My Super Easy Indian Clay Mask Recipe

putting aztec healing clay mask into a bowl

Imagine this: you’re dragging your overstuffed carry-on that you managed to hustle onto the plane, much to the dismay of the gate agent. You front like it’s not that heavy, and in your heart, you know there’s space in the overhead compartment because you lucked up all the way to this point. First, you beat traffic, you flew through TSA because they opened a new lane right in front of you, and the train heading to your gate pulled up right as you walked up to it, so you managed to make your flight!

You get to your gate, and your flight is delayed. Yay! Now, you can stop to get something to eat. You walk onto the plane, trying your best not to hit anyone with your stuffed purse, when you spot someone deep into their facial routine, carefully putting on a sheet mask. Tuh!

The old, no skin routine, dry face me would’ve furrowed my brows wondering why she couldn’t tough it out for a few hours.

Baby buttocks, soft skin in the face me thinks, Blu…why would you not? I’ve viewed enough Instastories to know that any blogger who has a plane skin routine arrives looking refreshed. Skincare and masks don’t have to be limited to girls’ nights, spa visits, and self-care Sundays.

But for the those of us who aren’t gallivanting through the clouds, you can do your own face mask without the extra potentially judgy pairs of eyes on you.

By now you’ve probably heard of the Indian Healing clay mask, it’s probably the most used mask by millennials. It’s my go-to when I’m breaking out, and you can easily find it at Sprouts, Whole Foods, and your local online mom and pop store, Amazon.

putting aztec healing clay mask into a bowl

Indian Healing Clay Mask Recipe

  • 1 scoop of clay
  • 2 capsules of activated charcoal
  • A slash of apple cider vinegar (water if your skin is sensitive)

Let it sizzle, and mix it with something non-metallic. The clay draws out toxins like heavy metals, so you don’t want the metal spoon mixing with the clay. The activated charcoal absorbs toxins, and the apple cider vinegar tightens your skin, acts as a toner, helps with acne, and shrinks your pores.

adding activated charcoal to clay. adding apple cider vinegar to clay. adding apple cider vinegar to clay.

mixing the clay mask mixing the clay mask
Put it all over your clean, dry face (you wouldn’t go to the dentist without brushing your teeth first, right?) with said non-metallic spoon or a facial brush. It doesn’t have to be thick. I keep mine on for 20 minutes, but anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes is good. It just depends on how sensitive your skin is. I usually do this mask once a week to keep my skin looking good.

If you still have some left over, feel free to put some under your pits. Why not detox them too?

After I wash off the mask with water, I like to continue with my regular facial cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer routine. Don’t fret. Your skin will be a little red, but it’ll feel so smooth.

You can also do spot areas like your t-zone, neck or chin, wherever you’re having an issue.

For $9 you can get about 25 facials.

If you’re transitioning to a natural deodorant, doing a clay mask a few times a week will help pull out the toxins in your body. This helps your body better receive the natural deodorant I talked about over here.

What type of DIY skincare stuff do you do? What challenges are you facing with your skin? I hope you’re looking after your skin during this dry winter! I am beyond ready for springs!

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  • Reply Melissa Blevins

    Ok so I haven’t heard of this, but it sounds amazing, and I definitely have to try it! I do have large pores (inherited from Mom and Grandma, unfortunately), so maybe this would help? Thanks for the tip!

    February 6, 2018 at 9:55 pm
    • Reply Blu

      I think it would help! Like once or twice a week and just see how your skin responds 🙂

      February 7, 2018 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Essence Renata

    Masks are the one area of my skin care routine that I’m wildly inconsistent in . I’ve used the clay before, but never with charcoal. I’m definitely gonna try this so I can get my skin glow on your level !

    February 7, 2018 at 10:06 am
    • Reply Blu

      I never thought it was necessary, but then I tried it out and just loved how my skin felt after!

      February 7, 2018 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Daniela Vaughan

    Well this just sounds like a heavenly, quiet afternoon thing to do. I have “Make a homemade facial” on my Adventure List, so maybe I need to get going and do it!

    February 7, 2018 at 10:42 am
  • Reply Christie Moeller

    OOh I love this and it looks easy to make. I think I could actually pull this one off!

    xoxo Christie

    February 7, 2018 at 11:10 am
    • Reply Blu

      It doesn’t take long at all!

      February 7, 2018 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Elizabeth O

    You had me at $9 for 25 facials, that is really worth making it yourself, and it looks so simple to do too. Definitely trying this!

    February 7, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    • Reply Blu

      Right, it’s worth a try! And I love the results!

      February 7, 2018 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Surekha

    I don’t know why I am always scared of putting apple cider vinegar on my face but I love clay and charcoal masks. They give amazing glow on skin

    February 9, 2018 at 8:40 am
    • Reply Blu

      My skin likes it, but hates honey!

      February 9, 2018 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Noelle Lynne

    Looks wonderful! Happy to see such a natural non toxic recipe

    February 11, 2018 at 8:30 pm
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