Spring Flower Cleansing Mask | Facial Friday #28
Remember a couple posts back when I made the flower mandala? I mentioned the ingredients could be used a number of different ways. Let’s make a cleansing mask using the same ingredients from that steam blend.
When the seasons change I like to always focus on a good exfoliation routine. During the transition of the weather, my skin tends to need major refreshing. It is still pretty cold around this time of year, and the temperature will try to warm up, but end up dropping to cold again. We even had snow yesterday! Although this is perfect weather for the farmers out there, we are hoping for a warmer day starting next week. Also for my skin’s sake, the weather needs to start changing!
Exfoliating is a great way to get rid of those; dull, rough, dry skin patches, and renew the skin. I like to make a seasonal dry blend for cleansing and masking. The ingredients from my mandala post are perfect for this season.
Spring Flower Cleansing Mask Ingredients
Jasmine Green Tea 1/2 Tablespoon
Jasmine Flower Buds 1/2 Tablespoon
Lavender Buds 1/2 Tablespoon
Hibiscus Flower Petals 1/2 Tablespoon
Orange Rind 1/2 Tablespoon
Bentonite Clay 2 Tablespoons
Take all of the floral ingredients and add them to a blender, processor, or as I have here a spice/coffee grinder.
Side bar – When my husband and I were engaged, the registry part was a challenge for us. We walked in, we were handed a gun, and we set it back on the counter and walked out of the store. We did not need more stuff. My husband being the wonderful supporter he is said “register for stuff you need to make your skin care stuff”. I registered for two of these grinders, one for edible stuff, and one for my masking stuff. All the other items we chose were so people would not have to guess on what to get us. My dear friend and mentor knew exactly what I needed, and she loaded me up with all the essentials for a skin care making haven.
– Back to this weeks Facial Friday!
Blend all of the ingredients into a super fine powder. As fine as you can get it. If needed, sift the mixture to get rid of big chunks that will not blend. Use a nylon sifter, instead of metal. The mess part looks white and is not metal, the handle is usually plastic. I found mine at the Mexican grocery store. I bought them out of strainers so I could get some for my mentor who had been searching forever for them. If you use a spice grinder, a couple shakes and grinds are all that is needed to be good to go.
This is what I ended up with, about a two tablespoons of powder. I then added the bentonite clay to the floral mixture.
When it is all mixed together, I like to store it in my little homemade facial containers my sister bought me. They have little plastic lids and I like to refrigerate anything I make.
To use: Take a heaping teaspoon of the powder and mix it with a liquid. Today, I used my favorite brand of Honey.
If the consistency is too thick for you, add a little oil or water. I used honey and it took a little more than a teaspoon to get the mask mixed well. Then, I smeared it on my face of course! I Let it sit for a few minutes and took drops of water to wet my face enough to rub it in circular motions. I applied a lot of this mask so it took some work to get it off. Overall, I got a really good cleanse and exfoliation from it.
The honey makes the mask look so shiny! For the benefits of the ingredients check back on my Flower Mandala post!
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