Start The New Year With The Ultimate Skin Detox
While we spent the last days of 2016 looking back and self-reflecting, it is now time move on to the new year we have ahead of us. January 1st usually resembles one big reset button where goals are set, intentions are curated and positive thoughts flourish over the next 365 days. For some, a new year also means physical rituals that will leave you refreshed, shiny and new. Coming in at the top of our ritual to-do list is detoxing, (our skin of course)!
To help you physically detox your skin of all impurities 2016 brought to it, we’ve devised the ultimate skin cocktail masque recipe that will not only purify your pores, but also exfoliate skin and unveil unbelievable radiance; brighten and even out skin tone; and firm for youthful tautness.You will be left with a clean glowing complexion- the perfect skin to start the new year with. New year, new skin right?
Keep reading to find out what in our ultimate skin detox masque!
Our Synergie masque powder is a complete beauty treatment on its own as it is made important cofactor ingredients that work synergistically with one another to detox, peel, brighten and boost collagen. Today we are creating a recipe with ingredients that will supercharge SYNERGIE DETOX & PURIFY PORES : The synergy of Clay + Activated Charcoal works diligently on your skin, leaving your pores visibly refined and free of blemishes.
Here's what we used:
Manuka honey is best known for its natural antibacterial properties as well as its abilty to soothe inflamed skin while healing blemishes and drawing in moisture. It also helps balance skin's ph and contains amino acids that slough away dead skin cells.
Wheat grass juice has a high chlorophyll content which gives the ability to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood when applied topically. In other words, for us urban girls, this is the ingredient we want to combat dull and tired skin that is a result of all the pollutants and environmental aggressors that the city lifestyle exposes to us. It is also made up of 17 essential amino acids, 90 minerals, 13 vitamins and 80 enzymes!
The benefits of organic raw apple cider vinegar are endless, but we specifically chose this ingredient for its ability to remove dead skin, keeping bacteria at bay and balancing the production of sebum.
Ultimate Skin Cocktail Detox Mask Recipe
1.5 tsp Synergie
1 tbsp Manuka Honey
1 tbsp Fresh Wheat Grass Juice
½ tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (skip if your skin is sensitive)
Purified Water (as needed)
In a small non-metal bowl, mix Synergie with wheat grass juice, apple cider vinegar and honey (should form thick paste). Add enough water to make desired paste consistency. Spread the concoction all over your face using a Facial Masque Brush. Let the masque sit long enough on your face where you start to feel your blood flowing (about 10-15 minutes), then rinse off with warm water or a warm damp washcloth for an added gentle exfoliation. Immediately mist your face with a Hydra-Treatment Mist and seal with a Serum Concentrate + Moisturizer of choice (essential step!).
Other Ingredients to Add:
+Tea Tree, Lavender or Rosemary Essential Oil
+Fresh Papaya Juice
+Drops of Lemon Juice
Odacité Pro Tips:
+Wear your favorite Serum Concentrate under your masque; the masque will help the serum penetrate deeper as well as work with the masque to treat skin.
+ Always apply masque to clean toned skin
+ Don’t use citrus juice or straight vinegars as hydrators, always dilute with water
+Never let a clay masque reach its “dry phase” when moisture from the surface of your skin is being drawn out and causes dehydration and irritation. This is when your skin might feel dry, tight and itchy.