Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Feel the Pulsation!

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!



  1. Long time no blog. It's good to have you back!

  2. I love trying weird stuff, as long as it's safe. Sounds like a fun new adventure in facia maintenance. How often do you use the mask? If you like bubbly sensations, try cleaning your ears with hydrogen peroxide. It's a strangely awesome feeling. You take a dropper, like the ones they use for babies, fill it with pure hp, lay on your side and put two to three drops into the ear canal. You will feel it start to fizz and bubble. It kind of tickles. But the sound lets you know that it is working to break up the wax in your ears. My doctor recommended it when I was having inner ear problems. Worked like a charm!

  3. Bentonite clay rocks! It's been used for thousands of years as a body detoxifier and apple cider is known as a cure-all and health tonic as it makes the body's pH more alkaline. I can only imagine what it does to your face as a combination!