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Be Your Own Beautiful’s DIY Facial Clay Mask and Detox Bath

Clay. It is one of the most effective and powerful of the healing clays. Betonite can be used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack or in the bath and, in skin care recipes. This clay is unique because when its hydrated( mixed with water, milk, or apple cider vinegar), it produces an “electrical charge” that draws out toxins and impurities from the skin. Cool, right? It also promotes blood flow and leaves your skin feeling like you just had the most amazing facial.

Facial Mask:
I start by mixing 1 tablespoon of clay with a few drops of water.  Stir the mixture into a paste. Apply to the face or other area with a smooth brush. Let dry for 5-10 mins for delicate skin, 15-20 mins for normal to oily skin. You will feel a tightening and pulling sensation. Rinse with warm water; followed by a splash of cold water to close your pores.  This can be repeated weekly, or for oiler skin 2-3x’s per week.  It’s also a great for acne prone skin and can be used as a spot treatment.

*Tip: for deep pore cleansing, substitute the water for apple cider vinegar.

Detox Bath:
I sometimes add about ¼ cup of Bentonite Clay and a few drops of lavender essential oil to my bath for a relaxing detox bath that softens the skin. Have a glass of water when you get out of the tub to rehydrate.

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