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
- 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!