Smoothies for your face!

Kale, acai, avocado… no, we’re not discussing the smoothie ingredients at your local juice bar. According to Jillian Wright these foods aren’t just great for your body. They’re great for your skin too.

The New York based skin aesthetician is making waves on the New York beauty scene by introducing a revolutionary new concept to her
Jillian Wright Clinical Skin Spa: a smoothie face mask bar! Located just a hop, skip and a jump away from iconic retailer Barneys, you can get a custom-blended smoothie mask for your skin and indulge in some shopping in the one afternoon! We chatted to Jillian and asked her share some of her best natural beauty tips and tricks.

What is the skin smoothie bar all about? And what inspired you to create smoothies for your face?

I have owned my skin spa in NYC for 15 years. My philosophy has always been combining science with nature. I’ve had the idea of a smoothie inspired mask bar for a long time…and now I’ve made my dream come true and created a 100% organic and vegan facial mask bar.

What are your go-to edible ingredients that are also super-nourishing for the skin?

I love acai, oatmeal, kale, carrot, blueberries, raspberries, cucumbers, capsicum, tomatoes, and mangosteen.

What foods would you recommend that have benefits externally as well as internally?

All my ingredients except for the clays! I don’t recommend eating clay! These include rosehip, blueberry, acerola cherry, spirulina, oatmeal, green coffee been extract, cucumber, green tea, wild yam root, Icelandic seaweed and trans-resveratrol. All amazing ingredients that benefit your skin and internally. What’s great about the bar is that it is constantly growing with natural ingredients.

What’s the reasoning behind tailor making each facial mask? Do you believe everyone’s skin is different?

I believe all skin is different. Not just person to person but also from season to season, month to month and even day to day. Lifestyle choices and commitments also play a big part in how skin functions. The mask bar allows us to customise a super nutritious facial mask serves the needs of the client at that exact moment.

Can you share a few quirky natural beauty tricks that actually work?

Seeped organic black tea bags for dark circles on the eyes. Witch hazel for pimples and razor burn and brushing your teeth with a charcoal-based toothpaste.

Can you share a DIY recipe for a facial smoothie our readers could try at home?

Sure! Mix avocado, cocoa powder, Manuka honey and plain organic yoghurt. Your skin will be super-soft and refreshed.

Do you have celebrity fans in your clinic that have caught onto this exciting concept?

The smoothie bar is super new, but Tea Leoni, Ivana Trump, Kristin Wiig, Alicia Silverstone and Heather Graham have all been to the spa at some point in my career.

For more info visit Jillian’s website www.jillianwrightclinicalskinspa.com
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Olivia Boyd-Smith
Olivia wholeheartedly embraces all things health, fitness and beauty-related in her everyday life. It is more than a passion to her, it is her lifestyle. Studying a combined degree of Communications and Business, Olivia hopes to branch into the Corporate Beauty world where her business mind and passion for nutrition and beauty from the inside out can combine. Exercise is an integral part of Olivia's lifestyle. With 16 years as a ballerina she strongly believes in moving her body every day. Her interests include running, Barre body and reformer Pilates. Olivia has worked with skin Doctors for the past few years while studying, which has allowed her to acquire a vast knowledge of all things skin and body health related. This compliments her interest in nutrition and wellness. She’s also always in the kitchen experimenting with new healthy recipes, allowing her love for beauty foods to flourish. Through her writing Olivia hopes to inform and inspire and readers to live a healthy and beautiful life.