One of the greatest benefits of Tulum, whether you are here as a resident or a visitor, is the amount of natural cleansers and plants you can use to help rejuvenate your skin. Can anyone say humidity? Can anyone say, salt water, fine sand and warm weather. Tulum beach is a natural spa that will help your skin more than any other store bought beauty product on the market. One item that is purchased is the Mayan clay, a natural cleanser for the skin that takes out all of the impurities in the skin, after you have exfoliated with the sand and added a bit of sun to that body of yours that has been starved of Vitamin D for a few months.
Skin care 101 when in Tulum
The sand, the ocean , the sun and the final touch, the Mayan clay is the best way to give your body a makeover while on vacation. It is a shame to do this just once or twice a year but the difference when you do this regiment is incredible. All of the products are natural, and only two are purchased items, Mayan Clay and avocados. The only additional cost could be a bit of embarrassment on the beach as your home made spa treatment will be public, but bet you a few dollars that once people see you doing this they just may join in.
Step One of the healthy skin treatment- Open pores and exfoliate
First, dive into the ocean and get wet. Open up those pores with the sun, the salt water and the humidity! Next return to the beach and using the sand on the beach, exfoliate your entire body, scrubbing the sand on your legs, your arms, feet and yes your face. Rinse and repeat!
Step Two of the healthy skin treatment – Clean, clean clean
Use your Mayan clay that can be purchased in the town of Tulum or on the beach road, and use it to clean all of the skin on your body. Clay has been used by the Mayans for centuries as an important medicinal and cosmetic tool. Externally, clays are used to absorb excess oils, toxins and dirt. Clays are high in mineral content and when used externally, minerals enter the body faster as they bypass the digestive system. The Mayan clay, unlike some other naturally produced clays like Bentonite, can only be taken externally. It is not advised to take this clay internally.
Mix your clay with water, using 25% clay and 75% water. The salt water is fine and the sun will make this an even more pleasurable experience. Smooth the clay mixture all over your body, let it dry in the heat of the sun. You will feel the tightening of your skin as the clay goes to work! If you would prefer to try a facial first, by all means, try your face only, let the clay mixture dry and rinse off with salt water.If you opted for the facial only, bet you will follow up immediately with a full body clay treatment.
Step Three – put some good oils back into your skin
This is the fun part! Cut a ripe avocado in half and using the meat to the fruit, put this all over your entire body and hair to moisturize the clean skin that you now have. Again you can do this in the sun, but it is not recommended to tan or keep the avocado on all day in the sun. The meat of the fruit will turn from green to brown, in about 5 minutes. Keep this on your body and in your hair for about 15 to 20 minutes. When done, jump in the ocean, rinse off and feel like a new you! Literally!If the avocado is not what you are looking for try some aloe vera, the spiky plant you see in most gardens. Slit open the leaves, scrape out the gel and it will be as beneficial as the avocado.
Natural skin products that provide you with your own home spa
The beauty of this treatment is the environment, hot sun, humid air, the ocean, the salt water and nothing else to do but relax and focus on your various steps. The cool thing is though, you can do this at home at at a 10th of the price of a spa treatment. The skin benefits are glorious! How you feel afterwards, can not put that feeling into words. The stress starts to melt away once you have treated yourself to this spa treatment that you do yourself!
Mayan clay is the secret to this skin treatment
Taking out the dirt, toxins and oils that disable your skin from breathing is the secret ingredient to this self made treatment. Mayan clay will also help you if you get too much sun, by soothing the skin that has been damaged and nurturing the cells that have had a little too much Tulum sun for their liking.
- add natural minerals
- detox your skin
- cleanse your pores
- tighten your skin for a younger look
- heal skin issues
- natural sustainable product that gives back to your skin, the environment and the community
- no chemicals
Looking for some other detox trips while on vacation in Tulum? Have a look at our Disconnect day on March 23 and tell me if this is the ticket to your next healthy vacation?