I can’t believe it’s already October (insert wide eyed emoji face). I just got back from a weekend trip to New Jersey to celebrate my nephews 1st birthday. His actual birthday is today, which he shares with my mom. Happy Birthday Mom and Asher!
While we were away, my mom and I also took some time to visit the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and it was spectacular. Have you been? It’s definitely something you have to see at least once.
Aside from traveling and visiting family, I’ve also been crafting and baking. So far, I’ve made an apple pie and dark chocolate pumpkin loaf. Next on my list: a pear tart.
I’ve also been eating kiwis like candy because they’re finally in season. Did you know kiwi season is October – May? No? I didn’t either. After cutting one up to put on my yogurt last week and feeling how silky smooth my hands felt afterwards, I felt inspired to make a face mask.
Kiwi is pretty well known as a digestive aid because of the enzymes it contains. Those same enzymes work on your skin to remove dead cells and brighten your skin tone. I have combination skin and I find this mask to be perfect. It hydrates, cleanses and reveals softer, smoother skin.
Plus, you can make it yourself.
- 1 ripe kiwi
- ½ lemon
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Remove the peel from your kiwi and combine with the juice of your lemon, honey and coconut oil in a blender. Puree the mixture.
- Wash your face and apply.
- Allow the mask to stay on for 5-10 minutes then rinse.
You likely won’t need to moisturize afterwards, the honey and coconut oil did a great job of keeping my skin soft. I generally use an oil to moisturize after a shower, but I didn’t feel the need to after using this mask.
Your turn: are you a fan of face masks? Can you believe it’s October?