The Clean Dirt | FAQ
MY SKIN IS SENSITIVE AND PRONE TO DEHYDRATION. CAN I STILL USE THIS?
Dehydration often stems from stagnation in the skin and a compromised barrier that does not allow for the balanced production of your own natural oils or absorption of your moisturizers. Proper exfoliation is key. If you are particularly sensitive, leave this treatment for just once weekly, brushing it on gently. Allow to sit for a minute or two, and rinse in the shower, or by splashing face with warm water to release the formula gently without rubbing or scrubbing; also avoiding face cloths.
Immediately follow with The Youth Dew and/or The Blue Cocoon - this is vital, as The Clean Dirt essentially provides a gentle resurfacing of your complexion, allowing for the deepest, most effective penetration of your other treats. You will want to apply your oils while skin is still warm, wet, and fully receptive for the ultimate benefit.
SHOULD I USE THE CLEAN DIRT EVERY DAY?
Begin by incorporating The Clean Dirt every second or third day, increasing or decreasing as you find the rhythm that suits your individual needs. A good guideline is to exfoliate as often as you shampoo, so I most often incorporate this into my morning ritual. This seems to be the most appropriate timing for me, and also allows me to indulge in the shower for the least mess (it's worth it, I promise!). I let the formula sit on my skin while I run conditioner through my hair and scrub my body. It's the perfect amount of time, and when I rinse, massaging with my fingertips, both my hair and skin are silky smooth. Adjust to your preference - morning and night are equally wonderful.
DOES THE CLEAN DIRT REMOVE MAKEUP?
This formula removes light makeup and the daily grime. The Clean Dirt is an exfoliant, so is not to be used on the eye area. If you wear eye makeup, heavy foundation, or sunscreen, begin with The Pendulum Potion, following with The Clean Dirt. When skin is bare, go ahead and go straight to The Clean Dirt alone.
I'VE HEARD YOU LIKE TO MIX THE CLEAN DIRT AND THE HONEY MUD. WHY AND HOW DO YOU DO THIS?
This is my favorite treat on days my skin feels stressed or sensitive, but when I'm also craving effective exfoliation and the glow that only The Clean Dirt can bring.
Start with about 50/50 ratio - 1 tsp. of The Clean Dirt, 1 tsp. of The Honey Mud and about ½ tsp. of water as needed. This will come together as a soft, luscious, and totally decadent treatment that will give serious results with a bit more mellowness than a full-strength session. You can also add several pumps of The Pendulum Potion when needing a surge of moisture. Leave this on as a mini treatment for up to 20 minutes, or simply enjoy a quick massage with the pads of your fingertips, and then rinse.
WHAT EXACTLY DOES THE CLEAN DIRT DO?
The Clean Dirt gently exfoliates, easing congestion and stagnation and helping you to shed dead and dehydrated skin. This stimulating treatment transforms and refines skin's appearance - addressing issues of uneven skin tone and discoloration, dryness, flakiness, oil imbalances and acne. It helps to fade scars and residual redness from past outbreaks while brightening your overall complexion.
WHAT DOES THE CLEAN DIRT SMELL LIKE?
To me, it feels like I bottled Christmas. There is a warm scent of cinnamon and ginger cookies, with layers of cocoa and vanilla and spicy herbiness. It's highly invigorating and addicting.