happy sunday, friends! i hope you all have had a fabulous weekend. here in western washington we hit 60 degrees each day, and boy was it wonderful! today’s recipe was the perfect follow-up for a morning spent hiking & an afternoon in the sun…facial masks! yes, that’s plural for a reason, i am sharing two recipes this week!
raw honey & oat facial
1 tablespoon raw honey
1/2 tablespoon ground oats
1/4 teaspoon ground lavender buds *optional*
application: mix all ingredients into a small glass bowl & apply an even layer over your whole face & upper neck area. let the mask settle in for 10 minutes & notice the warm & soothing sensations on your face. raw honey is super healing & packed full of antioxidants while the oats provide calming & anti-inflammatory benefits. when rinsing this mask off with warm water, you receive a gentle exfoliation. i like to spray rose water afterwards & apply my oil blend on my face. also, as my friend taylor noticed tonight, you may want to wear a tank top or a towel over your shoulders because this mask has a tendency to drop little bits.
bentonite clay mask
application: mix all ingredients into a small glass bowl & apply an even layer around your whole face & upper neck area. be careful to not apply close to your eyes. this mask may rest for 10-15 minutes. you will literally feel your face pulsing from this mask because the clay pulls impurities from your skin & brings fresh blood to your face! if you notice a feeling of tightness, don’t worry, that is normal & occurs as the mask is drying. for rinsing this mask off, it is easiest if you hop in the shower afterwards. although, you can do what i did tonight, and bend over the sink for a bit while you rub the clay off with warm water. i like to spray rose water afterwards & apply my oil blend on my face.
both of these masks leave you feeling clean, refreshed & smooth. i switch off every other week with whatever mask i feel my skin needs at that time. i hope you enjoy them!