This DIY Skin Fix Is Usually For Athletes
Taking care of my skin always calms me during times of uncertainty.
So, I’ve put together a tip to offer you a little selfcare solace.
Today’s topic is electrolytes!
Sports drink commercials say you need them to refuel your body after an intense workout…
The idea is electrolytes ‘recharge’ tired muscles — giving them energy to function properly again.
But electrolytes can recharge your skin, too.
They can help it look brighter and younger than ever by helping to rehydrate and re-energize.
Let me explain how it works…
Electrolytes are minerals which form electrically charged particles — they give your body energy to carry out specific functions.
And by giving your skin cells energy to do their jobs correctly, it allows your complexion to look its best.
The 3 most important electrolytes are: Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium.
Potassium helps balance hydration levels and reinforce your skin’s barrier.
Magnesium helps generate a naturally occuring chemical called ATP — which energizes every cell in your body to properly function.
And lastly, Calcium plays a role in how new cells are formed — while also working to draw in and hold moisture in your top skin cells.
So, if your skin has been looking dull, dry, and a little lifeless lately, you could just need a bit of a ‘recharge’.
Here’s a recipe that harnesses each of these skin-saving electrolytes…
Victoria’s ‘Recharge’ Face Mask
– 1 Ripe Banana
– ⅓ cup of Low-fat Yogurt
– Half a Ripe Avocado
How you make it:
1. Smash both the banana and avocado in a bowl.
2. Mix in the yogurt, and combine fully.
3. Apply mixture evenly to your entire face and neck.
4. Wait 10-15 minutes and then wash the mixture off with warm water.
I’m loving this mask right now to give my skin the extra care and nutrients it needs.
It’s cool and relaxing on your skin, and will make you look and feel refreshed.