Everyone's Favorite Skin Care Step: Facial Masks and the Ingredients that Benefit You July 17 2014

 There are many benefits to natural face masks, but the first thought that often comes to mind, is the pampering aspects of a mask. They smell wonderful, feel luxurious, and allow you to take some time to care for yourself (an often overlooked exercise). 

There are many ingredients in your own refrigerator or pantry that would do well in a natural face mask, ranging from honey, lemon, eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, avocado, papaya, pumpkin and cucumber – just to name several. All of these ingredients (and many more) offer great benefits to feeding your skin with valuable nutrients.

There are some ingredients that are not readily available in most pantries, some of which can greatly assist in skin conditions that you’d like to alleviate or correct:

Dead Sea Mud Powder is rich in the wide array of minerals found at the bottom of the Dead Sea. It can be used alone or combined with our cosmetic grade clays to help exfoliate and mineralize the skin. Dead Sea Mud Powder is a nutritive choice

Bearberry contains an array of medicinal benefits. It includes Arbutin, which is a natural skin lightener, Allantoin, which is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, among other beneficial ingredients. Bearberry is a shrub indigenous to Europe, Asia, and America.

Dead Sea Salt contains a high mineral content, helping rid skin of toxins and improve circulation. Regular use encourages cellular regeneration.

Green Tea is rich in polyphenols and is promoted in skin care for its powerful antioxidant properties that help rejuvenate the skin, prevent damage from the sun and promote elasticity. Green tea has been shown to reactivate dying skin cells thereby improving the condition of the skin. Green tea also helps protect skin from UVB damage.

Norwegian Kelp is rich in vitamins and minerals, providing nourishment for skin. It’s oceanic scent may not be very appealing, but the wonders it will do for your skin is worth it, especially in an natural face mask.

Rice Bran Powder is said to prevent wrinkles, quickly heal blemishes, absorb the dirt and oil from the pores, balance the natural oils in the skin, and moisturize. An ingredient used for centuries by Asians, it is a valuable ingredient to incorporate into your skin care regime.

Silymarin has been proven through research to help skin recover from damage by UV light and chemical carcinogenics like benzoyl peroxide, immunosupression by UV, inflammation, oxidative stress, and it can even stop non-melanoma skin cancer in some cases. Silymarin is derived from the commonly known plant, Milk Thistle.

If there are other ingredients and information you’d like to hear more about, please let me know at info@claribelskincare.com or call 770-568-8921.