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How to: Powdered Facial Masks

How to: Powdered Facial Masks

Do you like to DIY? We love a good DIY project but usually it isn't the most relaxing of things. But you're in luck because our Powdered Facial Masks are both of those- DIY and relaxing!! Like we said in our 4 Simple Tips for Naturally Glowing Skin Blog, using a natural face mask is an excellent way to treat your skin and see some incredible benefits as a result! But we all have different skin types, which means we have different concerns and needs when it comes to a face mask. Luckily, our DIY masks give you the ability to customize them specifically for your skin type! But do you have dry skin in the winter, oily skin in the summer, & combo skin in between? I'm sure you don't want to buy masks for all of those different times. That's where our customizable Powdered Facial Masks come in handy. You can customize them not only to your skin type, but you can customize them for any season, any area, or any preference! Like the image below (our little cheat sheet for you), you can put one mixture on your oily areas, one on your dry areas, and the other everywhere else!

 

So now you know why they're amazing? But now here's how to use them:

Mix a little less than a capful of mask with water or your choice of liquid until it makes a paste. In a circular motion apply to the face avoiding the eyes. Allow to sit on the skin for up to 10 minutes (or longer if you have the time). Rinse away & apply moisturizer. Repeat each week or as needed.

Like our picture above shows, here's what we suggest you mix into your mask but it's always up to you!
Dry Skin: anything rich and creamy, such as cream, honey or extra virgin olive oil.

Normal/Combination Skin: water or milk.

Oily Skin: tomato juice, witch hazel or any slightly acidic fruit. 

 

Some other tips and tricks that we love about our masks?

Tip 1: if you take the mask (any mask but we love Cafe Mocha for this trick), and mix only a tad bit of water in it, it's an amazing exfoliator that isn't too rough!

Tip 2: Caffeine is said to help reduce cellulite and our Cafe Mocha Mask has caffeine in it. So take a handful with you in the shower and rub that Cafe Mocha Mask all over those areas with a bit of cellulite! Warning, this is messy! We're not saying it'll make your cellulite disappear but it's worth a shot ;)

Tip 3: Use the Yogurt Facial Mask after using a different Mask for a luxurious facial. 

Tip 4: Follow your powdered mask with Squalane Oil to moisturize and keep that glow!

do you have any Facial Mask Tips & Tricks! Let us know by emailing info@rinsesoap.com so we can share your tips with everyone!

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4 Simple Tips for Naturally Glowing Skin

4 Simple Tips for Naturally Glowing Skin

When is the last time you took a look at the ingredients list for the skincare products you use on a daily basis? That moisturizer you slather on every morning? The soap you use? Your favorite face mask? You might be surprised to find that many of the most commonly available products that are absolute staples of store shelves include long lists of chemical ingredients with questionable reputations! When you consider that the skin is the largest organ of the human body, and that anything we put on our skin gets absorbed, it can make you take pause and think twice about what you choose to put on your skin.   

Many of the chemically-laden products have harmful side effects – both immediate and potential long-term side effects. They have been known to irritate skin, cause dryness, redness, and generally be overly harsh on the skin. In addition, the questions surrounding the internal effects of absorbing chemically toxic products can send a shiver down your spine! It’s no wonder than many people are seeking out clean, natural, and safe alternatives.

We all know the beauty industry is complicated enough as it is, and the idea of transitioning to a natural skincare routine can be overwhelming, but it’s a lot easier than you might think! We recommend starting small to build new habits and then expanding from there. And the best place we can think of to start your transition is by swapping out your facial care products! The skin on your face is some of the most delicate skin of your entire body, and it deserves extra special care!

We’ve rounded up some of our top tips for going natural with your facial skin care. You’re way too pretty to take chances with your skin! Keep on reading for some of our favorite tips and products that can help you successfully transition to a more natural and safe skin care routine.

TIP #1: Slather on the Natural Sunscreen

If we could give you just ONE tip to protect your pretty face it would be WEAR SPF EVERY DAY. NO. MATTER. WHAT. We are super passionate about this because it’s such a simple thing that can make a massive difference in protecting your skin! We all know SPF protects skin from harmful UV rays, it lowers your skin cancer risk, and it helps to prevent premature aging! It’s seriously the MVP of the morning routine! We are huge fans of natural sunscreens that don’t contain a bunch of harsh chemicals. Check out our Organic SPF 30 Sunscreen for an excellent safe and effective option!

TIP #2: Say Goodbye to Dirt & Grime with Natural Cleansers

Okay, now that we’ve covered that important point, let’s move to one of the most basic but important products we need for our facial skin: cleansers! As you already know, the skin on the face is typically more sensitive than skin elsewhere on the body which means it’s important that we use a cleanser that is both gentle and effective. We never recommend using your shampoo, body wash, or a commercial grade soap on your face! We hate to break it to you, but most of the commercial “soaps” in the soap aisle aren’t actually soap at all. Most of them are labeled as “beauty bars” or “detergents”. These products are known for stripping the skin not only of dirt, but also of the natural and beneficial oils that we actually need!

Instead of reaching for the commercial stuff, look for products that are more natural. One of the key features of a good natural soap is one that contains “glycerin” which is a humectant that attracts moisture from the air to your skin. A well formulated natural bar of soap is going to cleanse the top layer of dirt, and simultaneously leave your skins naturally occurring oils.

Two of our favorite facial soaps are Dead Sea Mud Soap and Casteel Soap. Both are natural, glycerin-containing soaps that are excellent for using on your delicate facial skin!

Our Dead Sea Mud Soap is made from 100% naturally derived ingredients including mud straight out of the Dead Sea in Israel! This soap is a game changer for anyone with tricky skin issues. The minerals from the Dead Sea mud are incredibly purifying and help to give the skin a deep cleaning without being harsh. This soap is our best-selling soap and is known to be a great option for anyone with eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea. Check out our Dead Sea Mud blog for all the details about the incredible benefits of Dead Sea mud!

Dead Sea Mud 21 Benefits

Another fantastic facial soap is Casteel Soap. This is one of the most gentle cleansers you could use. In fact, it’s made simply of saponified olive oil. It’s perfect for the most sensitive of skin types. It cleans well, but won’t cause any irritation!

TIP #3: Mask Up to Reveal Your Best Skin Ever!

Now that we’ve covered how to naturally clean your skin, let’s talk about how to naturally treat your skin to a little TLC! One of the best ways to do that is to mask up! No, not that kind of mask 😉

DIY Mask Lineup

Using a natural face mask is an excellent way to treat your skin and see some incredible benefits as a result! We all have different skin types which means we have different concerns and needs when it comes to a face mask. Luckily, Rinse has something for everyone! Our DIY masks give you the ability to customize them specifically for your skin type! Dry skin? Mix them with something rich and creamy like honey or olive oil. Normal or combination skin? Mix with water or milk. Oily skin? Try mixing with tomato juice, witch hazel, or any slightly acidic fruit.

Check out our facial mask lineup to find something perfect for your skin!

  • Oatbrasion Mask: This DIY mask is made with powdered pumice, colloidal oatmeal, and powdered honey. Each carefully chosen ingredient plays a critical role in this mask! The powdered pumice makes for a super fine physical exfoliant, while the colloidal oatmeal works for sooth the skin and reduce redness. The powdered honey provides the skin with natural hydration so that you are left with some of the softest, freshest skin you’ve ever experienced!
  • Café Mocha Mask: This DIY mask is like an espresso for your face! It’s made with antioxidant and slightly caffeinated ingredients such as cocoa powder and coffee which both work to exfoliate your skin and wake it up! It also features powdered honey for some added hydrating effects.

  • Charclay Mask: Enjoy the benefits of the perfect blend of Activated Charcoal and Bentonite Clay that work together beautifully to freshen and soften your skin, all while purifying it leaving it squeaky clean and refreshed!
  • Yogurt Mask: This unique mask features enzymes that help to clear away impurities all while leaving you with skin that is soft and nourished! It’s made with powdered yogurt to moisturize the skin, as well as kaolin clay to smooth the skin. In addition it features powdered honey which gives it an extra moisturizing boost as well as antimicrobial properties!
  • Dead Sea Mud: We’ve already mentioned the phenomenal benefits of Dead Sea mud in soap form, but it’s also amazing as a face mask! It’s purifying, nourishing, cleansing, and soothing! Perfect for all skin types, it’s a dream come true!

TIP # 4: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

Our last tip is to find a natural moisturizer for your face! There are an endless number of moisturizers on the market and trying to find the “right one” for you can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. While the beauty industry does it’s best to over complicate it, we actually think moisturizing your skin can and should be quite simple. Using a high quality natural soap that won’t strip the skin in combination with using a facial mask that helps to hydrate the skin can go a long way towards keeping your face moisturized.

When it comes to using a daily moisturizer, we’re huge fans of Squalane Oil. It’s a light, scentless, and quickly absorbing non-comedogenic oil that is loved for it’s ability to promote cell elasticity, cell regeneration, and even help to fight fine lines and wrinkles! It helps to keep skin clear and healthy thanks to it’s antioxidant properties, and it’s gentle and safe for all skin types! Squalane is quickly gaining in popularity thanks to it’s many benefits! Check out our blog on Squalane Oil to learn even more!

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Discover the Amazing Benefits of Dead Sea Mud!

Discover the Amazing Benefits of Dead Sea Mud!

Here at Rinse, we are all about natural skin care. We believe that natural products are better for our skin, and we believe that they can be just as effective as conventional products. In many cases, we would argue they are actually more effective! In our never-ending search for natural skin care ingredients that are truly effective, there is one ingredient we have come to genuinely LOVE for its many skin-loving benefits. It’s a 100% natural ingredient that comes straight from the Earth. We love it so much that we put it into soaps, masks, and even a body polish… So, what is this remarkable ingredient we speak of? Dead Sea Mud, of course!

Despite its name, the Dead Sea is actually a lake located in the Middle East that borders Jordan on its east and Israel on its right. It has a rich and storied history dating back to ancient times. Many of us grew up learning of its low elevation (the lowest on Earth!) and its incredibly high salt content (saltier than the ocean!). We probably remember learning that those who take a swim in the Dead Sea actually float without even trying due to the high salinity. It always seemed like a magical place, but there is more magic to be found there in the mineral-rich mud! While not everyone has heard of the benefits of Dead Sea mud, you may be surprised to learn that the benefits are not a new discovery at all. In fact, it is said that this mud was a favorite beauty product of ancient leaders dating back to Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba! If it was good enough for them, it is good enough for us!

 

What Makes Dead Sea Mud So Good For Skin?

We all know that the Dead Sea has an excessively high salt (sodium) content, but there are far more minerals that are dissolved in the Dead Sea. Dead Sea mud is some of the most mineral-rich mud on Earth, containing a total of 21 minerals! The list of minerals includes sodium, magnesium, calcium, bromine, iodine, zinc, bitumen, sulfur, and potassium. Many of these minerals have known therapeutic, detoxifying, relieving, and healing properties. The high concentration of these minerals found in this mud makes Dead Sea mud a potent ingredient in a variety of natural skin care products. Curious what some of these minerals are known for?

  • Sodium: This mineral is known to have moisturizing properties which means it can be super helpful when it comes to locking in hydration. It's also an excellent ingredient for cleansing and exfoliating.
  • Magnesium: This mineral is known to work as a calming agent and to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help with overall appearance of skin. Some have even reported it helping to reduce skin disorders such as acne and psoriasis!
  • Calcium: This mineral is known to promote cell regeneration and skin growth. Also known for helping to retain moisture.
  • Zinc: This mineral is known to help rejuvenate and heal skin. Many have reported that Zinc is helpful when it comes to acne, reducing signs of aging, and providing protection from the sun!
  • Sulfur: Helpful for clearing pores and known for it’s healing and antibacterial properties

 Another amazing fact about Dead Sea Mud is that it is universally beneficial. Unlike many products and ingredients, Dead Sea mud can safely be used on a wide range of skin types. When used topically, it is fantastic for dry skin, normal skin, and even oily skin! This is great news because most everyone falls into one of those buckets! So, that’s a long way of saying that Dead Sea mud is great for everyone!

Benefits of Dead Sea Mud

 

With all those amazing minerals present in Dead Sea mud, you probably have a good idea of what the skin-care benefits are from using this mud, but we'll break it down for you a little more! If you're wondering "What's the bottom line? What can Dead Sea Mud do for me?," here are a few of our favorite benefits:

  • Purifying – It might be hard to think of mud as a purifying cleanser, but consider this a truth stranger than fiction! Dead Sea Mud works to clean and purify the skin, ridding it of unwanted dirt and grime. It helps to draw out unwanted toxins and other build up to remove it from the skin. Aside from having cleaner skin, an added benefit of this is that it can help to make pores look smaller, resulting in more smooth and refined-looking skin!
  • Exfoliating – Considering that Dead Sea mud is made up of salt and minerals, it has a fine texture that makes it an excellent natural exfoliator. It has a gentle pulling action that helps to exfoliate the skin while the minerals in the mud invigorate the skin. Exfoliating the skin is a great way to get rid of those unwanted dead skin cells to reveal softer, more radiant skin below!
  • Hydrating – Dead Sea Mud is a great option for helping to restore skin’s moisture levels. The hydrating effects of this mud are excellent for those dealing with skin issues such as dryness, patchiness, and cracking. Get the hydration boost you have been looking for from a natural source!
  • Clearing – Using Dead Sea mud is a great option for clarifying your skin. The mineral-rich content of the mud has been known to help clear complexion for healthier skin. Many have reported that using Dead Sea Mud on the skin has helped with clearing a wide variety of tricky skin conditions including acne, eczema, and more!
  • Soothing – Who doesn't need a little skin soothing? People travel from near and far to enjoy the soothing relief of the Dead Sea. Many report that the mud provides a soothing effect on their skin, as well as on tired joints and muscles! 

The benefits of Dead Sea mud are nearly endless! The fact that people throughout the centuries have taken advantage of the magical mud speaks volumes about it's effectiveness. With so much goodness packed into a naturally occurring mud, it’s no wonder it has become such a popular skin care ingredient in many products today!

 

Many Ways To Take Advantage of Dead Sea Mud

Now that you know all the amazing benefits of Dead Sea mud, you may be wondering "How can I get my hands on this!?". No worries... We have you covered! Check out some of our favorite products featuring our favorite magical mud! There are many applications for how to use the mud... everything from soap (and soap sticks), to facial masks and salt scrubs! We import mud directly from the Dead Sea (in Israel) to put in our products. It is the same high quality stuff used in spa's! Let us bring the Dead Sea to you!

Dead Sea Mud Soap: This soap is an excellent way to get the benefits of Dead Sea mud in a soap form! The Dead Sea mud is blended with incredible spa-like scents of Bulgarian Lavender and Spearmint essential oils to create a luxurious soap experience! This versatile soap can be used as a facial soap or as an all over body soap. It’s excellent for removing makeup, and many have even reported benefits for various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. Many experience reduced redness and bright, fresh skin!

What a great face soap! It's creamy and takes off all of my makeup including the mascara. I have combo oily skin and it leaves my face feeling clean and fresh without any drying. My complexion looks and feels better already after just a few uses. Smell is great and relaxing. This will be one of my new favorites from Rinse!” – Heather H.

 

I have used just about every facial product made, including Proactiv, and this is THE best for oily skin. Feels tight without drying and clears up pimples in a day or two.” – Carla E.

 

Dead Sea Mud Soap Stick: All the benefits of Dead Sea Mud, but in a convenient twist-up tube! This is the perfect choice for anyone looking to enjoy the benefits of Dead Sea Mud Soap on-the-go! Throw it in your gym bag, travel bag, or even keep it in your home shower… no matter where you go, you can enjoy the amazing benefits of Dead Sea Mud soap!

 

Love this soap. It leaves my skin so clean & it feels so smooth. It diminishes any redness & leaves my skin looking bright & clear.” – Danielle C.

 

I’ve used a Dead Sea mud mask, but I liked the idea of a soap with it in. The first time I used the soap on my face, my pores appeared smaller. I’ve been using it once a day, and my skin looks and feels great.” – Karla G.

 

Dead Sea Mud Loofah Soap: Imagine Dead Sea Mud Soap, with loofah added in for extra exfoliation! This soap is quite literally our classic Dead Sea Mud Soap poured over a loofah for a well-rounded experience! The soap cleanses the skin while the loofah exfoliates. This is a great option for a hand and all over body soap, and even works great on the feet or as an exfoliating soap to use before shaving!

 

A must have! Have always loved the Dead Sea mud soap for my face. Decided to try it in the loofa form. Did not disappoint! Skin feels wonderful!” – Farra S.
 
I’ve used countless exfoliating soaps. This one is the best. The smell is great and relaxing. I feel like a lizard that just shed it’s dead skin. I come out soft and refreshed.” - Sarah

 

Dead Sea Mud Salt Polish: A salt scrub with the highest quality salt to be found! This body polish is made from salt (of course) blended with high-quality moisturizing oils and a refreshing Lavender and Spearmint essential oil blend. It is a rich body polish that leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized, but never greasy!

 

This product is one of my favorites. It is a needed relief to my sometimes rough skin!” – Joel C.

 

Love this product!” – Andrea C.

 

Dead Sea Mud Mask: One of our favorite ways to get the benefits of Dead Sea mud is using it as a mask! This mask is purifying, nourishing, clearing, and soothing!

 

I received this mask in my box of goodness. It’s not normally a product I would order. I have very sensitive skin and I am cautious about new products. This mask has been amazing! My complexion feels clean, bright, and refreshed after each use. I highly recommend this mask!” – Heather C.
 
I absolutely love this mask. It’s easy to use, it doesn’t have a funny smell and it leaves my skin really smooth and soft. I feel like every time I try a new product from Rinse I say “this is my new favorite product.” But this really is my new favorite product. I’m thinking of getting a tub for my sister.” – Stephanie P.
 

Dead Sea Mud Facial Kit: The closest thing to going to the spa, without actually going to the spa! Our Dead Sea Mud Facial Kit includes our best-selling Dead Sea Mud Soap as well as our Dead Sea Mud Mask so you can treat your skin to a spa-like experience from the comfort of home!

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Hannah's Top 3 Products you NEED to Combat Your Dry "Sahara Skin"

Hannah's Top 3 Products you NEED to Combat Your Dry "Sahara Skin"

If you're reading this, chances are you're struggling with a common problem that plagues many of us... dry skin! If so, have no fear! You are in the right place. One of our favorite Rinse employees has given us her secrets to combating dry skin and we think you will find them helpful! 

Let us introduce to you, Hannah! She is one of Rinse's favorite soap-making, loud-singing, spontaneous-dancing girls! A fun fact about Hannah is that she practices sign language. We think it's pretty cool that she is expanding her ability to communicate and has chosen the sixth most common language in the U.S. to do so! It's no small feat, and we admire her dedication. Because we're so supportive, we can't complain about the fact that she has been practicing signing her funny insults here at Rinse to make everyone laugh! We love the lively, upbeat spirit that Hannah brings!

We recently asked her about her skin care regimen and what she said in plain old English is that some of her favorite Rinse goodies: "Make my skin not look like the desert." Ha! Per usual, she got a laugh out of all of us from that line! 

Hannah has had her fair share of struggles with dry skin going as far back as she can remember. Top that off with a tad of eczema and she felt like she had the perfect storm of skin issues that it seemed no amount of lotion, oil, or hydration could help. We keep thinking about her statement that her skin looked like the desert and we realized that we couldn't have said it better ourselves. We all know that feeling when our skin gets dry, flaky, scaly, and cracked. This time of year, our skin is the first to remind us that winter is on it's way!

Luckily, Hannah has shared with us her concoction to combat "Sahara Skin"!

First in the lineup is Oatbrasion Mask! A little birdy named Hannah says, "it helps get the crusteez off the skin". Yep, we can relate to that! This powdered facial mask is great to mix with some ingredients you can find in your house (like witch hazel for oily skin or facial oil for dry skin) to make a facial mask. Oatbrasion Mask actually includes ground pumice which makes it a fabulous exfoliant! Bye-bye crusteez! Finally, this mask helps to prep the skin for the products we will use afterwards. It even helps with acne prevention and is highly moisturizing!

Next up, Frankincense Roll-On! This ancient oil has made quite a name for itself throughout the years. Many of us are familiar with it from the story of the Wise Men, and we sing about it at Christmas in "We Three Kings". There are even those who say that Cleopatra used it in her beauty regimen! The fact that it has such a rich history and has stood the test of time should tell you that this stuff is legit! Hannah uses this under the eyes and on all other spots that need a little "frankincensing". So what exactly does that mean? Well, besides just being a fun phrase to say, Frankincense Oil is known for some awesome skin-loving properties such as improving tone, tightening, and brightening! It also smells amazing and provides a great aromatherapy experience!

Last up in Hanna's trifecta of perfectly hydrating products is Squalane Oil! Squalane is a powerhouse oil that increases cell elasticity, is healing to the skin, and is majorly moisturizing! Simply put, it's awesome. Squalane is derived from olive oil meaning it is gentle and effective for all skin types. Seriously, don't let the word "oil" scare you! This is perfect for "normal" skin (whatever that is) but is also great for those who have tricky skin issues including dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, acne prone skin... you name it, Squalane is great for it!. This oil is extremely light and absorbs quickly! By far one of Rinse's most popular products! Offered in both a 1 oz Pump Bottle or in a handy 0.35 oz Roll-On for use on-the-go!

We hope that Hannah's Helpful Hydration tips have been of value to you! Whether you find yourself in the dry skin club, or whether you have combo or even oily skin, we are sure these products will be of benefit! Give them a try and let us know what you think!

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