When I came back from my recent trip to Europe, my skin was so dry after spending 24 hours in planes that it needed an urgent hydration boost. I made a quick mask with two of my favorite ingredients: honey and white clay.
About the ingredients
Honey: Honey is one of the best natural hydration boosters available. It will leave your skin soft and moisturized. Packed with many vitamins, honey also has skin regenerating and cicatrizing properties. It is naturally antibacterial, so it’s great for acne treatment and prevention.
White Kaolin Clay: White clay is the best clay for sensitive, mature and dry skins. It’s a very gentle clay that drains impurities from the skin. It’s also anti-inflammatory and cicatrizing.
Optional pure vegetable glycerin: Vegetable glycerin, or glycerol, is a clear, odorless liquid produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy, or coconut oil. It is a humectant; a substance that attracts moisture to the skin. It is widely used in cosmetics and body care products to:
- boost skin hydration and soften the skin
- increase the absorbency of active ingredients, as a humectant can increase the solubility of the active ingredient, making it more easily absorbed by the skin.
Ideally, choose a glycerin that is not derived from palm oil and non-GMO.
What you’ll need
A plastic or glass bowl
A plastic teaspoon
Remember not to use metal when making a facial mask with clay.
Honey – 3 spoons
White Kaolin Clay – 2 spoons
Pure vegetable glycerin – half a spoon
Water – 1 spoon
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, adding water last. Stir well.
After exfoliating your skin, apply the mask on your face with your fingers, avoiding the eyes area and the mouth.
Leave it on your face for 20 minutes. Wash with warm water and apply a moisturizer straight away.
This mask will leave your face soft and well hydrated.
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below ^^
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