Let’s call this my Ayurveda Phase, hopefully I’ll have good tales to tell if and when I get out of it. LOL.
Since I’m trying to switch stuff up with my protective styling, I decided to get yarn wraps instead of my regular kinky twist extensions. Boy, it was a whole new experience! I don’t want to even talk about it but I do know I will be stretching how long I keep them in a lot more than usual.
So I did a facial, almost six months after my honey + olive oil facial. LOL! Not so consistent I know! Plus it’s a new year, so cheers to consistency!
Eager to get to work with my ayurvedic powder and since I am protective styling, I decided to do a facial. I decided to do an amla powder + multanni mutti + rosewater + warm water facial. Amla powder for face? Yes!
I can’t exactly remember the blog I saw this recipe on but here goes.
First, I’ll talk about some benefits of these clays.
Multani Mitti (also known as Fuller’s Earth) is a special type of clay used to prepare effective skincare products and facial pack for purifying skin health
- Multani Mitti facial mask preserves skin, decreases ageing signs & helps enhancing skin glow and blood circulation.
- It is prepared from natural ingredients to remove unnecessary skin impurities and absorb excess oils.
- Multani Mitti also stimulates circulation to the skin and absorbs bacteria, toxins and reduces water loss.
- It is an aged method to fight off swelling in the skin with less or no skin infection.
- Multani Mitti facial pack helps to improve dull skin, muscle pain, insect bites and burns.
- It improves the facial complexion and acts as a very good skin cleanser.
- Fuller’s earth naturally act as powder on the skin for extra exposure to sun gives dark and burnish skin , to heal such skin. (curbed from redrosehenna.com)
Amla powder is prepared from Indian gooseberry or amla fruit (Emblica Officinalis )& is a natural source of vitamin C, amino acids and tannin. Amla is traditionally used in all Ayurveda preparations and offers numerous skin and health benefits. Amla fruit when dried in the form of powder is used in various hair oils, beauty and hair care products. Amla powder can be used topically to treat hair problems like hair loss, premature graying, scalp infections, skin infections etc and when consumed orally it can be helpful in curing various diseases. Amla powder when used for hair, provides added strength to hair roots, encouraged hair growth and controls premature graying. When used as a face mask it provides nourishment to skin thereby removing dullness of skin and treating acne/pimples. Amla can also be used as a natural exfoliant as it has astringent properties which remove the dead cells from skin.
So I got both together, in very little measurement, just enough for my little face and mixed in a bit of rosewater (sorry, no exact measurements) and some water to make my paste. Then I applied it upwards, in a manner to defy gravity as I probably read somewhere.
Waited 20 mins and whoa. Honestly, I didn’t even want to take it off. Yes, it was clay but still, I was too busy feeling like I just had a surgical face lift!
When I eventually washed it off, I felt like a lot of grime/weight went off my face. Pores definitely felt a lot more tighter. Face looked a lot younger :$. And I couldn’t wait to use the leftover clay for my sister. LOL! Overnight spa technician!
I would recommend this facial for my sisters with oily, acne-prone skin. You will feel a lot better I promise! But be sure to do an allergy test by trying it out on the inside of your wrist/arm first..
I will be doing this more often. I absolutely love it!
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