If you were a child of the 80's you might recognize this recipe although the traditional aloe juice has been replaced with pure glycerin for a smoother texture that slides across the skin more evenly. This facial mask focuses on skin that needs soothing and clearing up due to acne. We go light on the moisturizing additives and focus on the medicinal ingredients that are known for drying and killing bacteria.
What you will need:
- 3 oz. of Activated charcoal
- 4 oz. of Bentonite clay
- 1 oz. of. Glycerin
- 1/4 oz. of Jojoba oil
- ¼ oz. of tea tree oil
First, glycerin isn't always on hand. You can replace this with pure aloe juice if you don't have access to glycerin. Other ingredients are readily available in your local pharmacy. The ingredients in this list will make one 8 oz. package of black head remover face mask.
Activated Charcoal was once known as the universal antidote. It was used from everything to hangover remedy to teeth whitening. One can commonly find it in skin care products as it's known to reduce acne and withdraw impurities from the skin.
Bentonite Clay is the base of your clay mask. This is a timeless ingredient with a tradition of pulling out impurities from the skin and balancing out oily skin.
Glycerin is a plant based by product often found in soap. In a mud mask it helps give the dry ingredients a smooth texture so that it can be evenly applied.
Jojoba is often called a luxury oil, but it's actually a wax that makes your skin feel like soft velvet.
Tea tree oil is a common acne treatment that is popular for its anti bacterial and anti microbial properties.
Mix the dry ingredients first, then add your wet ingredients. Package this in its mud form and add 2 parts water to 1-part mud before application to the skin. Apply this mask and allow it to dry completely before washing off.
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