Loves, I am savoring the very last morsels of summer (unlike my friend Kate who is ready to usher summer out the door, I want the last few weeks of peaches and beaches! – love you Kate!). As part of my forthcoming posts on FabFitFun I’ll be featuring a seasonal food in the form of “Eat It/Wear It”, as I learn how to use foods to nourish my skin and my belly. I’m not a a DIY-girl when it comes to beauty, so I hope you have fun trying these recipes along with me. A little exploration of green beauty, wellness and holistic skincare. It’s official: California has turned me into a hippie!
This week, it’s “Peaches and Cream” for your face (“Wear It”). Get in a few more weekends in on the grill! I’m sharing how to grill peaches and a few ways to enjoy stone fruits up until the end of the season (“Eat It”). You in?? Awesome, let’s go!
PEACHES AND CREAM MASK
Cream! Yes – that’s REAL cream. Don’t skimp and buy the half or 2% – get the real-deal-so-thick-it-almost-doesn’t-pour-cream. Muddle or mash one half of a very ripe peach with 1 tablespoon of heavy cream. Continue to mix it until its the consistency of oatmeal. You’ll have a few chunks of peach in the mix. We used a makeup brush (like this) to apply a thin layer to our faces. It’s a little bit runny, so you’ll want to apply it in layers to start and make your way to a place where you can lie down for 25-30 minutes. Think of lying down while the mask does its thing as a mini-retreat in the middle of your day or evening! Rinse off and gently pat your skin dry, topping off with your favorite moisturizer to seal it all in if you like. Peaches are super-emollient and toning for almost all skin types.
My friend Zera and I used this mask after a day at the beach to rehydrate our sun-drenched and ocean-salted skin. This can be used on almost every skin type – with the exception of oily skin. We both gave it a thumbs up for re-hydrating our skin and because it smelled like peach ice cream! P.S. – how awesome is the friend who lets you take a pic of her in a chunky peach mask facial?
Ummm – doesn’t Zera already have beautiful glowing skin?!
FIRE IT UP: GRILLED PEACHES
I first grilled peaches a few years ago and they are one of my favorite fruits to grill. They add such a punch of color to the grill! Since I’m horrible at quantifying what I do when it comes to food, I’m sharing a tried & true method from Ms. Martha Stewart.
- Heat grill to medium-low.
- Halve and pit peaches; brush both sides with butter.
- Place peaches on grill; cover grill, and cook until charred and softened, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
I would adore your feedback on this new little feature! There are so many foods we can explore together and I am excited to learn more about how food can help me with skin inside and out.
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