Skin care can seem really complicated and daunting but it doesn't have to be. It can be as simple as you want it to be and you can always mix and match products that you love and work really well for your skin*** Custom masks are the easiest way to play around with your skin care and treat your exact concerns. Mixing a few drops of your favorite toner, facial oil, or diy concoction with a clay mask of your choice can detox, hydrate, exfoliate, or soothe your skin depending on needs and ingredients.
Clay masks are beneficial for all skin types and can be mixed with oil based or water based products to create a paste that is then applied to the skin and either allowed to dry (water based) or allowed to penetrate (oil based) before being rinsed thoroughly from the skin. Clay masks can detox the skin, gently exfoliate, hydrate, or soothe depending upon the ingredients that are added to the clay. Adding water based products to clay will result in a "setting" mask that will dry on the face. These types of masks are good at pulling impurities from your pores and beginning to treat breakouts or dry skin patches. Adding oil based products to clay will result in a "non setting" mask that will not dry on the face. These types of masks are good at infusing ingredients into the skin and treating dryness and hyperpigmentation.
Creating your own masks is a great way to treat your exact skin concerns while playing chemist and pampering yourself all in one. So grab a jar or your favorite clay, a bottle of your "can't live without" toner or facial oil and mix away! Or if you don't want to sacrifice any of your store bought products for a mask then head on over to Pinterest to find some recipes for diy oils, toners, and clay masks and go crazy!
Until next time pretty girls... 💋
***make sure you consult with an esthetician or dermatologist before mixing prescription skin care products or chemicals.