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The Dry Mermaid Mask for Oily/Acne Skin…

As promised, I'm back with 3 dry mask recipes, perfect for your DIY holiday gifts!  However, these masks turned out so good, they each deserved their own post!  So today, we'll start with a mask perfect for oily skin and/or acne. If you're not sure what a dry mask is, let me break it down.  Basically a dry mask is a ground mixture of dry ingredients.  When you are ready to apply a mask, simply scoop about a tbsp. of the dry mask, add water to make a paste and apply to your skin.  The great … [Read more...]

Find the Perfect Clay for Your Skin Type

One of the most basic ingredients in DIY skin care is clay.  Clay is simple to incorporate into your beauty routine and is extremely affordable.  Because there are so many different kinds of clays, all skin types can benefit. Clays most commonly have a pulling ability so they are very effective when it comes to purging the pores of excess oil and dirt.  Most clays are also excellent at revving up blood circulation which helps brighten skin as well as accelerate healing.  The thing is  is that … [Read more...]

My Nighttime Beauty Routine

Lately my normal night time routine has been slightly amplified.  I fell into this new ritual and now I'm addicted as well as enjoying improved skin!  It occurred to me that sharing this ritual is a must.  I don't always have time for everything but when I do, my skin thrives.  This night time ritual involves a detox salt bath which is a must in spring for those of us who work in the yard.  Not only does it ease muscle aches, it helps detox the body from what could be picked up by digging in the … [Read more...]

DIY Clay & Tamanu Oil Cleanser…

I realize I tend to focus many of my DIYs around anti aging solutions.  It's been many years since I've dealt with acne prone skin.  It's also been years since I've dealt with oily skin.  I usually base my DIYs on how the product works for me so I don't feel very qualified to share recipes that I "think" will work for oilier and problematic skin types.  But-I've had some extra clogging lately and had an idea.  Since I swear by The Oil Cleansing Method, and a lot of you are very apprehensive to … [Read more...]

The Dirt Magnet Mask…

Have I got the mask for you...   A few months ago I shared a recipe for an activated charcoal healing salve.  I absolutely love this salve and have used it all summer to pull the venom/itch out of mosquito bites.  As soon as I started researching activated charcoal, I knew it was going to be a product I was going to be able to use.  There are just so many DIY skin care recipes we could use activated charcoal for but today we'll start simple.  Let's make a detox face mask that is going to … [Read more...]

Activated Charcoal Healing Salve

Lately I've been working with activated charcoal and loving it.  This is an amazing detoxing tool for your health and we'll explore that another day but today let's talk about how activated charcoal can help your skin!   Like with the body, activated charcoal work by pulling out toxins.  Using it in your DIY skin care can be so helpful if you're experiencing blemishes or just suffering from bug bites! Activated charcoal is a super porous substance that is extremely effective in drawing out … [Read more...]

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