Everybody’s skin is unique in its own way. While one complexion might crave an extra dose of moisture, another might require a more lightweight solution to deal with oil. Skincare doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all solution, which is why everyone’s routine is so unique. All that being said, it’s our passion to create products that you can rework to fit your individual needs, a formula that can be used for any skin type without hesitation.
And, not to toot our own horn or anything, but we’d like to say that our Face Mask really fits the bill. We carefully selected each of the four powerhouse ingredients in our dry powder mask to be used for any skin type or concern. There’s organic pumpkin to gently exfoliate and regulate oil production, chickpea flour to shrink pores and draw out impurities, French pink clay to detoxify and increase healthy blood and lymph circulation, and even aloe vera powder to soothe and moisturize.
Alone, this nutrient rich, antioxidant mask is perfect for ALL skin types, but we’ve got a few tips to help tailor it to your specific needs even further. You see, one of the big benefits of a dry powder formula is you can mix it with a variety of different partners to activate, so you can switch it up a bit depending on how your complexion is feeling that day.
Here’s just a few suggestions for mixing up this magical formula:
Mix with Water: This is perhaps the most basic option, but it’s also one that no skin type can go wrong with. Water activates our formula into a spreadable paste which, after about ten or fifteen minutes, will partially dry down on your skin. With ingredients to detoxify, hydrate and soothe your mug, there’s really no problem that can’t be solved when you combine this powerful twosome.
Mix with Avocado: For dry skin in need of some serious hydration, adding some avocado to your face mask might just be the perfect answer. Simply mash up a bit of avocado and mix in a bit of the powder face mask and voila! The superfood pairs well with out superstar mask, creating a concoction that will moisturize, purify and strengthen your complexion.
Mix with Green Tea: Irritated skin in need of some soothing will greatly benefit from a combination of our face mask with some (cooled) green tea. Why green tea, you ask? Studies have found that green tea greatly reduces inflammation, while also rejuvenating your skin as a whole. Add that in with the powerful ingredients behind our face mask and you’ve got a match made in heaven.
Mix with Apple Cider Vinegar + Water: While our face mask alone will do plenty of work to detoxify and decongest oily, unsettled skin, adding in a bit of apple cider vinegar (diluted by water, of course) will really help to clarify your complexion. We’re obviously big fans of this incredible ingredient (which we use in both our Face Toner and Herbal Insect Repellant), but we have pretty good reason for it. Apple cider vinegar helps to balance out any skin type, though it’s especially useful for those with oily or combination skin. The best part? It’s an ingredient you can find right in your kitchen.
Written by Morgan Hart, a natural skincare addict, who frequently shares her thoughts on green beauty on her blog Blushing Wit.
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I recently interviewed my grandfather about what life was like as a Japanese-American post World War II. I hoped to gain insight into a part of my heritage which I’ll never experience first hand but am saddened by. It's impossible not to see parallels being drawn between the recent travel ban and past U.S. anti-Asian policies. I can't help but feel anxiety for how the current administration seems to be playing to the fears of a bigoted populism and what can be done to counter it.
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