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The Best Face Masks For Every Skin Type

Activated Charcoal Scrub Mask – For Detoxifying

I like to combine a mild exfoliant with the detoxifying power of the activated charcoal to create a 2 for 1.  Simply take 1-2 teaspoons of activated charcoal and 1/4-1/2 ts of pink himalayan or sea salt and mix it with as little rose/water as possible.  Use more or less liquid to create a spreadable paste and leave it on for 15-30 minutes.  Before washing it off, liberally spray your face with rosewater {or pat gently with water} and scrub the mask in circular motions all over your face for a mild exfoliating effect.  Warning: the charcoal is very dark so make sure you’re doing it over the sink.

Bentonite Clay Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Mask – For Acne Prone Skin

You can really feel this mask immediately and if you have super sensitive skin, I would omit the apple cider vinegar but otherwise, it’s pretty potent and effective.  The clay works by drawing out any impurities while the apple cider vinegar clarifies and tones.  Simply mix about 2 parts bentonite clay with 1 part raw apple cider vinegar, with the mother.  You can use a bit of water to dilute the mixture if it’s too thick.  Leave it on for 10-15 minutes {or until it dries} and wash it off carefully.  The mask will harden and you will “feel it pulsate” just like it says on the back of the jar.

Avocado Manuka Honey Mask – For Dry Skin

Avocado is natures moisturizer, both inside and out and here I like to mash it up with some healing manuka honey.  I simply mix equal parts and spread it onto my skin for 15-20 minutes.  It’s super moisturizing and cleansing {I often use plain manuka honey as a facial cleaner}.

Yogurt Lemon – For Anti-Aging

The yogurt provides a surge of moisture while the lemon brightens the skin.  I like to combine whole strained or greek yogurt with a spritz of fresh lemon juice.  Manuka honey is nice in here as well.  For added antioxidants, you could also sprinkle in a bit of matcha or raw cacao.  I like to leave this one on as long as possible and after you wash it off with warm water {followed by a few splashes of cool water} you’ll feel a noticeable softness.

Oatmeal Turmeric Mask – For Inflamed or Trouble Skin

Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and the oatmeal is naturally soothing.  Using manuka honey to not only bind these together into a mask but to also contribute its own healing properties, this mask is excellent for soothing the skin.  It’s easier to blend or process this by adding 1 tablespoon of oatmeal, 1/2 tablespoon of manuka honey and 1 ts turmeric powder.  I like to keep this on for about 15-20 minutes.  Keep in mind that sometimes, turmeric has a tendency to stain so I’ll sometimes add in some raw cacao or vitamin e, jojoba oil or sweet almond oil to combat that.

Rosewater & Cacao – For Pampering 

Whenever I need a pick-me-up, this mask is the answer for me.  It smells and feels yummy and leaves the skin feeling nice and refreshed.  I simply combine rosewater and raw cacao until it forms a spreadable consistency.  You could also add in a bit of manuka honey for added luxury.  I like to leave this one on as long as possible too.

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