Every time I hear about a new beauty ingredient, I just have to try it – especially when it requires me to concoct a mixture before applying it to my skin. There’s just something about making my own beauty products from natural ingredients that always leaves me with such a good feeling – inside and out!
Calcium bentonite is an amazing beauty secret weapon. It is derived from volcanic ash and is totally natural and non-toxic. It has a negative charge, which allows it to easily suck out positively-charged toxins – like acne-causing bacteria – from your skin. This mask will cleanse and purify your skin, leaving you with a soft, clean, refreshed face.
What you need:
What you do:
1. Mix together your bentonite clay, oatmeal, and water with the following ratio:
1 tablespoon bentonite clay : 1 tablespoon water : 1 teaspoon oatmeal
2. Add in 2-3 drops of tea tree oil and mix well.
3. Apply the mixture to your face in a thin, even coat and let it dry for 5-10 minutes. If you feel a pulling and tightening sensation, do not be alarmed – this means the mask is working! Wash your face with warm water and you’re good to go!
Note: You may experience slight redness of the skin directly after removing the mask. This is totally normal and should disappear in about 30 minutes. If you’re nervous about this, perform a spot test elsewhere on your body 24 hours prior to using this mask on your face.
Photos by FP Brigette.
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