This Bentonite Clay Face Mask 3 Ways will be one of your new favorite ways to naturally pamper your skin! It’s inexpensive to make and doesn’t have any questionable ingredients that you don’t want on your skin.
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I’ve been on a mission to find the best products for my skin. Since junior high, my skin has been a mystery to me and I’ve struggled with acne for over 20 years. That’s over half my life! After going the dermatologist route without lasting success, I decided to try all the natural remedies. Bentonite clay is at the top of my list!
One of the biggest benefits of bentonite clay, commonly called Redmond Clay (a brand name), is that it excels at drawing out toxins (it comes as a creamy-grayish powder that you mix with a liquid to form the clay or mud). This drawing power makes it perfect for a face mask (and for bug bites and stings! Just ask my poor sister…or maybe ask me if you want the funny version of that story!). It gently but effectively absorbs toxins and bacteria from the skin, leaving it clear and clean.
Apple Cider Vinegar has long been touted as a wonderful natural toner for the skin. Combined with these other ingredients, your skin will be happy and clean! I usually use this mask 2-3 times per week, but it is safe to use daily. Use Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother.
Once you’ve used the mask, moisturize with something gentle and nourishing. Whole Foods was kind enough to send me the Trilogy line of facial products to try out, and I’m in love with the Ultra Hydrating Face Cream! It’s made with things like rosehip oil, evening primrose, coconut, manuka honey and lavender. It leaves my skin so soft, and it smells lovely!
The Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ is one of my favorite products, especially for around my eyes. My skin feels so soft and healthy after I apply it! After using all the products, I’m impressed with the quality of ingredients and the way my skin looks and feels.
Whole Foods has strict standards for the beauty products the carry, plus a list of over 400 unacceptable ingredients that are banned from anything they put on their store shelves! I love this because there are so many iffy and unhealthy ingredients that are in SO many products. To find out more about the Trilogy products that I think you’ll love, visit them at:
- Water (filtered is best)
- Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother)
- Essential Oils (stir into the activated clay mask mixture)
Bentonite Clay Face Mask 3 Ways
- 1 Tbsp bentonite clay
- 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother) OR filtered water
- 1 drop lavender essential oil, optional
- 1 drop melaleuca essential oil, optional
- Stir together the bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar (or water) in a glass or plastic container. Do not use metal. Stir in the essential oils, if using.
- Smooth a thick layer onto clean face, being careful to avoid the eyes.
- Leave on 10-20 minutes, or until the mask is mostly dry.
- Rinse with warm water and pat skin dry.
- Moisturize as usual.
- A 1:1 ratio is perfect for the vinegar and clay, but I think it’s too thick for the water and clay. I usually do a 2:1 (sometimes 3:1) water to clay ratio. It is easy to adjust the thickness of the mask to your liking, simply add more liquid if it’s too thick!
- If your skin is sensitive, use water instead of vinegar to make your mask.
- The clay comes in powder form. It activates when combined with liquids.
- Avoid touching bentonite clay with reactive metals. It will make the clay less effective. I use glass (or plastic) containers, plastics lids, and plastic or wood spoons when I work with bentonite clay.
- If you leave the mask on too long, it could leave your face a bit red. I have personally noticed that this happens if I leave the vinegar mask on to dry completely (or almost completely). To avoid this, wash it off before it’s completely dry. This hasn’t happened to me using the water version, but it’s still possible. The redness will subside, if it does occur.
- I buy my Redmond Clay on Amazon. Because it’s useful for SO many things, I buy it in the 6 lb bucket, which is also the best deal. If that’s too much for you, the 24 oz bottle is currently the best deal for smaller sizes.
- You can buy the Redmond Facial Mud ready to go (it’s just clay and water), but it’s quite a bit more expensive than mixing your own.
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