Mask of the Month: The Mojito

The mint is rockin' in the garden, just waiting to grace a fresh fruit salad, a minty iced tea or to be dried for some wintertime remembrance of Michigan summer. One of my very favorite summertime drinks is a mocktail Mojito - cool, muddled mint, a twist of crisp lime and sugar topped off with ice cubes and club soda. This month's mask - more of a scrub, really - is inspired by this refreshing cocktail.

Mint is both cooling and astringent, while the lime offers an additional toning effect. Sugar is a natural exfoliant that provides just the right amount of exfoliation before dissolving.

Use The Mojito as a facial treatment to refresh and revive sweaty summer skin, or as cooling body scrub. This recipe will make enough to do both. :)

How do you like to use mint???

The Mojito

6T sugar
1T finely chopped fresh mint
Juice of 1 small lime
1 drop peppermint essential oil (optional)

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and use immediately.
  2. Apply a teaspoon of the mixture to damp, freshly cleansed facial skin. Gently massage the scrub, avoiding the eye area, for 1 minute. If you use this as a body treatment, use a more vigorous scrubbing motion or even an exfoliating mitt for a real good body scrub! Just be mindful to go gentle on sensitive bits, such as breasts and decolletage.
  3. Rinse thoroughly with cool water and follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer.
This treatment is good for most skin types, but should be avoided by those with overly sensitive skin, active acne, rosacea, sunburn, inflammatory skin conditions or skin with open wounds or abrasions.

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