Here's a face mask recipe that's packed with lovely ingredients, it will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and help renew it on a cellular level. The combination of two high-performance clays, along with the allantoin powder are the real heroes of this recipe.
To make sure your equipment is sterile, give your containers and utensils a wipe around with rubbing alcohol. Bearing in mind you will need the container that’s going to be holding all the dry ingredients to be completely dry before adding them.Weigh the clays, place them into a small container and mix until they are well combined. Add the Allantoin and mix again before transferring into your prepared sterile jar.
Weigh the hydrosols out into a beaker
Add the glycerine
Add the green tea extract and stir until well combined.
Mix in the preservative. Keep in mind that if you intend to use up all of the product immediately, you don’t need to add a preservative. I sometimes do this when I have friends round and we all want to try out the mask.
Transfer to a clean glass/PET bottle or container.
This face mask recipe will last for 1 week without a preservative and 6 months with a preservative, but it must be stored in airtight containers.How to use it
For one application, take one tablespoon of the dry clay mix and mix it with a little of the hydrosol/ tea water until you have a nice creamy consistency.
Smooth over the face using a brush or the tips of your fingers, avoiding the eyes and mouth area. Leave to dry (usually around 15 minutes)
Once the masque has dried there isn’t much benefit to leaving it on any longer as its only active whilst it’s still moist. However, you can prolong it for a few minutes before rinsing, by giving the masque a quick spritz with the readymade hydrosol water in the recipe. I've added a little extra in the recipe above to allow for this.
Finally, rinse off with warm water, then pat dry with a clean towel.