Friday, 10 November 2017

Green clay and Charcoal ACV mask

I'm not a bandwagon jumper, and I often go out of my way to avoid trendy things when I first hear about them because I'm a rebel. I'm a free spirit and I'll do things on my own time damnit! So when apple cider vinegar became the trend du jour I was reluctant to give it the credit it rightfully deserves.  For the past while I have fallen in love with ACV and my current obsession has reached new levels. I've been having one tablespoon of ACV with a glass of water twice a day and I swear to you,  the hype is real! I knew it was the real deal when I took my first ACV drink after having a pesky sore throat that just wouldn't seem to go away. I had no idea at the time of the many uses for apple cider vinegar, like regulating blood pressure, weight loss support, detoxification etc. and I was thrilled and partly amazed that my sore throat went away almost instantly. I was surprised to learn that unfiltered ACV is a liver and lymphatic tonic can do an excellent job of detoxing your body. There are so many health benefits to ingesting apple cider vinegar that there had to be a ton of benefits for your skin too. 

It turns out, ACV  is packed with antibacterial and antifungal compounds that make it a great natural remedy for skin fungus and other skin issues. 

I'm a huge fan of making homemade masks so I used three of my favourite ingredients to make a potent cocktail of skin loving goodness!! Here's my recipe for a green clay, charcoal, and ACV mask that I hope you enjoy as much as I do :) 

I used:

apple cider vinegar- contains natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties

green clay and charcoal- ultra-absorbent, draws out dirt, oil, and other impurities

I like using a brush to apply homemade masks because I get a bit more control and my hands don't get all messy when I'm trying to spread the mixture. After mixing the ingredients I spread it on my face and sat for 20 minutes. It dried fairly quickly and I liked that there was no fallout with the clay. The smell wasn't the greatest buuuuuuut it felt good to know that my skin was soaking in all the benefits of this super nourishing mask! After rinsing with cool water I followed up with a serum and moisturizer. My face felt smooth and looked great! I woke up the next day still gushing at how soft my face felt :)

There are so many benefits to masking with ingredients you already have at home. What are your fave mask combos to use? Let me know in the comments, I'd love to hear from you!


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