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Everyone’s Basic Clay Mask

This mask can be customized according to skin type, making it gentle enough to be used by anyone.

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    Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon powdered kaolin
  • For dry skin: About 2 teaspoons heavy cream, half-and-half, or full-fat coconut milk
  • For normal skin: About 2 teaspoons low-fat or whole dairy milk, almond milk, or coconut water
  • For oily skin: About 2 teaspoons purified water or commercial aloe vera gel

Directions

  • In a small bowl, use a spoon or small whisk to combine the clay with enough of the liquid of your choice to form a smooth, spreadable paste.
  • Using your fingers, spread the paste onto your face and neck.
  • Let dry completely, 20 to 30 minutes, preferably while you’re lying down. The mask will feel like it’s lifting and tightening your skin.
  • When you’re ready, rinse off with warm water, and follow with moisturizer.

All clay masks gently exfoliate as they tighten, stimulate circulation, re-mineralize, and soften skin. This mask can be customized according to skin type, making it gentle enough to be used by anyone. Mix as needed; do not store.

Yield: 1 treatment.


Stephanie Tourles has been practicing and teaching healthy living for over 25 years. She is a licensed skincare herbalist and certified aromatherapist. Stephanie is the best-selling author of 12 books. Visit her at Stephanie Tourles. Excerpted from Pure Skin Care © by Stephanie L. Tourles. Used with permission from Storey Publishing.

Published on Feb 18, 2019

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