My All Time Favorite Green Clay Face Mask

My All Time Favorite Green Clay Face Mask

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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  1. Add the clay and tea tree oil to a small bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Apply the mask to your face to 1/4 inch thickness (just eyeball it).
  4. Wear the mask for 20 minutes.  Set a timer on your phone so you don’t forget!
  5. 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?

6 thoughts on “My All Time Favorite Green Clay Face Mask

  1. Hi Gina, my son is struggling with black heads right now, do you think this helps with that?
    I would imagine that the tea tree oil really does invigorate your skin…a great way to end the week for sure.
    And once again, hard pressed to think of anyone who would look so spectacular with a green mask on their face. Your eyes and lips just really pop!
    Hugs, Lynn

    1. I’ve been struggling with blackheads for years as well. I’m not sure what the specific effects this mask would have on blackheads are. Although, I imagine that it can’t hurt. I’ve tried a few things over the years, but I haven’t really found much that helps. And thanks again, Lynn! You’re so sweet! <3

    1. I think that it has helped me a little with shrinking pores. Tea tree oil just makes my face feel so amazing! And thank you! 🙂

  2. You are so adorable! I love this picture and that you’re brave enough to post it! I love it!

    I’ve never heard of green clay used as a mask, and it’s really cool that you researched it and make it yourself. Love it!

    Your skin looks so luminous and healthy, this along with your skin care routine really are working well!
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    1. Thanks! The first few times I posted pictures of myself wearing a mask was a little scary. But, I always had friends jump in the frame with me. 🙂 Now, I just accept how I look with it. I’ll even wear a mask if I have family or friends over. I love how startled they are when they see the green goo on my face! Hehe! It’s like having a mini spa in my house on Fridays. You’re so sweet! I’m happy with how the mask is working, thanks for noticing. <3

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