DIY Clay Detox Mask

Scare Your Husband One More Time

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetAlright my beauties, I’ve got another clutch mask for you that is a total skin care NEED. Our skin gets filled with nasties; dirt, oil, sebum, makeup, toxins, etc. If you don’t cleanse properly and detox frequently, your pores become clogged. This can cause breakouts, wrinkles, dull skin, uneven skin tone, inflammation– the works. We can both agree these things are best avoided at all cost. And when the actual cost of the mask is low?             OH HECK YEAH.

 

Detox the Heck Outta Your Face Mask

Ingredients

1 TBS Bentonite Clay   (this is a really awesome deal, and it will literally last you forever)

2 TSP Alcohol Free Witch Hazel

1 Drop Essential Oil (Melalueca, Lavender, Sandalwood, Juniper Berry are all good choices)

Directions

Mix, add more clay or water depending on your preferred consistency. Do not use any metal while making this mask, it will ruin the clay’s ability to draw out impurities.

Apply to freshly cleansed and toned skin

Set timer for 10 minutes

Wash off, Tone, Moisturize! Done!

Apply once a week for ultimate effectiveness.

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right before I rinse it all off!

I can always tell such a difference when I use this mask, and I can always tell when my skin needs it. For the price and level of easiness, this is definitely a mask you should add into your routine!

xxJoannaxx

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Common Causes of Acne

Power to the Pimple

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Now this is one heck of a topic. The majority of people, men and women alike, have struggled with acne. If you’re one of those people who have miraculously avoided the common curse, well forgive me as I silently praise but also become increasingly jealous of you.

Our skin is an organ, just like your liver, spleen, and lungs. It is the mighty organ because it is exposed, first hand, to all of the external attacks- i.e. toxic fumes, sun rays, bacteria, etc. It can handle a lot, but it’s not a saint. Any sort of issue on your skin is a sign that your body is out of balance. There is something going on that isn’t right, and your body is telling you that through- you heard it- the dreaded, cursed, loathed, pimple.

External Causes

Dirty Phone

Dirty Pillowcase

Your incessant touching and picking of your skin

Incorrect Cleansing

Stress

Clogging Makeup

 

Internal Causes

Hormone Imbalance

Poor Diet

Food Sensitivity

Digestive Issues

Genes

Toxic Buildup

 

Yeah.. so pretty much anything can cause a skin flare-up. It can be a quick fix for some, or a long, long journey for others. My number one tip is to don’t stress out over it, that will only cause more skin problems.

 

Your skin does not define you. 

You can and will conquer it. 

Be patient. 

Love your skin. 

xxJoannaxx

Put Honey on Your Face

I Just Can’t Get Enough of You, Honey

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Many of you might be confused by this statement. “Why honey? I thought that was only something used to sweeten our biscuits and tea?”

Alas, there is much more to honey than being the natural and healthy substitute for refined sugar. Honey has been used on skin for centuries. It is speculated that Cleopatra used honey to wash her face, keeping it blemish free and glowing. Those bees know what they’re doing when they make that honey.

Benefits of Raw Honey

Anti-Bacterial

Balances Skin PH level

Moisturizer

Full of Antioxidants and Nutrients

Honey is literally a one-stop-shop for all of your skin care needs! It keeps breakouts at bay, keeps skin supple and moisturized which prevents wrinkles, and with all of the antioxidants your skin will be so clean and healthy!

However! Like all things in life- quality is extremely important. Those bear shaped honey containers have been processed so there is nothing good left! The key is raw, unfiltered honey, preferably local. That honey hasn’t been heated, so none of the beneficial nutrients has been killed. The absolute best honey is Manuka honey, but it is quite expensive so raw honey will do just fine.

How To Wash Your Face With Honey:

Need

1-2 Tsp of Raw Honey

Washcloth

Hot & cold Water

*optional* add in a drop of an essential oil for added benefits

Directions

1. Dampen face with warm wash cloth

3. Massage honey onto face with fingers in small, circular motions.

4. Leave on for at least 30 seconds, but 10-15 minutes is best.

5. Run the washcloth under really hot water (but don’t burn yourself now.)

6. Then place over your face to kind of steam it for about thirty seconds or until the washcloth isn’t hot anymore.

Et viola! Adding honey into your skincare routine is super simple and has a ton of benefits- win win win all around.

xxJoannaxx