You know that feeling you get post-vacation? The blues? Well, I have been in a slump since returning from a fantastic trip to Canada and NYC to see family and best friends. Since the return to Nashville, it’s been part-time work, trying to get back into a healthy swing of things, and prepping for teaching/apartment hunting. Finally, I feel fit enough to blog again. Mostly, I was inspired while sitting pretty with one of my ultimate fave products slathered across my face while reading for work. As the product worked its magic I pondered, had I written about this before? Surely, I had already raved about its amazingness. In great detail. As it deserves. Turns out, I HAVE NOT! Hence, today’s post about May Lindstrom Skin’s The Clean Dirt.

As is the case with all of May’s Products, this is not merely a cleanser but an experience. It is a cleanser, exfoliator, purifying mask, mood lifter, and mini-spa day all wrapped into one. Now, I know this is a pretty massive statement, but I am not mincing words here. If I was ever stranded on a desert island and could only bring five products with me, this would be one of the five. This is like the one. Somehow, she combined this insane combination of clays, herbs, salts, and vitamins into this earthy, spicy, and gritty magical potion that really works! I don’t understand how she does it or who inspired her ingredients, but you cannot argue with the results. I have already repurchased this bottle of goodness twice. I love it so, so much.

If you are not familiar with masks, do not let the name or appearance of this powder scare you away. Inside are powerful and effective ingredients for tackling any skin issue. Applying it is also half the fun if you’ve been used to soap, foam, and bubbles your entire life. Just introduce water, your favourite hydrosol, or aloe to the dry “dirt”, and the mixture bubbles and fizzes to life as its herbaceous scent envelopes your senses. You can also add honey, but I find it too tedious to spread that way. I use a foundation brush to spread the mask across my skin and let it sink in and sit far more than the prescribed fifteen minutes until the mask turns dry and hard. Removing it is fairly simple with the help of my Pai Organic Muslin Face Cloth, and it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and thoroughly cleansed. The clays suck up the impurities of the day and breaks down any nasty buildup on the skin while antibacterial turmeric and other herbs purify. Although this product does tingle, I would still recommend it for those of you with sensitive skin. It does not leave my face red or irritated after use. It’s totally appropriate to use in the morning without fear of a flush or discoloration when you waltz into work. It’s insanely powerful, but gentle at the same time if that makes any sense. Like I said, May exists on some sort of higher plane and is able to make the impossible possible.

If you are prone to breakouts, and you’ve been using conventional cleansers for years or you’ve gotten into oil cleansing, but nothing has worked – TRY THIS PRODUCT. I am serious. You will not regret it. It is amazing. My only word of caution? The turmeric can stain clothing yellow! Make sure you aren’t wearing your favourite white blouse while sporting this mask.

Stuck in the blues and feeling totally unmotivated, this warming, soothing slice of natural beauty heaven definitely helped pick me up. Aromatherapy has proven benefits and the therapeutic power of this spicy, invigorating mask is quite noticeable. Not to wax too philosophical, but May’s products are also the type that inspire action and remind you to take care of yourself. Their undeniable luxury are reminiscent of a mini-vacaction, so they help ease a tired soul back in to the breakneck pace of reality. If nothing else, you will have really amazing skin when you return to work!

You can pick this up at spiritbeautylounge or May’s website. Remember, she always provides generous samples if you inquire!

Have you tried my favourite cleanser of all time? Did it work as well for you as it does for me?

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