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I’ve struggled with acne my whole adult life — mid-teens till now — and this clay mud mask has been a miracle worker in balancing out my skin and keeping my pores clear (and it pairs so beautifully with the Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips to remove those pesky clogged pores on my nose!) It’s such a simple and inexpensive mask that you can totally customize depending on your varying skin needs.
Along the way, I’ll share other tips that will help you get the most out of your mask session and keep your skin clear and happy! 😉 Like this BEAUTY TIP — Use baking soda mixed with your facial cleanser to gently exfoliate your face every evening. This helps remove dead skin cells and promotes healthy cell turn over.
DIY Mud Mask Tutorial
The ingredient list is super simple. The best clay I’ve ever found to use is Bentonite Clay. It will last you forever — I purchased a two pound tub and am still using it after 2 years! So affordable! The only other ingredient you need is water.
You’ll also need a bowl to mix it in, a spoon to mix it with, and a foundation brush to apply it. 🙂 As I said, you can personalize it for your skins need. If you want more pore-shrinking goodness, add a bit of Activated Charcoal. Honey or Aloe Vera helps to moisturized the skin. Oatmeal to gently exfoliate. Green Tea (in replace of your water) to help fight against free radicals. And the list goes on! If I’m just wanting to maintain my skin and don’t have any outbreaks, I only use the bentonite clay and water, and it works wonders. 🙂
I take about one overflowing tablespoon of bentonite clay for my face, and add enough water to achieve the consistency I like. If you like thinner masks, add more water. I don’t mind my mask being a bit thick. It makes it easier to apply!
Your mud mask should look something like this! If you don’t have a flat foundation brush, you can totally use your hands. I prefer the brush as it keeps my fingers clean and makes applying an even layer easier for me.
BEAUTY TIP — Before you apply your mask, steam your face. This helps to open your pores so that the mask can better clean out all the gunk from your pores. You can use a device or just wet a rag under hot water and let it sit on your face for a few moments before applying the mask.
Once you apply a thin layer all over your face, let it set for 10-15 minutes, depending on the consistency of your mask. Basically wait until it’s so dry that it doesn’t transfer onto your fingers when you touch it. 🙂 Once it’s dry wash it off and you’re done!
After doing the mud mask (which I do once a week) I like to follow up with a Bioré Cleansing Strips for my nose area. I don’t know about you, but those blackheads are so annoying and this strip helps to keep them under control.
Why does mine have a cool cheetah print on it? They’re from the Bioré Tame Your Wildest Pores limited edition line that is only available at Walmart! As you can see, I found mine on an end-cap in the Cosmetic section. There are two prints in the collection, zebra and cheetah print.
Here’s a look at it on my face. Yes, that’s me trying to not look awkward with a nose strip on. 😛 I will admit that removing the Bioré Cleansing Strips isn’t the funnest process (I have a good bit of facial hair, ouch!) but seeing all the pore gunk that is now out is very rewarding! 🙂
I don’t know how long these Bioré Cleansing Strips will be available, so make sure you go visit your local Walmart soon to see if you can find these! And if you want to stay up to date with this collection, visit the social hub page to see other people’s experience and fun photos!
Have you used Bentonite Clay as a weekly face mask? Do you use Bioré? Let me know if you’ve seen this fun, limited edition collection in your local store — and if you plan to pick a box up!
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