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
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
- Aloe Vera Gel
Scoop 8 tablespoons of kaolin clay into a container.
Don’t use metal utensils when you use clay! Apparently the metal reacts with the clay and it loses its properties. Use plastic or wooden tools instead.
Open up 12 capsules of activated charcoal and add it to the clay. Shake it or mix it up.
You can stop right there if you want your DIY mask to last forever and ever in your cupboard. When you’re ready to use it, just scoop a teaspoonful on your hand and add a dollop of aloe vera gel. Mix them together with your fingers and apply to your face.
I made a ready to use batch because I’m planning to use it up within the month. I used 6 tablespoons of aloe vera gel for this recipe. Don’t worry if the consistency looks a little ‘sheer’ on your face at first, as it dries it’ll work its magic.
The aloe vera gel substitutes the glycerin and aloe vera juice that’s in the original Supermud. I tried to make it with these ingredients first, but I was worried the aloe vera juice might go bad too soon.
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. Wait until it has completely dried, and then rinse it off with warm water.
Enjoy your soft, blackhead-free skin!