Basil + Blackberry Glowing Skin Food

I love super pigmented food for my skin, like blackberries and beets. Whether I eat them, juice them, or put them on my skin, they always seem to give a rosier, more glowing complexion. Mix that in with some astringent, acne fighting, anti-inflammatory basil and super hydrating grape seed oil and you've got some seriously powerful skin food. 

According to Daily Mail blackberries as well as other pigment rich foods may help your body produce natural sunscreen

Blackberries are loaded with vitamins A, C & K, and Omegas 3 & 6, which keep skin healthy and protected. They're also great for hydrating skin all on their own, but even better mixed with your favorite vegetable oil.

Basil is high in vitamin K, manganese, magnesium and also contains iron, folate and Omega 3s. It helps to improve skin tone and works as an astringent to clear out blackheads and other imperfections. As a matter of fact, basil tea can help dry up existing pimples on your skin. It can also relieve itching and promote the healing topical wounds.

The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in grape seed oil are great for problem skin. This lightweight oil is safe for even the most sensitive skin. It also provides pore cleaning astringent properties while proving to be an effective anti-aging moisturizer. 

This mixture will make enough for your whole body, because why should your face get all the TLC?

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup of grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup of blackberries 

Directions:

  • Blend all ingredients together.
  • Rinse off your whole body in the shower and apply the mixture generously from head to toe. You're going to look like the creature from the black lagoon, but it won't stain, not your skin that is. Watch out if you have any white towels lying around. 
  • Now that you're skin is covered, take a seat, grab a book, (Ok, maybe don't grab a book unless it's covered in plastic. ) and let the mixture dry on your skin for 20-25 minutes.
  • Rinse off in the shower and you're all set.