How to Make a Clay Mask

Clay masks are my favorite home beauty treatments.  I do one once a week to exfoliate and draw out toxins.  The mask makes my skin clearer and improves my complexion.  Clay masks are very easy to make, inexpensive, and work wonders for your complexion.  Since they help remove impurities from your pores, they can also help make your pores appear smaller too.  Learn how to make a clay mask at home for an inexpensive facial.

How to Make a Clay Mask

Benefits of Clay Masks

  • French clay has a high mineral content.
  • Clay pulls toxins and impurities out of your skin.
  • Clay improves circulation.
  • Clay exfoliates dead skin cells and clears blemishes.
Purchasing French clay in bulk is a lot cheaper than buying prepackaged masks.  One pound of clay will yield several applications, and it costs less than one trip to the day spa for a facial!

How to Make a Clay Mask

I usually mix my mask in my hand, but you can also use a bowl like I did for the pictures.  Just put about a tablespoon of clay in your hand or bowl and add enough water to make a paste.

Add water very slowly, about 1/4 teaspoon at a time.  Be careful not to add too much water or you will have to add a lot more powder to get the right consistency.  It should look like this when you are done.

Use your fingers to apply the mask all over your face.  Be careful not to get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Let dry for 15 to 30 minutes.  Rinse with lukewarm water.

I use water for my clay masks except when I use bentonite clay.  Bentonite clay doesn't mix well with water, so I use apple cider vinegar.  Follow the same directions, but it will puff up and become very thick.  Just smear it on your face thickly and let dry.

Learn more about the best clay mask for your skin type by clicking here.

Have you ever made your own clay mask?
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