I am not gonna fake it, personally speaking I don´t have it all together. Launching a business while working full-time and having a toddler doesn´t leave me much time for myself. In the end I am always a mum first. A simple workout or a pampering session is pure luxury to me and not a reality. It´s like when I haven´t worn make-up in a week and put on mascara, looking into the mirror I think, "Move over Beyoncé, Mama´s back!” I know that´s an Instagram quote, but hey that is exactly how I feel.
So instead of feeling sorry for myself (which I do in other occasions) I get creative. What if the baby food that most likely will end up on my face anyway (everybody knows a good feeding fight) actually does me well while nurturing my baby. That would be a whole new level of brightness!!! Come on somebody!
So the next step was...guess what?! ASK GOOGLE. At first I had some difficulties phrasing it the right way to find results; “Homemade baby food that can be used as a beauty product”, “feed your baby your face mask”, the list went on and on. In the end I actually found three homemade face masks that double as baby food and are a save for all skin types as well as yummy and healthy for your demanding baby.
These are the three amazing recipes. Feel free to give them a try and let us know how you and baby enjoyed them.
1. QUINOA and BANANA
1/4 cup cooked quinoa
1 ripe banana
Baby Nutrition: quinoa and bananas – together make a high protein, high fiber treat for your little one. Not only is this a gluten free option, but bananas are gentle on your baby’s tummy and a healthy carbohydrate that will keep them full.
Babe Facial: This blend doubles as a gentle exfoliator that also works to prevent acne and blackheads. Rich with vitamin A, B and E, you’ll also enjoy its anti-aging benefits.
2. SWEET POTATO and MANGO
1 Medium Cooked Sweet Potato (boiled not roasted)
1 Ripe Mango, peeled and cut into chunks
Baby Nutrition: Sweet potatoes quickly become a staple for your child because of their delicious taste and nutritional value. Full of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, they’re also a great source of iron. Mangoes also offer plenty of nutritional value, with the added bonus that they help your child absorb that much needed iron.
Babe Facial: In regards to your face, the antioxidants and vitamins help slow down the aging process, restore elasticity to your skin, balance your skins pH and give your skin a natural glow.
3. APPLES and AVOCADO
2 Green Organic Apples, cored
1 Ripe Avocado, meat only
Baby Nutrition: Apples provide a great source of vitamin A and C, folate, potassium, magnesium and calcium. On top of that, avocados offer niacin, iron and healthy fats needed for your child’s healthy development.
Babe Facial: These two work to brighten up dull looking skin. The antioxidants and healthy fats will soak into your skin to give it much needed moisture, repair skin cells, reduce the appearance of dark spots and give you a gorgeous glow.
- Add your ingredients to your blender and puree until smooth.
- After feeding your baby as usual massage the rest into your face and neck using circular motion for 2-3 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water.
- Feed your baby as usual and wait until they fling it into your face.
- Put on the facial mask and just wait for your baby to give you one of their passionate kisses with their mouth open and tongue out.
Recipes by Sabrina Taylor (whoever you are, you should be awarded for your brilliancy)