Recipe: Basic Mask Mix (courtesy of Feeding Your Skin)
1/2 cup fine oatmeal
1/2 cup clay to suit your skin type*
2 tablespoons almond meal
*Green clay is the most absorbent and suited to acneous, oily and neglected skin; pink is purifying and toning and suitable for all skin types; red helps treat sensitive skin and broken capillaries; white is the gentlest, soothing and suitable for all skin types; and yellow is recommended for restoring tired and neglected skin of all types.
I used an olive green clay bought from (here)
How to store?
Combine the ingredients and store in a jar in a cool, dark cupboard. I halved the recipe & used a small T2 glass jar to store the contents. These jars are great for storing skincare products (as well as tea!) This one costs $3, and there are larger sizes.
How to use?
1. Cleanse, to prep your skin
2. Simply take 1 teaspoon or tablespoon of the basic mask mix and mix with several ingredients. You can use milks, yoghurt, eggs, mashed fruit, herbs, essential oils (1-2 drops per mask)- and make a smooth paste
3. Massage the mask on your face & leave on for 15-20 minutes
4. If the mask becomes too tight, spray or dab with water to soften
The ingredients I used to make a mask the other day were: 1 teaspoon of the basic mask mix, honey, coconut milk & mashed avocado
Ta-daa! Obviously I don't have it all on, because I didn't want to look too crazy!
5. After 15-20 minutes, rinse the mask off with lukewarm water.
6. I like to massage 1 drop of rosehip and jojoba oil mixed with a little water onto my face & neck afterwards, for extra glowy and hydrated skin :)
My skin felt really soft & cleansed afterwards. It's just having a facial...at home!
Do you like using or making face masks?
By the way, I'm so happy I've started this segment :) It's so fun experimenting with homemade beauty & I have so many other great recipes/products to share!