Making a clay mask at home is a simple treatment that will leave your skin clearer and more radiant. Clay has natural properties that draw out impurities and oils from the skin and helps to exfoliate its surface. Different types of clays work on various skin types. Determining your skin type is important before choosing the clay for your mask. Green clay is suitable for most skin types and is a great oil-absorber, making it a good choice for oily or acne-prone skin. White clay is gentle, though less absorbent, so it’s a better choice for sensitive or normal skin. Many organic and natural product stores sell various types of clay powders.
Things You'll Need
Making a Clay Mask
Add the clay and egg white to your bowl and mix thoroughly.
Check the consistency of your mask. If the mask is too thick to spread evenly with the facial brush, add water, as needed, approximately 1 tablespoon at a time.
Secure your hair. Use a headband or hair wrap to pull all your hair away from your face, making sure your face is clean and dry.
Apply the mask. Use the facial brush to apply the mask over your entire face using short strokes. You can also apply this mask to your neck and chest.
Wait 10 to 15 minutes for the mask to dry. Then, rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
You can add a drop of your favorite essential oil to customize your mask.
References and ResourcesWildcrafted Herbal Products: Clays, Clay Masks, and the Uses of Clays in Skin Care
Frontier Natural Products Co-op: Clay Masks and Powders