Nourish your delicate facial skin with a custom facial in the comfort of your own home. Papaya is excellent for balancing the oiliness of the skin & working as an exfoliant on dry areas. Use to rejuvenate, smooth, and soften for a radiant complexion. Simply mix 1 tbsp facial mask powder with 2-3 tsp of your preferred hydration blend. Slowly add 1-2 tsp hot water until you achieve a smooth paste. Let the mask sit and steep for 1-3 minutes. Smooth over the face, massaging to gently exfoliate. Sit back to relax & enjoy for up to 15 minutes. Wipe off & dispose of the mask. Rinse face with cool water.
Once hydrated, masks can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week (no more than three days if using egg). Hydration Blend Suggestions: oils, egg, honey, teas, yogurt, aloe vera, & hydrosols can be used in your custom hydration blend—allowing you to blend a custom facial mask that’s perfect for your unique skin. See the FAQs tab for sample recipes and more.
Our facial powder mixes allow you to customize your facial for your unique skin type, and allow you to modify as your skin changes with each season. You can even customize for different areas of your face.
Choose exactly what you put on your skin, and avoid harmful preservatives by hydrating our powder with any liquids you choose.
Formulate a facial mask for dry winter skin, oily summertime skin, and even create custom blends for your t-zone… all without buying additional products.
Enjoy smooth, clean, and moisturized skin for a fraction of the cost of other facial masks—one pouch will make approximately 15-20 masks.
Which powder blend is best for you?
Our original Oat & Herb powder is suitable for all skin types.
The Turmeric powder blend is boosted with french green clay and turmeric making it especially suitable for mature or damaged skin.
The Papaya powder blend is boosted with papaya fruit to help balance the oiliness of the skin & as an exfoliant on dry areas. Use to rejuvenate, smooth, and soften for a radiant complexion.
A wide variety of hydration blend options allows you control over unique skincare needs. Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Egg, Honey, Essential Oils, Teas, Yogurt, Coffee, Aloe Vera, & Hydrosols can be used to create a hydration blend for your facial mask—allowing you to blend a custom facial mask that’s perfect for your unique skin. Just a few ideas are listed below:
Olive Oil – a moisturizing oil that does not clog pores, enhances exfoliation and an overall beauty booster.
Coconut Oil – Packed with vitamin E, coconut oils helps smoothen skin by boosting your natural moisture barrier.
Yogurt – Containing lactic acid and alpha hydroxy acid, can help to dissolve dead skin cells, assisting with clogged pores, while moisturizing and creating a natural glow.
Egg White – Helps to firm skin and reduce redness
Honey – Packed with antioxidants, opens pores making them easier to cleanse, and boosts the complexion with high moisturizing and soothing properties.
Essential Oils – adding 1 drop of your favorite essential oil can add skin loving properties and an aromatherapy element to your mask.
Mix 1 tbsp facial mask powder with 1-2 tbsp of your preferred hydration blend.
Slowly add hot water (1tsp at a time) until you achieve a paste.
Let the mask steep for a few minutes prior to applying.
Once the mask is ready, simply smooth over the face, massaging to gently exfoliate. Then, sit back to relax & enjoy for 5-10 minutes. When ready, wipe off & dispose of the mask. Rinse face with cool water, optionally follow up with a dab of Alō Body Butter, and enjoy your smooth, clean, and moisturized face!
There is more to your skin what you can see. Hormones, healthy habits, and indulging in life’s excesses all play a role in the health and appearance of your skin. Before you start to worry about what your skin will look like 30 years from now and start investing in different skin care products, you should educate yourself on your skin type. Grab a spot next to the mirror and keep reading to discover more about your skin and how to care for it.
First, take some mental notes about your skin to figure out your skin type:
Pay attention to how your skin feels on any given day of the week, in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Make a mental note about when it’s dry or oily feeling (or if it feels the same all the time!)
Take note of how your skin feels 10-15 minutes after you wash your face. Wash with a quality soap, pat dry (don’t rub) and don’t use a moisturizer – this will let your skin’s natural condition shine through.
Take a close look at the areas on your face that feel tight, dry, or become oily right after cleaning.
After paying attention to your skin, you should be able to pinpoint of which of the standard categories your skin falls into. You can also take the short quiz at the end of this article to help you analyze your results.
For sensitive and dry skin: we recommend our Pure Oatmeal and Calendula bar. It’s fragrance-free, filled with oats & calendula, and will quickly become your favorite head-to-toe soap. The formula rinses well and leaves your skin moisturized and supple.
For oily skin that’s not as sensitive, we recommend our Clear face and body detox bar. It’s going help remove excessive oil deposits and grime that can clog your pores, yet it won’t dry you out like commercial soaps and alcohol cleansers can.
For “normal” skin (those lucky individuals who never had the teenage pimply class photos… grrrrrrr you!) we recommend nearly any bar we make! There are a few exceptions though. We don’t recommend using our shampoos for facial soaps. They will tend to dry your face if used as a daily facial cleanser. You should also avoid using our utility bar, Katherine. She’s best suited for helping you wash the dishes!
Bonus on all of our signature soaps… they are vegan, zero-waste, all-natural, free of chemical colorants and artificial fragrances, and retain 100% of their natural glycerin!
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