Kitty Litter Facial Mask: Deep Cleansing
Winter has brought snow and freezing temps to the East Coast, and my skin has paid the price! Last night I took to the internet in search of natural facial mask remedies to help freshen up dull, dry skin.
Many of the recipes I found sounded good enough to eat, and left me anxious to head to the kitchen for a quick beauty fix. Should I try the decadent blend of mashed avocado and organic carrot with heavy cream and honey? Or the juicy, salicylic acid packed combo of strawberries and sour cream? One particular suggestion that caught me by surprise was the off-putting concoction of kitty litter and essential oil. Kitty litter??
According to beauty vlogger Michelle Phan, it's all about the clay, which is really the same as the stuff they offer in volcanic ash clay masks at salons and stores for a much higher cost. The clay molecules are rich in minerals and are highly absorbent, which helps draw out toxins from the skin. She recommends kitty litter for the treatment of oily skin, cellulite, wrinkles, sun damage, blemishes, stretch marks, age spots, and more.
Michelle gives a good explanation of the properties of kitty litter and directions on how to apply the mask in this video. Her cute cat also makes a cameo, and I can't imagine how confused he must have been!
So what do you think? Would you try a kitty litter mask? I'm not against it, but I think I'll be sticking to fruits and veggies for the time being. If you've already tried it, I'd be really interested to hear how it turned out!