For thousands of years, people have used herbs to heal and nourish the skin. Powdered face masks not only cleanse the skin but also nourish and moisturize it. The powder also acts as a gentle exfoliator and improves blood circulation, deeply purges pores providing a thorough skin cleanse.
People have been using clay for centuries to improve the health of their skin and hair. Clay facial masks are made up of one of several types of clay, such as kaolin or bentonite. It's thought that these masks have several benefits, like absorbing excess oil, helping manage dry skin, and preventing acne.
Fuller's earth is a boon for those with oily skin. It also helps shrink skin pores, remove whiteheads and blackheads, treat sunburns, boost blood circulation, even out skin tone, and cleanse the skin.
Here is a basic recipe that you can use to make a simple Face Mask. After you have tried the recipe below, start experimenting with different types of powders and clays.
Recipe makes 4 face masks
- 2 tsp of herb (choose any face mask herb powders here)
- 2 tsp Oatmeal (Purchase here)
- 2 Tsp Clay (Purchase here)
Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Put powdered herbs in an airtight container.
How to use:
Place 1 tsp of mix on the palm of your hand and add enough water to form a paste.
Massage into your face and leave for 5-10 mins. Wash off with warm water. Apply moistruizer.
You can use a face mask 1 - 2 times per week.