Mud Mask Monday
Pretty in Pink
(Silly in Pink?!)
Here is a simple revitalizing mud mask specifically made for those of you with gentle or mature skin.
1 tablespoon Pink Clay
2 tablespoons Rose Water**
3 drop Neroli Essential Oil
2 drop Orange Essential Oil.
**No need to buy Rose water, you can easily make it yourself!
There are three ways (that I personally know of at least) to make Rose water-
- 12 drops of rose essential oil
(use REAL rose essential oil, not fragrant oil)
1 cup distilled water
- ¼ cup rose petals, dried
1 ¼ cup hot, distilled water
* This is the method I used today
- 1 cup rose petals (about 2 roses)
2 cups distilled water
Let infuse for a few days
You know the routine! Mix all ingredients together to get a smooth paste, apply to clean dry skin making sure to avoid eyes and mouth. Wait while this delicate mask works it’s magic and rinse once it becomes hard and crusty. Pat your face dry and continue on with your day!
If you know me, I hate selfies......I'm not good at taking them, I'm not good at being 'serious' and I always seem to look ummmmm WEIRD! Today is no different - Mud Mask Mondays are going to help me get over my fear of selfies.....you just have to bear with me, they must get better over time! (At least I hope so!)
As I said....I'm kinda odd. The scrunchy face is my favorite thing to do when the mask starts to harden. It feels like it's working, my pores are confused, it's a strange sensation I really enjoy.
Benefits Of Today's Mud Mash
Pink Clay: French Pink Clay is considered to be the mildest of all the clays and works well for normal, sensitive and mature skin types. French Pink Clay is a finer clay that can be used to cleanse and detoxify the skin, remove dead skin cells and create and overall refreshed appearance.
Rose Water: Besides it smelling absolutely delightful....Rosewater helps to maintain your skin’s pH balance as well as hydrates, revitalizes and moisturizes the skin, all while making it ridiculously smooth. Rose water has been used for decades to help tone the skin, strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues. You'll love it! You can cook with it, make cocktails and cookies as well as other homemade skincare products. Make a large batch and store it in a glass container in a dark and cool area (I keep mine in the fridge) It'll stay good for a couple months.
Neroli Essential Oil: When applied topically, Neroli oil helps to preserve moisture and has a smoothing effect on the skin. Some swear using Neroli essential oil will diminish scar presence and stretch marks. Because of its antibacterial properties, in certain skin conditions caused by bacteria, Neroli oil may prove useful in giving considerable relief!
Side note: Neroli is a major aphrodisiac - smells delightful and It not only promotes arousal and increases the libido, but it has been known to create romantic and sexual feelings…
oooooo la la
Orange Essential Oil: The fresh, sweet scent of Orange essential oil makes it a pleasant addition to any homemade beauty products! This essential oil is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. It stimulates the circulation of blood and eases swelling. Topical application of this essential oil helps in enhancing the synthesis of collagen as well as eases the inflammation and hence is a blessing for oily skin. It improves the flow of blood to the skin and helps in clearing the clogged pores.
* Please note: Sun sensitivity (phototoxicity) can occurs when certain essential oils (specifically CITRUS ones!) are used directly on the skin. They can cause the skin to be more sensitive to sunlight (any ultra violet - UV - light) and resulting in sun burns. Please use caution when applying any citrus essential oil to your skin.
Today's mask was a good one, I loved everything about it besides the fact it dried a little faster than I was hoping. Easy to rinse off and left my face feeling super smooth and tight which is what I like! So, now it's your turn, give it a try and let me know what you think!
Till next week!