The beauty industry is filled with all sorts of facial masks and treatments that promise glowing, youthful skin. But between the charcoal-infused peel-offs, exfoliating scrubs, and raw honey concoctions sits one classic treatment that has stood the test of time: clay masks.
Clay masks are a staple in many people’s skincare routines due to their ability to detoxify the skin, unclog pores, and leave you feeling smooth as a baby’s bottom. In this article, we will show you how to mix clay mask like a pro so you can reap all of its benefits without any guesswork or failures.
Why Use Clay Masks?
We know what some skeptics might be thinking – why should anyone bother with yet another face mask when your routine is already packed with steps? Well let us tell you why!
Clay Masks Detoxify Your Skin
There’s nothing pleasant about having dirt and oil trapped under our skin. Not only does it clog up our pores (leading to blackheads), but it also makes us more susceptible to breakouts. Thankfully for us all-natural lovers out there – clays are amazing at absorbing impurities from our skin while we chillax on the sofa binge-watching Netflix!
They Remove Excess Oil
If your T-zone resembles an oil rig throughout the day- fear not because using a clay mask is calling for help! A common problem amongst people who have oily or acne-prone skin is related directly back to sebum overproduction by your sebaceous glands (thank heredity). So adding clay into your weekly skincare routine may work wonders in keeping excess oils under control making sure only nice healthy levels appear where it matters most – on top of cookings.
Let’s Get Mixing!
Before diving right into mixing up some good old-fashioned mud (okay no actual mud please), let’s run through some things that you’ll want to avoid:
- Avoid metal bowls and utensils as they can mess with the pH levels of your mask, reducing its effectiveness.
- Never use tap water – unless you live in Fiji. Chlorine and other chemicals in tap water will further irritate acne-prone skin, making it more sensitive. Stick to distilled or mineral-rich bottled water instead!
Now that we’ve got these important deets out of the way, here’s how you mix clay masks like a pro!
Gather Your Ingredients
Assembling all your ingredients beforehand helps make sure for an efficient mixing process allowing minimal wait times between wiping off yesterday’s yuck and slathering on today’s yum.
- Clay Powder: You’ll need 2tbsps of powdered clay (bentonite or kaolin – depending on your skin type)
- Liquid: Water/aloe vera juice/apple cider vinegar/honey if mixing with honey face mask (120ml or less based on thickness desired). Also replace ACV & Honey for sensitive/dry skins
- Wood/Silicone Bowl & Spoon : Either is fine just promise us no metalfanatics!
Optional (but highly recommended)
- Tea Tree Essential Oil : Will aid in helping those who struggle with stubborn acne woes!
A little goes a long way
With everything laid between you stored up in simple vessels add our included table below:
Ingredient | Amount
Clay Powder| 2 tbsp
Liquid| 120 ml
Wooden/Silicone Bowl & Spoon| N/A (Unless Cooking As well)
Tea Tree oil(optional)| Few Drops
Mix delicately and then slap on this baby quickly! The quicker application means fewer minutes till beautification start coming alive within yourself.
Making Adjustments In Consistency
The consistency of your mixture should be a bit thick & creamy that’ll help the mask to adhere to your face while staying put. However, this recipe may require a little tweaking as everyone’s skin is different and requires different applications…just like you cannot carpenter with only one hammer!
- If You Have Sensitive Skin
Reduce the liquid quantity by 1/3 or use purified still water instead of apple cider vinegar/honey/aloe vera juice.
- If Your Skin Tends To Dry Out Easily
Mix in more honey or vegetable glycerin as will bring forth its coveted hydrating properties.
Time To Use Our Clay Mask
You’ve successfully harnessed your skills at mixing up clay masks! Congrats! Now comes for the next phase – application time. Here are some pointers before proceeding with full-on beautification mode:
Before Applying The Mask:
Before anything else – cleanse tha face. Open those pores using warm water rinse or applying steam towel, then proceed.
Now let’s see how we can apply our newly made concoction onto our beautiful faces!
Step #1: Find Some Me Time
In any case always give yourself enough adequate ‘me time’ when preface self-care activities such as skincare rituals (or deodorizing leftover taco smell seem like reasonable examples). Grab that dedicated facial space-time from all influencers who work under Mars gravity rules somewhere +750 years in future (yes TikTok chanel owner talkin’ bout you).
Step #2: Brush On
Using same applicator brush repurchased every so often via beauty retailers hopefully having ethically sourced bristles mixed into their brushes—apply an even layer avoiding lips we do not eat adobe. Head-to-toes preferably avoids random spots appearing later out of nowhere after finished cleaning off sheet-mask goo gone wrong!
A tip: Keep this whole DIY process fuss-free by equally bringing on weekly Netflix-binge sessions allowing yourself to get breathable space and relaxation.
Step #3: Hop On The Bed/Floor/Couch
Moving on – don’t let the 10mins recommended drying time go to waste. We can certainly not afford adulting life problems related with burnt chicken hair much less accidentally brushing onto your expensive Pillow hibernal cushions that one uses maybe twice a year sound oddly familiar?
Removing The Mask
You’ve now successfully entered into an alluring spa-like mode, chillaxin’ till drytime’s over! Time has come for removing our naturally occurring pore purists +overall rebellious reviver agents.
Time it took: 6-8-ish minutes, depending on how well you follow rules holy bible recommendations of clay facemask usage instructions so far explained above.
Final Word Of Advice
When using any sort of skincare product always opt for natural ingredients over synthetic ones as we can never know what’s lurking in those mysterious ‘other’ chemicals (Noticed containing mostly syllables derived from scientific names no human understands). Hopefully, after reading this article mixed back & forth together with clay mask ingredients – putting your best face forward will become easy while potentially discovering new Netflix shows to watch along the way 😉
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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