A delicious French face mask for spring!

"In truth, our so-called effortless charm is nothing more than intentional calculations based on one holy principle - enhance your natural beauty."
                                                - Julie Levoyer, Beauty Director of Stylist Magazine France


That's such a great beauty principle to live by: enhance your natural beauty!  I admire that about our French sisters: the ability to be super comfortable in their own skin. Literally.

Audrey Hepburn, who was known for her natural beauty routines. 

Audrey Hepburn, who was known for her natural beauty routines. 

I found this super simple & luxurious French face mask, a prized beauty secret, in The Paris Bath & Beauty Book, that I thought was worth sharing with you here. 

It's a Smoothing & Brightening Grape Face Mask. An indulgent treat for the skin & perfect, as we go into spring! Grapes have all the good stuff in them - anti-oxidants and essential oils that are supposed to be super hydrating.

For me, it's important to find beauty routines that are simple, otherwise I may never get around to them :) This one's super simple. 3 ingredients, 5 minutes to make.

I tried it out last week and it made my face look really smooth & fresh. The cooling effect lasted all day.    

3 ingredients:
8-10 red or black grapes
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons gram flour 

3 steps:
1. Mash the grapes in a bowl (you can use a potato masher or a hand blender, but keep the setting on low so it's more pulpy & less watery)
2. Add the olive oil & gram flour to the grapes, mix everything into a nice thick paste.
3. Apply it on your face (preferably leaning over the sink :)) and leave it on for a good 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water.

Voila! You're face will look and feel rejuvenated.

How often should you apply this mask? It's a good idea to include a face mask in your weekly beauty routine. 1-2 times a week. 

Club the mask with a feel-good movie (because, why not?) and take your relaxation to the next level :) I recommend Leap Year or episodes of The Paradise (they never get old!). 

Let me know if you found this helpful. And if you have a favorite beauty ritual of your own, share it with me in the comments below.