I have a ritual every Sunday.
I prop my computer on my toilet, turn on Freaks and Geeks, put on this face mask and relax while taking a detox bath.
It’s such an awesome way to chill out and get ready for the week ahead. Especially with a super clean face and pores that aren’t clogged with grime (hey, it happens).
For my acne prone skin with pores that just get bigger if I don’t clean them regularly, this has made a huge change in my skin.
I let the mask harden on my face and after removing it, immediately apply my homemade moisturizer (which I’ll be selling soon, so keep your eyes peeled!). My homemade moisturizer is amazing for acne prone skin, especially if like me you also have the privilege of sporting some old acne scars from your teens.
The clay from this mask actually pulls impurities from the skin.
You can literally feel it hardening and tighten your face. The apple cider vinegar is a great toner and balances the pH of the skin; while the tea tree penetrates to kill off harmful bacteria that causes acne and the lavender soothes the skin.
The Most Detoxifying DIY Face Mask For Clear, Glowing Skin
- 2 tsp bentonite clay
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 drops melaleuca or tea tree essential oil *
- 2 drops lavender essential oil *
- Combine all ingredients using non-metal utensils.
- Once you've exfoliated, apply to clear, dry skin.
- Let the mask dry on your skin, about 20 minutes.
- Remove gently with a wet washcloth.
I highly recommend doing this at least once a week.