My New Favorite Mask

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I’ve recently been stepping up my skin care game and I’ve been exploring some fun, easy DIY recipes for taking care of my skin. I’m doing my best to use more natural things and products without a ton of scary ingredients in them. I’ve already shared my DIY Vitamin C, and I’m going to share another EASY mask for you.

My good friend Denise, gave me a jar of Bentonite Clay awhile ago. It was recommended to me to clean my Kansa Wands. When mixed with water the clay acts like a sponge for pulling out impurities. I used the clay for Kansa wand cleaning and never really looked at it. One day I noticed it said – “World’s Most Powerful Facial” – well, hell yes, sign me up! I followed the directions and was amazed. My skin looked brand new. I looked refreshed, it felt cleaner and it was satiny smooth and I noticed that my pores looked smaller. All of this after one treatment!

What the heck is Bentonite Clay?

It is a natural, healing clay from volcanic ash that is full of minerals and draws out toxins and can remove heavy metals. There are two types – Sodium Bentonite Clay which is usually used more for detoxifying and drawing out and Calcium Bentonite Clay which is used more for remineralizing.

How is it used?

It can be used internally, which I personally have not tried, but I know people who have had success with it, and can be used externally on the skin.

Internally used it can help with symptoms of constipation, bloating, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, and can help with cleansing the body of intestinal impurities and heavy metals.

Externally, as I mentioned it can open and deep clean the pores, act as an exfoliant, draw out toxins, help clear out acne, and leave you soft, smooth and glowing.

Here’s how to do the mask- it’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Start with a non-reactive bowl and spoon. I just ordered this cute combo just to make things easy. I had been using a small pyrex dish and a plastic spoon.
  2. Mix 1 tsp of clay this is the one I use with 1 tsp of water, rose water or apple cider vinegar. I personally use a little vinegar (it seems to make the clay foam up and easier to mix with out getting clumpy and a little rosewater because I am addicted to anything rose!
  3. Mix together to form a smooth paste and apply 1/4 to 1/2 inch to the face. I extend down the neck and across the chest as well. Leave on for 5-10 minutes for delicate skin , 15-20 nor normal skin.

That’s it! Easy peasey!

The first time I used it, I noticed a slight tingling and I only left it on for about 10 minutes, and I looked slightly red for about a minute, which it does say on the jar that that is normal. The mask increases blood flow to the skin, so being a little pink after is normal.  Now that I have been doing it for a while, I leave it on for about 20 minutes and I’m not red at all after it. Just smooth and glowy!  I’m especially loving it now during summer since I’m going to the beach a lot and my skin feels funky after all of the sunscreen and sweat. I’ve also learned that you can use it in the tub for a nice detoxifying bath. I like the sound of that, but it sounds kind of messy. You can also make a larger batch of the mask and do a body mask and then soak in the tub – sounds good too, but still sounds messy.

It’s recommended to use the mask once a week and that’s what I shoot for. I did the mask after the beach the other day and my husband Joe mentioned at dinner how nice my skin looked. That’s a testimonial!

I’d love to hear if you try it and what kind of results you had from the “World’s Most Powerful Facial!”

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