This week's self-care invitation leans into the natural rhythms of the moon.
Inspired by the dark summer night sky, this Thursday's New Moon represents that still sweet pause before a new beginning, going forth and leaving behind what no longer serves you.
What do we need for this week's self-care? A non-metal bowl and spoon, your Skin Detox Clay Mask, your Lavender Flower Water Toner, and a dab of honey (optional.)
Who's this good for? The Skin Detox Clay Mask has primarily been formulated to benefit normal to oily skin types. However, if you fall in the dry or sensitive skin categories, you can try this mask with just a few tweaks listed below.
As long as you have no known allergies or sensitivities to the ingredients listed, it's totally worth your time.
Who doesn't want visibly brighter and smoother skin? Natural clays stimulate the top layers 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 and encouraging the shedding of dead cells from the skin's surface, all the while infusing skin with natural minerals. The result is fresh, clean skin and gently firming pores, giving your complexion a smoother, more youthful appearance.
This week's recipe is simple and beautiful, and if you never move on from this blend, it's the perfect 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 ever!
Using a non-metal bowl and spoon, blend:
⭒ 1 tsp Skin Detox Clay Mask
⭒ 1/2 Tbs of Lavender Flower Water Toner
⭒ A dab of honey is optional but does add a little elasticity to your mask (*for dry or sensitive skin, use up to a 1/2 tsp more)
⭒ Apply mask to clean, dry skin, then sit back and relax for 10 to 15 minutes (*for dry or sensitive skin, only use mask for 5-7 minutes before removing)
⭒ 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.
I hope you make time for self-care this week and if you do, be sure you snap a pic to share with me on Instagram or Facebook. Sometimes we get off track and don't make time to refill our cups, 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!