Wash off and apply moisturizer.
Another way to make this mask is to juice the kale and mix the juice with Colorado Aromatics Clay mask. This will give a nice consistency.
You can also apply this mask to other areas of the body where you might want to treat spider veins or stretch marks.
Like radishes, kale is also in the brassica family and so contains the detox component, indole-3- carbinol. So you can use it like radishes also. See our blog post on radishes here.
Try this and leave a note below about how you liked it (or didn’t).