Every Friday evening I love to give myself a facial. It has become such a self-care ritual, that I am always looking for ways to improve either the atmosphere I create to enjoy my facial, or trying out a new facial product. It’s a great way to end the week, detoxify your skin from all the free radicals we are constantly exposed to that are so damaging to our skin.
When I was first learning about the possible toxins in skin care, I made my own facials from whatever I could find in my kitchen! This is a fun way to experiment and can even include the kids! I have sons and taught them early on about the importance of self care and taking care of your skin. Now that they are older they often come to me asking for me to whip them up something to help with either winter dry skin, sun stressed skin or occasional breakouts. I now of course have access to ready to use facial masks that offer amazing benefits and make “Facial Friday’s” that much easier!
Locally made, Naked Skincare Apothecary currently offers two types of facial masks. Detox Mask & Radiance Mask.
I lovvvve both of them! They are my go to’s and available at Generation Green!
Detox Mask will help neutralize oily skin and prevent or clear up breakouts. Thanks to the activated charcoal & kaolin in this mask, it will basically pull out dirt & toxins. Super easy to use, simply add a small amount of liquid to a teaspoon of the mask powder. Play around with different liquids to add like a toner, facial oil, or even hit up the kitchen for honey or yogurt!
Ingredients: Activated Bamboo Charcoal, Kaolin Clay, Fuller Earth Clay, Papaya Extract, Turmeric Powder.
Radiance Mask will do just that! Make your face radiate! Offering up some magical ingredients like Australian and French Pink Clay that not only detoxify and do away with dead skin, but also leave you with a refreshed look! This one really is great for mature skin too thanks to the addition of Mango Extract which helps prevent the decline of elasticity in the skin.
Ingredients: Australian Pink Clay, French Pink Clay, Mango Extract.
Another locally made favourite that we stock at Generation Green and is offered in refill is Mama Pacha’s Daily Face Wash & Super Scrubby Face Wash. These face washes can also be used as a face mask just by leaving on longer. They are gentle enough for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Both offer the benefits of kaolin clay (the mildest of clays). Kaolin clay contains a high content of silica that not only can remove dead skin but also regenerate skin. Also offers purification by removing toxins and oils without drying out skin.
Both masks contain oats that offer a gentle scrub as well as the soothing benefits of chamomile. The only difference in the two is the Super Scrubby contains jojoba meal as an exfoliator (really good scrub) without dangerous microbeads (little pieces of plastic that are not only bad for your skin but also the environment) that can be found in some conventional face scrubs.
This is a new stock item that I’m anxious to try out!
Orgaid masks are not made like other sheet masks. Not only because of the serum combination in the masks but the delivery system they use! The unique fibre, (called Ecoderma) Orgaid uses is not only breathable and adheres well but more importantly the fibre helps absorb the serum deeper into skin, helping you to get all the benefits those ingredients offer. The masks are made with certified organic ingredients, all safe ingredients with no chemical preservatives. I also love the rating they get on EWG’s Skindeep Database!
Yes, you might look a little scary wearing one (think Jason from Halloween), but makes for great selfie pics! (before & after).
Available in 3 types: (information taken from Orgaid Website)
+ Provides potent antioxidant protection to keep firm and youthful skin
+ Improves skin’s natural healing response, resulting in skin revitalization
+ Orange peel and pomegranate boost healthy collagen synthesis
+ Aloe Vera helps moisturize and calm skin
+ Witch hazel reduces swelling and blemish
+ Hyaluronic Acid hydrates skin
+ Pro-Vitamin B5 and Allantoin tightens skin
+ Beta Glucan and Vegetable Proteins condition skin