DIY is the way to go this season. Especially when the products on the shelves are not working for you. Because we are prone to developing bad skin during winter season. We caught up with Zodidi who lets us in on how she makes her own Bentonite Clay face mask. We just might survive the winter blues.
There are so many benefits of using bentonite clay, but I just wanted to focus on the amazing benefits you’ll get by applying this mask!
Heals and regenerates skin tissue
Draws out toxins
Treats acne (prevents breakouts and helps clear up acne)
Unclogs and shrinks pores
Reduces appearance of scars
Excellent natural exfoliator
Evens out skin tone
Leaves skin feeling softer
Leaves your face glowing!
You can clearly see why I use this amazing clay on my skin. Who wouldn’t want gorgeous skin?
Ingredients I use:
1 teaspoon bentonite clay from Dischem
1 table spoon or 2 of warm water
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Use a plastic spoon for this clay, never metal as it interferes with the acidity level of the mask.
1. Take about 1 teaspoon of the bentonite clay powder and about 1 tbs ofwarm water and 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (ACV) and put it in a bowl or cup.
Note: You can use water or ACV as a liquid for the mask. The ACV tends to make the mask a little more powerful/harsh on your skin, so if you have sensitive skin you may want to use water (which is what I use).
2. Mix the ingredients well, until it forms a paste consistency. You can add a little more water or a little more powder, if the consistency doesn’t seem like it will easily spread on your face.
3. Apply the bentonite clay mask to your face. Some people also spread it down their neck and upper chest, too. I use my fingers, but a cotton ball or cosmetic sponge also works great.
4. Leave the mask on for about 20 to 30 minutes. I usually end up leaving mine on for an hour because I apply it fairly thick and it does take about 15 minutes to just dry. As the mask dries, your face will start to feel tight.
5. Rinse off the mask using just water. You may have to gently scrub a little with your fingers to get it off, I usually just hop into the shower to rinse everything off. It tends to stick to your skin.
After you rinse the mask off, your skin may look a little pink for a few minutes. This usually happens to everyone after using the mask because the clay increases blood flow to your face as it pulls out toxins.
Will you be trying out Zodidi’s face mask too? Because we will!
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