Is there anything as relaxing as treating yourself to a spa night? I love to throw together a simple face mask and relax with a cup of tea and a book for a few minutes. It’s one of those little moments you can take to remind yourself you’re worth a little pampering from time to time.
This is one of my favorite face masks, and I think others with dry skin will love it too! There’s just three simple ingredients:
Strawberries, Honey, and French Pink Clay.
Simplicity is beauty, yes? Here’s why this mask is nourishing for the skin, and why your face will feel like velvet afterwards.
This berry contains salicylic acid, which is one of the best chemical exfoliants for the skin. Not only does it gently dissolve the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, but it also dissolves any drier sebum and skin cells trapped within your pores, helping to diminish blackheads and prevent breakouts.
Raw honey is liquid gold in more than just appearance. Raw honey contains enzymes that produce trace amounts of hydrogen peroxide, helping to kill off bacteria. If you’re lucky enough to have manuka honey on hand, the bacteria fighting properties will be even stronger, as it is harvested from bees that visit the Manuka tree, which contains powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties similar to the tea tree. Additionally, honey is a natural humectant, so it draws moisture to your skin. Again, your dry skin will thank you.
French Pink Clay
I love french pink clay because it gets the job done, drawing out the ‘impurities,’ while being gentle on my sensitive skin. Most anybody that’s dabbled in clay masks has heard of bentonite clay, but that’s the big gun of the clay arsenal, and you should be careful to make sure your skin will react well before putting it all over your face. Pink clay is a much safer, middle of the road option. Plus, it’s pink, and who doesn’t love that?
Sweet Pink Clay Mask
A gentle exfoliating and purifying mask for a relaxing spa evening.
- 2 strawberries
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1-2 tsp pink clay
- Blend the strawberries into a puree using a blender or food processor. If you don’t have a blender, mashing the berries up with a fork should do the trick. Add this to your face mask bowl.
- Spoon the honey into your bowl.
- Mix the honey and stawberries together
- Sprinkle in the clay while mixing until it reaches a smooth paste consistency.
- Spread the mixture evenly over your face. Leave it on for up to 10 minutes.
- Wash the mask off with warm water and a face cloth.
- Moisturizes your skin with your favorite serum or cream.
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I hope this mask makes you feel relaxed and pampered! It’s certainly a staple in my skincare routine when these cold dry months come to call.
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