Skin Care Tip of the Week *DIY white clay mask*

Monday, March 12, 2012

I have discussed green clay before, but today I am going to talk about white clay.

When combined with other healthy skin care habits, a clay mask is a great way to keep your skin looking it's best. Using a mask suitable for your skin type 2-3 times a week is what I recommend.

White clay is the mildest of all clays, making it the perfect treatment for those with sensitive and dry skin.

Benefits of a white clay mask:
  • It helps stimulate circulation to the skin, while gently cleansing and exfoliating the skin.
  • It is a wonderful pore refining treatment.
  • It does not draw oils from the skin, making it an excellent treatment for those with dry skin.
  • It is a natural mineral boosting and anti-aging treatment.
  • It is super affordable to buy and do yourself!
Where can you buy white clay?
I purchase mine at my local Sprouts (specialty health food store). Find out where your local specialty health food store is and see if they carry products in bulk. You can also purchase it in bulk here.

DIY White Clay Mask :
  1. Add 2 tablespoon of white clay to a clean dish.
  2. Add 2 tsp of purified or distilled water.
  3. Apply to skin using a soft facial brush (you can find these at a beauty supply store).
  4. Leave on your skin for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Remove using warm water and a soft cloth.
  6. Follow up with a toner (see an all natural rose water toner here) and moisturizer.

*If you are interested in a mask that will draw out excess oils and help with acne, the green clay mask would be a great choice for you.

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26 comments:

Tonia L said...

Sounds refreshing! I think I would need to use the green clay mask though.

Lindsay said...

Love this! I loved hearing about how to make your own green mask before, so another mask recipe is just wonderful! Have a great week Linds!

the balanced libra said...

Loved masks, Thanks sister for another great diy:) my face is freaking out right now -or has been-i should say this should be a great one to try as well as the green

my thrifty closet said...

This is just perfect! One of the best DIYs from you. Thank you for sharing this.

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Briana said...

I love this. Might be time for an at-home spa day. ;-)

The Annessa Family said...

Great recipe, thanks!

Brooke
www.MarvelousLoveBlog.com

Alexa said...

I am always in need of new clay masks. Hmmm...may have to try this one this week. My skin needs help!!

Caroline said...

I bet applying that mask feels so amazing. I'm recently engaged and using it as a huge excuse/reason to splurge and upgrade my skin care routine. Excited to look for this next time I'm out shopping!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Need. To. Use. Masks. Thanks for the reminder!

marie said...

Love how simple the recipe is. Thanks for a great diy mask that doesn't cost a fortune.

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness I REALLY REALLY want to try this. I've been thinking I've been wanting to try a mask. Especially since I've been showing my face more on the blog lol.

BTW I saw your tweet. I hope everything is ok =/


- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Anna Elder said...

Thanks for this! I really need something like this, especially for the pore refinement. I'm excited to try this!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

This is definitely what I am in need of! Every time I get a facial they use a clay mask...I love the way it feels and the way I feel afterward! My skin runs a little dry, so this one sounds perfect! XO brynn

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

I love this! I really need a good clay mask!

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

I really need to try a facial mask...they sound so simple and refreshing! Pinning this!
Jo-Anna

sherri lynn said...

Oh I need to try this! I have really sensitive skin so I've not tried the green mask before. This one would be perfect!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Clay is such an amazing little substance! It makes beautiful jewelry - and face masks :) I definitely need to try this!

Missy said...

Such a simple and easy mask. I love that it is all natural as well.

P.S. I just found your blog and it is beautiful!

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

I'm definitely going to try the green clay for my oily skin. Thanks for sharing and I'm thrilled to have come across your blog via Gentri. Take care!

-Kristen
The Mrs. and The Momma

Melisa Buis said...

I have dry, sensitive skin. Would you recommend the white clay or Indian Healing clay? Thanks for all your tips. Love, love love your blog!!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Melisa- Thank you! If you have dry, sensitive skin I would definitely recommend the white clay. The green clay may be too drying for your skin.

Andrew Schimdt said...

It so nice to know that there has always a simple way to maintain your healthy skin than using skin care products like MicrodermMD that are quite expensive.

Deanna Norris said...

I just tried this for the first time today and really like the results so far. Thanks!

enigmas said...

When it comes to skin-care, I totally swear by the use of aloevera.

Anonymous said...

So, my skin is...annoying. It isn't awful looking, I'm just pale so it's blotchy and I break out more than a normal. It's not terrible, but I haven't felt okay with my skin since middle school. I've tried everything.

Seriously. I've tried proactive, prescription medicine, thousands of cleansers

Long story short, I learned of the Citrus Clear Products - specifically the Clay Mask - and I thought...well, what do have to lose?


You guys, I left a decent layer on my skin for 10 minutes, and did what the instructions said, and my skin wasn't perfect, but it was brighter, more even toned, and healthier looking after just the first use.

Anonymous said...

This is so awesome. Can it be applied on to the rest of the body?

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