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Bentonite Clay Face Mask

By April 29, 2013Beauty, Home, Skin Care

My go-to detox mask has always been the all powerful bentonite clay mask. It’s one of the only masks I use that is somewhat uncomfortable to wear but it’s extraordinary ┬ábenefits definitely outweigh any tightness or redness.

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I usually whip up a batch when my skin is feeling particularly oily and just plain UGH. Immediately after washing the mask off I notice tighter, brighter, and oil free skin. The mask gets super tight when drying ┬ábut the resulting redness eventually subsides and I’m left with soft, glowing skin!

Bentonite Clay’s *Magical* Capabilities:

  • Draws out impurities and toxins from the skin
  • Exfoliates dead skin cells and remove flaky dry skin
  • Repairs damage skin tissue and encourage skin wounds to heal faster
  • Encourages blood flow to the skin
  • Tones and tightens face
  • Absorbs excess oil from the skin

To whip up a batch I mix a few spoonfuls of the bentonite clay with apple cider vinegar. I never measure; just mix enough of each until you have a yogurt like consistency.
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I leave the mask on for a few hours or just until it is dry. I find that the best way to remove the mask is to apply a warm face cloth to my face for few minutes. Then, I use the face cloth to gently wipe away the clay.
maskPeace, Love, & Coconuts!

– Zeena

Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • Jennifer Turner says:

    Can you use plain apple cider vinegar or does it have to be the raw unfiltered?

    • Brown & Coconut says:

      Hi Jennifer, the less processed the apple cider vinegar (ACV) is, the more nutrients that are preserved including the “mother”, which is essentially the ball living enzymes in the ACV. This will make the ACV treatments more effective whether it be in your hair, on your skin, or internally. Great question!

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