When your toners, serums, and moisturizers just aren’t giving you the radiant results you’re looking for, a DIY clay face mask is a great solution for any skin type—not to mention an amazing way to indulge after a draining day.
If your t-zone needs a break from excess shine and your blemishes need an eviction notice, a clay mask may be your solution! DIY this five-ingredient clay mask using naturally derived ingredients and soak in the skin-enriching benefits!
- 1 tablespoon rhassoul clay
- 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
- 1 tablespoon water
- 5 drops Geranium essential oil
- 3 drops Tea Tree essential oil
- 2 drops Lemon essential oil
Mix all the ingredients together to form a thick paste. Add more water or aloe vera, one teaspoon at a time, for a thinner consistency. The mask should be thin enough to spread but thick enough to stay in place.
1. Use your fingers to apply the mask evenly to a clean, dry face.
2. Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
3. Rinse off, pat your face dry, and apply a light moisturizer.
For maximum results, use once a week in the evening and store in an airtight jar for up to one month.
YL tip: Do you have combination skin? Apply this mask to the oily sections of your face to avoid over-drying any dry patches. After you rinse it off, apply a thick moisturizer to any dry spots.
Clay mask vs. mud mask
You may wonder: Which is better? Clay or mud masks? The truth is, they’re both great standbys in a well-rounded skin care routine. Mud masks pull oil out of your pores, while clay masks work to cleanse your skin.
For this DIY we’ve opted for clay in order to give you the freshest face possible! Here are the benefits of our results-focused clay mask:
- Absorbs excess dirt and oil
- Dries out excessively oily skin
- Tightens sagging skin
- Exfoliates dead skin cells
- Refines inflamed and enlarged pores
What’s in our mask?
This clay mask is packed with high-performing, revitalizing ingredients that we’re proud to stand by. Since this mask includes ingredients other than Young Living essential oils, we’ll walk you through how each ingredient meets our Seed to Seal® quality commitment.
Rich in calcium, magnesium, and potassium, rhassoul clay—also known as Moroccan or red clay—gives you the vibrant skin you deserve. It’s been assisting people with their beauty goals for centuries! Rhassoul clay helps:
- Cleanse skin
- Improve clarity and elasticity
- Tighten pores
- Regulate natural oil balance
- Reduce dryness and flakiness
- Absorb excess oil
- Draw out impurities
We know—this clay is a powerhouse!
Aloe vera gel
This trendy little plant doesn’t just look good on your bookshelf; it’s a dynamic hydration bomb! It’s been said that Cleopatra used aloe vera as a skin care product, and here’s why: It’s packed with enzymes, nutrients, vitamins, amino acids, and minerals. Bring on that dewy look!
Water’s main function in this mask may be to create a silky consistency for easy application, but don’t dismiss how essential proper hydration is for your skin. Get lush skin by tackling hydration inside and out!
What essential oils are in our mask?
Geranium essential oil
From a romantic flower to a self-care staple, Geranium is the secret to velvety skin! This decadent oil is the queen of multitasking: After using, your skin will be cleansed, look radiant, and feel fresher and younger!
Tea Tree essential oil
As a skin care superstar, Tea Tree (melaleuca alternifolia) is a must in this mask. You like it for its fresh, musky scent, but you’ll love it when your blemishes seem smaller and your skin is cleansed and blooming!
Lemon essential oil
We bet you’ve already got a bottle—or 10—of Lemon tucked away at home. So it’s a no-brainer that we’d include it in a do-it-yourself recipe. When you add this into your nighttime skin routine,* you’ll love how refreshed and clean your skin looks and feels.
YL tip: Make this mask the best fit for your skin care needs and keep the self-care up with wonderfully me-filled Sundays.
What other essential oils would you love to put in a face mask? Share your thoughts in the comments below.