Homemade Gentle Exfoliating Mask
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
I love the idea of using a clay mask to freshen up my face, but sometimes I find it a little too drying - especially in these windy winter months when I need all the moisturizing I can get. I had all of these ingredients lying around, and decided to experiment and create something with clay that's a little more restorative.
What came of it was this gentle, beady/pearly clay and coco exfoliant. After using it, my skin felt so smooth and bright. The coconut oil mixed with the clay created these little beads that roll over your skin, kind of like a little face massage & the honey and cacao provide anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant benefits. I like that it's so natural it's almost edible :) For a slightly more intense exfoliant that still moisturizes, replace the clay with white or cane sugar.
Ingredients (for about 4 uses):
1 1/2 Tbsp. bentonite clay
2 Tbsp. coconut oil - preferably melted
1 tsp. cacao or coco powder
1/2 tsp. honey
Mix everything in a jar until wet and dry ingredients are completely incorporated. Smooth one or two teaspoons onto a freshly cleaned face & rub in circles to exfoliate. It's not super pretty & some of it might fall into the sink! But your face will thank you for it :) Leave on for 5-10 minutes, rinse, and follow with moisturizer.