A Tailored Mokosh Face Mask for Weekend (or anytime) Indulgence

Taking special time for yourself is time well spent.

Taking special time for yourself is time well spent.

We often hear from our customers with creative ideas they have developed at home to make Mokosh products even more indulgent. And because everyone can benefit from a little extra me-time, we thought we’d share how to make an extra indulgent face-mask, tailored specially for your skin type. All it takes is a spare twenty minutes. Add in some restful music and a soothing cup of herbal tea, and I guarantee, you’ll feel like a million dollars - inside and out! 

What you will need:

Our Facial Cleanser, Exfoliator & Mask is the common ingredient for this treatment. It is made with 10 different organic herbal powders that will cleanse the skin and perform a gentle micro exfoliation. It is rich in antioxidants (from neem, meadowsweet, tulsi, calendula, coconut), anti-inflammatories (oatmeal, aloe vera, calendula, rose petal), water-soluble vitamins (wheatgrass, pomegranate, calendula, tulsi) and humectants (aloe vera, oatmeal, calendula). Because it’s in powder form, it needs to be mixed with water in order to activate the nutrients within the herbal blend, and the resulting paste is then massaged over the skin. It suits all skin-types and can be used once or twice daily. However, when you want to ‘supercharge’ this product, you can blend it with the following according to your skin type:

Oily skin - 

After mixing half-to-one teaspoon of powder with a smaller than usual amount of water to activate the ingredients, add 3-5 drops of Elderberry & Chia Seed Beauty Serum or Makeup Remover & Cleansing Oil, and adjust the consistency with additional water until it is easily spreadable over the skin. Both these products are formulated with a high content of omega-6 fatty acids, which can help normalise sebum production in oily skin.

Alternatively, if you’re not comfortable adding oil, blend the powder with Pure Hydrosol Toner instead of water to add an anti-inflammatory boost to the blend.

Combination skin - 

Mix the powder with a smaller than usual amount of water, then add around 5 drops of either Elderberry & Chia Seed Beauty Serum or Makeup Remover & Cleansing Oil, and adjust the consistency with water until it is spreadable over the skin. 

Alternatively, blend with coconut milk, coconut water or coconut yoghurt to a smooth paste, perhaps with a few extra drops of water or Pure Hydrosol Toner to create a smooth spreadable consistency. Coconut is very cooling to the skin and suits most combination skin types, which often also have sensitive skin.

Normal and dry skin -

After mixing with a smaller than usual amount of water, mix with a few drops of Raspberry & Pomegranate Beauty Serum or a half pea-sized amount of Rich or Light Face Cream.

Alternatively, mix the powder with organic full cream milk or organic dairy yoghurt, and if necessary, a few drops of water to create a spreadable consistency.

Next:

The consistency should be liquid enough to create a smooth paste that does not drag the skin, yet not so runny that it drips after application. If you have added oil, milk or yoghurt, the paste will be extra creamy compared to the paste you are probably used to, when it’s mixed with water alone. Massage gently on the skin, using minimal pressure, starting at the neck and working slowly and thoroughly upwards to the forehead. Now, find a place to relax for 10 minutes or so and let those beautiful botanicals do their thing!

Remove:

Either step under the shower and wash the mask away under warm (not hot) water, or use a warm water-soaked face cloth to gently moisten and then remove mask, rinsing the cloth repeatedly with warm water until the mask is completely removed. Pat the skin dry with a soft clean towel, and take a moment to appreciate your now beautifully soft skin!

Tone and Moisturise:

 Follow with a spray of Pure Hydrosol Toner before applying a moisturiser suitable for your skin type:

Oily/combination skin: Elderberry & Chia Seed Beauty Serum

Normal/dry skin: Raspberry & Pomegranate Beauty Serum or Light Face Cream or Rich Face Cream.

Now Congratulate Yourself

…for making the time to look after the precious being that is you!