Some white stuff is falling today. It's not a blizzard but it's enough to make the snow plow guys to come through my streets several times throughout the day. I think they were bored this winter and were probably more excited about the snow than my daughter!
But truth be told - We NEED snow in the winter to nourish the earth. Warm winters are never good for the planet or our immune system (warm winters make germs thrive and we tend to get sick more often because of them) so as inconvenient as cold brutal winter weather might seem to our lives, we do need cold winters and the snow.
Having said though, cold weather also means dry dull skin.
And among many skin moisturizing mask recipes, like my Moisturizing Avocado Face Mask, for some reason, kiwi sounds like it's just what we need in the winter too - maybe because cold winters remind us how much we crave hot tropical weathers where kiwi fruits come from? I know. We are wired to want what we can't have, right? No, that's not the reason.
I know kiwi is not exactly in season or local but sometimes I crave potent Vitamin C. And kiwi has a higher concentration of vitamin C than even an orange. And it also has alpha hydroxy acids that are great for maintaining elasticity in the skin. It's a perfect fruit for your skin, especially, in the winter.
Anyway, I had a couple of over ripened kiwis and wanted to try this refreshing kiwi mask on this wintery day. My skin was looking kinda thirsty and dull lately despite my drinking water frequently. So I decided to make this skin brightening Kiwi Mask to give it some help it needs.
Skin Brightening Kiwi Mask
- 2 Kiwis, Pureed
- 3 tablespoon Plain Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Orange juice
- 1 tablespoon Almond or Olive Oil
Peel the skin and puree kiwi. Add the remaining ingredients and blend well until smooth and creamy in a blender. Spoon a dollop onto your fingertips and apply to the entire face, avoiding the eyes. Leave on until dry, then rinse well. You'll feel the tiny pureed seeds exfoliating your skin and you may feel a little bit of tingling sensation. That means it's working! I used olive oil for this mask because I don't have almond oil. And I used Greek yogurt instead of plain. I tend to make up stuff as I go sometimes. I like being inventive. 🙂
Strut your bright and pretty face and conquer the world! <---Me, telling myself.
*Refrigerated mask can last up to one week in the fridge.*
Hello..I saw your blog this morning and had to try this skin brightening kiwi mask. I have to say I am impressed. I love it. I omitted the OJ, and I used camelina oil. Camelina oil is a strong antioxidant because of the high Vitamin E content and it moisturizes my skin. For my mature skin ( I am 60 this year), this mask is amazing. I will be using this mask regularly. Thank you so much for sharing.
thenourishinghome Thanks Kelly!!
Love this and will definitely include it in my all-natural skincare post at Keeper of the Home. So nice to met you. What a beautiful site you have! Blessings, Kelly at The Nourishing Home
Defense Soap says
I always used kiwi for eating purpose and had never thought that it can be used as a skin brightener as well. But would use it NOW.
I totally need to try this! I have fair skin and live in minnesota...winters wreak havoc on my face. Thanks for sharing!
I'm trying to be good about my skincare this winter, so I want to try a few different masks...I know for sure my skin needs it. This one seems especially good and simple, perfect for when I don't have much time. Judging by that first picture, it looks good enough to eat too!
Lisa @Retro Housewife Goes Green says
This sounds pretty simple. I will have to remember this if I let any kiwis start to go bad. My husband likes them but sometimes I forget we have them and they start to not be so wonderful, this would be good for those times!
I made this when I had those over ripened kiwis. See the dark spots on the picture? I love kiwis so I buy them in bags but I also don't get to finish them before they get too soft. Let me know how you like it. It's like getting Vitamin C injected right into your skin. Very refreshing!