Peppermint Mocha Face Mask

 

You guys. I'm completely obsessed with this mask.

•Peppermint Mocha Face Mask•
1 TBSP cocoa powder
1 tsp coffee grounds (or instant coffee)
1 tsp Bentonite Clay
1-2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

•combine in a glass bowl with enough water to make a thin paste
•apply to clean face with brush or fingers
•relax and enjoy for 15 mins then rinse with warm water

Cocoa powder is packed full of antioxidants. Antioxidants fight free radicals. Free radicals are sad because they are imbalanced - missing an electron. Because they need that electron they go around attacking and stealing them from molecules that make up healthy cells. This kind of cell damage, if left unchecked, can lead to illness and disease. It can also make your skin look dull.

Enter antioxidants. They are your BFF because they give extra electrons to free radicals so they don’t have to steal them from your healthy cells. So generous.

There are many foods that contain antioxidants (blueberries, wolfberries, carrots) and dark chocolate is one of them. Get you some 70% or more dark chocolate and fight those free radicals! YOU’RE WELCOME.

Cocoa also contains flavonoids that help skin retain moisture.

Coffee. Oh how I love thee. The caffeine in coffee helps to reduce puffy eyes and can firm and tighten skin.

Bentonite Clay is made from aged volcanic ash and is super effective at pulling out toxins and impurities from your skin. I use it in my armpit detox too. It does make your skin turn red for about 30 mins...don't stress. I promise it goes away! You should not use metal with the clay - it deactivates it. Use glass or ceramic bowls and utensils.

Peppermint Essential Oil has many amazing properties, but I add it to this mask because it is energizing and invigorating. And it just smells dang good. It gives the mask a cooling tingle that really wakes me up! This should go without saying, but don't put it in your eyes. 

Let me know if you try this mask. I would love to know what you think!