Face Mask Friday: Skin Detox Clay Mask Under the New Moon


New Moon Face Mask

 

This weekend's invitation for self-care leans into the natural rhythms of the moon.  Inspired by the dark night skies, this Fridays New Moon represents that still sweet pause before a new beginning, going forth leaving behind what no longer serves you.

What do we need this week? A non-metal bowl and spoon, your Skin Detox Clay Mask, your Lavender Flower Water Toner, a dab of honey (optional.)

detox mask

Who's this good for: The Skin Detox Clay Mask is formulated for normal to oily skin types. If you fall in the dry or sensitive categories, you can try this mask but only for a short time, no more than 5 minutes. As long as you have no known allergies or sensitivities to the ingredients listed, it's worth a try. 

Don't underestimate the the difference exfoliating regularly can make as part of a regular skincare practice. Who doesn't want visibly brighter and smoother skin? Natural clays stimulate that top layer of skin, allowing it to regain its natural radiant glow. Clay mask facials are a simple weekly detox, naturally drawing out dirt, oil and other impurities buried deep in the pores as well as dead skin cells on the surface, all the while infusing skin with natural minerals. The result is fresh, clean skin, gently firming pores, giving your complexion a smoother, more youthful appearance.

detox mask new moon

This weeks recipe is simple and beautiful and if you never move on from this recipe it's the prefect one to use every week. As always, I invite you to exfoliate after sunset, giving your skin several hours before being exposed to sunlight the next day, and do not forget your sunscreen!

Using a non-metal bowl and spoon, blend:

⭒ 1 tsp Skin Detox Clay Mask 

⭒ 1/2 Tbs of Lavender Flower Water Toner

⭒ A dab on honey is optional but does add a little elasticity to your mask

⭒ Apply mask to clean, dry skin, then sit back and relax for 5 to 15 minutes

⭒ Rinse well with warm water, making sure you've removed all your clay mask

⭒ Follow up with the rest of your skincare practice, toner, serum, and a gentle facial massage with your favorite moisturizing face oil.

 

detox mask recipe

If you make time for self-care this weekend be sure you snap a pic to post on Instagram or Facebook, sometimes we get off track and don't make time to fill our cup and our posts become reminders of things we've made time for and how that made us feel. Like flipping through the pages of a photo album.

And tag us if you prioritize and document your weekend self-care practices! Your posts inspire me!

xo,

Michelle