How To Use Powdered Face Masks
Powdered face masks seem to be all the rage in the beauty world right now, and with good reason! By containing only the pure clays and muds with no emulsifying agents, the key ingredients are more concentrated therefore more potent at doing their job: making your skin look beautiful.
We’ve created three different powdered face masks aimed at achieving targeted results for each skin type.
This face mask is ideal for those with dry skin because White Kaolin Clay doesn’t draw out oil from the skin. It also contains precious Rhassoul Mud from Morocco which is prized for its skin brightening properties. Walnut stone gently exfoliates the skin, increasing circulation for glowing skin. Lavender, clary sage and May Chang flower essential oils soothe the skin whilst restoring balance.
The key ingredient, pink clay, is excellent at soothing irritated skin whilst gently removing dead skin cells to even out skin tone and restore radiance. The clary sage and rose geranium essential oils it also contains are excellent for reducing redness and eczema as they are antibacterial. Finally, the oatmeal nourishes your skin due to its high content of lipids and proteins, leaving it healthy and bright. This mask currently contains buttermilk to soften the skin but we will be replacing it with a vegan-friendly option shortly!
This face mask is packed with Dead Sea Mud and Green Clay, both excellent natural resources for absorbing excess oil and drawing out impurities to rebalance the skin. The mandarin orange and peppermint essential oils are natural antibacterials, helping to soothe skin and restore optimal PH.
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What’s even greater about powdered face masks is how customizable they are. If you would like just the pure ingredients then mix 1 tsp of face mask with roughly 1 tsp of water, but if you feel like your skin needs an extra oomph, or is going through an unusual patch- you can update what you mix with the face mask to cater to your needs. Here’s some of our favourite recipes you can make with ingredients you probably already have:
This can be mixed with any of our powders. The lactic acid in coconut yoghurt gently helps remove dead skin cells whilst the probiotics it contains restore your skin’s natural PH. Maple syrup is an excellent moisturizer with antibacterial properties, great for soothing skin and giving you a glow!
- 1 tsp powdered face mask
- 1 tsp plain coconut yoghurt
- 1 tsp raw maple syrup
Mix together in a small dish and apply to clean skin for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water followed by a couple of splashes of cold water for extra perky skin. Follow with toner and face cream.
This one works best for those with oily/combination skin, or for normal skin in summer/after a particularly strenuous workout! Lemon tighten pores and control oiliness whilst apple cider vinegar restores natural PH balance and calms acne.
- 1 tsp Mineral Mud Powdered Face Mask
- 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp raw maple syrup
Mix together in a small dish and apply to clean skin for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water followed by cold water. Follow with toner and one of our Kukui Facial Oil to balance your skin’s sebum production.
This recipe is a savior for dry or irritated skin, especially in the harsh winter months. Due to the fatty acid content, it can be used with any of the powdered face masks if you need an extra bit of TLC but it is particularly useful if you have sensitive skin. Avocados are rich in vitamin A and E which are vital for your skin’s elasticity and health. Bananas are packed with minerals as well as vitamin A, C and E which are antioxidant and fight free radicals.
- ½ tsp Pink Clay powdered face mask
- ¼ avocado
- ¼ banana
Smush the ingredients together until a relatively smooth paste is formed, or give them a quick blitz in the blender. If you have particularly dry skin try adding 1 tsp of oil such as olive, almond or coconut. Apply to clean skin for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. Follow with your usual toner, serum and moisturizer.