Updated: Apr 15, 2021
Welcome back to Way to Zero Waste, today we bring you a tutorial on how to make clay face masks at home. Now more than ever, we need to find moments to take care of our skin and free ourselves for a little while from the stress that this situation entails. That's why we bring you the best solution to have a healthy skin without ruining your pocket, and also achieve it in a sustainable way!
Read on to learn how to create your DIY clay mask or scroll down to the bottom of the page to watch the video tutorial.
Although it may seem impossible, you will only need two ingredients: tea and clay. These two must be available in bulk or in compostable containers if you want your mask to be zero waste.
There are many types of clays, choose the one that best suits your needs. Here are the most common ones:
-Green clay: for oily skin
-Red clay: for sensitive skin
-White clay: for all skin types, or normal/mixed skins.
-Black clay: to detoxify and remove impurities from the skin.
Our mask is water-based and for this we are going to use a tea or infusion. Each of these also brings a different property to our mask. We tell you which are the most used:
- Horsetail: purifies the complexion, excellent choice for oily skin. It is one of the best options against acne, as it reduces pimples, reduces sebum and helps to prevent the appearance of other impurities.
- Chamomile: Serves as a mild analgesic, which helps to cool the area and prevent infections in the affected area. Reduces the appearance of red veins in the eye area. It fights pimples and acne due to its antiseptic properties, reducing inflammation of the skin, reducing oil and closing open pores.
- Pennyroyal Mint: To lighten blemishes, besides being an excellent moisturizer for combination skin, as it controls oil while moisturizing. Eliminates fine wrinkles.
- Vanilla tea: The anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties of vanilla deeply cleanse the skin and unclog pores, preventing the appearance of impurities (such as blackheads and acne).
It is also optional to add essential oils to be able to add the properties that you wish, obtaining a much more complete result and that adapts more to the skin of each one. These are some of the most used oils:
- Argan Oil: cares for and protects dry and wrinkled skin, excellent antioxidant and perfect for scars and stretch marks, as it stimulates tissue regeneration.
- Rose Hip Oil: promotes the regeneration of damaged tissues and helps prevent aging.
- Sweet almond oil: intensely nourishes your skin and is especially recommended for sensitive skin because of its high vitamin content, relieves itching and skin discomfort.
- Evening primrose oil: perfect for mature skin, as it slows down facial aging and reduces wrinkles and expression lines.
- Wheat germ oil: soothes and softens the skin, also acting as an anti-wrinkle agent. Perfect for dry and damaged skin.
- Calendula oil: helps eliminate skin blemishes and is an excellent remedy for dermatitis. It is especially recommended for children and delicate skin. Perfect for varicose veins, itching, irritations, burns...
- Jojoba oil: perfect for oily skin prone to shine and prevents acne.
- Castor oil: Deep moisturizing and nourishing. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, castor oil is ideal for treating skin conditions such as irritations or dermatitis. Insect bites also improve with the use of this oil, as well as sunburn.
Add 3/4 of clay to our container and fill it with 1/4 of tea or infusion of your choice.
Optionally add a few drops of essential oil and aroma.
Stir until a homogeneous mass is obtained (watch on the video)
and... ready to put your zero waste mask on your face!
4. To apply your mask you can use a brush or simply spread it with your fingers.
fingers. Make sure the mask is evenly distributed on your face.
5. Let it dry for a maximum of 15-20 minutes. Remember that if you leave it on longer,
This can lead to over-absorption and leave your skin too dry.
6. To remove, wash your face with warm water and you'll see that it's super easy to wash off.
Tell us about your experience and results below in the comments. If you have any questions about which clay, tea or oil to use, we'll be happy to answer them :)
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