Bentonite Clay, also known as ‘Healing Clay’, has long been in use by people for its healing and soothing purposes. Filled with tons of minerals, this clay also has a natural electrical charge – which extracts bacteria and toxins from the skin’s surface and pores, resulting in fewer blemishes and alleviated skin redness. Bentonite clay can also help fight allergic reactions, calm skin infections, and speed up the healing time of wounds – pretty awesome!
Here at Calia, we like to add essential oils to our clay masks for that additional nourishment boost. Before adding any essential oils to your clay masks, you should always do a skin test before, to make sure your skin isn’t sensitive to them. For our DIY Clay Mask for Dry Skin, we added these essential oils:
- Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which promote healthy and youthful looking skin.
- Frankincense oil has powerful astringency properties, which helps to protect skin cells and reduce acne blemishes, and also to shrink the appearance of large pores, and soothe wrinkles!
Tea Tree oil
- Tea Tree oil has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which can soothe dry itchy skin and disinfect skin pores. Tea tree oil can also help clarify your skin by lifting oil and dirt out of clogged skin pores.
You can also customize your own clay mask by adding other essential oils to target the skin problems you want to resolve. If your budget doesn’t allow for regular facials, this DIY clay mask for dry skin might just be the answer to your dry skin dreams! Bentonite clay can easily be found in your local nutrition and wellness store.
DIY Clay Mask for your Dry Skin's Dreams!
- 2 teaspoons bentonite clay
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 drop Frankincense oil
- 1 drop Lavender oil
- 1 drop Tea tree oil
- Wooden Spoon (Do not use a metal spoon or bowl with your bentonite clay)
- Combine clay and vinegar in a bowl and stir until well combined. (Tip: For a thicker mask, add an additional ½ teaspoon of clay.)
- Add the other essential oils into the mixture
- Apply the mask onto to clean skin while avoiding the areas around eyes and mouth.
- Let dry for 5–15 minutes.
- Rinse off the mask with warm water
- After 5-10 minutes, apply moisturizer to your skin
If your face turns red after you’ve rinsed the mask off, don't worry! The redness is caused by the stimulated blood flow from the clay for drawing out the toxins and impurities – hence its effectiveness as a skin care treatment.
If you’ve tried our DIY clay mask, let us know of your experience by sharing it with us in an email or on social media! We look forward to hearing from you!