While everyone was deep in sleep last night, I decided to savor the tranquility by enjoying a detox mask and a warm cup of tea. It’s been a stressful week for me and my skin, and a relaxing mask + tea is the closest I can get to meditation. Since I just recovered from a minor breakout, I thought of whipping up a quick detox mask to suck what’s left of those pimple-causing suckers under my skin!
Do you know that most “green smoothie” powders are good ingredients for detox masks?
Chlorophyll found in greens — and your green smoothie powder — is great in detoxifying the body, particularly the blood. Similarly on the skin, it can help ‘suck out’ toxic residues and reduce inflammation. If your green powder contains other super greens like chlorella and spirulina, even better!
I’m currently loving the Ultimate Green Drink from Good4You Herbals on etsy in my smoothies (and now on my face!). To me, detox should be done inside and out. Slurp ‘em and slap ‘em.
Sweet ‘n Spicy Greenish Stuff Detox Face Mask
You can simply add the green powder to honey or aloe vera if you just want a normal detoxifying mask. But because I wanted to brighten my skin, I added a few sprinkles of nutmeg and cinnamon. The spices can irritate sensitive skin so be sure to do a patch test first.
- 1/2 tsp Green Powder
- 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tblsp honey
(mouseover on the image to share it on pinterest!)
Detox the skin to reap long-term benefits
Detox masks (and products) like this won’t magically cure acne or erase wrinkles overnight. Well, they might help heal pimples as some anti-acne products actually contain chlorella. But better set your expectations low. The bottom line is, the effects may not be immediate but green detox masks can contribute to long-term wellness of the skin. For one, when the skin is free from toxins, it can absorb the rest of your skincare products better.
Have you tried any other detoxifying facial mask before?
Never miss a post and see what else is up! Follow me via
| Email | Facebook | Twitter | Feeds| Bloglovin | Pinterest |
Sharing is Caring.