Friday, January 14, 2011

Clay Mud Mask

My skin has been doing great lately, but I was bored and decided to make up a mud mask.  I used a couple different types of clay to make this one up, along with some oils and bay leaves.

First of all I started out by boiling down about 5 Bay Leaves in some water.  I let them steep for about 5 mins and then turned the burner off.

In a bowl I mixed some French Green Clay and some Pink Kaolin Clay.  Next I added a little bit of Cranberry Seed Oil, Orchid Extract, and Tea Tree Oil.  I mixed these well together to make a gummy kind of paste.  Added some of the Bay Leaf Water, realized I'd diluted it a little too much and added some more French Green Clay.

I applied this with a brush and let it dry for 15 mins.  I washed off with warm water and let it dry.  I have to say, this really dried my skin up!  No oily residue what so ever.  It left it a little dryer than I'd like, so I think this would be a great mask for someone with oily skin.  The biggest difference I noticed was in the texture of my skin.  It felt so incredibly smooth!  Even this morning when I woke up I still noticed how smooth my face was.  I think that's pretty great!  Now all I need to do is find a great moisturizer that doesn't make my skin break out and this will be right on the money!. 

I did get made fun of for putting this on.  My little "old" partner out here told me I should go hide in my bedroom because I looked retarded.  But I wore my mud mask loud and proud!  Anyways, I love mud masks, and I bet with a little formulation I'll have this mask down to a science for my skin in no time at all!

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