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Homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask

This homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask has amazing anti-aging and hydrating benefits, with nutrient-packed ingredients like match and spirulina.

Homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask

As the weather gets colder and drier, my skin is definitely feeling the effect and it’s in need of a bit more love and care. I already have naturally dry and sensitive skin, so I’m always looking for new treatments and masks that’ll help with hydration and wrinkles. Now that I’m in my 30s, I’m way more picky about choosing my products and I was pleasantly surprised at how well this homemade super antioxidant face mask worked to moisturize my skin, as well as give it that dewy glow.

Benefits of Antioxidants for Skin

Not only is consuming antioxidants beneficial for our health and our skin, topical application also works extremely well to:

  • Increase blood flow in the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and repair sun damage
  • Reduce inflammation so your skin tone looks more even, while keeping acne at bay
  • Neutralize free radicals that break down collagen and help maintain the skin’s elasticity and youth

Homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask

Ingredient Breakdown: Homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask

Raw honey: Full of antioxidants and antibacterial properties, raw honey is great for acne treatment and slowing down aging. It’s also the main ingredient in this face mask that helps to moisturize and nourish the skin, giving you that dewy glow afterwards.

Raw apple cider vinegar: Because of its acidity, raw apple cider vinegar balances the pH of your skin to keep it from getting too dry or oil. It also has powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to reduce bacteria and acne.

Matcha powder: Matcha is not only delicious for drinking, it’s great for skin care because it is full of antioxidants and also contains caffeine, which is known to constrict the blood vessels and help with circulation. It is well known for its anti-inflammatory effects and has been known to be helpful in treatments for rosacea and cystic acne.

Spirulina: Spirulina is a type of freshwater algae that’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Taking it internally is known to be extremely beneficial for detox and the same goes for using it topically. It reduces free radicals, bacteria, and toxins from the skin, while promoting skin metabolism for faster healing and skin cell turnover.

Chlorella: Chlorella is also an algae with a high concentration of antioxidants, as well as vitamins and minerals. It greatly reduces oxidative stress and naturally increases vitamin A and C in your skin, which protects the cells and helps you looking younger.

If you are looking to purchase Spirulina and Chlorella, I highly recommend Perfect Supplments’ Aquatic Greens, which is a combination of these 2 superfoods together in their highest quality. I use it for skin care and in my smoothies when I need a bit of a detox. Don’t forget to use GREATGRANDMA10 at checkout to receive 10% off your entire order!

I’ve been using this Super Antioxidant Face Mask weekly for about a month now, and I can immediately tell how much smoother and hydrated my skin is after each use. I also love that I know what all the ingredients are in this homemade mask, and I hope it becomes your go-to toxin-free and effective solution to your skin problems!

Homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask

Homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask

Homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask

Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 face mask
Author: Jean Choi

This homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask has amazing anti-aging and hydrating benefits, with nutrient-packed ingredients like matcha and spirulina.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together.

  2. If the mask seems too thick, add a little bit more apple cider vinegar until it reaches the right consistency.

  3. Wash your face with your favorite cleanser and pat dry with a towel.

  4. Apply a thin layer of the Super Antioxidant Mask on your face. 

  5. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then wash off with warm water.

  6. Apply your favorite moisturizer. 

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AIP & Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies

These AIP & Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies are made with grass-fed gelatin, making them a healthy, gut-healing treat. You won’t believe how easy they are to make!

Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies

I’ve been making gummy treats at home ever since I learned about grass-fed gelatin and its amazing health benefits, especially when it comes  to gut healing and skin health. It brings me back to my childhood when I would beg my mom to get me gummy treats all the time. They are so chewy and yummy, and I love how there are endless variations when it comes to their flavors and shapes, especially when you make it at home.

These AIP & Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies are my newest favorite flavor with a delicious combination of blueberries and lemon juice. It contains all real food ingredients with none of that crap that’s in conventional gummy candies like food colorings, starches, and processed sugars.

Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies

If you don’t have a gummy mold, you can just make these in a small baking dish or a silicon ice tray. But I bought these adorable molds to make these healthy gummy bears and I’m seriously obsessed with how they turned out!

These Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies are also great for a holiday treat because you can get themed molds to make different shapes. Halloween is just around the corner, so I made a few gummy worms in addition to the bears to get into the festive spirit. Aren’t they so cute? Hope you enjoy this super fun and nutritious recipe!

Paleo Blueberry Sour GummiesPaleo Blueberry Sour Gummies

Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies

AIP & Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Author: Jean Choi

These AIP & Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies are made with grass fed gelatin, making them a healthy, gut-healing treat. You won't believe how easy they are to make!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/3 cup grass-fed gelatin Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order

Instructions

  1. Combine blueberries, lemon juice, and honey in a blender, blend until completely mixed. Pour out the contents into a saucepan on the stovetop.
  2. Add gelatin, and whisk until it thickens.
  3. Turn on the heat to low and whisk for 5 minutes, or until the mixture thins out.
  4. Pour into silicon molds, or a small baking dish.
  5. Transfer to the refrigerator for 1 hour until the gummies firm up.
  6. Remove the gummies from the molds. If you used a baking dish, cut them into bite-sized squares.

  7. Enjoy immediately or store them in the refrigerator.

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Mini Pumpkin Tarts

These vegan and paleo Mini Pumpkin Tarts are so yummy and easy, and they make an adorable Halloween or holiday treat!

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

It was in the 80s all weekend over here (I even laid out at the pool!) so it seems strange to see all the Fall recipes popping up on my Instagram feed. However, I will not pass up a chance to get started on my pumpkin craze, and decided to open up my first can of pumpkin of the season. I thought about making my paleo pumpkin pie, but realized there’s no way I’m turning on the oven in this heat. Which is how these mini pumpkin tarts were born!

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

If you love pumpkin pie like me, you will love this recipe. These pumpkin tarts are a smaller version of pumpkin pie (they are muffin sized—so cute!), without needing to be baked in the oven. I love how quickly they came together. They are best eaten chilled, straight out of the refrigerator so I love that I can still enjoy Fall flavors in this heat!

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 tarts
Author: Jean Choi
These vegan and paleo Mini Pumpkin Tarts are so yummy and easy, and they make an adorable Halloween or holiday treat!
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Ingredients

Crust

Filling

Instructions

  1. Line a 6-cup muffin tin with parchment paper or a standard muffin liner.
  2. Combine and mix all ingredients for the crust in a bowl until it becomes a sticky dough.
  3. Divide the dough evenly into the lined muffin cups, and press down with your fingers to form a crust on the bottom of each cup. Place in the fridge while preparing the filling.
  4. Heat a saucepan on the stovetop at the lowest setting.
  5. Place all ingredients for the filling (except coconut flakes) in the saucepan just until the coconut butter and honey are melted. Stir well.
  6. Take the muffin tin out of the fridge, and pour the filling evenly into the 6 muffin cups over the crusts.
  7. Smooth out the top of the filing with a spatula, and sprinkle with coconut flakes.
  8. Place back in the fridge for at least 3 hours so the filling hardens and sets.
  9. Serve chilled.
  10. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.