You’ve got to post a face mask selfie once in your life, right?! This will probably be my one and only post…sexy stuff right there, hahaha!
Face masks are super easy to make (and cheap!) and you can pick and choose ingredients to suit your skin type. For red, inflamed skin, using soothing ingredients such as oatmeal, yogurt and roman chamomile essential oil can really work wonders, while food such as pureed pumpkin (believe it or not!) is fabulous for dry or mature skin, as it is high in carotenoid antioxidants. Frankincense and myrrh essential oils are also great for wrinkly skin. If you have oily skin, clay masks will become your best friends! Anti-bacterial essential oils such as lavender and tea tree are also a must for pimply, oily skin. Check out this awesome quick and easy clay mask below for you to try!
If you’d like to learn other ways of creating natural skincare products, you should def come along to our very popular DIY Toxin-Free SKINCARE Workshop on Sat 19 Aug, 6-8:30pm. During the workshop you’ll learn three essential natural keys for achieving clear, glowing skin, and you’ll also learn about nasty toxins in regular skincare products that you should definitely avoid. You’ll also learn to make five beautiful and effective skincare products, which you’ll get to take home, including: Foaming Face Wash, Lip Balm, Body Scub, Body Butter and aa Anti-Aging Serum. Early bird rego if you register a week before the workshop – you can sign up here:http://happybiome.com.au/
Need the ingredients for this mask? We sell a wide range of DIY ingredients and containers at our studio (open for retail Thur 10-5 and Sat 10-1) or online on our website – http://happybiome.com.au/
DIY Charcoal Clay Mask
Black stuff is totally hip in the natural health sphere at the moment. Everything is going activated charcoal, from masks to toothpaste to body scrubs. Many of the products can be pretty pricey – but you can make something very similar for a fraction of the price…and still be activated-charcoal-hip! The activated charcoal in this mask helps to clarify the skin by pulling dirt from pores and thereby helping to eliminate blackheads. The black clay also helps to draw dirt out from pores, as well as drawing toxins from the skin. Tea tree essential oil has strong anti-bacterial properties, which makes it a nice inclusion for oily, pimpley skin. You could also try peppermint essential oil for a refreshing uplift.
Makes enough for a few masks.
• 1 1/2 tsp black clay
• 2 capsules of activated charcoal (opened and emptied)
• 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
• 1 tsp water
• 3 drops Young Living tea tree oil
1. Mix all of the ingredients together into a smooth paste. Make sure to stir this mixture with a plastic or wooden spoon, as both charcoal and clay pull toxins from metals.
2. Use straight away or store in a non-metal container.
Wash face with a mild cleanser and pat partially dry (so that it is not dripping wet, yet moist). Apply the mask evenly avoiding the delicate skin around your eyes and lips, and let sit for 5 minutes. You don’t want to let the mask completely dry and crack as this can draw moisture from your skin and cause it to become irritated and itchy. It’s time to wash the mask off when you start to see it drying (which usually means it gets lighter in colour) but it still feels a bit sticky. After the mask dries, wash it off (you may need to rinse and wipe with a cloth several times to get all the black off!), pat your face gently with a clean towel, and moisturise with a natural face cream or serum.