3 Simple DIY Clay Face Masks for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

 

I see you. You started out the new year with ambitious goals to take better care of yourself. You're exercising 6 days a week, drinking celery juice first thing in the morning, consistently cleansing, moisturizing, and toning your skin with organic, all-natural, high-performance skincare products. You're deep cleansing your face with a clay mask once a week, and you are literally glowing from the inside out. 

. . . no?

Oh. Well, that's awkward.

In all honesty, I have set goals to take better care of myself more times than I can count. It usually involves drinking more water, eating more plants, pushing myself in the gym (or just getting myself to the gym in the first place), and improving my skincare routine. 

Yet somehow, self care slowly trickles down the list from top priority to, like, 20th priority. 

What I'm trying to say here is I get it. It is hard to consistently show up for yourself and say no to things that will make you feel icky, and yes to things that will make you feel amazing and loved and cared for. We could get into a whole spiel about why that is, but that's beyond the point of this post.

Let's start with something simple.

Perhaps a clay face mask.

A face mask is the epitome of taking care of yourself. Okay, maybe I shouldn't go that far. Of course the mental & emotional stuff comes first. 

But a face mask definitely makes me feel like I'm taking the time out of my day to care for my body. And that makes me feel loved and cared for. And that definitely can help in your self care journey. 

It represents you going out of your way to get the ingredients, mix them up to concoct the perfect mask for your skin type, and lounging around with the all-natural ingredients working their magic on your beautiful face. 

A clay face mask takes things even further by going deep within your pores to pull up any dirt, built-up oil, and ickiness that is plotting against you to erupt on your face later in angry red bumps.

DIY clay face masks also make a really great gift for friends & family. And the best part is these recipes I'm about to share with you are really easy to make. So easy that each mask only contains two ingredients. 

So let's quit the blabbering and get right to it.

 


DIY clay face mask for oily, acne-prone skin

 Green Tea Lemon Clay Face Mask ~

+ 1/4 cup bentonite clay powder

+ 1/4 cup green tea powder (AKA matcha)

 

Mix ingredients together and add to a mason jar, or container of choice!

When ready to use, mix 1tbsp powder with 1tsp apple cider vinegar (omit or use less for sensitive skin) + 1-2tbsp water to desired consistency. Apply to face and let dry for 10-20 minutes. Gently wash off with warm water, splash face with cold water, and moisturize (like, a lot).

 

Charcoal Clay Face Mask ~

+ 1/2 cup bentonite clay powder

+ 6-7 capsules of activated charcoal

 

Open capsules and add charcoal to clay powder. Mix thoroughly and add to mason jar or container of choice.

When ready to use, mix 1tbsp powder with 1tsp apple cider vinegar (omit or use less for sensitive skin) + 1-2tbsp water to desired consistency. Apply to face and let dry for 10-20 minutes. Gently wash off with warm water, splash face with cold water, and moisturize (like, a lot).

 

Spirulina Clay Face Mask ~

+ 1/3 cup french green clay powder

+ 1/8 cup spirulina powder

 

Mix ingredients together and add to a mason jar, or container of choice!

When ready to use, mix 1tbsp powder with 1tsp apple cider vinegar (omit or use less for sensitive skin) + 1-2tbsp water to desired consistency. Apply to face and let dry for 10-20 minutes. Gently wash off with warm water, splash face with cold water, and moisturize (like, a lot).

 

* note that with each of these face masks, your skin might be flushed afterwards. As long as you don't notice any unusual itching or burning, don't worry too much. The extra heat and blood circulation to the skin can be very beneficial for wound healing and cell regeneration!

 

Check out this video if you'd like to see a video tutorial on creating these face masks!

 

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