Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DIY: Charcoal & Spirulina Clarifying Mask

This is a Part 2 to my previous post on the wonders of activated charcoal for the skin.  After realizing that on of my favorite skin care products, Glam Glow  clearing mud, contained charcoal I decided to do a little experiment.


On the weekends, I want to treat myself to decadent masks to replenish my skin after a long week.  An idea came to me where I could combine my spirulina, charcoal and Aztec Clay powders to create an ultimate clearing and refining mask.

Aztec Clay, Activated Charcoal, Manuka Honey, Spirulina, Apple Cider Vinegar


The result was a mask so natural that I could actually eat it.  Everything blended together really well.  The blended ingredients created smooth, rich paste that was super easy to apply.


w/out makeup
My skin care journey is moving right along really nicely.  Overall, the texture has improved tremendously thanks my Clarisonic and regular use of clarifying masks.  I've also seen a huge reduction in acne scarring and I look forward to even greater results next year.  My intention is to have a flawless look without foundation.  It's gonna happen.  I don't care what it takes to get there.
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+{Spirulina}-Nutrient dense. Contains 18 amino acids, can help with scarring
+{Activated Charcoal} -Deeply purifies removing dirt, oil, and other impurities.
+{Manuka Honey}- Antibacterial. Helps soothe skin irritations and treats acne. Contains Antioxdents.  Moisturizing.
+{Apple Cider Vinegar}- pH balanced helps tone the skin
+{Aztec Clay}-Detoxifying, contains minerals
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  1. This is totally unrelated but I love your little succulent plants!

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  2. Succelents are my fave! I have a hard time keeping them alive so I got these realistic looking ones from Pier One. Love them!

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  3. You've convinced me to try Charcoal as a mask! Who knew it was so inexpensive. I already use Bentonite clay, so this will be an easy upgrade.

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  4. I love how you are so dedicated to your skin, your mental health and your overall well-being. I fall off the bandwagon so often:(

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