An Overview of Natural Face Masks and Facials

What are the Common Chemicals in Facials and How to Go Organic

Adding a face masks and muds to your facial cleansing regimen can be highly beneficial, regardless of your skin type. Unfortunately, even the most effective facial may have dirty chemicals that are less than healthy for you or the environment. Learn how you can get chemical free facials and natural face masks today. 


Common chemicals in conventional facials and face masks

Give your skin the pampering facial it deserves, but before reaching for that mud mask at the store down the street, consider first this list of ingredients you should avoid if you’re looking for natural facial masks:

  • Alcohols
  • Coal tar dyes
  • Diethanolamine (DEA)
  • Ethanolamine
  • Mineral oil
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Polyethylene glycols (PEGs)
  • Propylene glycol (PG)
  • Salicylic acid
  • Triclosan
  • Triethanolamine (TEA)


Homemade and natural face masks

We’ve got a bunch of homemade facial recipes that you can check out: Dr. Mitra Ray's Facial, Homemade Rosemary and Mint Face Wash and our Moisturizing Face Mask. In organic facial products - those you buy and those you make at home - you’ll find delicious, pant-based ingredients like these:

  • Algae: Full of antioxidants and active enzymes, these are also great for exfoliation.
  • Clay: There are a number of clay varieties you can choose from like green clay and kaolin clay, all of which will draw out impurities and smooth your skin.
  • Fruits, veggies, grains: You can use the pulp of various fruits like apricot kernels, oatmeal, or jojoba meal for exfoliation. Fruit extracts, acids, and oils also come with a host of benefits for your skin
  • Herbs: Things like milk thistle, willowherb, goa, bladderwrack, laminaria that soothe, tone, and nourish your skin.
  • Teas: These are also packed with antioxidants and help to soothe and protect skin.


Purchasing natural, organic facials and masks

But if you’re looking for a more conventional solution, try out one of these off the shelf organic facial or natural mask options:

As always, when looking for any personal care products and ingredients to make your own, be sure to keep the health of animals in mind by purchasing products made without animal products, byproducts, and free of animal testing. Spy the Leaping Bunny Logo or the Certified Vegan Logo to be sure that you’ve got a cruelty-free product or ingredient. 


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