If you have a problem with oily skin, mud may be the answer. A facial mud mask can draw and trap oils. While there are many commercial facial mud masks available, you can also make your own at home. Mud masks are commonly made from natural clays such as kaolin, bentonite or Fuller's Earth Clay, which have strong properties of absorption. These clays are commonly available in pharmacies and come in powder form. When mixed with water, they form a paste with a smooth and velvety texture. With just a few ingredients, you can make a customized facial mask.
Place the kaolin, bentonite or Fuller's Clay powder in the mixing bowl. Add enough water to the powder to form a thick paste. Mix thoroughly.
In a separate bowl, combine the honey, aloe vera gel, witch hazel and fragrance. Add the mixture to the clay paste. Blend all of the ingredients thoroughly.
Add more water if the mixture is too thick or more powder if too thin. The consistency should be a creamy and velvety mud that applies smoothly and evenly and adheres well to the skin.
Apply the mask evenly to your face and leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes. Rinse the mask off with cool water and towel your face dry.
Things You'll Need
- 2 to 3 tsp. Kaolin, bentonite or Fuller's Clay
- Distilled water
- 2 to 5 drops fragrance of your choice
- 1/2 tsp. aloe vera gel
- 1/2 tsp. honey
- 1/2 tsp. witch hazel