Such Pretty Faces

A Space to Relate and Create

I’m a total skincare junkie. In the course of my normal life, I spend a lot of time after bedtime talking to @themomwithwine and she gets very tickled watching me apply six layers of product to my face before bed. This is not an exaggeration.

A million years ago when I was in college, I got hooked on face masks. This was long before the days of those single use sheet masks and I was a religious user of Queen Helene’s Mint Julep Face Mask thanks to one of my best friends getting me hooked on it at the ripe young age of 19. At the time, my skin was oily and I had no wrinkles and zero pores that you could see with the naked eye.

I’ve doubled down on age now, and I am here for clay face masks for an entirely new reason- now they help my pores to be less visible and they remove (I cannot believe I’m admitting this on the internet) blackheads and other pore impurities. Somewhere between then and now, though, my skin has become sensitive to artificial fragrance.

I have been mixing my own clay mask for several years and I though: Now seems like a pretty good time to share it with the world. Soapgirl is a DFW native, woman owned company and I really like her products. Through the years I have tried pretty much everything she makes, and have yet to find a thing I do not love.

To make your very own mask, place the following ingredients in a small bowl and mix until smooth. It’s so easy. It’s literally fool proof. You’ll have enough for 3-4 masks, and you can store the remaining in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

  • 2 Tablespoons Soapgirl Soap Clay mask
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1/2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Once you apply the mask in a thin even layer, it’s really a waiting game. I typically leave this mask on for 20-30 minutes or until the mask is dry and cracking.

Behold, a photo timeline of what the mask looks like as it dries. Once I’m juuuuuuuuuuust about to wash the mask off, I like to mix up a quick lip scrub. This lip scrub is super easy to make with things you have on hand in your kitchen.

  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 drop of Vanilla Extract (Entirely unnecessary but it smells very pretty)

This same sugar scrub is safe to use on your entire body- but i put it exclusively on my lips just before I remove facemasks.

And there you have it, two of my favorite DIY face things! Do you have any skin DIY’s you love?

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