Clay masks are pretty similar to clay baths. It’s freely available to anyone—no matter what your skin type may be. Skin care experts and enthusiasts alike have found ways to make clay masks even better, with various ingredients which add more beneficial properties aside from decongesting your pores. Nevertheless, it’s recommended that you moisturize thoroughly to counteract the tightened feeling of your skin after each immediate use.
We’ve got two tested and proven clay mask recipes that are sure to detoxify your face aside from soaking out excess oils and further refining your pores. You’ll need a small mixing bowl, a jar measuring eight ounces with a corresponding lid, and a spoon. With these tools, you’ll be able to make a cup’s worth of dry masks. Meanwhile, you’ll want to have half-a-cup of green clay, a quarter-cup of kaolin clay, the same amount of powdered milk (diary, soy, or coconut will do), and some rosewater on hand for this particular recipe. You should wear a protective face mask covering vulnerable areas of your face to avoid accidentally breathing the powders in or getting some in your eyes.
Start by placing all the dry ingredients into the jar, shaking them until they’ve been thoroughly blended. These can be stored for up to a year. Although, if you’re aiming to instantly use what you’ve already prepared, taking two teaspoons of the mixture with a sufficient amount of rosewater until it’s moist enough to achieve a suitable consistency that can be the applied to your face.
Another type clay mask made from half-a-cup of bentonite clay, a bag of green tea, and 5 drops of tea tree essential oil requires a different preparation process, but pretty much deliver comparable results. Boil the bag of green tea in a cup of distilled water for two minutes, mixing the bentonite clay with tea tree oil after it’s cooled enough. Apply the mixture liberally, focusing on congested regions of your face, in particular.
Both masks should be rinsed with warm water after letting the layer sit for twenty-five to thirty minutes. Follow with moisturizer or splash some cold water afterwards if you have sensitive skin just to be sure.