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Detox and Brighten (with masks)

June 18, 2018

Detox and Brighten (with masks)

Hello ladies! Let’s talk about a bit of beauty tech that doesn’t get a whole lot of press: masks. Oft' overlooked, these skin savers can be a powerful ally in the fight to gain and maintain that ideal radiant complexion while staving off harmful pollution and sun-induced free radicals.

Why worry about pollutants and free radicals? Because they speed up the ageing process and can rapidly increase the rate at which you acquire both wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation. Antioxidants are like little soldiers fighting free radicals before these invaders damage our cells. While taking antioxidants internally does help to boost our immune systems against harmful invaders, they're not enough if we want to keep our outer skin radiant and healthy.

For these reasons we created Down & Dirty and Pure & Simple. In our masks, the solid and liquid components are kept separate in order to ensure maximum freshness without resorting to harsh preservatives. Did you know that the coarse surface of clay particles is the ideal breeding ground for microbes? It’s impossible to keep them bug-free in a liquid environment without using boatloads of preservatives. In order to keep our masks as pure and natural as possible, we allow you to combine and activate the ingredients just in time for use, and at the consistency you prefer.

So let’s get down to actual differences between the two masks.

Down and Dirty facial mask

Down & Dirty is a deeply purging, detoxifying mask best suited for normal to oily skin types. It helps to pull the debris out of deeper layers of skin while controlling the production of sebum and keeping pores at their minimal appearance.

Rose helps to balance oil production, penetrating deeply and supporting connective tissue while leaving skin plump and radiant. Activated charcoal serves as a powerful detoxifier and is responsible for pulling toxins out of our epidermal and dermal layers of skin. Noni is rich in vitamins such as C, A, B, C2, B6, B12 and E as well as the minerals calcium, niacin, folic acid and iron. All these play crucial roles in the health of our complexion.

Used twice weekly on a regular basis Down & Dirty will maintain the appearance of smaller pores while working to keep unsightly blemishes at bay.

The following is my recommendation for use, but please make it yours! Play with both consistency and quantity to achieve your desired results:

  1. Begin by taking a small bowl and spoon.
  2. Add half of a tablespoon of Dirty to the bowl.
  3. Slowly add Down until a cream consistency is achieved.
  4. Using your palms, apply the mask all over your face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
  5. Allow it to work its magic until it begins to tingle. Depending on your skin type and condition, it can take 5 to 15 minutes to feel this tingling sensation. Allow the tingle to continue for 30 seconds.
  6. Wet your hands in warm water, and exfoliate your face while working the (now dried) mask in circular motions. This will cause the mask to slough off, so be sure you are over your sink!
  7. Wash the remainder off with warm water.
  8. Follow with cool water to close pores.

Pure and Simple Brightening Mask

Pure & Simple on the other hand, is primarily a brightening mask for those of you who experience dark spots and hyperpigmentation. This mask is best suited for dry and sensitive to normal skin types.

Multani Mitti, also known as Fuller’s Earth, is a gentle exfoliant that effectively removes dead cells from the top layer of skin, exposing the clear and fresh skin beneath. A special form of Vitamin C helps to fade hyper pigmentation, improving complexion tonicity. Lavender and Chamomile are work to calm your skin, easing redness and inflammation.

Used twice weekly on a regular basis, Pure & Simple will improve the appearance of tired, aged and fragile skin, helping to correct hyperpigmentation and age spots.

The following is my recommendation for use, but as I said above - make it yours! Have a little fun with it and see what works for you:

  1. Begin by taking a small bowl and spoon.
  2. Add half of a tablespoon of Dirty to the bowl.
  3. Slowly add Down until a cream consistency is achieved.
  4. Using your palms, apply the mask all over your face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
  5. Allow it to work its magic until it begins to tingle. Depending on your skin type and condition, it can take 5 to 15 minutes to feel this tingling sensation. Allow the tingle to continue for 30 seconds.
  6. Wet your hands in warm water, and exfoliate your face while working the (now dried) mask in circular motions. This will cause the mask to slough off, so be sure you are over your sink!
  7. Wash the remainder off with warm water.
  8. Follow with cool water to close pores.

My personal recommendation is to follow up any mask (whether it’s ours or not) with 10 spritzes of Youth to rebalance your skin’s natural PH. Air dry.

And that’s it! Now go pick up yours, give the product a couple of weeks to work its magic and we’d love to hear back from you!

As a parting thought: we strive to make conscientious decisions in support of our environment, minimizing our ecological footprint and reducing waste. We select sustainable packaging by placing our masks in two separate recyclable bottles.

Additionally, if any dry component remains at the end, use it as an exfoliant by mixing it into your facial wash or yogurt. If a wet component remains at the end, use it as a toner by applying directly to your face with a cotton pad.

Enjoy your new skin!


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