White Clay and Lavender Face Mask for Sensitive Skin Types

If you have sensitive skin, but suffer from acne, then this is the best homemade
facial to use on a regular basis to help clear up pimples and improve your complexion. A white clay and lavender face mask is both softening and cleansing at the same time. White clay is a gentler version of green or Bentonite clay, offering the detoxifying and skin mineral benefits without all of the intensity. Lavender is the sensitive skin alternative to tea tree. It has an antiseptic action, without the irritation.

A white clay facial can be used regularly, even for people with combination and sensitive skin. It supplies the skin with important minerals, including silica to help form new collagen. It has a gentle detoxifying effect, pulling out impurities without increasing redness. Lavender is anti-bacterial, helping to fight the small microbes that like to disturb skin, leading to blemishes. It also has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and it helps to normalize and balance, a plus for combination skin. Lavender is cleansing and soothing enough that it is even an ideal ingredient in homemade skin care for rosacea. I like to mix these two ingredients with fresh cream for an extra nourishing, softening effect. If you have really sensitive skin, use goat's milk instead of cow's milk.

To make this white clay and lavender face mask you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon white clay
  • 1 tablespoon organic cream or milk
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil

Simply mix the clay and cream together to form a thick paste, adding more clay powder or more cream to get a nice consistency. Before adding the lavender, first cleanse the skin, rinsing with warm water to open pores. Add the drops of essential oil and then stir in with your fingertips. Apply the white clay mixture over your entire face. Leave on for up to ten minutes. Wash off by jumping in the shower or using a wet cloth. Moisturize the face after this mask. If you've never tried white clay before, try it on your skin. This is really a wonderful, softening, cleansing mask to use for all skin types, and it is easy to prepare.


izzi917 said...

can you pre mix mask and keep in a container?

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