This sweet almond bentonite clay face mask is a simple recipe that is amazing for your skin. The sweet almond oil gives this face mask another layer of healing with it’s extra antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Adding the sweet almond oil with the bentonite clay which deep cleanses pores, detoxifies skin, soothes and heals acne prone skin and reduces fines lines, truly brings this homemade face mask to the next level.
skin benefits of a sweet almond bentonite clay face mask
Let’s just say that after researching, making and using this combination of sweet almond with bentonite clay in a face mask, I regret NOT having this recipe in my life. After coming up with this exact recipe for the first time, I was completely hooked on using these ingredients because of all the benefits they offered.
deep pore cleansing : the bentonite clay works by removing excess oil in your pores and unclogging them. this causes your skin to tighten and appear to have smaller pores.
skin detoxification : while the clay is unclogging your pores, it is also absorbing other things like dirt, impurities and toxins from your skin.
reduce fine lines : bentonite clay is working to rebuild and heal your skin, making it great for reducing fine lines and adding collagen back into aging skin.
soothes acne prone skin : a clay face mask is great for oily, acne prone skin to calm and soothe any breakouts. it may help be helpful to reduce certain types of acne as it is removing the excess oil in your pores.
soft and smooth skin : bentonite clay is a like sponge, absorbing the impurities and reviving the skin with it’s antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. this may be one of the favorite benefits of this face mask, as my skin has never been so soft, smooth and even toned!
Sweet almond oil is so great for your skin since it’s naturally rich in vitamins A and E and antioxidants, plus it soothes and nourishes the skin. In this recipe, the sweet almond oil adds a light layer of moisture to the face mask.
Bentonite clay is the base of the face mask and gives us that deep pore cleanse while providing so many natural benefits to the skin, leaving your skin relaxed and reinvigorated. This is the bentonite clay I like buying from amazon.
Apple cider vinegar is known for soothing skin infections or irritations since it has antimicrobial properties. Other reasons to use ACV for the skin are blemishes, evening skin tone and naturally tightening the skin. Mixed with bentonite clay, it’s an amazing combination.
Essential oils are a great way to enhance your skin based on your skin type. My essential oil recommendations based on your skin type are below the recipe. Personally, I really enjoy using either lavender, peppermint, orange, or frankincense essential oils in this homemade face mask recipe.
Water is added to this face mask, as using only apply cider vinegar was a bit strong. Adding half ACV and half water made this a perfectly balanced recipe.
making a sweet almond bentonite clay face mask
Let’s get to making this amazing sweet almond bentonite clay face mask. As with most of my homemade skincare products, this is easy and quick taking only minutes to prepare.
First, measure out 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay and place in a glass or ceramic bowl.
Add 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 tablespoon of water to the mixture. Stir with wooden spoon to combine.
Next, add 1/2 teaspoon of sweet almond oil and 3 drops of essential oils.
Then, mix all ingredients until well combined and smooth.
Your homemade sweet almond bentonite clay face mask is ready to use!
sweet almond bentonite clay face mask
- 1 glass or ceramic bowl
- 1 wooden spoon
- 1 tbsp bentonite clay
- 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp sweet almond oil
- 3 drops essential oils
- 1. Measure out 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay and place in a glass or ceramic bowl.
- 2. Add 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 tablespoon of water to the mixture. Stir with wooden spoon to combine.
- 3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of sweet almond oil and 3 drops of essential oils.
- 4. Mix all ingredients until well combined, smooth & ready to use.
essential oil recommendations by skin type
Dry skin is soothed and moisturized by essential oils like lavender, cedarwood, rose, roman chamomile, myrrh essential oils.
Sensitive skin needs gentle oils like lavender, frankincense, helichrysum, rose, jasmine and copaiba.
Oily skin may benefit from tea tree, geranium, cypress, juniper berry, lavender, grapefruit and ylang ylang essential oils.
Mature skin tends to like oils such as helichrysum, lavender, rose, frankincense sandalwood and ylang ylang.
Depending on your skin type, you may mix and match different essential oils to find your unique blend. Other essential oils that are refreshing for the skin are peppermint, orange, rosemary, tangerine, bergamot and lemon. My favorite brand of essentials oils for skincare is Young Living, and you can shop for them here.
Please keep in mind that citrus oils may cause photosensitivity when out in the sun. If using, I recommend to apply the sweet almond bentonite clay face mask at night or when you will be out of the sun.
instructions for using your homemade clay face mask
After making your homemade face mask, you will want to apply it to a clean, dry face. Spread the face mask evenly all over you face in a 1/8″ to 1/4″ inch layer. This will ensure the clay face mask dries at roughly the same amount of time in different spots on your face.
If this is the first time using a bentonite clay face mask or if you have sensitive skin, then leave the face mask on for 5 to 10 minutes. If you have use a bentonite clay face mask before or have normal skin type, then you can leave the face mask on for 10-20 minutes maximum. The clay face mask may cause redness on the skin, so it is better to start with less time when first starting out.
There are a few easy ways to tell when the face face is ready to wash off. The face mask has completely dried. You start feeling a pulling or tingling sensation on your face. Your face starts to feel warm. Or the time limit has gone by.
If you are ready to remove the almond bentonite clay face mask, simply wash the face mask off with warm water. Using a washcloth can also help to remove the face mask. Pat face dry.
Putting on a moisturizer is great after using this face mask to rehydrate your skin. Select a moisturizer with gentle, clean ingredients so you don’t disrupt your skin’s healing. Personal favorites of mine are using sweet almond oil, jojoba oil or my homemade face serum.
Just a side note, it is completely normal for your face to be slightly reddened for up to 30 minutes later. This often happens to my sensitive skin type even when I leave the clay face mask on for 10 minutes.
how often can you use a bentonite clay face mask
The beauty of the sweet almond bentonite clay face mask is that using it 1-2 times per week will bring you amazing results. This will bring you all the benefits of deep pore cleansing, skin detoxification, reducing fine lines, soothing acne prone skin and smoothing your skin. Using this face mask too often may cause skin irritation, redness, tenderness or dryness.
how to store your diy face mask
Using a glass container for your almond bentonite clay face mask is best way to properly store it. Also, it will keep the face mask from absorbing anything from other materials. Plus, it’s always a good idea to use glass containers when using essential oils in your recipes. Store in a cool, dry area of your home and use within 1-2 weeks of making the diy face mask. I love using these smaller glass mason jar when doubling or tripling the recipe to save for the weeks ahead.
other uses for the sweet almond bentonite clay
There are few others uses for the sweet almond bentonite clay mixture. You can this combination on other areas of your skin that could use extra repair and healing. If you are looking for an armpit detox, this same mixture, recipe and instructions can be used. An armpit detox may be especially helpful when transitioning between an antiperspirant or deodorant to a natural deodorant. Bentonite clay can also be used in a bath or foot soak to help with detoxing.
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