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The Pendulum Potion

The Pendulum Potion

The Clean Dirt

The Clean Dirt

The Youth Dew

The Youth Dew

It’s your turn. Your skin needs just as much love (and has an extra fuzz factor to consider!) as that of your female counterpart. Today, I welcome you to dive into your own care in a new way, one that celebrates your skin and fuels a reconnection to your own self.

Breathe deep into grounding nourishment, wake up any stagnation and avoid ingrown hairs, and round it all out with proper hydration and nutrition. The collection ultimately works to feed skin and facial hair and leave you feeling and looking fresh, healthy, and confident.

step 1: Cleanse

product:
The Pendulum Potion
The Pendulum Potion
$80.00
  &
The Honey Mud
The Honey Mud
$90.00
Frequency: twice daily

The Ritual:

Swirl a fat, blueberry-sized dollop of The Honey Mud into wet skin to emulsify into a silky, acid & enzyme cleansing milk, softening facial hair and dead cells. 

If you are particularly wiry, sensitive, or prone to ingrown hairs, pair with The Pendulum Potion and The Facial Steam Cloth prior to shaving (note: this sensually aromatic formula also doubles as a body, hair, and beard oil!). Massage several pumps into dry skin, then wet hands and continue massage. Place a warm, steamy towel over face and neck. Press, rinse, and repeat until skin is soft and cleansed, then proceed to shaving.

step 2: Exfoliate

product:
The Clean Dirt
The Clean Dirt
$70.00
 & 
The Pendulum Potion
The Pendulum Potion
$80.00
Frequency: every other day

The Ritual:

Every 2nd or 3rd day (or about as often as you shampoo), introduce The Clean Dirt to brighten, decongest, and free any dead skin or trapped or ingrown hairs associated with shaving.

Measure 1 tsp. of The Clean Dirt’s concentrated powder and blend with just shy of equal parts water to form a soft mousse. Massage into damp skin with the pads of your fingertips, ideally while in the shower, to allow the heat and steam to soften and prepare skin. Leave for a few minutes, then face into the water to easily wash the formula away, massaging as you go. 

Continue the massage on your now-clean skin for at least another minute after the grains have been rinsed clear, focusing on areas of congestion, hyperpigmentation, dryness, or flakiness - often, you can feel dead skin releasing at your fingertips in this step! When you feel this sensation, continue rubbing that area of the skin until the texture shifts. Continue until skin is soft, smooth, and bright.  

Bonus: Try blending The Clean Dirt with several pumps of The Pendulum Potion or a dollop of The Honey Mud (or both together!) for a nourishing, supportive boost every other treatment.

step 3: Mask

product:
The Problem Solver
The Problem Solver
$100.00
 & 
The Honey Mud
The Honey Mud
$90.00
Frequency: 3x/weekly +

The Ritual:

Activate 1 Tbsp. of The Problem Solver with just shy of equal parts water to form a soft, rich mousse. I strongly encourage you to use a measuring spoon from your kitchen for absolute ease and to take any guesswork out of the equation. For the least mess and most pleasure, be sure to bring home our treatment brush and bowl to use when mixing The Clean Dirt and The Problem Solver. The results are worth it, I promise.

Brush over skin and relax for 30-45 minutes until dry. When your treatment is complete, step into a warm shower, allowing the steam and running water to rehydrate the masque before rinsing away easily.

To enjoy The Honey Mud as an enzyme masque, smooth generously over clean, dry skin, leaving it to work its magic from a few minutes up to an hour before rinsing clear as you massage with the pads of your fingertips.

Bonus: I like to mask at least twice weekly with The Problem Solver, and an additional time or two with The Honey Mud. For a lush, glow-inducing alternative try blending The Problem Solver with a dollop of The Honey Mud (my favorite!).

step 4: Moisturize

product:
The Blue Cocoon
The Blue Cocoon
$180.00
 & 
The Youth Dew
The Youth Dew
$140.00
Frequency: twice daily

The Ritual:

After every cleansing, treatment, or shave, feed and hydrate skin immediately with The Blue Cocoon and The Youth Dew. Always massage both into fully WET skin. Skip your towel and go directly from rinsing to oils, while skin is still warm, soft, and at its most receptive. 

Give a little extra love to your eye area and your lips and, double up on your portion size in the evenings to nourish skin as you sleep.

Side note: products are not designed to be just swept across the top of your skin in three seconds and left to work magic. Get in there with your hands. YOU are the magic.

step 5: Mist

product:
The Jasmine Garden
The Jasmine Garden
$70.00
 
Frequency: throughout the day

The Ritual:

Complete your cleansing ritual by saturating skin with The Jasmine Garden and continuing your massage AFTER applying your oils. This game-changing formula enhances penetration and assimilation of everything that comes before it, enabling the best possible absorption of both fat and water-soluble nutrients. This step makes a world of difference for "oil-averse" and acne-prone complexions, as well as those prone to redness and sensitivity. Mist generously throughout the day to calm and refresh skin (+ hair & body!).

Bonus Tips

While this page is all for you, there’s no generic skin type called “men”. If your complexion is troubled, or you have more questions, please do refer to our other categories of care under Explore Skin Rituals to go deeper into specific, step-by-step recommendations to address your unique concerns. We also welcome you to reach out to us anytime for personalized guidance at care@maylindstrom.com. We are here for you!