A 3-Step DIY Facial For Radiant Skin

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In order to maintain healthy glowing skin, it’s necessary to engage in rituals that show your face some tender, loving care. A great way to do so is by booking some time to give yourself an at-home facial to help suck dirt out of your pores and leave you with a firmer, more radiant complexion.

Here’s a simple, all-natural, three-step facial that incorporates ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!

Step 1: Cleanse

Although this ritual is best done at night, you can do it any time you’ve got 20 minutes spare. Start the process with a clean face, using whatever cleanser you like to remove makeup (almond and coconut oil are great for removing makeup naturally). A good cleanser will help you remove dirt, impurities, residual makeup and pore clogging oils that lead to acne.

Remember: you don’t need to expose your skin to chemicals to achieve a face that’s fresh and clean. Try to avoid cleansers that have chemical ingredients like parabens, emulsifiers and detergents like Diethanolamine (DEA) and Monothanolamine (MEA), Benzaldehyde, Benzyl acetate, Benzyl alcohol, Ethanol, Triclosan, Polyethylene Glycol, Fragrances, and FD&C color pigments.

Step 2: Mask

Bentonite clay can be used on the skin to heal acne, eczema, wounds or insect bites, and can even be ingested to assist with healing anything from heavy metal poisoning to food allergies, viral infections to arthritis, and more. This miraculous clay has been used by indigenous people since the dawn of time, and even animals in the wild have been observed eating the clay or rolling in it to heal wounds.

So how does it work? The clay itself has a negative electrical charge. When it absorbs liquid, it expands and becomes like a porous sponge. Toxins and impurities have a positive charge, so they’re drawn to the clay and bound. This makes for an effective home skin treatment that will leave your face incredibly clean. This mask will do wonders and can even be used as on-the-spot treatment to shrink pimples overnight.

Bentonite Clay Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon bentonite clay
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (add more as needed)

Preparation

Spoon the bentonite clay into a small container and add the apple cider vinegar. Mix until thick. Apply the mask to your face immediately and let sit for 5-10 minutes or until dry. Recipe makes enough for two masks. Cover your container with a lid and keep your mixture in the fridge for up to two weeks for future mask applications or on-the-spot treatment.

Step 3: Exfoliate

Your skin might feel a little dry after the clay mask, so exfoliating with this honey scrub is a perfect last step. Honey is a natural antibacterial and moisturizer that has the ability to pull moisture from the air and retain it. The oats and sugar will remove dead skin cells, while lemon is great for toning and anti-aging because of its vitamin C. After you apply your scrub, moisturize with your favorite chemical-free product and bask in your newfound glow.

Honey Oat Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tablespoons organic, raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon organic cane or brown sugar
  • Wedge of lemon

Preparation
Mix ingredients together until the scrub becomes thick. Squeeze in lemon juice. Add more sugar as needed to thicken the mixture. Apply a small amount to wet skin and massage gently in a circular motion. Avoid eye area. Let the scrub sit for 3-5 minutes. Rinse face well and pat dry.

Source: www.mindbodygreen.com

2015-11-13T14:35:51+00:00

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    Q: I am a 49 yr. old black female. When I was younger I had severe cystic acne that left me with what the dermatologist calls "ice pick scaring" and enlarged pores. I had 2 full face dermabrasions in my 30s and have been on retina A from then up until now. I have a pretty healthy diet and exercise routine. My Father and a couple of Uncles of mine also had the same type of skin problems, left with the same aftermath. I use French green clay masks which slightly reduce the look of the large pores and a sugar, honey, and lemon scrub (I make it at home) and I use it on my face. I'm not unattractive, but my skin looks rough and dull and pitted on my cheeks and nose. All the doctors talk about scar revision (cutting),laser treatments, chemical peels, and all sorts of invasive surgeries. I don't want to go that route again and I feel bad about the way I look sometimes. Are there ANY suggestions that you can give that will help me?

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    Q: I'm in my last two days of the full body detox and my skin is just glowing outside of the two huge cystic acne pimples that popped up around day 6. They have not made any signs of going down, despite the facial steaming, Bentonite clay, peroxide, etc. Any suggestions?

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    Q: I am currently on the FULL BODY DETOX regimen and in the handout you gave I read about the facial treatment using the clay. How often should I use the clay on my face?

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    The clay mask can be used as often as you like. We recommend 2-3 times a week. The use of products are always related to the condition of your skin and your personal needs. You can use it as much as you need to.

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    Q: Hi I am back. Thanks for your article and herbs. I have 10 days left on my Detoxing and I am feeling good. I can't wait to take the FIBRIOD BUSTER CLEANSE AND REGIME. I also want to ask you about the French green clay and the Moroccan red clay that is mentioned on your site. I break out alot and because of that I use a lot of makeup. I always wear foundation to cover the bumps and spots. I would love to get this product so please let me know where I can purchase it. I just want to go natural like I use to. Years ago I had a healthy head of hair now it's thinning out. Please let me know if this will help me.

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    The itching is a natural side effect that a healing crisis is taking place. Keep using the Oxy Oil at your discretion.

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    Q: Hello, I'm 39 years old I had acne since I was thirteen years old. I tried everything I have even tried the Moroccan red clay nothing seems to work I suffer from acne scars Blemishes marks that won't go away can you recommend something that will work for me thanks

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