DIY Natural & Toxin-free Chemical Peel + Face Mask. Bentonite clay masks have been used for thousands of years dating back to the days of Cleopatra and ancient Roman spas.
While our skin health is an outward reflection of our internal health, there are a number of things you can do to enhance your external complexion.
I start by using Himalaya’s Walnut Scrub, which gently exfoliates the skin using Walnut Shell granules to scrub away dirt, blackheads and dead cells. It also contains Crab Apple, a soothing antiseptic and keratolytic agent that helps loosen dead skin fragments.
Next, combine Aztec Secret Indian Healing clay with @bragglivefoods unpasteurized apple cider vinegar to create a thick paste for your face mask. Apply a thick layer to your face and let dry for ~20 minutes.
You will feel the clay tighten and pull on the skin as it dries. This is a powerful way to pull impurities and toxins from the pores. The acidity of the apple cider vinegar will enhance the body’s inherent desquamation process, (sloughing off of dead skin cells), giving the face a raw clean look.
After 20 minutes, gently wash off the face mask with warm water. It is normal for your face to be red for 20-30 minutes after removal. Since this mask can dehydrate the skin, I like to lock in some moisture right away.
My favorite 100% plant-derived and non-toxic skin care line is Arbonne’s RE9 Anti-Aging products. @arbonne is a Swiss company that sells products that are held to European standards for purity. They are hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. There products contain NO mineral oil, petroleum, formaldehyde, dyes, parabens, animal products, or chemical fragrances. More importantly, it gives my skin a youthful glow and leaves my skin feeling supple and hydrated.
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