Green clay, white clay, pink clay, brown clay. Clay comes in as many colors as it has benefits.
I’ve been keeping my beauty routine quite simple lately.
But with the weather changing I’ve noticed my skin’s craving a little more. A little more clay.
Nothing cleanses out those pores quite like a clay mask!
Clay masks are actually very simple to make. For an instant face mask you can just mix a little bit of clay of your choice with a bit of water, milk or aloe vera.
But I like to keep my masks a little longer and make them work just a little harder.
Inspired by the L’Oreal Pure Clay Masks I decided to make my own set of skin healing face masks. I mixed equal parts of 3 types of oil and clay. It’s as simple as that!
DIY tip: don’t use metal utensils when you make something with clay. The metal will react with the clay making it less effective.
I use a plastic spoon to scoop the clay out of its container and to mix the oil with the clay. If you don’t have plastic spoons you can also use plastic measuring cups or something similar.
To pick the right oils for my skin I used my ultimate guide to choose the right face oil.
These are my favorite clay mask combo’s for glowing, healthy looking skin:
French Green Clay + Argan Oil for Acne prone skin
A French Green Clay Mask is an excellent choice for acne prone skin. It is said to draw impurities from the skin, tighten pores and exfoliate dead skin.
Since this clay is so absorbent I like to pair it with moisturizing Argan Oil. This oil is rich in vitamin E and that’s why it also has anti inflammatory properties. Perfect to fight those pesky acne spots!
To make the face mask I mixed 6 tablespoons of green clay with 6 tablespoons of argan oil. Since argan oil is quite pricey you can use another oil you like. Even Extra Virgin Olive Oil works.
White Kaolin Clay + Almond Oil for Sensitive skin
White Kaolin Clay is one of the mildest clays and therefore an excellent choice for sensitive skin.
It’s known to be a mild exfoliant so the ideal scrub for delicate skin types. This clay doesn’t draw oils from the skin as much. That’s why it’s also a good pick for dry skin types.
I like to pair this clay with one of my favorite facial oils: almond oil! In a jar I combined 6 tablespoons of white kaolin clay with 6 tablespoons of almond oil.
Rassoul Clay + Grapeseed Oil for Blackheads
A Rassoul or Moroccan Clay Mask is just what you need to unblock your pores and clear blackheads. I like to use this for my T-zone.
I combine this clay with a nice lightweight balancing oil like grapeseed oil.
To make this clay mask I combined 6 tablespoons of rassoul clay with 6 tablespoons of
This is the fun part. Now you can start painting your face!
First I start with a clean, dry face.
I like to apply a thin layer of the rassoul clay mask all over my nose and chin.
The green clay mask goes on my forehead.
The parts of my face that aren’t covered get a layer of the white clay mask.
All that’s left to do is snap a picture and upload it to your insta 🙂 If you dare.