Ideas on What to Mix a Dry Mask With
We love dry masks because they are super concentrated! The great thing about activating a dry mask is you’re unleashing all the benefits the ingredients have to offer, which ensures the potency of each ingredient. Dry masks use no preservatives which also means a cleaner beauty routine.
Dry masks can also be customized to your skin. Most of the time, we recommend mixing with water, but there are also many options to try besides water! Thankfully, most of these ingredients can be found in your kitchen.
Honey is very moisturizing and perfect if you have dry or sensitive skin. This is why it's in our honey oatmeal soap bar! Honey is a humectant which means it helps to retain and attract moisture, so mixing it with one of our dry masks means you’ll be left with soft and hydrated skin.
Take 1/4 ripe avocado and mash it up in a bowl until it turns lump free. Optional: Mix into the pulp 1 teaspoon of plain organic yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon of honey. Then add your dry mask.
Stir them well until you get a paste of uniform consistency. Apply the mask onto your skin for 10-15 minutes or until it dries out. Your skin will be super smooth thanks to all the healthy fats and nutrients in the avocado.
Greek yogurt is a wonderful way to add some gentle and natural exfoliation. The yogurt has lactic acid, which helps to break down dead skin cells. This is an ideal benefit if you have skin that's more on the oily or combination side. We also recommend you can mix the mask then pop it in the fridge for a few minutes to make it cooling. Perfect for summer!
This is another great option if you have dry or sensitive skin. Aloe is a humectant, and it's incredibly soothing. You can also mix a little bit of aloe and honey together with the mask. We recommend a honey + aloe mask if you're a little on the sunburnt side or just need extra hydration.
Apple Cider Vinegar - ACV
Adding a couple drops of ACV with water to your dry mask helps to balance out your pH as well as calm any active breakouts.
Botanical Steam Water
Once you're done steaming your pores with our botanical steam, you can use the left over floral water to mix with your dry mask.
The steam from the hot water blend opens your pores, allowing your skin to receive the full benefits of the concentrated herbs. Using the water once you're done steaming infuses the mask with those same nutrients in addition to the nutrients in the mask. It adds subtle moisture while tightening and reducing pores to give skin a dewy effect.
Try them all or stick to plain water. Water is suitable for all skin types. Let us know what you think!