Tuesday, October 25, 2011
It's been a while, my friends! I have a tip for you - men and women alike.
For the most part, I feel like facial masks are pretty shi-shi foo-foo and don't really do alot. They all claim to "draw impurities from the skin", but how much do they really do? I can never really tell any difference after taking them off - just that my skin might feel a little softer, or have a chalky residue left behind.
However - This mask is no joke. I found this product at my local hippie dippie all organic/sustainable/free range/cageless/local grown/you-name-it grocery store and picked it up on the recommendation of a friend. You blend this bentonite clay powder with raw unfiltered apple cider together to create a fizzy, frothy mixture, then smooth that onto your face. Let it dry, and before long your face is pulling, pulsating, tightening, being slightly contorted (lol) - all sorts of weird things. This is not for those non-adventurous folks - you may get a little freaked out by it when you first try this. However, after washing it off I do see a difference in my skin. My skin is always bright red after I wash it off, but not in a painful way...more in a "whoa, my face is rejuvenated and the circulation is definitely going" kind of way. Additionally, the seemingly permanent little bumps on my forehead - AKA the bane of my existence - have been clearing up since I started this.
Too good to be true? We'll have to see...but I'm sticking with this for now! It definitely brings a "glow", that's for sure! My routine: I wash my face with my go-to Johnson's Baby Wash, apply this mask, follow it with my velvety La Mer Concentrate which calms my face while leaving it "fed" and soft - and lastly, I apply my moisturizer of 12 + years, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer. My face is happy and well-fed from this combination! :-)
Try it out!