When making your own face mask, the first question is, what do you want to achieve and what is the purpose of the face mask?
A - To Feed - to nourish the skin with the vitamins & microelements which the skin is depleted from.
B - To Cleanse - to deep detox the skin from impurities and overload of some microelements.
Perfect healthy skin means perfect balance, however, we often have too much or too little of something. A good face mask should do exactly this - bring your skin back to full balance - remove the excess of some elements and supply the ones you are low on.
Most face masks are aimed at A - to feed and nourish. Depending on your skin type and problem - sensitive, dry, oily, etc., you can choose from many super nourishing natural skin foods, which can feed and rebalance your skin. Our favourites are:
- lemon juice
- rosehip oil
- olive oil
- egg yolk
Face masks designed for B - cleansing, are usually aimed at manual cleansing like scrubs, to remove dirt and dead skin, but not to remove the overload of the microelements and static. Fuller's Earth Clay masks have the beneficial ability to detoxify the skin from the overload of some microelements and also absorb the excess static electricity we carry after a stressful, or air-conditioned office day. This, in turn, relaxes the blood vessels encouraging better blood supply to the skin.
Mixing any of the above A - skin foods, with a very good quality B - cleansing pure Fullers Earth White Clay Mask powder, ticks perfectly both boxes A & B to make a phenomenal Face Mask :)
More about Fullers Earth White Clay
Fullers Earth Clay is found in specific locations all over the world, and its origin backdates to prehistoric specific vegetation decomposition, usually found near mountain forests and springs. Fuller’s Earth varies in its mineral composition depending on the type of vegetation at the time, which in turn, depended on the local climate, geological and geothermal location. The Fuller’s Earth Clay findings in Bulgaria are very limited but very unique, due to their powerful composition in beneficial minerals, because of the unique geothermal position and radical seasonal change of climate in Bulgaria.
The White Fuller's Earth Clay has the beneficial ability to absorb and detoxify the skin and hair from excess microelements and the static electricity we carry after a stressful, or air-conditioned office day. This, in turn, relaxes the blood vessels which encourages better skin and follicle blood supply.
LMB’s Pure White Bulgarian Fuller's Earth Clay is also very rich in the following beneficial minerals.
Potassium - One of the reasons why many people suffer from dry skin is due to a deficiency in potassium. Potassium keeps the skin moisturised and hydrated internally and externally. Also, potassium increases the production of new skin cells; as a result, it improves lacklustre and dull skin. Finally, it acts as a pH level balancer for the skin, helping to regulate sebum production, reducing blemishes and fading scars away.
Calcium - is the most abundant mineral in the human body and as a result, benefits include cell renewal, lipid barrier functions and antioxidant protection from DNA damage. Calcium in the epidermis increases the generation of skin cells to replace old ones. The mineral subsequently slows down the ageing process, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Magnesium - can detoxify the epidermis and cleanse the skin. It is very effective in treating areas that are prone to have allergic reactions. Additionally, the mineral helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Magnesium also balances the skin, reducing the production of sebum and thus reducing pore size.
Manganese - is a required co-factor for an enzyme called prolidase, which in turn is necessary to produce collagen as a structural component of the skin. The mineral is subsequently essential to youthful and stronger skin. Also, manganese functions as an antioxidant in skin cells. It helps to protect the skin against oxygen-related damage and also against UV ray damage.
Zinc - is found in all cells of our body and as a result, our skin cells are particularly dependent on its powerful properties. This mineral keeps skin healthy and glowing from the inside. It works as an antioxidant by reducing the formation of damaging free radicals and increasing collagen production. It also helps heal and rejuvenate skin by increasing the production of new cells. Finally, it helps to clear clogged pores and regulates sebum production.