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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

DIY Clay Mask

Knowing I'm a big fan of face masks my housemate bought me a DIY clay face mask powder and little mixing set. All you have to do is mix 2 tsps of the powder with 2 tsps of water and voila; a simple, homemade face mask. As sad as it sounds I was really excited at the thought of trying this out and figured I'd let you know how it worked :)

Apparently you can actually combine the clay with other ingredients to help with different skin concerns… I can see myself in a white lab coat intently creating all manner of magical skin perfecting concoctions (not that I get carried away or anything) but to start with I just went for the standard clay and water mix…
The results were surprisingly good! My skin felt soft, smooth and completely clean but without being tight or uncomfortable. I only kept the mask on for about 10 minutes, by which point it had dried in and started to crack - which has gotta be one of my favourite things about clay masks - then I rinsed it off

Thanks to the dry, clingy texture I had to gently rub this for about a minute before I'd got rid of every last drop but because the texture is ever so slightly grainy it worked like an exfoliator, which just helped smooth my skin even more
After using the mask I applied my usual serum and night cream which was absorbed pretty much straight away. I woke this morning and my skin looked vibrant, felt pretty damn smooth and my makeup went on more easily than usual. I found the whole process strangely satisfying and am already looking forward to using this again! ♥

8 comments:

The Peach said...

I love DIY masks! I bought a couple different clays and mix them with aloe concentrate for my mask. I also add activated charcoal, green tea extract, and powdered oatmeal to them. My skin loves it!

In Palace said...

nice!

In Palace ♥

kaizokumousy said...

cool!:) I didn't know we can make our own mask^^

KawaiiFreakxXx said...

I love that little bowl and spatula you used for the mask! Where did you get it from? :)

Christina said...

Thanks so much for the tip. I usually make my own facial masks but have never made one with clay before

xo

borabora said...

coucou sympa de ce faire sont masque toute seule , du naturel !!

palpites_e_tal said...

Hi! I use clay too so let me give you some advice. A professional told me to use wood utensils so the clay doesn't lose any of its benefits.
xoxo

All Made Up said...

The Peach nice tips! I havent tried anything but plain clay mask but I'd love to try something a wee bit different

KawaiiFreakxXx it's from eBay... It was actually a pressie so I've no idea who the seller is or how much it cost though :(

palpites_e_tal thanks much! Never heard that before so I've been on the lookout for a little wooden bowl and spatula. Gonna try The Body Shop this weekend