The Best Detoxifying Age Defying Facial Cleanser and Masque
August 14, 2015
I know there are a lot of fancy and expensive cleansers on the market, that make all kinds of claims. But have you stopped to check out the ingredients? Quite often, words like all natural, handmade, hypoallergenic or organic catch my attention and I’ll stop to read the primary ingredients. These ingredients usually look awesome, but then, if you keep reading, you’ll find ingredients like fragrance, which is known to cause immunotoxicity and allergies.
Sometimes the best cosmetics are ones that you make yourself. I have a personal favourite that can be used as a cleanser and or a facial masque! It’s great for acne, aging skin or basically anyone who is looking to detoxify their skin so that they’re left with a vibrant and healthy glow.
The main ingredients are kaolin clay, plain yogurt and raw honey. What’s so special about the combination of these ingredients? Okay, well, let me break it down for you bit.
Kaolin Clay, AKA China White Clay is known for its nourishing and soothing qualities. It is a soft clay with a gentle grittiness to it. It helps with the production of sebum (oily skin) leaving you with a mattifying glow. It is an amazing cleansing and detoxifying agent, helping your skin look young by drawing out any impurities.
Plain Yogurt (100% sugar free) has been used for centuries by women to keep their skin youthful and supple. It contains natural lactic acid, which helps eat away at dead skin cells and is full of good bacteria that naturally attack acne prone skin. It also has natural brightening and moisturizing components, making this a powerhouse all on its own.
Raw honey is excellent for anti-aging and moisturizing due to its high antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It helps absorb harmful UV and helps the skin’s ability to rejuvenate. Raw honey also helps the skin to increase and absorb its moisture ability.
If one is good, I think three is way better! Want a super easy, amazing recipe that you can make on your own? Here you go!
Kaolin Clay, Honey and Yogurt Miracle
1-2 tsp honey
1-2 tsp yogurt
Enough clay to make a paste
The steps are what’s important here: Mix all ingredients together. Make in small batches so that it doesn’t go rancid on you. Using your fingers, massage in small circles all around your face, neck and décolleté for about a minute. This is cleaning and exfoliating. Allow to sit for 10 – 20 minutes. It will harden and feel tight. This is the masque portion. When you’re ready to remove your masque, simply wet your fingers and again, massage using small, gentle circles to increase the amount of impurities removed. When this is done, use a fresh, quite warm wet face cloth and simply remove. This will leave your skin with a clean, beautiful glow.
Finish off with 4 drops of Organic Rosehip Oil and you’re good to go!