I have a ritual: every Sunday I prop my computer on my toilet, turn on Freaks and Geeks, put on this face mask and relax while taking a detox bath.

It’s such an awesome way to chill out and get ready for the week ahead. Especially with a super clean face and pores that aren’t clogged with grime (hey, it happens).

For my acne prone skin with pores that just get bigger if I don’t clean them regularly, this has made a huge change in my skin. I always do this before bed, so I usually start my bath around 9. First, I exfoliate using sea salt and jojoba oil. This allows the mask to penetrate more deeply into the skin.

I let the mask harden on my face and after removing it, immediately apply my homemade moisturizer (which I’ll be selling soon, so keep your eyes peeled!). My homemade moisturizer is amazing for acne prone skin, especially if like me you also have the privilege of sporting some old acne scars from your teens.

The clay from this mask actually pulls impurities from the skin, you can literally feel it hardening and tightening on your face. The apple cider vinegar is a great toner and balances the pH of the skin; while the tea tree penetrates to kill of harmful bacteria that causes acne  and the lavender soothes the skin.

The Most Detoxifying DIY Face Mask For Clear, Glowing Skin

The Most Detoxifying DIY Face Mask For Clear, Glowing Skin

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients using non-metal utensils.
  2. Once you've exfoliated, apply to clear, dry skin.
  3. Let the mask dry on your skin, about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove gently with a wet washcloth.
  5. Once removed, your pores are open and this is the PERFECT time to add an intense moisturizer and essential oils (especially if you have acne). I always follow this mask up with my Clear Moisturizer, which is great for acne prone and/or aging skin. Or if you just have aging skin, try my Youthful Moisturizer.
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I highly recommend doing this at least once a week. 
Try my recipe for The Most Detoxifying DIY Face Mask For Clear, Glowing Skin! It will give you the most beautiful, healthy skin. 

11 Comments

  1. I love your blog…… as a girl who came from a long line of farmers its nice to see someone going back to the roots of nutrition!

  2. This sounds like a great mask. Have you tried making a larger batch to store? Just wondering about the shelf life.

    • dani Reply

      Yes, it dries out and doesn’t work unfortunately!

  3. I am sitting here with this on, is it supposed to burn!? OMG, My eyes are watering and it is having the “cutting an onion” effect on me! I tried using the salt scrub before hand too, and that made putting this mask on sting a lot! I hope it makes my skin feel nice and is worth the pain, because I don’t think I want to do this one again!

  4. I tried this recipe and it burned my eyes. When I removed the mask my face was super red and burning. Not happy.

    • dani Reply

      I’m sorry that happened! Everyone has different skin and this just might be too harsh for yours.

    • dani Reply

      It depends on how sensitive your skin is. You might try reducing the apple cider vinegar or tea tree next time.

  5. In my experience, bentonite is a very aggressive clay. I’m red for hours after I use it! I usually combine it with rose hip seed oil to make it a bit gentler and make it a double duty acne/wrinkle busting mask. I’m not sure if you could still use the ACV with the oil, but it’s worth a shot. If not, just use it as a toner after you take the mask off.

    The effects of bentonite clay can be a bit scary, but once you figure out the best way to use it on your skin it’s very worth it!

    Hope this helps some of you!

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