Another part of my January Challenge is that I want to get better at taking care of my skin. I have a lot of expensive serums, moisturizers etc. but I am horrible at actually taking the time to properly care for my skin. It has to end now though, I am getting older and it is very slowly start to show on my face, I am still in my twenties so it is probably only really noticeable to myself, but I really want to get into a good skincare routine before it is too late. And yes, I am completely vain when it comes to these things, I am terrified of growing older and for the signs of aging to start setting in. Leading a healthy lifestyle and taking good care of my skin will hopefully mean that I will age well or at least be in good health, which is of course the most important thing.
One of the things that I want to get better at is to use face masks once or twice a week. I especially love to experiment with homemade face mask as they are super easy to make, you can completely customize them and they are a lot cheaper than the store-bought ones. One of my favorites are this deep cleansing one made with bentonite clay based on a recipe by Wellness Mama.
Benotonite clay has so many amazing benefits and I cannot recommend it enough – it helps draw out toxins, it heals and regenerates skin tissue, it helps prevent breakouts and blackheads as it unclogs and shrink pores, it is an amazing natural exfoliator, which means that it can help reduce the appearance of scars + help even out your skin tone – and last, but not least, it leaves your face soft and glowing! Sounds pretty amazing right?! Definitely a must try! ❤︎
Find more of my homemade beauty recipes right here!
1 teaspoon bentonite clay*
1 teaspoon raw honey
A couple drops of almond or jojoba oil
1/2 teaspoon chamomile flowers, preferably powdered (simply blend it)
Warm water to mix – about 1 teaspoon
*it is important that you do not let the clay come in contact with metal as it will reduce the effectiveness. I used a wooden spoon and a ceramic bowl.
Simply mix everything well until it forms a thick paste, add water one teaspoon at a time until it have reached your preferred thickness – experiment with it, personally I prefer to keep it quite thick and only add one teaspoon. Apply the paste to your face and leave it on until it has hardened, this usually takes 10-15 minutes. Wash the mask off with hot water (I like to use a cloth as well), pat your skin dry and add your favorite moisturizer ❤︎
Note: It is completely normal that your face is pink for 10-15 minutes afterwards as the clay increases blood flow to your face.