Oily, dry, combination – no matter what type your skin may be, sometimes a normal cleansing routine just isn’t enough. They say beauty is only skin deep – well, then perhaps that is where we should begin our daily beauty regimens. Cleansing, toning, refining and moisturizing one’s face daily is a major part of keeping healthy skin, but sometimes those steps could use a little help from a more powerful rejuvenating technique.
Clay mask can work wonders on skin and the best part is, you need not set up an appointment at a salon for the perfect facial!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN CLAY MASK:
Shea Butter & Bentonite Clay Mask
- 1 tbsp bentonite clay (where to buy)
- 4 drops tea tree essential oil (where to buy)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Raw Organic Shea Butter
- 1/2 teaspoon activated charcoal (where to buy)
- 3 drops manuka oil (where to buy)
- 3 drops lavender essential oil (where to buy):
Soften (never melt) your Shea Butter and mix well with remaining ingredients. Store in an airtight container.
To fully reap all the benefits of a clay mask, a certain skin care routine should be followed, beginning with a gentle cleansing with face wash. Following the cleansing, apply the face mask to your entire face, and neck if you desire, and allow it to dry completely. Mask should normally dry in about 10 to 15 minutes, though it can be left on problem areas overnight for the utmost therapy. Rinse the mas from your face with warm water using small circular motions to exfoliate the skin. Pat dry with a clean cloth. Make sure to moisturize.
Benefits of a facial clay mask:
- Absorbs excess oil
- Aids in shrinking large pores
- Clarifies skin’s texture
- Eases tension lines on face and neck
- Helps to dry up pimples
- Reduces appearance of blemishes
- Relaxes tired muscles
- Removes dry cells and impurities
- Replenishes vitamins, minerals and moisture
- Rinses away blackheads
No matter how you go about your facial care routine, using a mask at least once in a while will truly invigorate you, leaving your face silky smooth and soft. Because the results are immediate and purely amazing, you may even find yourself wishing to use a mask more than once a week. Enjoy the clean and clear effects of a facial masque and relax while you use it… after all, it will be like having your own spa treatment in the comfort of your home!