enmarie® at Home Beauty Secret #2: Wheat Germ Face Mask
This face mask is a really fun one to make. And different I might add. You don't often find wheat germ in a face mask. Why use wheat germ?
Wheat germ (Tititicum aestivuum) is the heart of the wheat kernel. It is quite high in fat, and as a result, will rancid quickly at room temperature. As a result, you may find it in the refrigerator section at your local natural food store.
It is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins B and E, and of course, soluble fiber. It's wonderful if used in face masks for damaged or aging skin.
You've heard me say before if it's good for your insides, it's probably good for your outsides, as well. Next on the ingredient list, apple sauce. The juice of an apple contains malic acid (same as in apple cider vinegar). Acting as a mild astringent and a nonabrasive exfoliant, it leaves your skin feeling nourished and smoothe.
For the last ingredient, choose a light oil; jojoba, apricot kernel oil, or almond kernel oil; if you want something more substantial, try avocado oil.
1 Tablespoon raw Wheat Germ
1 Tablespoon Organic Apple Sauce
1 teaspoon jojoba, apricot kernel oil, almond oil, etc.
Mix together all three of the above ingredients. Allow them to sit for 5 minutes. Spread on your face. I did this over the sink as this mixture is a little chunky. For this one, you may wish to sit in one place for 10-15 minutes, since it is rather messy if it falls off.
Before rinsing, I used a tissue to remove it. If you do choose to rinse it off, I would opt for the kitchen sink with a garbage disposal, as the mixture is rather lumpy and you wouldn't want it clogging your pipes!
Upon removing most of the mixture, rinse with warm water. If you still feel like you need some moisture, you can use enmarie® Treasured Face Oil, of course, or a small bit of any oil mentioned above.
Your skin will feel like a baby's and smell like one too (from the applesauce, of course).
Credits: thank you to Stephanie Tourles for the idea to use Wheat Germ in a face mask!