Natural Beauty Recipe: Green Clay Purifying Face Masque for Softer, Younger-Looking Skin
by Tracy Neely
Hey Authentic Beauties,
It’s time for another dose of DIY authentic beauty care?
I thought I’d share a natural beauty recipe my Mom and I will be trying. My mom and I will be trying this recipe over the weekend for we have a little authentic beauty spa night! We would LOVE it if you try it too, and then come share your pictures and experience on the Authentic Beauty Facebook page with us!
French green clay is a 100% natural bio-organic material. Over thousands of years in the earth it absorbs a wealth of essential healing minerals from the plant kingdom including Silica, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Cobalt, Manganese, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Aluminium, Phosphorous, & Sodium.
Naturally sun-dried, clay captures the solar energy which activates the vital minerals and trace elements within. Here’s what this clay masque can do for you:
- stimulate the skin improves circulation
- remove impurities from the epidermis (outermost layer of skin cells)
- clay adsorbs impurities from the skin cells, by causing dead cells to slough off
- stimulating the flow of blood to the epidermis
- As the clay dries on the skin, pores tighten and the skin feels firm.
Natural Face Masque Recipe Ingredients
Apple Cider Vinegar (Raw and Organic)
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurized and is made from the juice of pressed organic apples that have been put through the natural process of fermentation. Unlike other vinegars, apple cider vinegar is not distilled (turned to steam by heat), and so it still has most of the enzymes, minerals, trace minerals, pectin and other valuable nutrients. Apple cider vinegar that has not been distilled, preserves its natural malic and tartaric acids, which assist the body in fighting toxins and unfriendly bacteria.
Healthy skin has a protective acid mantle that can be stripped away by overuse of alkaline body soaps, many of which also contain preservatives, synthetic perfumes, animal fats and hormones. Apple cider vinegar, on the other hand, helps keep the skin in an acidic state. It’s important to remember that the skin is the major organ of elimination, so maintaining an acid mantle assists the normal detoxification process of the skin.
Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Juniper berry essential oil is distilled from the berries, twigs and leaves of J. communis. The essential oil from the berries is considered to be the most suitable oil for use in aromatherapy. The best juniper berry essential oil is steam-distilled from the crushed, dried or partly dried ripe berries. It is a clear to pale-yellow oil with a fresh, yet warm, rich balsamic, woody-sweet and pine-needle-like odor.
Juniper essential oil has traditionally been used as an anti-septic, astringent, digestive stimulant, and for purifying and detoxifying the body.
Beauty Note: Juniper Berry Essential Oil is contra-indicated during pregnancy.
4 Tbsp. French green clay
4 Tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar
3 to 4 drops juniper berry essential oil
Pamper Yourself for Soft, Smooth, Younger-Looking Skin
Combine French green clay with apple cider vinegar, add 3 drops juniper berry essential oil and stir the mixture until it is a smooth paste – add more clay or apple cider vinegar if needed. Apply 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick layer of clay to the face and let it dry. Drying times vary, but times are generally 5 minutes for delicate skin and 15- 20 minutes for normal skin. You will feel a pulling and tightening sensation on the skin as the masque dries.
Beauty Tip: Please be sure to wet the masque completely with cool water before gently removing the masque with a wet cloth. Once masque is completely removed, rinse face with cool water and apply be you’s Skin Renewal Solution to nourish and moisturize the skin.
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