Bentonite clay draws toxins out of the skin as the mask dries, helping to shrink pores at the same time. The addition of chamomile and lavender helps to stimulate cell renewal and tissue repair.
This recipe makes enough for one use.
2 tablespoons bentonite clay
2 tablespoons strong chamomile tea
½ teaspoon sweet almond oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. If the mixture seems to thin, add a tiny bit more clay to thicken. If it seems too thick, add a few drops more of tea or oil to thin. To apply, use fingertips or a clean brush to smooth the mixture over the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. (Avoid the eye area.) Rest with your eyes closed for at least 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, followed by splashes of cool water. Pat skin dry and apply a daytime moisturizer, if you wish.