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Not-so-messy Mud Mask Recipes That You Can Try At Home

Despite knowing that there are so many benefits of clay masks, we are little hesitant to prepare them assuming they are fussy and ugly to look at. Well, these are wrong thoughts indeed.

Clay masks can also be prepared at home without any fuss, if you have the right ingredients. All salons charge a bomb when it comes to a clay mask and yet use chemical-filled products. Spend much lesser than what you pay in the salon, get all the ingredients yourself, spend a little to make these and use them at the comfort of your home.

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Coming to the ugliness, you can do it inside your room quickly and get over with. When you will get out after the clay mask session, others are sure to comment about the change in your skin tone.

So, here are three clay mask recipes that can be prepared at home and added to your skin care routine for amazing results.

MultaniMitti Face Mask

The MultaniMitti Face Mask Recipe works best if there arepimples, acne or scars on your skin. Getting the ingredients is simple and if you want, you can applythis regularly in your skin care routine.

How to prepare?

1 small bowl

2 full tablespoons of multanimitti/fullers earth

1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder

1/4th teaspoon of turmeric powder

1 tablespoon of honey

2 tablespoons of rose water

2tablespoons of vitamin E oil

• Prepare the multanimitti face mask recipe right before applying it, so that it is fresh.

• Start by putting all the ingredients (except Vitamin E oil) in the bowl in the right amount and mix. In case you think the mask is very thick, add extra rose water. In case it becomes very fluid like in nature, then add some sandalwood powder.

• Once ready, apply the multanimitti face mask all over your skin with hands or with a brush and let this remainon your skin for 15-20 minutes.

• You will find the multanimitti face mask has dried on your skin. Use the Vitamin E oil now to massage all over the skin. The oil will make it easy to remove the multanimittiface mask.

• Next, cleanse your face with water and moisturize.

Bentonite Clay Mask With Green Tea, Coconut Oil And Aloe Vera Gel

If you think your skin is really tired and dull, then this bentonite clay mask will detoxify it, extracting all the dust and pollution and adding a nice glow. You can use this bentonite clay mask twice in a month.

How to prepare?

1 small cup of strong cold Green tea (with tea bags)

2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil

1/4th cup ofbentonite clay powder (available online and in stores)

8 capsules of active charcoal

1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel

2 drops of tea tree oil

2 drops of peppermint oil

2 drops of eucalyptus oil

1 small bowl

• First, in the bowl put the bentonite clay powder and abide by the quantity, as excess of this can react on your skin.

• To the bentonite clay powder, add aloe vera gel, coconut oil, all the essential oils, and mix. At this stage, the mixture won't be smooth and be lumpy.

• Next, cut the charcoal capsules from the centreand add the fine powder in the mask bowl and mix.

• Lastly, add the green tea using a teaspoon. The green tea determines the thickness of the bentonite clay mask and therefore don't over pour, neither put less of the green tea.

• Whisk all the ingredients now to make smooth bentonite clay mask for your face.

• Put the mask bowl in the refrigeratorfor an hour before you use it. The chilled bentonite clay mask adds to the skin rejuvenation quotient.

• Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat dry. Apply the mask all over.

• Let the mask be on your face for 20minutes, until dry and wash off.

French Green Clay Face Mask

If you want an instant change in your skin complexion or want to add a glow to your skin, then you can go for this French green clay mask, whose ingredients may sound tough to get but you just need to research right.

How to prepare?

1 teaspoon of lukewarm water

1 small bowl

1/4th teaspoon of raw honey

1 teaspoon of French green clay

2 drops of sea buckthorn oil

1 drop of lavender essential oil (flavour of your choice)

1 small egg beater

• In the bowl, put the honey and beat it.

• When the honey is light in texture, add the French green clay and mix. The honey and clay together must make a thick face mask.

• To the green mask, add the essential oil and sea buckthorn oil.

• Take time to blend all the ingredients carefully to prepare the paste.

• Apply it all over your face with your hands, let it dry and wash with lukewarm water.

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Story first published: Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10:00 [IST]
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