All of us women and even men enjoy using facial masks to help pamper and purify our skin, but not all of us use the proper facial masks. Store brand facial mask can have a lot of chemicals in them that can actually be to harsh to skin leaving it feeling tight dried out and irritated. However, there is a natural facial that all skin types can use to properly pamper and purify the skin naturally without harsh ingredients and that is a calcium bentonite clay mask.
Calcium bentonite clay is non-toxic clay that contains minerals that help nourish and beautify the skin naturally. The clay comes from volcanic ash that has settled onto the earth surface. The clay is typically collected and ground into fine powder to use in beauty care products, kitty litters, colon cleansing kits and healing mud packs to help soothe and heal injuries or skin infections. You can even get calcium bentonite clay powder to make your own facial masks that are gentle and purifying to the skin, which is what we are going to continue talking about.
So, to make calcium bentonite clay mask that is pampering and purifying to all skin types you will need bentonite clay powder from a health food store or a cosmetic store. The clay is usually affordable depending on where you get it. I got mine from my local health food store for around $5 for a pound of clay pound. To make a calcium bentonite clay mask you simply add ¼ cup of clay powder into a glass bowl and combined 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey into it. Then you simply combine the ingredients together until you get deep colored clay mask that will be thick and creamy smooth in texture that is similar to wet clay at a pottery shop. However, if you want to, you can create your own facial mask by adding your own natural ingredients to the clay powder such as fruit and vegetable juices, herbal teas and milks. For me apple cider vinegar make the most soothing, purifying and most nourishing facial mask ever for my sensitive oily skin type. If you have sensitive dry skin using cucumber juice to make a clay mask might be a bit more beneficial to your skin because it will help soothe the skin. Once the homemade clay mask is made it should be used right away otherwise the clay will dry up again within 10 minutes.
Now before applying the homemade clay mask you preferred to make it is best to exfoliate, wash and tone your skin well so it is easier for the mask to be applied. Applying a clay mask to a clean face also insures that the facial mask can soak into the skin better and really help nourish, purify and pamper it well. The best way to apply the mask is by simply scooping it up with your hands and applying it to your face in thick even layers. Next, allow the mask to sit on the skin for 10 minutes, or until it becomes dry and tight. After, wipe and rinse your face off with warm water and a cotton cloth.
The Benefits of Using a Homemade Calcium Bentonite Clay Mask
Purifies the Pores
Detoxifies the Skin
Exfoliates Dead Skin Cells
Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Firms and Tones Up The Face
Softens Up The skin
Fades Away Scars and Age Spots
Gives the Skin Brightness
So, in order to help keep looking and feeling beautiful naturally use a homemade calcium bentonite clay mask 3 to 4 times per month instead of using store brand facial masks. You will find once you try a homemade clay mask how purifying and pampering it can actually be. I wish you all the best with keeping your skin looking and feeling its best naturally all the time.