Hey everyone! This is actually a mask that I just tried for the first time tonight, and has been the most challenging to make thus far. I would definitely say it’s worth it though! If you’re looking to brighten up your skin naturally, look no further. It is a bit on the strong side though, so if your skin is really sensitive, I’d skip it. My friend Miriam and I had so much fun making this mask and I really hope you guys like it! We both loved the smell too, lemon is always so refreshing.
I’ve thankfully gotten most of my acne under control (FINALLY!) but I’ve been dealing with the left over hyper-pigmentation for years. I’ve had 6 chemical peels and have bought numerous products to help my skin out, and they’ve worked! The issue is, since I still have a little bit of acne, I get new marks. When I read that lemon can help with hyper-pigmentation naturally, I knew I had to give it a go. I also added some Vitamin C powder because I heard that it’s also great for exfoliation and dark spots as well. The Bentonite clay detoxifies your skin and really gets the gunk out. What I came up with is really potent, but your skin is glowing when you take it off. Here’s what you will need.
Ingredients: Organic Lemon Juice, Organic Aloe Vera, Bentonite Clay, Vitamin C Powder, and Honey
Steps: (Estimations are not approximate. I usually just wing it.)
1. Add the dry ingredients first. Add about two teaspoons of Vitamin C Powder, and a tablespoon of Bentonite Clay
2. Add the liquid ingredients next. Add about 1/8 of lemon juice and 1/8 of a cup of Aloe Vera. Then add as much honey as you would like.
3. Rub it on your face. It will most likely be liquid-y and velvety, and will probably sting a little. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
If it’s stinging a lot and it hurts, take it off. Mine stung quite a bit but I’m attributing it to being in a chlorine pool for an hour and my skin was probably more sensitive than usual. The stinging subsided after about two minutes though and sat comfortably on my face the rest of the time. When I rinsed it off, my face felt baby smooth and looked brighter! It didn’t look irritated either, which is awesome. This will definitely be a part of my normal rotation from now on!
Let me know what you guys think! I hope everyone is having a lovely Friday!