Make it: your own detoxifying red clay mask recipe and DIY!
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Have you read the Divergent Series? It’s a collection of 4 books, young adult dystopian novels, based in post-apocalyptic Chicago, wherein individual personality and free will are rather heavily discouraged, (read: the leaders of the society will kill you dead if you make your own choices or exhibit a personality other than the one you were assigned). The heroine, Beatrice Prior, or Tris (played by Shalene Woodley in the movies) likes making her own choices thankyouverymuch, and as a result spends her life on the run from the baddies. In the 3rd movie in the series, Allegiant, Tris heads out the city of Chicago beyond the wall, to this place.
Which looks suspiciously like beautiful Southern Utah to me. Maybe the San Rafael Swell
, which is known for its gorgeous red rock mountains. And where there’s red rock, there’s red clay, and where there’s clay . . . you guessed it, there’s a facial.
I’m serious. I spent a fair amount of time in my youth camping through Southern Utah, and I can personally attest to the beautifying qualities of a good clay mask facial.
But you don’t need to romp around Red Rock country to get a good red clay facial. You just need to know about Amazon.com. I’ll share the ingredients and steps to your own facial so you can make it at home. Easy!
DIY Red Clay Mask Recipe
Author: Allison Czarnecki - Petit Elefant
Recipe type: DIY Beauty - Clay Mask Facial
- red clay mask powder
- lavender essential oil (optional)
- foundation brush
- wooden or plastic spoon
- small bowl
- Measure out 1-2 teaspoons of red clay powder and put into a small bowl.
- Add 1 teaspoon water.
- Using a wooden spoon or plastic spoon, mix the powder and water together. Don't use metal when using clay masks, the metal gets leeched into the clay!
- If you're using essential oils, add ½ teaspoon to the mix.
- Mix together until you have a thick liquid consistency. You want the mask to stay in place on your face without dripping.
- Let the mask dry for about 15 minutes, or until dry and cracked.
- Remove using a warm washcloth.
- Immediately apply a good moisturizer to replace all the oils pulled from your skin.
Red clay masks are so good for your skin. The clay removes toxins, pulls oil out of clogged pores, and removes dead skin cells from your face. It makes your skin so soft and smooth, I love it!
The great thing about having your own red clay mask powder is that you can make it any time you want – just mix up enough for one facial.
Paint the clay mask onto your face, put your feet up and relax, and you’ve got yourself a nice little spa day at home.
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