Hello there! Today I am sharing a wonderful facial mask you can do every week for clear, bright, radiant, and healthy skin. Have you heard of Evanhealy before? They are a natural skin care line–I have been using their products for the past few years and have loved them. Their hydrosouls in particular are so special and I’ve never seen anything else like them!
This mask is something I created about a year ago and have been using it about weekly since. Initially when I tried the Green Tea Clay mask mixed with water, it was too harsh on my skin. It would turn bright red after a few minutes of application, and stay red for at least an hour. I loved the ingredients and really wanted to make it work, so I started searching around for soothing things I could mix with it. Yogurt was one option I saw, but I don’t use dairy products (and can’t see putting them on my skin..). Honey came up as a pretty common, soothing alternative. The combination of both of these ingredients create a mask your skin will be delighted about.
The benefits of Green Tea Clay are many. Evanhealy describes these benefits as:
Clay is alive. It is rich in silica, calcium, iron and magnesium. It shimmers with electromagnetic energy. Use for thousands of years to treat skin, it is appropriate for all skin conditions. Clay loosens clogged pores, drawing impurities to the surface without dissolving the protective epidermal layer. It absorbs excess oil, refines and softens fine lines and wrinkles, and fades the appearance of hyper-pigmentation and scarring.
Highly mineralized, Green Tea Clay provides deep nourishment to help support and strengthen the cells of the skin. It also increases circulation and oxygenation to the surface of the skin.
Furthermore, honey has been used for years as an acne fighting agent. Honey is naturally antibacterial, which is helpful when your skin is fighting pesky pimples. Acne can be caused by bad bacteria and infections in your skin, so using honey will help combat any bad bacteria. Organic facts writes about some of the benefits of honey, saying:
Honey alone can be used as a mask and is effective in curing acne by cleansing your pores and not letting microbes grow, due to its antimicrobial properties. Additionally, the waxy part of honey helps keep the skin soft, smooth and glowing.
Want to make this? First you need to gather your mask ingredients. I use:
That’s it! So simple.
Begin by scooping about 1/2 a tablespoon of the green tea clay into a small bowl. You can always add more later if you need to.
Add about 1/2 tablespoon of the raw honey to the same bowl. You want equal parts of both clay and honey. I love to use the crystallized part of the honey that is at the bottom of the jar, because it helps exfoliate your skin when you wash it off.
Mix the clay and honey together using a spoon or your fingers.
A thick paste should form. If it seems too watery, add more clay. If it is too thick, add a bit more honey.
The consistency should look about like this. You want to be able to spread a thick layer on your face.
Excuse this ridiculous photo! You can keep the mask on as long as you’d like–I like to keep it on for about 15 minutes before washing it off. Your skin may be a little red when you are finished washing it off, but any redness should subside quickly.
Let me know what you think of it! I hope you like it as much as I do.