|Zucchini is not only good to eat, but also has benefits for your skin.|
If you have been suffering with an oily complexion that is prone to breaking out, then you might want to try my friend’s recipe for this DIY zucchini acne pimple busting facial mask. I have dry skin so I can’t tell you from personal experience how it worked, but you wouldn’t believe the striking change in my friend’s formerly shiny, pimple-prone face with how it is now glowing.
The ingredients she used made sense. After all, the grated zucchini had plenty of helpful antioxidants like vitamin A and C as well as skin-healing minerals from potassium and manganese, an amino acid, which can play a part in spurring the skin’s collagen production. Thanks to those antioxidants, this wonderful squash can also help in the battle against free radical damage.
The oatmeal in this DIY zucchini acne mask was great, being a rich source of vitamins, minerals and lipids, especially for soothing as it mildly moisturizes due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. At the same time, it would be a gentle cleanser for aggravated skin due to its saponins.
Honey was another ingredient that would benefit troubled skin since it can kill bacteria with antimicrobial properties, necessary to help those pimples heal while also being a natural humectant to lock moisture in.
The final ingredient she had written down was aloe vera gel for this DIY zucchini acne mask. This was a fine choice since it also had antimicrobial properties for fighting bacteria.
Jan’s DIY Zucchini Acne Mask
1 tiny baby zucchini (about four inches long)
6 tablespoons of finely ground oatmeal to make your own colloidal oatmeal
1/4 cup of water
2 teaspoons of honey
2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel
Blend the zucchini with the water until smooth. Next, strain and add the honey and aloe vera gel before setting aside.
Take out your food processor, a coffee grinder or clean your blender and dry first before adding the oatmeal and processing until you get a fine powder.
Mix about two tablespoons of the powder with ample zucchini liquid (but not all of it) in a small bowl. Keep stirring until it starts to thicken to a paste.
Apply this mask to your freshly washed face. Keep this mask on for about 30 minutes until it thoroughly dries.
Store the remaining liquid covered in a jar in your refrigerator to use over the next few days. This will not keep for too long so put it up front in the refrigerator where you will be sure to see it.
The oatmeal powder is fine stored on your pantry shelf.
I do hope that you try this recipe because it possibly could be the answer to your skin woes as well!