When it comes to your skin, always prefer natural products over chemical harmful skincare. We already get enough toxins from pollution and stress. The following mask will cleanse your skin of dead, damaged cells and dirt, and nourish it with the essential nutrients it needs. It will brighten your complexion by eliminating toxin and smoothen your skin thanks to the anti-inflammatory and brightening properties of lemon, licorice and green tea. As a bonus, the Vitamin C will help smooth out wrinkles by enhancing the production of collagen. The high level of antioxidant content will firm and repair your skin.
Here is what you need:
2 tbs of Fuller’s earth clay
½ teaspoon of lemon peel powder
½ teaspoon of licorice root powder
¼ teaspoon of vitamin C powder
¼ teaspoon of green tea extract
3 drops of lemon essential oil
You can add Aloe Vera if you have a sensitive skin, Greek Yogurt for a more purifying and cleansing mask or Raw Honey for higher hydration.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, then slowly add the liquid ingredients until the mixture gets smooth. It should have a creamy texture. Apply the mask to your face and neck for approximately 15 minutes or until the start of the drying phase; Don’t let the mask dry completely, it would absorb the moisture from your skin. Remove the mask with a warm, wet washcloth. It will leave you with a brighter, smoother hydrated skin.
To do the lemon peel powder yourself, just dry up lemon peels in the sun and grind them to a powder. Lemon peel contains citric and plant acids that work to cleanse, lighten and brighten the skin.