Sunday, March 25, 2012

Guest Post: DIY Bentonite Clay Mask

As as a beauty blogger, I wish I could blog more about skin care products. Unfortunately, I am not very knowledgeable in the skin care area. So I am happy to have a lovely guest blogger to show you guys a really awesome DIY clay mask. Today we have Nadège Ngomsi from Atomic Beaute. Thank you so much Nadège for sharing valuable skin care tips with us. Please check out her blog for more DIYs and beauty related posts!

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With as much exposure as we give our faces, masks are a great way to treat our different skin types and skin challenges. Our faces require a good detox once a week to heal after all the makeup and not properly taking care of our skin.
Bentonite clay is here to save the day (in fact, week! This clay is suitable for all skin types. It absorbs toxins, draws out blackheads, kills acne-causing bacteria and is great for spot treatments as well! (Just mix it with a little bit of water). It’s also a great anti-aging ingredient, because it exfoliates the skin, which helps with skin cell turnover.
This following Bentonite mask is a great detox for your skin! 


What you’ll need: 


Sage



2 tbsp of Bentonite clay

1 tbsp Honey

1 tbsp Coconut oil

Half a Lemon

This is typically the proportion for one application. If the clay gets thick, add more lemon before adding any oil. 

The Procedure: 

Remove the stems from the sage leaves and grind the sage with a mortar and pestle until it is fully grounded.


Add honey to the sage and mix


Squeeze the lemon into the mixture and mix. You can also use lemon juice, which I sometimes do, but there is something refreshing about using an actual lemon. Plus, I can put the other half in water for a mini body detox.


Pour the coconut oil into the bowl.


Finally add bentonite clay and mix.


The mixture should look green and stiff. Apply to the face and leave on for about 10 minutes.

Enjoy your newly detoxed face! 


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What a great DIY mask! I definitely want to give this a try~
Thank you so much for the guest post! 
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11 comments:

  1. I wouldn't mind giving this mask a try! How long can you store this for though?

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    1. Hey Chloe, you can store it in the fridge, but I recommend storing it only for a week! I typically do the mask for one application so I don't waste it if I skip a week!

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  2. Might try this and omit the sage (I find the smell cloying). Also, I love that flower-shaped bowl!

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  3. wow this looks like an amazing mask!!! will def try it out. thank you for sharing!

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  4. Thank you so much Nancy for featuring me!

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  5. Yup you are done a fabulous job. It’s really a great work.

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  6. Very nice featured post =) You should do these more often ! This mask looks great =)

    xxx Vee

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