We learned about the benefits of August’s Product Of The Month, Chlorophyll Mask, in a previous post. Here are some of our favorite carriers to mix in with our mask for even more added benefits!
water: for every day
Water is our staple carrier for our chlorophyll mask and what we use most often. You can mix in less water for a thicker paste, which is great for breakout areas. Alternatively, mixing in more water to dilute it creates a thinner paste, which is ideal for thinner areas of skin (like under the eye area) or for those with more sensitive skin.
If your mask feels itchy and tight, then you may need to add more water to thin it out. If you are not able to easily move your mouth, nose, and eyebrows, and it’s hard for you to speak, then you may also need to add more water!
Although it only has four organic ingredients, our chlorophyll mask is potent and effective, so it’s always a good idea to test drive your mixture on a smaller area of your face. Additionally, there is no harm in starting off using a thinner mask (add more water), and then building your tolerance to it the more you use it! Before you know it, you’ll be applying a thicker paste to your skin.
cleansing oil: for a more hydrating mask
It is important to note that while our chlorophyll mask is not drying, it is not, by itself, naturally moisturizing either. To create a detoxifying AND hydrating mask, we love adding in our facial cleansing oil. The cleansing oil breaks down EXCESS oil, but does not completely strip away all the oils of our skin. In addition, the cleansing oil provides antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to the skin, while also delivering critical vitamins A, B, D, E and hydration to the skin. This mask will leave your skin feeling purified AND moisturized.
Mix a scoop of chlorophyll mask with three-four pumps of our cleansing oil to create a paste, and apply to your face!
rosewater toner: for a balancing mask that smells like roses
You are may be familiar with our rosewater facial toner from our second step in our three-step, never skip routine: cleanse, tone, moisturize. This toner, however, has so many uses beyond what its name suggests. Rosewater has clarifying and hydrating properties that help pH balance our skin and prevent the growth of acne-causing bacteria. It is an anti-inflammatory that can help decrease puffiness and lessen irritation. Mixed with the chlorophyll mask, the hydrosol provides a refreshing feel while also smelling like roses (which is good for those who don’t like the slight seaweed-y scent of the mask).
Mix a scoop of chlorophyll mask with water and 4-5 sprays of our rosewater toner. You can also spray your face with the rosewater toner while you are wearing the mask (with any carrier) as a refresher or to loosen any areas where the mask has tightened.
yogurt: for hydration and reducing breakouts
We’ve all heard that yogurt is a solid dose of calcium for our bones, but it also serves our skin. In fact, the majority of our skin cells consist of calcium, so an additional boost helps skin renewal and prevent dehydration. Yogurt also contains zinc, a mineral known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This mineral also helps balance sebum levels, which can help blemish-prone skin types.
Filled with Vitamin B, namely riboflavin (20-30% of your daily need!), this will help ensure healthy skin. It keeps skin hydrated, protects the skin from free radicals, and helps renewal. One of the primary nutrients in yogurt, however, is lactic acid. As an alpha hydroxy acid, it dissolves unneeded skin cells and exfoliates the skin, which stimulates cell turnover and the prevention of wrinkles.
Mix a scoop of organic, plain yogurt (aka no added sugar) and a scoop of chlorophyll mask to create a paste, and apply to your face. If you are allergic to dairy, you can use almond or coconut yogurt. This carrier is good for treating breakouts or when you are feeling extra dry.
avocado: for deep hydration
Avocado isn’t just for toast. In fact, it’s a beauty multitasker. The antioxidants in avocado help maintain your skin's elasticity, reduce irritation, and smooth texture. Not only is its oil an effective moisturizer, which we use in our facial repair oil, but it can also help heal chapped skin, shield from UV rays, and protect from pollution and external stressors. Filled with healthy fats, avocado is rich with omegas, which we know is crucial for healthy skin! In case you didn’t know, check out our post here all about the importance of omegas!
In your hand or bowl, mix together a piece of mashed avocado (mash in bowl or in blender), a scoop of chlorophyll mask, and two-three pumps of our facial cleansing oil (to help mix) to create a paste, and apply the mix to your face. This is our most hydrating carrier option, but it also requires having an avocado on hand.
raw honey: for antibacterial and clarifying benefits
Raw honey has an extensive history as a medicinal tool. Due to its thick viscosity and antibacterial properties, it continues to be used to help treat irritated skin. Whether a wound or blemishes, honey can help! It helps moisturize and soothe irritated skin and inflamed acne by drawing out excess fluid that causes inflammation and redness. With powerful antioxidants, honey even brings out your natural glow! This both evens skin tone and lessens the appearance of dark marks. Since honey can open your pores, it can also easily clarify the skin. This means blemishes have less opportunity to form.
Mix one half tablespoon of honey (approx) with a scoop of chlorophyll mask to create a paste, and apply to your face. Honey can be a stronger carrier, if you have super sensitive skin, try this mix on a small area of your face first.
egg whites: for reducing the look of pores
Rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals, egg whites boast a lot of benefits in your diet and your skincare. As a natural astringent, egg white can combat acidity in the skin, which helps maintain the pH and health of the skin. Similar to a toner, this ordinary food can shrink the appearance of pores. This not only can reduce the production of excess sebum, but also actively treat oily skin. With less oil, and fewer opportunities for bacteria to breed, egg whites reduce the formation of blemishes, which makes it an ideal ingredient for acne-prone gals!
Mix one egg white and a scoop of mask in your hand or a bowl to create a paste, and apply to your face. This carrier can help reduce the appearance of pores and balance your skin’s sebum production (reducing oil on your face).