The older I get, the more sensitive my skin has become. I have always had an obsession with clear (no freckles, brown spots or scars), healthy, wrinkle free skin (especially on my face), and have spent a lot of time and money investing in the prefect skin. I use to primarily use glycolic acid, rentinol and lactic acid on my face, but noticed as of late it was actually making things worse for me. I started breaking out because my skin was overly dry from using such harsh products. I spend a lot of time outdoors and needed to revamp my skin care routine and line quickly. For someone who is so obsessed with having the prefect skin, acne was soon becoming my biggest nightmare.
After countless of hours of research, I was looking for all natural products to simulate what my other products were originally doing. I created this face mask based on all the reading I have done, and have been my very own guinea pig for the past few months. I can personally tell you, this is the best face mask I have ever used.
Buttermilk Powder – Buttermilk contains lactic acid and brightens/evens out skin tone, it also tightens the skin.
Indian Healing Clay – Deeply cleanses skin pores, lifting out poisons and toxins stored in the epidermis.
Turmeric Powder – Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, helps with acne and evens out skin tone.
Raw Honey –Hydrating, potent yet gentle healing skin benefits for acne, rosacea and eczema.
Milk – Soothing and softens skin.
In a seal-able tupperware container mix:
3 Tbsp Buttermilk Powder
2 Tbsp Indian Healing Clay
2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
Mix the dry ingredients together. Then add slowly add 1/2 cup of milk, stirring the entire time.
One you mix in the honey the consistency should look like this:
This is perishable and needs to be stored in the fridge – you can store this up to 2 1/2 weeks. Any longer, I recommend making a new batch.
I typically leave this on my face for 20-30 minutes, it does get hard and feels like a clay mask. Rinse with warm water and follow up with a toner. Please note – the turmeric does leave a tinted color on your face, using a toner will help prevent staining. I use this face mask 3-4 times a week (I told you I am obsessed). If you are just starting out, I recommend at least twice a week.
Hope you enjoy this mask as much as I do!