Making the DIY Manuka Honey Bentonite Clay Face Mask is really easy, and you only need basic ingredients. You can also add essential oils for added benefits.
Now who doesn't love a DIY homemade clay mask. For those Sunday nights when you're done with all your chores (yes, I said chores cause adulting is a chore in and of itself), you can mix up this mask, put it on and relax it a beautifier version of you.
Benefits of a clay mask
There are so many benefits to using a clay mask regularly on your face. It can clear up acne, hydrate, reduce the appearance of aged skin, brighten, reduce fine lines, and leave your skin feeling soft, supple and smooth.
Detox and reduce impurities: When the clay is applied to the face, it acts like a sponge and pulls out toxins, heavy metals, and impurities from the skin. Any face mask that has clay in it can be used as an effective detox.
Reduce grease and unclog pores: Clay masks are great for greasy and oily skin because the clay can draw out toxins that are deep in the pores. This mask will reduce shine and absorb excess grease. If you have oily skin it may be best to use the mask daily until it clears up.
Reduce wrinkles and fine lines: Bentonite clay can reduce wrinkles and fine lines as it can rebuild damaged skin cells and help in the production of collagen. (And you all know how I feel about my collagen). Lack of collagen is the main culprit for aging because collagen increases skin elasticity and hydration.
Leaves skin smooth and soft: This has to be my favorite thing about clay masks. When you take them off your skin will be soft and smooth. This is because of the minerals that are found in clay, most importantly, there silica. Silica is a mineral quartz that is wonderful for the skin because when we are low in this mineral, the skin appears dry and cracked.
Time for the Mask!
2 Tlbs bentonite clay
1 tbsp water
2 tbsp manukah honey
1-3 drops essential oils
Instructions: (never use metal tools when working with clay)
Place clay, honey, water into a non-metal bowl.
Stir using a non-metal spatula, or wooden spoon
Add 1-3 drops of essential oil, stir and combine
Applying the Mask
*The mask is best to apply after the face has been cleansed
Apply a even layer of the prepared clay mask to the face and neck. Leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes to allow it to work its magic. Avoid getting it in the eyes, nose and ears.
Remove mask with lukewarm water. Use a soft cloth to scrub if needed.
Apply serums and moisturizer
As we get older, we have to start doing things that help us look and feel as good as we want. This DIY Manuka Honey Bentonite Clay Face Mask has lots of benefits and can be wonderful to use as part of a your wellness and relaxation routine.
Best essential oils to add to the mask
lavender - soothing, healing, helps with acne and anti-aging
Frankincense - helps with scarring and hyperpigmentation
Helichrysum - anti-aging wrinkle reducing
Rose - helps with skin irritation, anti-aging, toning, firming, moisture building
Chamomile - helps with skin irritation, calming, and brightens
Carrot seed oil- gives healthy glow, regenerating, toning, healing, improves elasticity
Prep time: 5 min Active time: 5-10 min total time: 10-15 min