Week 9 UMC: Gentle Works

Gentle Works

HELLO GORGEOUS, yes you. We often think of skin care treatments as this invigorating, extensive, boogie sequence of expensive products (-- just me?). Sometimes your weekly treatment doesn't have to be so exaggerated, good things come in simple prickly-green package.  

THIS WEEK is all about gentle skincare that packs a powerful punch, because... Gentle Works. Today's mask is a fresh Aloe Vera gel mask. Grab your green leaf, cut off a decent cube to work with, slice it in half and rub all over your face. Leave it on for 10 minutes and let the gel do its thing. 

ALOE is amazing for wound heeling, on the outer layer of the skin. It works by replenishing the moisture loss, and pumping the skin full off antioxidants. This makes it superb at treating rashes, skin inflammation and infections. One word: Acne! It's powerful antioxidants, Vitamin E, C and beta carotene fight free radical damage, which help to fight against the ageing of the skin. Because of its healing properties its perfect for healing minor tears in the skin such as stretch marks and scars on the body. Hint: think acne scars!

GRAB yourself a leaf from your house plant or stop at your local health foods supply store and pick up some natural aloe vera to get in on this gentle natural face mask.