Hey beauty! This week I'm back again but this time not with a full face mask. You may have heard me mention it before but using your clay mask as a spot treatment when a breakout pops up. Today we're waging war on the dreaded pimple. Whether you happen to touch a tender spot on your face in the middle of the day or wake up with a surprise breakout, this little beauty hack will have it gone and your skin clear in no time! Especially great for combo skin!
Always using a non-metal bowl and spoon when mixing clay masks, blend:
⭒ For a sudden breakout of acne, start with 1/2 tsp or one heaping wood skincare spoon of Skin Detox Clay Mask. A potent detoxifer, this blend of clays, aloe and activated charcoal help breakouts heal quicker.
⭒ Start with 1/2 tsp Lavender Water Toner to make a paste, adding more clay or water until you get a rich, thick consistency. Antibacterial properties are great on killing the bacteria on acne and the anti-inflammatory properties help calm skin and soothe redness.
⭒ Add a touch of honey, local is good, Manuka Honey is excellent for skin and especially in treating acne naturally.
⭒ Apply your fresh mask to breakout and areas more prone to acne, then sit back and relax for 5 to 15 minutes, depending on how sensitive your skin is. Important to note, be sure to discard any leftover clay mask, blending a new, fresh clay mask each week.
⭒ When you're ready, rinse well with warm water, making sure you've removed all your clay mask and follow up with the rest of your skincare practice, toner, serum, and a gentle facial massage with your favorite moisturizing face oil
Exfoliating once or twice a week is an essential part of a balanced skincare practice. Regular exfoliation increases circulation in the skin giving your complexion a healthy, brighter appearance. It also promotes the shedding of dead skin cells, giving our skin that glow and aids in the absorption of our skincare products.
Like always, I invite you to exfoliate after sunset, giving your skin several hours before being exposed to sunlight the next day, and on these sweltering, sunny, active days, do not forget your sunscreen!