Our skin changes on the daily, whether due to the season, the environment, or just what’s going on in our lives. That’s why we love our powder clay masks; we can customize them to what our skin needs in the moment. They’re effective when made into a paste simply with water, or they can be mixed with a number of nutrient-dense ingredients to target a specific concern. We love a multitasker!
Keep reading for some mask-mixing inspiration (and information, because it’s fun to know why you’re using what you’re using).
Naturally soothing, highly moisturizing, packed with antioxidants, and extremely antibacterial, organic local or manuka honey works with all skin types to hydrate, clear, and brighten complexions. It’s been used throughout history to heal wounds and can help to fade scarring- even stubborn acne scars! Bonus, it even stimulates collagen production.
Rose + Neroli Toner
A great extra touch to any masking situation, our Rose + Neroli Toner is a major heavy lifter. Aloe hydrates, astringent witch hazel manages any excess oil, and both rose and neroli balance pH and provide a regenerative antioxidant boost.
Yogurt, ideally plain Greek or Icelandic yogurt (Siggi’s is Erin’s fave) contains lactic acid. Lactic acid is an exfoliant that promotes cell renewal, resulting in even, fresh-feeling skin. And for skin prone to excess oil, lactic acid is a helpful pore-refiner. In addition, topical probiotics can be helpful for maintaining our skin’s microbiome and even treating dermatitis. That’s right, we have loads of microbes living all over our body, keeping us happy and healthy (as long as we keep them happy and healthy, too).
Aloe is rich in vitamins A, C, E, and B-12 while its 98% water content makes it extremely hydrating. Its anti-inflammatory and cooling properties make it a go-to for treating even the most irritated or damaged skin, and even helps wounds heal more quickly while minimizing any scarring. Aloe also promotes collagen production for a supple, glowing complexion.
Avocado is a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6 as well as skin-loving fatty acids that protect our delicate moisture barrier. The creamy consistency is hydrating, nourishing, and calms inflammation, so for all skin types, especially reactive skin, avocado might be your best friend.
One of the most joyful parts of developing a skincare routine is getting in touch with what our skin is craving. If you have more combination or oily, acne-prone skin, give our Wildflower Clay Mask a try with any concoction of these ingredients, or if you have dryer skin, do the same with our Geranium Clay Mask. Here's a recipe for one of Erin's favorites for reducing pores, smoothing texture, and calming blemishes:
Erin's Favorite Recipe- 1 tbsp Geranium Clay Mask
- 1/2 tsp raw organic honey
-1/4 tsp fresh aloe
- A few drops of the toning mist
Blend together, apply to clean skin with a mask brush, and chill for 15-20 mins. Rinse off and apply either our Daily Glow Serum or Nightly Renewal Serum.