UPDATE – After using this mask for about two months straight, I started to notice a correlation between the application and my breakouts. It appeared that the ingredients were beginning to dry out my face too much causing me to break out even more. I eliminated using the EOs in the recipe and reduced the amount of bentonite clay and activated charcoal. Still too drying.
A couple months back I switched over to using this mask a few times a week. I’m happy to report it is the perfect balance of kaolin clay, activated charcoal, green tea, peppermint oil, and lactic acid to help heal breakouts, exfoliate, and brighten. I’m also now using this facial soap in the mornings after my barre workouts. These two products together are absolute game changers. I didn’t want to take down this DIY recipe because it’s a great resource for people who are looking for an alternative to preservative-laden acne treatment products.
And in full disclosure, I do receive a portion of the sales of these products. But I value my readers so much more than a profit, and I would never recommend something I don’t truly believe in.
Creating spa-like moments in my home is something I treasure so much. I savor having an hour or so in the morning or evening while the babies are sleeping to exfoliate, paint my nails, or use a face mask. A good mud mask helps keep my skin balanced and clear, especially in the summer months. I used Boscia’s Clarifying Mask for awhile; Sephora stopped carrying it so a salesperson recommended I check out Glamglow’s version. I’ve been hearing about this brand for years – a Hollywood favorite, beauty editor’s love it, fashion bloggers’ skin secret, etcetera, etcetera. The first thing I did before looking at the price tag (which is a bit of yikes, also) was read the ingredient list:
The good (green), the bad (yellow), and the ugly (red). Overall not a horrible ingredient list, but I pretty much stay away from everything with a highly hazard ingredient. And, of course, the price for 1.2 oz is pretty high. So I set out to create my own homemade version full of just the good stuff!
Check out the recipe here!
DIY Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment
1/4 cup bentonite clay
8 capsules of activated charcoal
4 oz brewed chamomile tea
2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
1 tbsp aloe vera gel
2 drops of eucalyptus oil
2 drops of peppermint oil
1/4 tsp tea tree oil (cleansing, purifying, and renewing for acne-prone skin)
1/4 tsp lemon oil (gentle exfoliant for oily/acne-prone skin)
2 drops lavender (calming for sensitive skin)
First, mix together bentonite clay and activated charcoal (just the powder from the capsules) so that it is evenly combined. Then mix in the aloe vera gel and essential oils. Once the wet and dry ingredients are combined, slowly add in the tea until everything is mixed well. Apply to a clean face in any oily/congested areas. Wait until the mask is completely dry (and not much longer afterwards) and wash off. My mask took about 10 minutes to dry so I was able to fit in some fun activities while I waited 😉
This mask has been such a great addition to my skincare regime! I’m happy knowing every ingredient in this mask is safe and effective, plus I saved a ton by DIYing. I hope you enjoy trying this mask at home. Like and comment if you want to see more DIY beauty products!