Before I start this article, and before I go any further … I’m warning you right now that there are some pretty scary looking pictures of me to follow. Like my husband is embarrassed to see these on the internet … my kids think I’m ‘dressed’ for halloween … and my baby is scared of me … kind of pictures. Yep. Talk about putting it all out there!
But this is too good not to share. And to get my point across, you get to see my crazy/scary/embarrassing face plastered on your screen. Sorry about that. If your eyeballs hurt after this, I sincerely apologize.
But … seriously. This facial mask is my new OBSESSION. I use it so much that I’m worried I’ll forget it’s on and answer the door with a green crusty face. I bet the UPS guy wouldn’t bother knocking any more … he’d probably just throw the package from the truck and speed along. And I wouldn’t blame him one bit! #crazylady #issheawitch
So … now that I’ve properly warned you, let’s get to this AWESOME mask, shall we?!?
I wish I could go on and on and on about how awesome this mask makes your face feel, but I’ll try to keep this short, to the point, and helpful … with some fun scientific facts thrown in (about WHY it’s so awesome).
Also … I can’t stop touching my face. I’m pretty sure people are starting to wonder …
It’s just so soft.
Okay … back to the short, helpful part …
Here’s what you’ll need:
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Ready to mix? Here’s how …
- Grab any nonmetallic bowl and nonmetallic spoon (this is important!!!) plastic, glass, ceramic … these all work great! Using anything metal will lessen the effects of this mask … just sayin’
- Throw two Tablespoons of Bentonite Clay into the bowl:
- Add two Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to the clay
- Add 5-6 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
- Mix! (this is the fun part … the mixture expands and starts to look like a sponge!!)
Then … slap that mud on your face!!
(and prepare for scary pictures …)
also, please tell me why I still own a scrunchy (and why I decided to take a picture of me with it on) ….
And one more picture of my crusty face because I haven’t embarrassed myself enough …
Wait 15-20 minutes for the mask to harden (and for you to look REALLY scary)!!
Then wash away.
Apply moisture (or as a bonus … apply some Rose Oil first). Your face may be slightly red for 15-30 minutes after this mask … just warnin’ ya. It’s because all those toxins are stripped from your pores!
Then, simply apply makeup as normal (or go to bed if you’re planning to do this at night).
You’ll want to stroke your face all day long … it’s just so soft. And tight. And your pores will be so much smaller. Noticeably smaller.
It’s seriously amazing. AMAZING. I’m pretty sure if you try this, you’ll be as obsessed as I am. Matt is also obsessed with this … which I’ll probably be in trouble for sharing with the world (but at least his crusty green face isn’t plastered on here as well).
Now … can we talk about WHY and HOW this face mask works?
First … the Bentonite Clay:
Bentonite Clay helps rid the body of toxins when used both internally and externally. It’s been used for centuries and is composed of aged volcanic ash. You’ll notice that when you mix bentonite clay with water, it swells and looks almost sponge-like. And your observation would be correct … this water/clay mixture truly acts like a sponge to absorb toxins within the skin and body. Something you probably won’t observe, however, is the fact that when combined with water, bentonite clay creates an electrical charge. The clay/water mixture creates a strong negative charge which binds to the positive charge in most toxins and heavy metals. It also helps reduce blemishes, scars, and calms itching from eczema.
Detoxified Skin … hooray!
Second … the Frankincense Essential Oil:
Frankincense Essential Oil has several wonderful benefits on the body and mind (you can see more below), but ONE of these benefits is it’s wonderful effects on improving the appearance and health of your skin. It promotes regeneration of healthy cells and keeps existing cells and tissues healthy. It has been shown to tighten skin and improve skin tone, eliminate sun spots, reduce scarring from acne, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Tight, toned, and smooth skin … hooray!
After applying this mask, you’ll want everyone to touch your face … just to feel it’s newly revealed softness!
It’s seriously my favorite skin care product I’ve found to date … and it’s SO cheap!!
Looking for extra credit? Here are a couple other oils that will improve the look of your skin:
Okay … so now you’re dying to buy some Essential Oils, right? Young Living is a wonderful company and sell only the highest quality oils on the market. If you’re looking to get started, check out our fabulous promotion going on now (click HERE for more info):
Or find additional uses for oils HERE.
Sorry again for the scary … borderline creepy pictures. The process of good skin is just not that glamorous … what can I say?!?
So … now that I’ve completely embarrassed myself, I want to hear your miracle go-to skin products or recipes! Please share in the comments below!!