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Homemade Clay Mask for Oily, Dry, Combination and Acne-Prone Skin

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Homemade Clay Mask for Oily, Dry, Combination and Acne-Prone Skin
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Clay masks are soothing and healing to skin. You can pick up a basic green clay (also known as bentonite clay) from any health-food store. Clay comes in powder form. Add water if you have oily skin, jojoba oil if you have dry skin or milk for combo skin to create a workable mask.

Ingredients:

  • A basic fuller's earth clay, also known as bentonite or green clay (if skin is sensitive, French green clay is a good option)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • water (oily skin), half and half (combination skin) or jojoba oil (dry skin)
  • Optional: your favorite essential oil. See my list of the Best Essential Oils by Skin Type.

Preparation:

I find it's best to mix 2 parts liquid to 1 part clay.

Choose your liquid based on your skin type. If you have oily skin, choose water. Combination skin, choose milk or half and half and if you have dry skin, opt for jojoba oil.

Mix in a bit of honey.

Add more liquid if clay is too dry.

Add a few drops of the essential oil (this step is optional).

Keep mask on for 15 minutes.

Rinse off with a steaming washcloth (I like to steam my washcloths with a couple drops of the essential oils in the microwave, but make sure washcloth is not too hot).

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