Play with Clay
THE GREEN CLAY RECIPE:
Ready in: Paste takes about 2 minutes to make, mask should stay on for 15'
Serves: Just enough for an entire face application
Difficulty: Absolutely none. Clay is easy to work with, go for it
0 calories, thankfully we don't eat clay
1 tablespoon of clay
2 tablespoons of water
1 tablespoon ground oats
4 drops tea tree essential oil
- 1 small bowl (not metal)
- A spoon to mix everything together
- A washcloth to clean up
Absolutely! Perfect recipe for now
WHAT TO KNOW:
- A quick clay based recipe that'll help skin suffering from acne
- Ingredients are smooth enough as to not cause irritation to the skin
- Clay (green and pink) works fine on its own.
When it comes to DIY recipes, it's hard to choose which one to share. We've been hardcore testing DIY recipes for over a decade now, some more than successful than others. Perhaps a post of all the horrendous, recipes gone wrong would be fun. Let us know if that's something you'd enjoy reading. Back to today's recipe, we're playing with clay. The type of clay that'll benefit an oily and acne prone skin. A proper clay mask will "soak up" any excess sebum, tighten the skin, remove dead skin and clean out clogged pores. It stimulates blood circulation alongside its anti-aging properties which improve the overall appearance of the skin. Now that we've read about all the amazing things clay has to offer, let's get down to business.
A clay mask will usually come at the end of a facial, or any type of face care routine. It'll illuminate any dullness and absorb impurities. After exfoliating, washing and toning our face, we'll have this mask ready to go. Start by combining the clay and oats in a small bowl. Continue adding a bit of water to make a spreadable paste (not too runny). Last step, adding 4 drops of tea tree oil and stiring all the ingredients together. Beforehand, we'll thoroughly grind the oats in any type of blender, or food processor and then add them in the mix. Apply the mask on the face and neck, avoiding the eye area, of course! The mask will stay on for about 20 mins, unless we feel it "pulling hard" on our skin. To remove, we'll wet a washcloth with warm water and start removing it.
After we've completely removed the mask, we'll rinse off our face with some water and apply a serum or any kind of moisturizer to hydrate the skin. Due to the tightening effect of the clay, the skin might feel as if it's "pulling" a bit. After the serum or moisturizer, drink plenty of water and everything should feel comfortable again.
With these recipes, we're testing out ingredients and seeing how they mix together. If for whatever reason, a recipe or an ingredient in particular did not react well, we'll recreate the recipe by replacing it with something else. This is the beauty of DIY recipes; there are no restrictions with the ingredients. We can switch them up, simplify them or add as many things as desired and we'll still enjoy the results.
Give this a try and let us know how it worked out. Are clay masks something we all choose in our skincare routines? Let us know in the comments down below. Enjoy!
- Make sure to wash your face first.
- Have a towel nearby in case it starts to feel uncomfortable
- Ideally, a hot shower or a steamer beforehand will help open the pores.
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