Customized Mask for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin


By Jeanette

My skin has always been my biggest insecurity. Having oily, acne-prone skin, I’ve always had sudden breakouts no matter which skin care products I use because my skin is still sensitive to certain acne-treatments/ingredients in those products. However, ever since I started customizing my own face masks at Belle Bar, I have noticed significant changes.
Besides from following the new #GLOWBABYGLOW routine, I would occasionally use the CUSTOM DEEP DETOX VOLCANIC ASH FACE MASK, about once every 2 weeks, or whenever I have sudden breakouts and inflammation on the skin.
With volcanic ash as its base, the mask has anti-bacterial, anti-yeast, anti-viral, and disinfecting properties.  Volcanic ash is high in sulphur, which helps purify the skin by protecting it against pollution and radiation. It's been used by Melanesians to keep the skin radiant. Not only that, but it is also a great exfoliant! It cleans and treats my pores effectively and I can feel the difference on my skin immediately after rinsing because it feels very smooth and tight! Take my word for it! This mask is a game-changer :)
It's pretty easy to customize Belle Bar face masks. They come with base ingredients that you pair with three ingredients of your choice. Simple! The Deep Detox Volcanic Ash Face Mask comes with this base: 
Volcanic Ash - skin purifier / protects against toxins / treats acne / antiviral
Neem Oil -  anti-fungal / anti-inflammatory
Cranberry -  cleanses / contains antiseptic properties / controls oil on skin
Blue Cornflower -  anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties / cooling and toning

WHAT I Added

Buttermilk -  clears acne scars
Acai Berry -  controls breakouts
Black Tea -  prevents pimples and inflammation

How I picked my ingredients

When choosing ingredients to add to the mask, I had to be sure that they are most suitable for my skin. I’ve had reactions to certain ingredients that were even catered to oily skin before so through this process, I either did some research or chose ingredients that I knew would work well for my face. It’s super important to know what is in your beauty products! Buttermilk and Black Tea have been in several skin care products I’ve used and they have worked pretty well with clearing acne and preventing redness/ inflammation. My breakouts are a huge snag within my skincare routine so I wanted to pick ingredients that could target the problem. Acai Berry seemed to be working perfectly for my skin since it is filled with antioxidants that can heal damaged cells, control breakouts and revive your skin!

HOW TO MAKE IT & APPLICATION

  1. Always start with a freshly clean and washed face!
  2. Add 1 teaspoons of face mask powder with 1 teaspoon of water in a bowl or in the palm of your hands
  3. Mix until the texture is a smooth and spreadable paste.
  4. Stir mixture until it has a smooth consistency!
  5. For application, I gently massage the mixture on my face so that it exfoliates my skin while avoiding the eye area.
  6. Chill for 20 minutes!
  7. Rinse off the mask
  8. Lastly, for toning I pour a small amount of rose water on to a cotton pad and gently pat it on my face. I would also recommend using EDEN BALANCING SKIN SERUM after toning for some extra moisture (optional) on the skin!

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CUSTOM DEEP DETOX VOLCANIC ASH FACE MASK

Tayler says...
"Works well for when I'm struggling with acne and oily skin in the summer, while not drying it out!"