One day when browsing through Pinterest, I stumbled upon something. Green clay! I’ve had skin care problems for several years. I’d tried a lot of things to clear up my skin. After a couple uncomfortable high school years filled with acne and insecurity, I found a face wash that worked. I still use that face wash to this day. But, green clay has been so much more for me. It’s not part of my face wash, although it is part of my weekly routine. Every Friday when I get home from work, I treat myself to a nice green clay face mask. Here’s what I do:
Green Clay Face Mask
- 1/4 cup green clay (I get mine in bulk off Amazon)
- 4 drops tea tree essential oil
- Water to preference (just to wet the clay)
- Add the clay and tea tree oil to a small bowl.
- Pour in water slowly and mix as you go. You want the clay to be wet, but not too soupy. This is to your preference. Sometimes I use a little so that it’s a thick paste and sometimes I use more so that I can spread it around more smoothly.
- Apply the mask to your face to 1/4 inch thickness (just eyeball it).
- Wear the mask for 20 minutes. Set a timer on your phone so you don’t forget!
- Wash off the mask thoroughly. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worn a mask and hours later realized I had some clay under my chin. 😉
This mask is very refreshing and it will make your skin feel invigorated. Tea tree oil is great for acne and green clay is a common base for face masks. (Livestrong.com) (WebMd) When I was between face washes and I couldn’t get my usual prescription, I tried tea tree oil. I saw some results, although it didn’t work as fast as I would have liked. That’s why I don’t recommend replacing any of your normal skin care regimen with this. It’s simply a relaxing way to end the week and wake up your face.
What’s your favorite face mask?