by Isha Sharma
Take a look at some of the most highly effective DIY face masks to detoxify and deep cleanse your skin in a gentle way
Have you ever wondered how many different types of environmental toxins, dirt and pollutants does your body come in contact with every day? There are present in the air we breathe, cosmetics, and even in the food that we eat. Most of these toxins accumulate in the body or penetrate your skin’s pores over the course of time and result in skin issues and ailments. If you wondered where your skin’s glow vanished, then it’s time you considered cleansing your skin from these harmful substances. Ironically, our face is the most exposed part of our body and is the most important too, at the same time. Your face is the first thing that people see when you meet someone. We recommend that you take out time at least once a week and indulge your skin in some kind of pampering. Since it is not possible to spend at parlors every time, we have outlined below some DIY and highly effective face masks to detoxify and deep cleanse your skin in a gentle way.
The following DIY masks will keep your skin taut, clear from acne and glowing:
DIY Mask 1
Detoxify with Clay Mask: Make a paste using the below-mentioned ingredients and apply on your face for 15-20 minutes, once or twice a week.
The key ingredient, Bentonite clay or fuller’s clay is well known in the cosmetic industry due to its medicinal properties and its ability to treat various skin issues. In fact, clay masks been used since ages by Egyptian queens like Cleopatra and Nefertiti to keep their skin glowing and healthy. Bentonite clay can cleanse your skin off chemicals, toxins, heavy metals and even bacteria. Due to its alkaline nature it is sensitive to your skin. It is also a rich source of minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, silica, copper, and potassium. Similarly, activated charcoal also actively removes impurities such as dirt, bacteria, chemicals, and other micro-particles from the surface of the skin. It deep cleanses your skin like no other product.
Deep Cleanse with Honey Milk Mask: Mix the following ingredients and apply on your face for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
1 Tbsp- Yogurt (skimmed milk) and 1 Tbsp-Honey
Honey is like an elixir for your body and skin due to its numerous beneficial properties. It helps to repair (antibacterial properties), nourish (emollient nature) and protect (from free radicals) the skin. It keeps the skin soft and is gentle enough to be used daily.
Clear Skin with Clay and Turmeric Mask: Mix the following ingredients into a paste and apply on your face for 15 minutes. You can use this once or twice a week.
1 Tbsp- Bentonite Clay, 1 Tsp- Turmeric, 1 Tsp- Aloe Vera Gel, 1-2 Drops- Tea Tree Essential Oil, and Apple Cider Vinegar (To Make the Paste)
If you have sensitive skin and often break out then you should try out this mask. It will not only deep cleanse your skin but will also tackle acne and inflammation. Turmeric and tea tree oil are well known to fight inflammation and pigmentation due to their anti-bacterial properties.
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