DIY Pore Cleansing Mask | Face Mask Friday
As the title of this post suggests, today I am going to tell you how to make a pore cleansing mask with an ingredient I discovered a few months ago that I have fallen completely in love with. You may be wondering, what is this magical ingredient? It is Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay!
I bought this 1 lb jar on amazon for like $8 and let me tell you it is one of the best purchases I’ve made (as far as skin care goes that is.) This stuff dries up and holds onto all the gunk in my pores, so when I take it off, the impurities leave with the mask. Now, I’m not promising that this clay is going to work for you exactly like it does for me, because of course all of our skin is different. But, I would recommend it for an awesome clay pore cleansing mask!
One of my favorite things about this clay is that it is so versatile. You can add almost any ingredient you can think of! This is great because you can cater the mask to your skin type. The ingredients I use are mostly to aid in the pore cleansing, along with combating acne. Feel free to use different ingredients than I am if you have different skin concerns!
Alrighty, let’s get on to making the mask!
First I added two heaping spoonfuls of the clay to my bowl.
Then I added the liquid ingredients. I used two spoonfuls of water, two spoonfuls of apple cider vinegar, and one spoonful of witch hazel.
Next I added one spoonful of honey.
And finally I added a few drops of tea tree oil.
Then mix it all together to get a lovely, goopy, clay mask.
Finally, it’s time to smother this wonderful creation all over my face. I like to apply a pretty thick layer.
Get ready for the hottest selfie you’ve ever seen ;)
Now just wait for the mask to dry. I usually wait around 20-30 minutes.
This mask will constrict a bit as it dries. It may become a little uncomfortable, but hey, beauty comes at a price right? If it bothers you too much, go ahead and rinse the mask off before its all the way dry. I find that there is less discomfort if I apply a thicker layer on my face.
As you can see, the dried mask is very flattering.
I like to wash this mask off with a warm washcloth. But let me warn you, this mask can be difficult and messy to get off when you let it completely dry. Pieces like to flake off and other pieces don’t want to let go. It’s all great fun. But I believe its worth it for the amazing pore cleansing results. This mask may leave your skin looking red and/or feeling dry. Don’t worry. Just apply a gentle moisturizer or facial oil to lock in the benefits of the mask and keep your skin hydrated.
I don’t recommend using this mask more than once a week as it could irritate the skin. I do this every week or two to keep my skin fresh and clean. I do recommend using other gentler cleansing masks on the weeks when you don’t need such a a deep clean!
Alright, so I hope this post was helpful/informative/educational or something along those lines. As always, feel free to send me a message if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!
I hope you all had a lovely day, and I hope your weekend is fantastic!