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Lycopene + Olive Scrub

Enjoying spring vibes with this DIY exfoliant. Downtime this weekend includes a few new recipes & skin restoration. Find out more below. YWF recipes are all about keeping it simple and practical. Who's got the time?

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Literature Review

Lycopene is full of the good stuff. It offers skin benefits because of its antioxidant properties. When skin is exposed to sunlight, it causes free radicals to form. Free radicals damage skin cells and cells that produce collagen and elastin. They also activate enzymes that break down collagen. -- YIKES

Supplies

2 vine tomatoes

*x amount of sugar

*x amount of good quality olive oil; I used cold pressed 

1 air tight container 

*how ever much you want. you need a 2:1 ratio of sugar :: oil

The Move

I used two vine tomatoes and cored each. The flesh has the good stuff, so I muddled that into the sugar 1/2 a piece at a time. Last I added the EVOO. I mean what can't EVOO do? Thanks, Rachel Ray. Mix it all up and store it in an air tight container in your fridge. I up-cycled this container from a coffee scrub I previously purchased. I enjoy a cooling effect, so I waited a few hours before use. [recipe adapted from Brit + Co.]

Enjoy!

Best, Dr. Dyce