Naturopath ~Herbalist~ Nutrition
September 20, 2017
When using skincare and household products, we have always opted for natural ingredients. Products that are not packed with toxic, harsh chemicals. Chemicals that are used over time can cause short and long-term health problems. This option is not always the cheapest, so over the past year I have started experimenting and making our own natural products. It is easy, cost-effective and the results are astonishing.
This detoxifying face mask is one of my favourites. It is an amazing pore minimising mask that helps to draw out toxins and impurities from your skin. This mask helps to brighten and balance the skins natural oils, leaving your skin feeling fresh, replenished and rejuvenated.
It is made up of ground lavender, calendula, rose, activated charcoal and bentonite clay.
Lavender has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can fight the bacteria that cause acne and inflammation. It contains powerful antioxidants that can fight against the harmful effects of pollutants on the skin. It restores the skin complexion and can help to improve eczema and psoriasis.
Calendula is an antiseptic and helps to promote rapid cell regrowth. It can also help to reduce inflammation that skin ailments can cause. Rose is astringent and helps to tone the skin which is great for minimising the pores and maintaining healthy radiant skin.
Activated charcoal, when used as a face mask, helps to pull the toxins and impurities from your pores making them smaller and cleaner, leaving your face to feel fresh and radiant. It helps to treat acne by deeply cleaning your skin and balancing your natural oils. It can help to slow ageing with its powerful antioxidant healing properties.
Bentonite clay is a very powerful detoxifying and healing clay that contains over 70 trace minerals that are essential to our health. It is excellent for drawing oils and toxins from the skin and body.
This combination of ingredients is a powerful concoction with amazing results. I like to make a good-sized batch at one time so it will last me a while. It also can make a wonderful gift for loved ones.
2 Tbs of Ground Herbs2 Tbs of Activated Charcoal1 Cup of Bentonite Clay
1 Bowl, 1 Container with Lid
Place 1-2 Tablespoons of clay in a bowl and activate it with a small amount of water (about 1-2tbs). Mix together with your fingers and apply to your cleansed face and neck in a circular motion. Allow the mask to dry and leave on for about 15mins. Rinse off with warm water and moisturise as needed.
I like to use this mask once a week. Hope you enjoy :)
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