Friday, June 3, 2016

How Would You Like a DIY Normalizing Facial Mask That Tones, Revives and Moisturizes All Complexions Like a Charm?


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This beauty knows what a little skin pampering can do for benefitting the skin and mind.


Playing with natural ingredients to concoct your own beauty mask may seem messy or hardly worth the time. Yet, the end result of what you can create in your kitchen for your skin and hair can surprise you since it can often be just as good or even better than some of the commercial products that you may have used. 

With this normalizing recipe, you can revive a lackluster complexion, gently remove dead skin, tighten pores while feeding it with nutrients and soothing moisture.  


You may hardly imagine that a dry complexion like mine would benefit from adding some clay as it does in this facial mask.  However, I don’t use the white kaolin or fuller’s earth variety, which is intended for those with more oil in their skins.  Instead, I turn to the French green clay known as Illite, which is the perfect solution to feed dry or sensitive skin with a nutrient-rich blend of plant and trace minerals.  

Of course, you substitute the green clay for the kaolin or the fuller’s earth if need be to pull more oil from your face, but I suggest trying my recipe first to see what it can do.  Nonetheless, if your skin has excessive amounts of oil or you’re suffering from acne, then definitely start with the more drying kaolin or fuller’s earth.

When you use the green clay in this recipe, your skin will feel a bit tight just as it would with the kaolin or the fuller’s earth, but this one can also mildly tingle.  If it irritates, don’t delay and wash it off.  

I find this recipe particularly beneficial during hot weather to freshen up my complexion. Here’s hoping that you give it a try. 

My DIY Normalizing Facial Mask

1 teaspoon of jojoba oil or grapeseed oil
2 teaspoons of milk
2 teaspoons of honey
4 tablespoons of green clay (can substitute white kaolin or fuller’s earth, if needed)

All you do is mix the ingredients together to form a spreadable paste. If the mixture starts to dry or feels too thick before you apply to your clean face, you can solve that by adding a few drops of water.

Once you apply the mask, you should be alone or hide because you will look scary.  Give yourself about 15-20 minutes to let the mask thoroughly dry and do what it needs to do.

Rinse off when your time is up with tepid water then follow with your normal moisturizer.

More helpful advice on the subject can be found in my previous post along with some of my other favorite DIY facial mask recipes so be sure to check them out.  

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