Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Westlabs USA as part of their brand ambassador program
Oh summer. The fun. The sun. The sweat. The breakouts.
It all goes part and parcel for me. Between sunscreen residue, 90% humidity, and 100+ heat indexes, my skin is usually not super happy this time of year.
I know I’m not alone in this – since I get questions about summer breakouts every time the weather warms up. Everyone wants to know the secret to keeping summer skin clear and healthy.
The answer I give is almost obnoxious in its simplicity – wash your face more often. I know, right? Who has time for that?
But the reason most of us start breaking out when summer hits is that our skin is being gummed up with extra sweat, sebum, and residue from things like sunscreen, bug spray, or pool chlorine.
Keeping your skin fresh and clean will almost certainly help inhibit breakouts, redness, and acne. Even just splashing your face with water a few times a day will help fend off buildup and clogged pores.
If you find yourself with some time for self-care, consider pampering your skin with a deep cleansing masque. This recipe is super simple, and designed to provide a cooling and soothing sensation while detoxifying the skin.
Dead Sea Mud is packed with skin-loving minerals like magnesium, potassium, and bromide. These minerals can help increase circulation, nourish, and fortify the skin – leaving it feeling happy and refreshed.
Spearmint Dead Sea Mud Masque
Makes enough for one masque
- 2 tablespoons Dead Sea Mud (I get mine here)
- 1-5 drops spearmint essential oil
Stir mud and essential oil together in a non-metal container (using a non-metal utensil)
Start with clean skin. Drape a hot damp towel over your face to help open pores. Remove towel and apply masque liberally – avoiding eyes, lips, and nostrils. Allow masque to set for up to twenty minutes. (It may not dry completely.) Rinse with tepid water and follow with toner and moisturizer.
I hope you’ll find some time in the midst of your busy summer plans to treat your skin to a quick facial (or two!). xo Mary Helen
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