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Mineral Mask Mash Up

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At Très Spa, we approach face masks differently. When we set out to create our face masks, we wanted to make sure we followed our well established innovation process. But we wanted to incorporate a bit of fun so we made them dry so you can have it fresh blended they way you want it when you are ready and you only need to make enough to use so you will have zero waist. We wanted a product that would allow you to respond to the seasons and natural bio-availability. We start with the foundation.

Très Spa Face Mask Collection

Think of this as a general guideline rather than a hard and fast rule. It's based on years of serving hundreds of customers as well as the properties that are in each one of the powdered masks. While all of the masks can be used with plain water, you can always alter the effect by choosing a different wetting agents. For example, if you use the Lemon and Kelp and you want to soften the drying effect, then use a wetting agent that has some pureed avocado in it as well a splash of coconut milk. This will create a rich moist mask.

Orange RosehipFrench Pink Clay, Kaolin Clay, Orange peel, and RosehipsWorks for All but especially maturing or sensitive skin
Moss & CharcoalGentle Kaolin Clay, Sea Moss, Activated Charcoal from Coconut HusksWorks for All skin types but may be too strong if you suffer from rash conditions.
CalendulaFrench Yellow Clay, Kaolin Clay, Calendula PetalsWorks for All skin types, all ages, and all conditions. Great for spot treating acne
Lemon Sea KelpFrench Green Clay, Kaolin Clay, Lemon Peel, Sea KelpGreat for oily or combination skin. Fine for normal and even maturing skin. Great for spot treating acne. May be too strong for dry skin.
I was in the mood for a little Calendula that day.

You really can't go wrong with any one of the face masks since you can change the effect with the choice of wetting agents. Typically, I start with 1 or 2 tablespoons of powder and then gradually add the agent to the desired texture. I like a nice thick pancake texture and I like to brush mine on.

Wetting Agents

This is where you can really play with your face mask to personalize your experience. First, lets talk about what a wetting agent is. A wetting agent is what is sounds like, it's anything used to add moisture to a dry product. We want you to incorporate your unique circumstances to support your natural beauty. So when you are selecting the agents to put to work for you, try visiting your local farmers market or stepping out to your garden and seeing what is fresh. Play with peaches when they are in season. Sure, you can use frozen in the winter months, but why not have fun and use what is available in abundance in the moment? We've listed some of our favorite agents but the list is not complete, it's a start. Feel free to cross over and mix and match agents. Of course you can always just use water. That is what I use when I travel.

Wetting Agent Some Known Benefits
Avocado – Healthy fats that promote softness and prevent wrinkles, chlorophyll to reduce inflammation, water to hydrate, Vitamin E to fight free radicals, fibers that
Cucumber juice or puree – Vitamin C and caffeic acid, which both fight to reduce inflamed or irritated skin, and hydration thanks to its high water content. The peel contains silica, which firms up sagging skin. Can have a cooling effect.
Celery juice or puree – Phytonutrients that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help smooth the skin and reduce inflammation. It also has high levels of vitamins, notably vitamins K, C, and B6
Coconut Milk – Vitamin C which helps maintain elasticity and flexibility of skin. It is also rich in copper, and prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots. You could also try other plant milks like Hemp milk or Flax milk for super rich Omega fatty acids.  
Fruit juice or puree – Mangos, Papaya, Strawberries, pomegranate and Watermelon to name a few. rich in vitamins A, E, C, and K, flavonoids, polyphenolics, beta-carotene, and xanthophylls.
Citrus juice or puree – Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) helps regenerate collagen, cleans and exfoliates, prevents pigmentation and UV-induced photodamage. * If you have uneven pigmentation, dark spots, acne scars, or keratinization, try using lemon to get glowing skin ** Another bonus note on citrus juices, if you want the acid peel effect then simply use citrus juices. The naturally occurring asorbic acid is a perfect replacement for the synthetic AHAs found in most all other face care brands out there.
Banana – Vitamin A to fade dark spots and blemishes and smooth out rough skin, vitamin B to reduce dryness, vitamin E to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and potassium to moisturize and hydrate
Tea – Tea for you, and a sip for your face! I have an amazing collection of roots and herbs and barks to make teas with. It makes it fun to experiment. I encourage you to try a variety of teas but 2 that are most popular are 2 of the most common teas out there; 1) Green tea – rich with the antioxidant power of EGCG can help repair DNA damage caused by UV rays from the sun. Vitamin B-2 to maintain collagen levels, anti-inflammatory properties to reduce skin irritation, redness, and swelling. Polyphenols can be a useful tool for controlling bacterial growth that can cause acne. 2) Chamomile – Powerhouse of antioxidants to protect the skin from free-radicals and repair damage Helps fade spots, eliminate acne scars and fight breakouts, due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. 
Herbal Infusion – Based on the plants used in your infusion any number of benefits can be achieved; Anti-Aging, Healing, Moisturizing, Collagen Production, Circulation, Antioxidant. Raid your herb garden for what ever is fresh. Did you know Parsley can help you fight outbreaks and acne. Reduces wrinkles and fine lines with its unique ability to increase skin regeneration. Basically, it's a miracle herb of sorts **
Floral Infusion – Don't just stop and smell the roses, pic a petal or three and make a lovely infusion to use on your face. Flowers are rich in vitamins and antioxidants that help moisturize, cleanse and smoothen skin, as well as fight early signs of aging and free radical damage. Which flower is the best one? Which ones are available? Use that. Honestly you cannot go wrong with flowers in an infusion added to your face mask. You don't need to use too many when a few will do. **

**Please remember to only use fresh infusions. Do not try to store and keep for very long. You may get a couple days of use if you refrigerate. Infusions are from fresh plant matter and should be treated as such. Even teas should be used in the moment.

Here is our step by step process laid out for you from start to finish.

Keep your mask on for 20 minutes before rinsing off with clear warm water. I like to use one of my handmade hemp washcloths to get every bit plus I love the extra mild exfoliation and skin stimulation. Follow it with a lovely toner and a super rich moisturizer. You can do a full spa facial about twice a week if you really wanted to. Just create a regular routine the suits you for your unique situation.


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