Slathering on the SPF, strenuous outdoor activities that culminate in sweat, and hyper-humid weather. What do they spell? A perfect storm - on your face! Bacteria, pollution and makeup residue seep into your pores to wreak havoc on even the least temperamental complexions especially during the sticky summer months. So, what additional steps can be taken to maintain healthy, balanced skin in these trying times? Glad you asked!
While cleaning your face is the obvious first line of defense in removing impurities, it probably shouldn’t be your last. When combined with your daily cleansing routine, Detox Masks work on a deeper level to address tough-to-tackle traitors like blackheads, whiteheads, and clogged pores.
Below are some of our favorite Detox Masks, arranged by skin type, as well as a DIY mask suitable for everyone!
Touted as “the worlds most powerful facial”, this mask contains only one ingredient - 100% natural calcium bentonite (green clay). A powerhouse ingredient used by Cleopatra over 1800 years ago, bentonite is still used today in many spas around the world.
All Skin Types
This mask is a stand-out in our book. Instead of the classic clay base, it contains spirulina, a much-celebrated skin superfood with over 30 different skin beneficial minerals, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and other trace elements. In addition to spirulina, this mask boasts 16 deeply purifying herbs to clarify, heal, and purge toxins
This mask eliminates impurities and clarifies with rich antioxidants and minerals known to enhance the natural detoxing process of your skin. French green clay, Nettle powder, spirulina and ylang-ylang are just some of the powerhouse ingredients found in this mask.
Glacial clay and maple syrup are the dynamic duo here. While the clay removes dead skin cells, the syrup is antibacterial, rich in vitamins A & B and highly antioxidant. This mask detoxifies effectively while reducing signs of aging. Use it weekly to maintain clear, healthy glowing skin.
Specially formulated for dry, stressed and exhausted skin. This mask not only removes dirt and oil, but deeply hydrates, making it perfect for sensitive skin. Use it once weekly to rejuvenate and reenergize.
This award winning mask is rich in sun dried white French clay (Kaolin) and is a game changer when it comes to soothing red, irritated, inflamed skin. This refining mask calms, strengthens and even evens out skin tone while leaving a gorgeous, glowing you behind.
7. DIY Mask for All Skin Types
1 tsp Kaolin Clay
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix it together to create a smooth paste and apply until dry. Add your favorite essential oils for an aromatherapy experience and/or milk or yogurt if you have dry or sensitive skin.
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