My DIY-radar is getting better and better.
I would have thought that such an expensive, exclusive product like the GlamGlow Supermud Mask would contain a lot more expensive, exclusive ingredients. But something inside me said that I could make this at home.
And as it turned out, a quick Google search learned that I had most of the ingredients already at home. You can easily find all of these at your local health food store or even at the drugstore. And in case you live in the tiniest village on the planet, there’s always the internet!
What you’ll need:
- 8 Tbsp. Kaolin clay
- 14 capsules Activated charcoal
To Mix your Mask:
- Aloe Vera Gel
Scoop 8 tablespoons of kaolin clay into a container.
I’ve read multiple times and on several websites that you can’t use metal bowls, spoons or other utensils when handling clays. As all these sources seemed to contradict each other however, I tried to find a good scientific article that backs up these claims. But I couldn’t find one.
From what I understand, clay can only exchange ions with metals in water. And even when you’re mixing water and clay, the chance of ion transfer is very slim. Read more about it in this post right here.
If this still worries you, I see no harm in opting for ceramic, plastic or glass tools instead.
Open up 12 capsules of activated charcoal and add it to the clay. Shake it or mix it up.
Keep your ready made face mask powder in an airtight container until you’re ready to mix up your face mask!
How to Apply your Face Mask:
When you’re ready to use it, just scoop a teaspoonful in a small mixing bowl or in the palm of your hand. Add a dollop of aloe vera gel. Mix them together with your fingers or a makeup brush and apply a thick, even layer onto your face.
The aloe vera gel substitutes the glycerin and aloe vera juice that’s in the original Supermud.
A face mask or DIY beauty product (or any product for that matter) should never sting, burn or hurt. Rinse it off as soon as it feels uncomfortable.
It’s always a good idea to patch test a product first before using it. It really is better to be safe than sorry!
Apply a nice layer all over your face, or only apply it onto your problem areas, like your chin, nose or on a stubborn spot. Don’t worry if the consistency looks a little ‘sheer’ on your face at first, as it dries it’ll work its magic. Wait for 10 minutes or until it has dried completely, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Enjoy your soft, blackhead-free skin!