It’s actually almost embarrassing how in love with Lettuce I am….
One of the first things I can eat out of my garden in the Spring, Lettuce’s amazing variety of colors, textures, and flavors is enough to put me into a swoon.
And more than just a pretty face, Lettuce is rich in vitamin A and potassium plus has some vitamin C, calcium, iron, and copper.
(*except Iceberg Lettuce, which is very low in nutritional value)
Lettuce fits into my small-space garden rule which requires plants to do double-duty: Besides eating it, you can wear it ;)
A lettuce face mask helps restore skin’s natural pH, soothes rough skin, and can help heal pimples.
Put lettuce in a blender to pulp, then massage onto skin. For a fancier version, add a little olive oil and lemon juice. Olive oil is a great moisturizer, and lemon juice a gentle astringent that cleans and refines pores.