There’s something about springtime that makes me want to revamp and beautify everything! Whether it’s a spring cleaning project or filling my pots with flowers, I can’t resist the urge to make everything look fresh, new, and full of life. This applies to my home, but also to myself as well!
For the past few days I’ve been feeling like my skin could use a post-winter makeover. I started looking for homemade solutions that could help brighten and deep-clean my skin, and decided a homemade face mask would be just the thing! This clay-based face mask is easy to make and is just what the doctor ordered for a springtime skin wake-up call.
This simple face mask can help you address a number of skin issues, like acne, dryness, and dullness. The star ingredient is bentonite clay, a super absorbent clay that absorbs excess oils and helps to dry out and eliminate blemishes. Bentonite clay also helps tighten your pores, which can keep dirt and grime from coming in a wreaking havoc in your skin.
The supporting cast of ingredients includes ground oats, which add an extra boost of exfoliation to this skin mask, and as well as a good dose of hydration. You’ll also find raw honey, avocado oil, and lavender essential oil, which all help moisturize your skin and leave it feeling soft and smooth. This mask is quick to throw together, and can be used 1 to 2 times per week to rejuvenate and rehydrate your skin. Go and get that glow, girl! :-)
Clay Face Mask
- 1/4 cup bentonite clay
- 2 Tbsp ground oats
- 1 Tbsp raw honey
- 1 Tbsp avocado oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- Distilled water
Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir. Add a small amount of distilled water if needed to achieve a smooth consistency.
Store the mixture in an airtight jar.
Using Your Clay Face Mask
To use, spread a thin and even later of the face mask onto your skin. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
Remove the mask with warm water and soft wash cloth.