Tuesday, May 17, 2011

D.I.Y. Face Mask

I felt like my last post involving DIY skincare was so successful for many of you, it has put me on a continual search for more natural remedies for annoying old skin. Speaking of, if you tried that toner from that post... let me know what you thought! Anyway I was poking around online and came across an article on using natural clays for a face mask. Different clays are supposed to be very beneficial for your skin. They can, among other things, draw toxins and impurities out of your skin. That sounds pretty good to me! The article explains all of the different types of clay and how to best pick one for your skin type. Take a look at the original article, its a good reference for deciding on what type of clay to use. My skin can be really sensitive sometimes, so when I went to the natural/health food store in town I decided on some white kaolin from the bulk spice and herb section. I'm under the impression that the darker the color, the more potent it is. I scooped out enough for a few uses and it rang up at the grand total of $.96 , so this definitely won't break the bank.

Project: Face Mask

Supplies needed:
  • Clay of choice
  • Liquid of choice (water, green tea,milk,etc.) 
The article says to start with 1 tablespoon of liquid and to stir in 2 tablespoons of clay, but I used half the amount of both and it was more than enough for my whole face. Then you spread the mixture onto your face, mine was kind of soupy so I kept adding layers until it was pretty thick. Then sit back and relax for 10-15 minutes and let that junk do its job! And really try not to move your face at all or the clay will flake off terribly. Then rinse!


  1. I'll definitely have to try it out! How I love face masks!


  2. I don't know if I've ever seen clay at the health food store, but I'd love to try this.

    I use your toner everyday! Thank you so much!

  3. Cool idea. I must try this and your toner too!

  4. Hi! I've been using your toner (only just in the past couple of weeks switching to vinegar with "The Mother") but haven't noticed a thing! Maybe I'm not using a good ratio? Right now I'm using 3 parts water to 2 parts vinegar...argh! I'd like to hope that it's working secret wonders though...

  5. Ohh, that sounds lovely. I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I've been using the toner for a few weeks and it has worked wonders for my skin! So I'll definitely give this a go!

  7. This sounds great. Another this I do which is really cheap and leaves your skin feeling AH MAZING is scrubbing with oats and then smothering my face in honey, leave for half an hour and rinse well. Delicious and good for the skin. Apparently honey keeps wrinkles at bay!! Who knew! (maybe someone).

  8. Awesome, clay masks are so good for people with oily skin (like me) so I'm going to have a go at this. I love how cheap it is too!!!

    Keep these DIY posts coming btw, they are fantastic :D

  9. You are the coolest. Please come live next door to me.

  10. I've never done a clay mask before but I may have to try it. I just read your last DIY skin care post. I have heard of that remedy before but never tried it. I just recently discovered witch hazel. The stuff is amazing. I'm done with benzoyl peroxide and things like that. They're horrible! Witch hazel is natural, gentle, and non-drying. I feel like I'm being nice to my skin rather than attacking it. haha

    Anyway, when my skin finally clears up I want to try this clay mask thing. :)


  11. I was just talking to a friend of mine about natural skin care remedies, so I'm going to have to follow you to hear more--this was very interesting!

  12. I tried the ACV toner for just about two weeks, but then had lots of travel thrown in the mix and didn't remember to pack any vinegar (or toner) before I left. I plan on getting back into the routine soon though, and I've always been curious about mixing clay masks, so this might be a good addition, as I've got some pretty oily skin in the summertime.

    Thanks for your research! Love these posts.

  13. Something I love is mixing plain yogurt with honey and vit E oil, leaving on my face for 10 minutes and then wiping off with a hot moist towel. my skin glows. also I tried an aspirin mask and wow, the pimple I had vanished within minutes, Im not lying.

  14. Woah awesome, totally keen to try it. Also I love your Babushka doll measuring cup, we sell them in our store and I've been thinking of getting them myself!

  15. hmm.. not sure about aface-mask (they have always kind of creeped me out), but I'm loving the toner! I scented mine with orange blossom water.

  16. tried it!

    loved the results.
    love that it's natural.
    and cheap.
    and awesome.

    thanks so much for the heads-up on this!

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