I put together this facial mask a few weeks back and it is strongly becoming my favorite and most effective natural treatment. This muddy mess of awesome will deeply cleanse, brighten, clear, and moisturize when used once a week for thirty minutes. It’s completely easy to make and extremely therapeutic mentally and physically with it’s essential oils. Here’s what you need and why:
Aztec Healing Clay - This clay is a staple in my natural health regimen. You’ll need about two teaspoons of clay for your mask. It’s a great deep cleanser by pulling toxins and impurities from your skin which is why it also makes a great detox bath like the Detoxing Though Soaking post I previously wrote about.
Lemon Juice - This is what helps with the brightening of your skin. Add about five drops of juice to the clay.
Jojoba Oil – If you don’t already know about the amazing skin and hair benefits of this oil then it’s time to study up sister (or brother). I won’t go into complete depth on this one, but Jojoba is the closest oil to that of which already exists on our skin and hair. This is why it makes the perfect moisturizer and age fighting oil you can use. Put about three to four drops into your mask. This will keep your skin moisturized during the deep cleansing process of your mask.
Tea Tree Oil- If you suffer from occasional acne this will become your favorite essential oil. Placing a few drops into your radiance mask will help fight and cure acne. It’s spicy scent has a deeply energizing effect on me mentally as well. It’s also great just to add a few drops into your moisturizer when you’re suffering from an outbreak.
Lavender Oil – This oil also helps with acne, but more so of what acne leaves behind. Lavender oil helps reduce redness in tone making it the perfect after breakout oil treatment. Put a about three drops into the mask.
Mix all ingredients together and place thickly over face. Leave on for 20-30 minutes and rinse with warm water. Since the mask is so thick, I’ve found that soaking a towel in warm water and gently pressing on your face is the best way to get all the clay off without pulling at your skin. Redness of the skin is likely to occur immediately following this treatment, but will subside within thirty minutes. Do this once a week and watch how radiant your skin will become!
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