Simply the best calcium bentonite clay mask recipe for blackheads

Get rid of blackheads and acne and keep them away!

Let’s be honest. Treating blackheads is a task most of us would dearly like to live without and yet can never quite seem to get to the end of – until now that it. I’ve tried blackhead pore strips, peel off masks, comedone extractors and even bought myself a personal facial steamer (Oh how I love mine!!) over the past decade, but still those little suckers came right back at me, taunting me in the mirror.  A few months ago, that all changed and I want to share it with you.

A friend told me about a special kind of clay, calcium bentonite clay, that comes from volcanic ash, and said using it regularly had finally kept her blackheads from forming. Explaining how it works, she described how the clay sucks up all the oil, left over makeup and dirt on the skin and in the pores, reducing inflammation and shrinking the pores so they didn’t clog up again. I have to admit I was pretty sceptical at the time, but a few days later I looked this clay up and found lots of people saying the same thing, and that the things she described, were only a few of the benefits of calcium bentonite clay for acne and blackheads.

Wow! Too good to be true perhaps? I’ve tried pretty much everything else on the market but recently had been steering towards a more natural skin care regime. I had a good search around for bentonite clays, and bought a few to try out (you can find loads of bentonite clays on Amazon for a good price).  I then set to work trying them out on my face to find the best bentonite clay face mask recipe. I have a combination skin type, too oily across the nose and up onto the forehead, and I’m prone to dry patches if I don’t use a daily moisturizer.

I found the clay mixed up with water on it’s own was great at drying up my skin but it was just too drying for me. So after some experimentation I came up with a wonderful bentonite clay face mask recipe for a soothing clay mask that does indeed draw out the oils and impurities from the skin – without over drying the skin and reducing inflammation too. 

 

bentonite clay face mask recipe

Simply the best bentonite clay face mask recipe

2 tbsp calcium bentonite clay powder (I prefer the ‘Molivera Organics’ brand)
5 tbsp aloe (I prefer the ‘Amara Organics Aloe’ as it has no added colour, fragrance or alcohol)
3 drops pure lavender essential oil (Radha Beauty lavender oil is a great make)
1 tsp dried lavender if you want an exfoliating scrub version of the mask

Pop all the ingredients together in a small bowl, and mix together combining everything until you have a thick paste. Too thick and it will be really hard to apply, however, so add a little more aloe to thin it out if you need to. It smells divine doesn’t it? Honestly, this is the best bentonite clay face mask recipe I have ever tried! Using  a face brush (your fingers will do if they’re really clean) apply a generous layer of the clay mask over your face, avoiding your eyes and take it right down to cover your neck too. Leave it for 15-25 minutes or until the clay is dry. Then wash off with warm soapy water, pat dry and apply moisturizer. Your skin will never have felt better – smooth, tight and glowing.

You can use this clay face mask several times a week. Very soon you will see your blackheads disappearing, any acne dying down and people will start commenting on how great your skin looks. I know they will – it happened to me!

 

Why is this clay face mask recipe so good?

It all comes down to the ingredients used.

Benefits of calcium bentonite in a face mask

  • opens up clogged pores
  • draws out oils and toxins
  • tones and tightens the skin
  • calms and soothes irritated skin
  • exfoliates

Benefits of aloe in a face mask

  • soothing, natural moisturizer
  • promotes skin regeneration
  • antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
  • cools the skin, reducing irritation

Benefits of essential lavender oil in a face mask

  • calming, soothing effect
  • antibacterial and antifungal
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antioxidants protect the skin from damage

So, if you have been tackling blackheads for a while, try mixing up this wonderful homemade clay mask and soon you will understand why I am raving about it. You can buy other bentonite clay masks, but if you have the time, I cannot recommend this more highly. This is, simply the best bentonite clay face mask recipe you will ever find!