Mix Up Your Own Clay Mask – With A Twist
This great mask requires only 3 simple ingredients and leaves skin feeling smooth, soft and super clean. Traditional clay masks are made with calcium bentonite clay (as well as other types of clay such as kaolin or white clay) and purified water. Did you know that you can use other liquids in place of water? Try rosewater, orange blossom water or apple cider vinegar.
How To Make An Apple Cider Vinegar Clay Face Mask
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (organic is best!)
- 1 teaspoon purified water
- 2 teaspoons calcium bentonite drinking powder
- Non-metal mixing bowl
- Non-metal stirring utensil
- Non-metal measuring spoon
Add the dry clay to the bowl then add the purified water and apple cider vinegar. Stir well to the consistency of sour cream. Since it’s being used as a face mask, it can be applied right away and not left to ‘gel’ or thicken overnight. Apply a thin layer all over the face, including the forehead but avoiding the under-eye area. Let dry, which takes about 15 to 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. The mask can be left on longer, for example, if you’re in the middle of something else. No harm is done, but the clay does stop working once it’s dried out.
Not everyone has the time or inclination to DIY, in which case, our ready-made Clay Mask is available in our online store.
Clay Mask Benefits and Results
The first thing you’ll notice is that your skin is pink or even red. This is normal and is caused by increased circulation (blood) to the area. Just as it does internally, the clay pulls toxins and impurities to and through the surface of the skin. It is gently exfoliating as well and is what makes the skin so soft afterwards. Calcium bentonite clay also has a tightening effect on the areas where it’s applied and for most people, this also creates an improvement in the appearance of the skin.
Clay masks can be used on all skin types, including dry and mature skin. However, it’s extra important that these latter skin types use a rich, lasting moisturizer after the mask. This is because clay masks are drying along with being detoxifying. We recommend raw, certified organic, virgin coconut oil if available.
And as always, be sure to drink LOTS AND LOTS of water. If you need some tips on how to easily add more water to your daily routine, check out this recent blog post on the topic.
Now watch this video to see how easy this natural beauty treatment is and what results Danielle had. Leave us your comments about your experiences! Thanks for watching.