If your face fancies a bit of a pamper why not mix up your own quick and easy natural face mask!
Clay powders are formed from mineral rocks and are often used in natural cosmetics because they are incredibly cleansing and purifying. It is super easy to make into a face mask that you can perfectly tailor to your skin's particular needs! There are several types of clay that provide different benefits, here I've used French Green Clay, which is antiseptic, antibacterial and draws impurities from the pores making it an excellent detox mask for combination/oily skin types. As well as having healing properties so is very useful in helping acne, cuts and scars.
To make a face mask, all you have to do is mix 1:1 ration of clay powder to water. I used one teaspoon of each and to tailor to your skin you can use a 'hydrolate' a.k.a a floral toner water. You can easily make your own by pouring boiled water over your flower of choice (dried is easier but fresh works too!), covering for 20 minutes or so then strain once cool, without any preservative it will last a week in the fridge. Some options could be rose, orange blossom, frankincense or lavender. I have chosen to use as lavender as it is very gentle, balancing and antibacterial so is perfect for "combination" skin.
Once combined you should have a paste that you can apply straight onto your clean, dry face (avoiding eyes and lips), I used a clean make-up brush but using your fingers is fine too. Leave on for 5-10 minutes, it will become quite hard and dry, then wash off and reveal your fresh, pampered skin!
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My name is Helen Davison and I'm a NIMH registered practising Medical Herbalist based in Ramsbottom, Lancashire. I've had a keen interest in herbal remedies since my early teens and would experiment creating my own balms and bath bombs using natural ingredients, which prompted me in discovering and pursuing a career in Western Herbal Medicine.