Beauty & Skincare

3 Masks to Try Now For Glowing Skin

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Is your skin looking dull and lifeless? Looking to get back your glowing complexion?  These three detox masks will help remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and leave your face smoother, firmer and younger looking.

Detox masks will help with these conditions:

  • age spots or pigmentations
  • wrinkles
  • sagging skin
  • acne and blemishes

1. DIY clay and charcoal mask

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tbsp. bentonite clay (find it in health food stores and on Amazon)
  • ½ tbsp. activated charcoal
  • 1 tbsp. rose water
  • 1 drop antibacterial essential oil (Geranium, Tea tree, Oregano)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

Mix the powders in a bowl then add the liquid ingredients. Apply mask to face and wait until the clay is all dry. Rinse with warm water.

Why it’s a great detox?

The bentonite clay will unclog your pores while the charcoal will attract all impurities like a magnet leaving your skin clean, velvety and smooth. The lemon juice acts as a whitening agent and the result will be a younger looking complexion.

2. DIY papaya and cucumber mask

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsps. of fresh mashed papaya
  • 1 tbsp. of grated cucumber
  • 2 drops citrus essential oil
  • 2 tbsps. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Mix all the ingredients together EXCEPT the citrus oil.  Set aside. In a bowl of hot steaming water (please be careful), add the citrus oil drops then soak a towel in the oil-infused water.  Place the towel on your face for 2-3 minutes to open your pores. Ding. When the 2-3 minutes is up, remove the towel and apply the papaya cucumber mix to your face, avoiding the eye area. Wear for 30-40 minutes than remove gently with warm water.

Why it’s a great detox?

Both papaya and cucumber are rich in natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) which are great for purifying our skin. Honey is a skin energy booster that is filled with antioxidants and anti-microbial properties.

3.Purity made simple deep-clean mask from Philosophy

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Using both hands, massage Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple Deep Clean Mask onto dry clean skin until the gel turns white. Leave on for 60 seconds, then rinse.

Why it’s a great detox?

The sea salts are rich in minerals that are great to detoxify the skin, while vitamin E will make the skin smooth and soft.


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About the Author

Anne Matea is Vurb Magazine’s Beauty Editor and also a professional traveler. She is a Romanian native, currently living in Bucharest. Her vurbs include cooking and having friends over for long dinners and even longer conversations.

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