There is practically nothing better than a quiet night in all to yourself. I don’t care how old you are, what stage of your life, career, marriage or family you are in; those moments where we get to pamper ourselves are some of the most gratifying we will ever know. There are a few things I indulge in when I seize these moments, in no particular order (or maybe a little bit in order, but don’t be judgey): drinking WINE, receiving facials/massages/pedicures, reading and writing. Sometimes I combine two or more at a time and things get ah-mazing! Since not everyone can or may not want to indulge in my top choice, I’m going to give you the gift of a recipe that will change your alone time forever—this truly luxurious Elate Moisturize Me Masque! The recipe and instructions are below, and I’m going to go ahead and say it in advance—you’re welcome!
What you will need
1-2 tsp of Elate Moisturize
1 tsp of honey (raw and local are my preferences, but you can use any)
Approximately 1/4 of a ripe avocado
2 tsp of oat flour (finely ground is ideal for texture!)
A splash of red wine to desired consistency
Get it on
In a small bowl using a fork mix Elate Moisturize, avocado, & honey together until blended. Some lumps are okay! Add in oat flour 1 tsp at a time, blending into a paste. Drizzle red wine in until a thick but spreadable consistency is reached (it should not run off fork easily when held up, see photos for a visual). Use your fingers or a makeup/facial spatula to apply a nice layer to your face, avoiding the eyes and lips. Leave on for up to 20 minutes and then remove with warm water and a soft cloth. *You can omit the honey, substitute banana for avocado, any fresh citrus juices for the red wine and ground coffee for oat flour if you’d like to change it up or have allergies!
Why it’s awesome
Elate Moisturize contains intense organic ingredients focused on moisturizing, protecting and healing your skin (see the full list here). Honey is a potent humectant. Avocado is rich in fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. Oat flour acts as a safe non-abrasive micro-abrasive Exfoliant. Red wine is chock full of anti-oxidants (primarily Resveratrol) that can aid in the reverse of sun damage, sagging and wrinkling!