07 Jul DIY Detox Face Mask with fresh mint
Harmful substances in the body can be quickly recognized by the look of your skin. In addition to kidneys, bladder, liver, and intestines, toxins are often discharged through the skin. Detoxification processes can be initiated both internally and externally. Externally, masks are a good tool for this. Above all, a treatment with products that have a detox effects – i.e. anti-inflammatory and antibacterial – is recommended. However, one should not forget that masks are spa treatments that should not be used daily. They regenerate the skin and make the skin look better within a short of period time. You should take care to leave out the eye and mouth area generously, unless of course, you are using a mask, especially for these sensitive skin areas.
Whoever suffers from oily and impure skin should try this detox face mask. The green clay draws the dirt out of the pores and regulates the sebum production of the skin. The additional fresh ingredients, mint, ginger, and honey have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and astringent effects (the pores contract) – thus the best detox properties.
Used raw materials
Mint is a proven natural remedy for impure skin. It has cooling, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.
Especially in skincare honey scores with the following positive effect spectrum. It is a natural moisturizer, i.e. it ensures that moisture remains in the skin. The special enzymes contained in honey help to disinfect impurities and support the skin to heal faster. In addition, honey has a blood circulation-promoting effect, so that swelling and redness can subside more quickly and the skin remains elastic and supple. Manuka honey is considered the most antibacterial type of honey. This type of honey is therefore particularly suitable for acne and impure skin.
The active ingredients contained in ginger help the skin to heal inflammations faster. In addition, ginger has antibacterial, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties and thus fights bacteria on the skin that cause pimples. The antioxidants contained in ginger not only boost collagen production and reduce skin impurities and inflammation but can even help reduce scarring.
Lemon juice has a skin clarifying effect since it cleanses the pores and contracts them, disinfects the skin and softens the calluses. When used regularly, lemon juice also has a bleaching effect, which can help with pimple marks.
Due to the high content of linoleic acid, safflower oil is quickly absorbed and does not form a film on the skin. It is therefore very well suited for the care of oily skin. Safflower oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, which makes it suitable for the care of acne skin or other skin diseases. In body care products the oil is often used due to its cell-renewing effects, its refatting properties, and its protective function.
Here you can find other vegetable oils that can be used alternatively.
Green clay gets its color from copper compounds in the earth and it contains particularly many trace elements. It reduces excess oil on the skin, absorbs bacteria and acidic substances, strengthens the skin’s natural protective layer, promotes its regeneration process and can have anti-inflammatory effects even in deeper tissue layers. It can be used for all skin types, but its effects are especially desirable for combination, oily and impure skin.
Essential rosemary oil
Essential rosemary oil has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties and contains antibacterial and antifungal substances. It is therefore well suited for the care of skin inflammations such as impurities. It also regulates oily skin and stimulates blood circulation.
Here you can find more essential oils.
APPLICATION AND SHELF LIFE
- Apply the mask to the previously cleansed face (e.g. with the oil cleanser).
- After 10 to 15 minutes, wash the mask off with a warm towel.
- Then proceed with your usual skincare.
Ideally, the mask should always be freshly prepared. Otherwise, it can be kept in the refrigerator for a maximum of one week.
DIY Detox face mask recipe
Ingredients for 65 gr
- 30 gr fresh mint
- 3 tbsp green clay
- 1 tsp grapeseed oil
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 4 drops of essential rosemary oil
- Bowl for mixing the ingredients
- Glass container for the mask
- First wash the mint well, dab dry and pluck it small and grate the ginger.
- Then mix all ingredients together. If you like, you can then finely puree the mixture.
Liability: All stated effects are for information purposes only and do not replace a visit to the doctor. No guarantee is given as to the mode of action and compatibility of the raw materials and the end product. The production and application is at your own risk and responsibility.