Those cotton pads are just soaked in cool water, to alleviate any puffiness.
Apple Cider Vinegar is a great clarifier for the hair and for the skin it increases blood flow to the capillaries delivering oxygen - remember, your skin is a living, breathing organ! It also works as a nice astringent.
Bentonite Clay is a mineral clay that comes in powder form and works the best at pulling toxins out and to the surface. Don't use it the night before a big event, but do slap a mask on when you're having a mellow pampering session on the weekend. I used this last weekend and I notice a few blackheads and pimples coming to the surface. I know, ick!! but it needs to come out!
Tumeric is a spice we normally only pull out for cooking but it's great at brightening the skin, lightening up dark blemishes - hello healthy glow! - and decreasing inflammation. Careful though, it stains any and everything lighter than its color
Put 'em all together and you've got a fantastic face mask that will remove makeup debris, dead skin, and rejuvenate, clarify and brighten! Most supermarkets have these products but you can definitely find them at Whole Foods or if you're lucky, your local (read: less expensive) health food store.
Pamper yourself, lovies - you deserve it! :)
~The Retro Natural