Softening Face Mask
This beautifully softening and nourishing face mask is simple and easy to make and safe enough to eat. Our skin is our largest organ and what it absorbs has an impact on our overall health. Using ingredients in our skin care and beauty products that are safe enough to eat means that our skin is supported in its health and healing and the rest of us is too.
Baobab fruit, dried and milled into a fine powder, is rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that heal skin from the inside out and from the outside in. An increasingly popular ingredient in skin care, it gently exfoliates, softening, healing, regenerating and increasing elasticity.
Bentonite or Montmorillonite clay is an ultra cleansing, mineral rich clay formed from volcanic ash. Rich in silica, it softens and soothes and carries a negative electrical charge when mixed with water that attracts positively charged toxins and impurities clearing pores, removing dead skin and reducing inflammation.
Maca is a well known adaptogen that helps the body to deal with stress. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids and minerals, when used in skin care it reduces signs of ageing, protects against UV radiation, boosts collagen production, reduces inflammation and soothes soreness.
Oats help to brighten, tighten and soften skin by offering gentle exfoliation at the same time as nourishing and moisturising, reducing dryness. Rich in anti inflammatory properties and antioxidants that support healing and protect the skin from irritation, their saponin content makes them an excellent cleanser, clearing pores and reducing excess sebum production whilst maintaining hydration by forming an occlusive layer on the skin’s surface that retains moisture.
• 1 tbsp baobab powder
• 1 tbsp bentonite clay
• 1 tbsp maca powder
• 40 g oats
In a food processor or high speed blender, process the ingredients into a fine powder.
Mix a tsp powder with a little water to form a paste and apply to all areas of the face, leaving to rest for 5-10 minutes.
Wash off with warm water and gently pat skin dry with a soft towel to leave it smooth and luminous.
Moisturise after use as usual.