Weather conditions are harsh on our skin all year long. In the winter the cold and the wind damage it beyond repair, in the summer the damaging UV rays make it even more difficult to properly care for it. That’s why this parsley mask is just perfect, an excellent way to balance oil production and soothe and soften the skin. The best part is that you can easily prepare it at home. All you need is some parsley, ACV, and yogurt – a perfect combination that has anti-inflammatory and skin brightening properties and provides your skin with a plethora of vitamins and minerals. Parsley is much more than a decorative garnish. It’s rich in an impressive amount of vitamin K—two tablespoons of parsley contains 153 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin K, famous for its ability to regulate blood clotting which is essential for diminishing those dark under-eye circles.
Moreover parsley has antioxidant myristicin properties, which activate an enzyme that prevents free radical damage. The activity of parsley’s volatile oils qualifies it as “chemoprotective”, and in particular, a food that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens.
It’s also rich in flavonoids, especially luteolin, which have antioxidant properties, and beta-carotene (another antioxidant) which works in the fat-soluble areas of the body. In the end, parsley is an excellent source of folic acid, one of the most important B vitamins, especially important for skin care.
Here’s what you need for this amazing mask:
- A handful of chopped parsley
- 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp. of plain yogurt
Mix all the ingredients until they’re combined, apply the mixture on your face and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water in the end.