homemade clay face mask recipe

I mostly escaped high school without much acne, but after I went raw vegan in my early twenties, I developed what I thought was acne prone skin.

I’m still not sure exactly what happened during this time when my skin was so inflamed. In my thirties, it seems like a combination of stress, hormonal cycles, and climate.

But when the flare-ups first began, I was hellbent on finding a topical solution, which is how I developed this DIY clay mask.

Learn more about my clay mask made with apple cider vinegar and why it has become a part of my skincare routine for the last ten years.

Benefits of bentonite clay

benefits of bentonite clay

The star ingredient in this clay mask (and all clay masks IMHO) is bentonite clay.

Who bentonite clay is best for

The best part about bentonite clay is that it’s suitable for almost every skin type. It offers potential benefits to

  • dry skin
  • irritated skin
  • sensitive skin

But if you are anything like me, then you’ll want to test this out on a small patch before diving in head first. Gently remove with a cool wet towel if you are too uncomfortable to continue. You know your skin best!

A few bentonite clay recipes to try

As much as I love my homemade clay face mask recipe, I love exploring different ingredients and creating endless great recipes right in my kitchen. Here are a few of my favorite swaps:

How to make a bentonite clay mask

Mix everything in a small bowl until a paste forms. Make your skin damp with warm distilled water (ideally, or maybe the bath water in your luxurious self-care routine).

Spread the paste across your face. It is so refreshing and dries fairly quickly, so add more water if you’d like to thin it out a bit.

Once it’s completely dry take a warm and wet washcloth and cover your face. Let it dampen the clay mask for a moment before you begin wiping it off. 

The drying effects can sometimes make your face red, especially when combined with other ingredients that have astringent qualities. 

DIY bentonite clay mask recipe for crazy skin-tightening action

Try my DIY calcium bentonite clay mask. It’s a clean and easy DIY clay mask that makes my skin silky smooth.

Equipment

Materials

Instructions

  • Mix everything in a small bowl and then spread across your face. It is so refreshing and dries fairly quickly. When it begins to dry your face pulsates. It’s incredible.
  • Once it’s completely dry take a warm and wet washcloth and cover your face. Let it dampen the mask for a moment before you begin wiping it off.

Notes

  • Your skin may turn a little red but it will calm down shortly after.
  • This recipe may make your skin pulsate

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