Thursday Health Thoughts: An Anti-Oxidant Face Mask

July 18, 2013

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I am excited to have Michelle, from the upstate NY resort, Turning Stone sharing with us a anti-oxidant face mask. Enjoy y'all!!

Get Glowing, Fresh Skin This July
Are you bummed out by the harshness of the summer sun? Can you already feel some of the effects, such as redness, irritation, peeling skin, and patchiness? Would you like to see your skin bare a fresh glow? Are you tired of harsh facial treatments that use chemicals and still do not achieve the results you want and need? If you are looking for an all-natural face mask just in time for the festivities of the Fourth of July, then try this delicious Red, White, and Blue face mask. From the Skana Spa experts of New York resort, Turning Stone, this treatment is made from all-natural ingredients. Best of all, this mask takes just minutes to make. Here is how to make your own Red, White, and Blue face mask this Fourth of July!

10 blueberries (give or take)
 1/4 fresh tomato (cubed)
   1 teaspoon apricot kernel oil
  2 drops sweet orange essential oil

First, place the blueberries and the tomatoes in a blender. Turn the blender on low for 10 seconds. You want to mix the berries and tomato just enough to form a creamy consistency and to makes sure these fruits are blended and there are not any chunks in the mixture.

Second, pour the mixture into a bowl and add the oils. Mix gently by folding the oil into the fruit mixture.

Third, turn on the hot water and place a washcloth beneath the faucet. Squeeze out the excess and place the washcloth on your face for about 30 seconds. This opens up the pores on your face and prepares them for the skin mask.

Fourth, smooth the face mask across your skin and let it dry for about 20 minutes. 

Fifth, gently wash off the face mask with cool water. Apply a moisturizer of your choice.

Benefits of your all-natural Red, White, & Blue face mask 

The blueberries and tomatoes have antioxidants & are high in Vitamin C. Together; they can help to prevent fine lines and patchiness, to even out irritated skin and to boost collagen in your skin for overall suppleness. In addition, blueberries contain anthocyanins, which work to neutralize free radical damage, and tomatoes have lycopene, an antioxidant that works to reduce redness. Get glowing, healthy, brighter skin this summer with your very own, all-natural face mask!

Thanks so much for sharing with us today Michelle! I am looking forward to trying this! 


  1. I cant wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sounds lovely! Thanks Rebecca and Michelle :-) Do you think that this could be made in bigger batches and refrigerated?

  3. Sounds great! I love doing masks and can't wait to try this one.