Last week I tried my first DIY clay face mask and it worked wonders.
A coworker recommended it to me because she knows my obsession with apple cider vinegar. More on that later…. But the mask is super effective and consists of three simple ingredients: clay, apple cider vinegar and water.
This is a great mask if you are looking to even out skin tone, prevent acne or rejuvenate and hydrate your skin. ACV removes dead skin cells and excess oil while unblocking pores, and clay draws out toxins and prevents pimples and blackheads.
Together they form an awesome natural exfoliator, meaning your skin is left super soft.
Before starting the process, wash your face and hands. Then mix 2tsp clay with 1tsp apple cider vinegar and 1tsp water. Make sure you use non-metal mixing materials, as they will mess with the clay’s electric charge which draws out toxins in skin.
Once your mixture is smooth, use your hands to apply a thin layer on your face, avoiding eyelids, under eyes and lips. It doesn’t smell the best but trust me, it is worth it!
Let the mask dry, usually 15-20 minutes (rinse after 10 minutes if you have sensitive skin.) You’ll know when it’s dry because you won’t be able to move your face. It will feel extremely tight, like a Botox overdose. It’s kind of hilarious.
Once your mask has dried, simply rinse your face with warm water and voila! Now you have bright, clear and beautiful skin. My cheeks were a little rosy afterwards, just because the clay pulled away all the dead skin, so don’t panic if you’re a little flushed. I recommend doing it before bed to avoid human contact.
If your face feels dry after use some lotion, or my favorite, coconut oil.
I loved how clear and smooth my skin was after using this mask. I’ll definitely be doing it at least once a week.
Try it for yourself and let me know what you think!