Meticulous Skin is making Face Masks!!!
As long as the thought of taking good care of your skin has existed. So have face masks, scrubs, and soaks. Sometimes, just keeping your face clean and moisturized isn't enough. We need to change our diets, take supplements, medications, or apply masks to maintain a youthful glow or clear skin. Other times we need to soak or use a poultice to calm inflamed, itchy, or bug bitten skin.
So we are here to help.
Don't know where to start??? We can help there too.
French Green Clay -Considered by many as a healing clay. Absorbs toxins and poisons that get trapped in the skin. The clay originates from France and mined directly from the earth. French Green Clay is a 100% natural bio-organic material. It has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-bacterial properties. Applied directly to the face, this clay will absorb impurities, excess oil, and leave your skin feeling tight and clean.
Moroccan Red Clay - An extremely gentle clay that is known to exhibit amazing drawing powers. This clay draws oils from, and is a fantastic astringent for oily hair and skin. Furthermore, it stimulates skin circulation and because of its gentleness, it is suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
Sea Clay - Also known as Dead Sea Clay. Originates from The Dead Sea, in Israel. Those waters are known for the healing effects in the salt and mud. It has high levels of magnesium, potassium, sulfate and calcium, making it great for your skin.
Most commonly, sea clay is used for skincare. Interesting factoid, it is also known to be effective in treating fibromyalgia. But, please check with a physician, and never leave active treatment without medical consultation.
Oatmeal Bath -Oats have been long-recognized as a healing treatment for a number of skin conditions. When added to a warm bath, oatmeal is an effective and safe ingredient to treat skin conditions. Soothing and treating various inflammatory skin conditions from eczema, and swimmer’s itch. Down to diaper, and many other forms of rash. It can even ease the pain and itch of bug bites, and stings.
Pour your oatmeal into a tub of running warm water. Stir the water with your hand several times to ensure even distribution. Feel the bottom for clumps and break up any you find. Allow yourself at least 15 to 20 minutes to soak. You can even gently apply some of the oatmeal directly on the skin as a paste onto clean skin, to calm inflammation.
Spot Acne Clay -I have made several mixes but, I think finally found one that I love. It fights those annoying embarrasing perfectly ill timed spots. It draws the dirt and oil out until nothing is left. It oddly works opposite of what you'd think. By becoming moist when it's done, instead of dry. If the clay stays dry... It's still pulling out oil. Amazes me everytime.
I wash my face at night, put a dab on any hormonal woes. Let them dry as not to transfer on my pillow. Then go to sleep. When I wake either the clay is soft and easily wiped away with a dry cloth. Or its still dry, and I just leave it be or can add a dab more.
Dry or oily skin, it always seems to ruin the evil plans of acne.
Personal Clay Blends -We can blend our clays. Add natural exfiolants like coffee grounds or citrus peel, to remove dead skin. Dried botanicals like Hibiscus or Rose petals for anti-aging, and skin firming. Botanicals can even skin tone, reduce hyper pigmentation, and age spots. We even have caffeine and collagen powders to boost anti-aging effects. Along with charcoal powder that can double the drawing power.
To make a face mask. Add water to make a paste. Then massage gently into the skin. Allow time to fully dry. Then rinse off with warm water.
Alternative: A mask bowl kit can be used. Which I find is a much way easier to mix, and apply the clay. (ie.https://amzn.to/2S7OHWo)
If you have added exfoilation to your mask. Mix, then apply with fingers in circular motions across your skin. Then let it dry, and rinse like normal.
**Concerned with exfoliant particulates in the water supply???
Moisten dried mask with room temperature water. Then remove with a dark cloth, or biodegradable wipes.
* Red/Dark clays and botanicals powders can stain cloth.