Our skin is constantly exposed to the elements all the time and although we have our own skin care regimen put in place, sometimes we need that extra help from natural products just like French green clay. This green powder offers more beauty benefits compared to others. Its green color is due to the amount of decomposed plants present in it which gives it plenty of trace minerals like aluminum, silica, copper, calcium, and zinc just to name a few. When applied to the skin, it helps draw out any impurities that may be clogging the pores. If you want to help rejuvenate and revive your skin, the following recipes are worth trying out.

Purifying Mask

You will need to combine 2 teaspoons of French green clay with water in a small bowl until you create a paste. Add a drop of tea tree oil into the mix then combine it again. Now spread a thin layer of this solution on your face, leaving space around your eyes. Let the mask stay on for about 10 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. Apply moisturizer afterwards.

Lavender green clay mask

Another recipe that will help detoxify your skin is Lavender green clay mask. You will need to prepare a teaspoon each of French green clay and aloe vera gel, and about 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl until you create a paste with it. Apply it on your skin afterwards. Let the mask sit for 10 minutes or until it has hardened then remove it. For those who have sensitive skin, you should remove it after 5 to 10 minutes. Don’t let the clay mask harden as it will dry your skin out.

Mud bath

You can also use French green clay in a mud bath that will help draw out the impurities in your skin. Prepare a warm bath first. While waiting for the tub to be filled with water, you should mix a cup of French green clay with water until you have formed a paste. Add grapefruit oil then mix again. Now add the mixture into the water with a cup of Epsom salts. Stir the water well and immerse in the water for 20 minutes to get your much needed detoxification.

French green clay and aloe

If you want to detoxify while moisturizing your skin, you should combine one teaspoon of French green clay, 4 drops of lavender essential oil, and a teaspoon of aloe vera gel. Mix all of the ingredients until you create a paste then apply on your face. Leave it on for about 10 minutes before washing it off with cool water. You will find that your skin will feel cleaner and softer too.

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