What to Add to a Dry Mask
While our dry masks are incredible with simply a touch of water added, there are so many ingredients you can play with to customise them further for your skin type. Here are a few suggestions:
The ingredients in our dry masks are activated when a mixing agent is added, the simplest being water, so why not pimp it with some skin loving botanicals? Add the benefits of a green or chamomile tea, rose water, or the infused water from our herbal steam once you've used it to open your pores pre-mask.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Oily, breakout prone skin will appreciate the one, two punch this pH balancer will add to your dry mask. Try it diluted with water first time then gradually phase out the water if you find it not too strong for your skin. Look for an organic, local brand, or make some yourself!
Dry and sensitive skin rejoice! With antiseptic and antibacterial properties, enzymes that gently exfoliate and antioxidants that repair cells and boost collagen production, not to mention honey's reparative and moisturising abilities, it's no wonder it has been incorporated into beauty products and routines for centuries. While organic raw honey can be found at participating supermarkets and online, see if you can support your local Apiarist, first.
Greek yoghurt is thicker than natural and contains two and a half times the protein, which works to nourish, repair, and strengthen skin tissue. It's lactic acid diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, and even tightens pores. Greek yoghurt's probiotics soothe, calm and hydrate. A wonderful choice for problem skin that would benefit from its mild astringent and exfoliating properties. Spoon some organic yoghurt out of the tub in the fridge, drizzle some honey through it, mix up your mask and you've got a cool, sweet treat for your skin!
We're spoilt for choice when it comes to skin loving oils. It may seem counterintuitive to use oil on your face but 'like attracts like' - oil dissolves oil, and makes for a nourishing, balancing cleanser. Oils like olive, jojoba, rosehip or apricot kernel are all really good, but there are many more that are beneficial and safe to use on your face, you just need to find one that suits your needs. Maybe you already have one in the pantry or the bathroom cupboard?
What's your favourite mixing agent for a mud mask?