If you nourish your body with wholesome foods why not use them on your face, too? Elsie Rutterford and Dominika Minarovic from Clean Beauty Co share some quick and easy youth-boosting recipes – see the rest in the October issue of Top Santè!
Oaty Superfood Cleanser
This is super simple but it’s as effective as anything you’ll get on the high street, particularly for dry or sensitive skin. Soaking the oats prior to use turns the mixture into a lovely milky porridge. Oats have traditionally been used to treat dry skin; they contain the avenanthramide class of antioxidants, which are effective anti-inflammatories, reducing redness and also protecting skin against UV damage. The nutrients in baobab improve skin elasticity and restore your complexion, rich as it is in vitamins A, C, D, E and F. The mixture will cleanse and nourish skin, removing dirt and grime at the end of a long day.
- Oatmeal 2 tbsp
- Baobab powder 1 tsp
- Water 4 tbsp
Mix the ingredients together and leave for 30 mins prior to use
Use as a normal cleanser, rubbing in circular motions.
Wash off with warm water.
This makes one application, for a one-time use. You can use any superfood powder, why not try matcha or spirulina next time?