He called me a little red raccoon.
This delightful nickname from my darling husband was only slightly better than when he nicknamed me Bubbles when I was very pregnant with Skye. (Bubbles after the gigantic Angry Bird.)
It seems he skipped the sensitivity gene.
The truth is that from time to time, my skin does get angry and I DO start looking a bit like a raccoon, with redness on my nose and cheeks.
I suppose it is Rosacea, but I’ve never quite tracked down the cause.
All I know is that when it happens, it is most always accompanied by a break-out.
How is it even possible that I could suffer from dry skin and break-outs at the same time?
I tell you, it just isn’t right.
Fortunately, it is usually as simple as tightening up my diet and taking a little bit better care of myself and my skin.
One of my favorite masks to get rid of that angry raccoon is this Insanely Easy DIY Purifying Clay Mask. It makes my skin a bit redder when I first use it (thanks to increased blood flow from the clay), but afterward, it calms down and always looks better.
It is the perfect way to keep the raccoons away.
Now off to plot revenge on hubby. 🙂 Suggestions?
DIY Purifying Clay Mask
- 1 tablespoon Bentonite Clay
- 4 teaspoons Rose organic hydrosol
- 1 drops Frankincense essential oil
- 1 drops Lavender essential oil
- 1 drop Tea Tree essential oil
In a small dish, combine clay, Rose hydrosol with essential oils until a paste is formed. (Do not use a metal utensil to stir.) Add filtered water to desired consistency. You want it thin enough to apply, but not runny. (Over the years I’ve found that different brands of clay absorb liquid at different rates – use your judgment!)
Apply the mask with your fingertips and allow to dry for 20 – 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and follow with toner and moisturizer.
If you have any left over, store it covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. Add additional water to reuse.