When it comes to keeping your skin healthy I always tell my patients the less ingrediants the better. This is because the quality of your face mask is much more important than quantity. Keeping your skin healthy can be easy and fun and most importantly nourishing to your skin. Below is one of my favorite natural anti-aging detox mask that I use once a week. I make this mask each week and make it part of my Sunday routine. We all know life can be crazy and you might not have time to spend hours working on your beauty routine, but with this easy to do natural mask your skin will continue to look youthful and smooth even when you only have 15 minutes to yourself.
Natural Anti- Aging Detox Mask Ingredients:
- 1 tsp of Bentonite Clay (my favorite is Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay available at Sprouts)
- 1 tsp Activated Charcoal Powder
- 2 tsp purified water
- 1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar (Certified Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar)
- 1/2 tsp of raw organic honey
- 2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil drops.
- Optional: Use two sliced cucumbers to cover your eyes during your treatment.
How to Make Your Anti- Aging Mask:
- In a small bowl, combine the Bentonite Clay with the Apple Cider Vinegar. Mix it thoroughly with a rubber spatula. You will hear the Bentonite Clay sizzle this is normal, and is actually desired as it will activate your Bentonite Clay.
- Slowly begin to add the raw organic honey to the mixture. The mixture will begin to thicken. Allow mixture to set for 10 second before adding in the activated charcoal powder and tea tree essential oil
- Once you have made your mask, make sure your skin is free of all makeup and dirt by using a gentle cleanser prior to applying your mask.
- Apply the mask liberally to your face and neck allowing it to dry. This should take about 15 minutes. Once dried, use a gentle cleanser and warm (but not hot) water to remove the mask.
- Note that this is a one time mask and cannot be stored for future uses. Use this mask once per week to help unclog your pores and to keep your skin healthy and youthful for everyday beauty.
Benefits of Bentonite Clay:
- Deep Cleanser of Pores
- Promotes healthy skin cells and elimination of dry dead skin
- Helps bring pustules to the skin’s surface helping treat acne.
- Helps relieve Eczema