Do You Detox Your Face? (Make This One Yourself!)

Do you detox your face? Since eating plant based, I’ve been using natural products on my skin. This is an Indian clay mask that includes apple cider vinegar and turmeric. The Indian clay (bentonite clay) binds to the toxins, dries, and then washes off with warm water while tightening and revitalizing my skin. It is a natural exfoliant which heals acne, unclogs/shrinks pores, and softens the skin. The turmeric is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, which helps to cleanse my pores from bacteria that causes acne. Turmeric also helps to reduce dark spots/circles under the eyes, even skin tone, protect from sun damage, and leave skin brighter. Apple cider vinegar (ACV), which is very acidic, absorbs excess oil, reduces fine lines, exfoliates, soothes sunburns, and helps with Ph balance. The combination of these three ingredients is a powerful, soothing, smooth natural mask!

Ready to give it a try? Mix these ingredients in a plastic, wood, or glass bowl with a plastic or wooden spoon/spatula…never metal. Typically, you should use one part turmeric with two parts clay and add enough ACV to create a sour cream like consistency that you can smooth on your face. You may need to play around with measurements, but I used: 1 TBS turmeric, 1 TBS Clay, 2-3 TBS ACV. Apply with a spatula or wear gloves and apply with your hands. (Wear gloves because the turmeric may stain your hands.) Let it sit for no longer than 30 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. Do you have dry skin? Add a little coconut oil…abt 1 tsp. Is it is too acidic for your liking? Reduce the ACV and add a little water. Make it work FOR YOU! You can even have your personal home spa day and use it all over your body!

I do this 1-2 times per week. The picture on the left is my “after” photo… no make up, no filter…age 51.

What do you use? How do you detox?