Sep 21 , 2018

Mix Your Face Mask for Your Skin Type

You can create a number of combinations of face masks with Botanicals Beauty Clay Face Mask powders. Here’s how – add a unique oil and liquid to blend your mask with each usage. If you’ve found a combination that works with your skin, stick with it. But, don’t limit yourself. Experiment and try different add-in ingredients to help remedy your skin ailments.


Basic Face Mask Powder Recipe

Ingredients:


Directions:

  • Combine ingredients and mix with a non-metal spoon to form a spreadable paste (add more water if needed to achieve the desired consistency)
  • Apply the mixture to your face – I literally paint mines on with a fan shaped paint brush or cheap makeup brush
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes or until slightly hardened (don’t let exfoliating masks dry on your face, due to the abrasive materials)
  • Rinse the face mask from your face (removal in the shower is less messy)
  • Apply a toner and moisturizer to seal in the herbal properties of the mask

 

Liquids that you can add to your face mask:

 

 For Dry Skin For Enlarged Pores For Rosacea For Acne For Skin Discoloration
Apple Cider Vinegar

Rose Floral Water

Milk

Yogurt

Aloe Vera
Egg Whites

Milk

Yogurt

Apple Cider Vinegar

Yogurt

Milk

Tea

Honey

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Lavender Floral Water

Honey

Lemon Juice
Aloe Vera

Lemongrass Floral Water

Lemon Juice

 

  • Aloe Vera: anti-infammatory and will reduce inflammation while adding moisture; contains salicylic acid
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: contains alpha hydroxy acids that will remove dead skin and reveal healthy and vibrant new skin (use a 1:1 ratio of water and apple cider vinegar until you understand how lemon juice will react to your skin)
  • Egg Whites: has astringent properties that help shrink pores and tighten the skin (whip the eggs prior to adding to the clay face mask powder, if the paste is too thick when mixed with the mask powder, add a little water to create a spreadable paste that will adhere to the skin)
  • Flower Water: steam distilled water with additional herbal properties
  • Honey: antibacterial and full of antioxidants; good for acne treatment and prevention; acts as a humectant for hydration (mix with water to make sure that the honey and clay face mask powder are well blended and able to spread on the face)
  • Lemon Juice: antibacterial and can help prevent and eliminate acne; high in Vitamin C and can brighten the skin and eliminate scars (use a 1:1 ratio of water and lemon juice until you understand how lemon juice will react to your skin)
  • Milk: high in lactic acid that will help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores; very moisturizing and will hydrate the skin
  • Tea: Green tea helps remove free radicals that cause skin inflammation or brew Botanicals Beauty Hair Tea for a combination of herbs and tea that are as good for your hair as they are your face (see blog post on my experience with the Bamboo + Chamomile + Rosemary + Ginger Root hair tea in my face mask)
  • Water: the epitomy of moisture; basic add-in to activate the ingredients in the mask; distilled water recommended due to potential contaminates in tap water
  • Yogurt (plain): high in lactic acid that will help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores; very moisturizing and will hydrate the skin (if the paste is too thick when mixed with the clay face mask powder, add a little water to create a spreadable paste that will adhere to the skin)


We go through a number of skin issues. Sometimes it dry. Sometimes there’s acne. Sometimes it’s juuussst right. Explore these combinations of liquids to make sure that regardless of what the universe and your hormones have going on that your skin can be on point. I'd also recommendation that you learn more about what oils to use in your face mask, explore it here.


Happy mixing.

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