As we face winter head-on we are squarely in the season of vata, the Ayurvedic dosha of movement, wind and dryness. This is the time of year when we need to nourish ourselves internally with dietary oils, and warming heavy foods. Externally, we can also attend to our skin and balance the dry air with moistening applications like this green grain face mask.
I formulated this product with our own wildcrafted, pacific seaweed to balance the drying qualities of the medicinal clays. The algin rich kelp provides moisture while the spirulina and beet root powders pack a nutrient-rich, antioxidant punch that your skin will devour. This mask is great for oily skin and dry skin alike and offers special aid to those prone to black heads and clogged pores. It will not strip the skin like many commercial masks that crack and pull as they dry.
This makes a lovely gift for yourself and is an even lovelier thing to do with a group of friends. This thanksgiving weekend the whole family (yes, the men too!) slathered their faces with the green mask while we watched moves and worked on a puzzle. Kids love to participate too!
Step 1: Wash and cleanse the face with warm water to open pores.
Step 2: Use 1 tsp of the face powder and mix with approximately 2 tsp of water, milk, almond milk, jojoba oil or liquid of your choice.
Step 3: When the mixture is at the right consistency for you apply to the face and neck region being careful to avoid the eyes other sensitive areas.
Step 4: Allow the mask to penetrate the skin and allow to harden slightly, about 5-20 minutes.
Step 5: Rinse mask off with warm water followed by cool water to close pores.
Step 6: Moisturize face with your favorite moisturizer oil (jojoba, rose hip, etc.).
Host a holiday gathering this season with your close friends, pour a glass of wine, brew a cup of tea and treat your friends to a spa night. ENJOY!
I’m offering this product at for $15, which is 25% off until Christmas 2012.
The 2oz. glass jar will supply a party of people or 10-20 personal applications.
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