Clay Mask
Posted By: Lindsay Schroeder Posted In: Homemade Facials Date Posted: June 15th, 2012 Comments: 1

Ingredients:

Basic green clay from a natural health food store (Bentonite clay; French clay if your skin is more sensitive)

1 teaspoon of honey

Water (for oily skin); Jojoba oil (dry skin); or half water and half jojoba oil (combination skin)

Preparation:

Mix 2 parts liquid to 1 part clay to get best consistency in a mask form so depending on your skin type, decide which liquid is best for you to mix with the clay from above ingredient options. Mix both in a bowl then add 1 teaspoon of honey (warm honey for easier mixing) and feel free to add a bit more liquid for a smoother, lighter consistency for the mask. Apply mask to face and neck for 15 – 20 minutes, then rinse off with warm water and washcloth.

Benefits:

Clay is known to be both soothing and healing to the skin, without being an irritant. Clay masks have been used since before history was probably written and it’s quite inexpensive as well. Clay helps to gently remove impurities such as bacteria, oils, and dirt that normally get trapped in pores and cause acne and pimples.

Honey works to remove any bacteria that may be festering in or on the skin due to being loaded with anti-microbial properties and is also a natural antioxidant. Honey fights microbial infections that cause acne without irritating your skin. Honey also pulls out impurities from your pores that would normally stay clogged, festering bacteria that causes pimples. It will also help restore your skin’s texture and reduce damage done to your skin by the sun and daily environments you come in contact with.

Jojoba oil does not clog pores and is known to be an extremely effective resource for helping to fight acne, even more intense acne from cystic pimples without irritating or drying out your skin. It also works as a wonderful moisturizer for your skin, with only a couple drops being needed to effectively do the trick.

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  • sc - August 28, 2012 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Is it possible that we can replace jojoba oil with other oil like olive oil or something?

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