2/9/14

DIY Detoxifying Face Mask

Hi beautiful! I have a new video up for you on this DIY detoxifying face mask which is great for helping to eliminate acne blemishes, skin discolorations and scarring. This has rapidly become one of my favorite face masks because of the super powerful ingredients. I have a summary of the benefits of each ingredient below. They are packed with goodness for your skin! I like to do this face mask / scrub twice a week (usually before hopping in the shower), and I love the way it makes my skin feel. I recently broke out pretty bad (due to the stress of moving etc), and these ingredients have helped speed up the process of my skin's recovery.

I hope you enjoy the video and find it informative & helpful 



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As mentioned, I've started using Apple Cider Vinegar (diluted in water) as a face toner and as a hair conditioner / hair rinse and I LOVE it  So happy I discovered this! I will make a video on it soon :) I've also been adding Himalayan Crystal Salt to my water, and it's very energizing and detoxifying (many people use this as a coffee replacement!).



Himalayan Crystal Salt
Pure "raw" unrefined hand-mined salt found naturally deep within the Himalayan Mountains




BENEFITS:
- It contains the full spectrum of 84 minerals & trace elements
- Works by drawing out toxins
- Acts as a natural exfoliant
- Naturally antiseptic and antimicrobial 

Some of the minerals found in the Himalayan salt that promote skin health are:

Chromium - Fights acne and reduces skin infections.

Zinc - aids in healing of the tissues and helps prevent scarring. It helps prevent acne by regulating the activity of oil glands. Zinc also promotes a healthy immune system and the healing of wounds.

Iodine - helps in healing skin infections by increasing oxygen consumption and the metabolic rate of the skin.

Sulfur - keeps skin clear and smooth. Dry scalps, rashes, eczema and acne are often due to deficiencies of this mineral.

Source: http://www.naturalhomecures.com/crystalsalt/




Raw Organic Honey
Try to find an unpasturized & organic form as this ensures all the healthy enzymes haven't been filtered out




BENEFITS:
- High in antioxidants
- Anti-bacterial & anti-inflammatory (great for acne)
- Naturally moisturizing & soothing
- Contains mild form AHA which is beneficial for exfoliation / eliminating scars

I sometimes simply apply honey on it's own to my entire face - usually before getting in the shower, and it's a quick pick-me-up for your skin!




Apple Cider Vinegar
With "The Mother" = cloudy appearance which contains enzymes, nutrients & healthy bacteria


BENEFITS:
- Anti-septic cleanser
- Regulates skin's natural pH level
- Tones the skin
- Contains mild form AHA which is beneficial for exfoliation / eliminating scars

Can also be diluted with water, and used as a face toner & hair conditioner / rinse
Add to baths to combat body acne
Also beneficial to drink for detox and weight management


Have you experimented with any of these ingredients for beauty/health purposes? Let me know in the comments! XOXO

14 comments:

  1. Amazing tips!! Thanks for sharing it! =D

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    Jess

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  2. Hey Annie. Will definitely try it. Hope i find crystal salt here in France. Love you <3

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  3. 1st comment!!!!! yeeeeey :D
    ok i just wana say am a huge fan of ur beauty blog!! I just love everything about it! am happy u moved to dubai! :D the thing is I live in saudi and most of the products u mention I cant get them from here but now your in dubai am hoping you'll be suggesting products that ill be able to buy!
    anyways thanks for ur videos! have a nice day :) <3 <3

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  4. 1st comment!!!!! yeeeeey :D
    ok i just wana say am a huge fan of ur beauty blog!! I just love everything about it! am happy u moved to dubai! :D the thing is I live in saudi and most of the products u mention I cant get them from here but now your in dubai am hoping you'll be suggesting products that ill be able to buy!
    anyways thanks for ur videos! have a nice day :) <3 <3

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  5. Yes I use apple cider vinegar I even post about it under How I maintain a well balance skin with home products that was one of the products any way I never use it as a hair rinse will give it a try. Where can I find that salt very interesting never heard of it thank you for sharing by the way I love homemade mask and scrubs this it such a great post and video.
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  6. I tried honey as a mask and I loved it :) And also once I tried apple cider vinegar as a hair rinse and it was good too. :) You should try aloe vera!

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  7. Lovely! i just bought a giant tub of honey for my skin. i have combo skin which is currently dry cause of winter but still acne prone. i use a DIY moisturizing mask with lemon juice, honey and oatmeal! it works wonders on my skin!

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  8. Great video, i will try it for sure!!!

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  9. Saw this on your youtube channel! I love how simple and few ingredients this mask involves, definitely trying this!

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  10. Where did you get this brand of Himalayan crystal salt? I can't locate their website anywhere.

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  11. Thanks for the Great tips Annie. You are such an inspiration :)

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  12. I have used honey and apple cider vinegar before. I have used ordinary sea salt when I take bath because it gives me good exfoliation. Raw honey often gives me uncomfortable sensation so I usually use the commercial honey. I stopped using apple cider vinegar because it is too strong for me. Maybe I will try Himalayan salt.

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