If you notice deep pores on your face, you will love love love this deep pore cleansing mask recipe. While you will notice a reduction in the appearance of your pores almost immediately, there are also other powerful benefits from using this mask that every skin type can benefit from!
*Important note – make sure you get apple cider vinegar with “the mother.” The bottle should also say RAW apple cider vinegar. I use THIS kind, which can easily be found at most grocery and health food stores.
The healing clay (sometimes called green or bentonite clay) in this deep pore cleansing mask recipe is made up of minerals from the earth. It removes impurities from under the skin, giving you one of the best deep cleanings you can get! It also promotes circulation which helps with healthy cell turnover.
I personally use THIS healing clay. THIS is another option from a great company, too!
Deep Pore Cleansing Mask Recipe:Makes enough for 1 mask. Once the ingredients are mixed together, you must apply it right away.
Ingredients:2 teaspoons healing clay (I use THIS)
2 teaspoons raw apple cider vinegar (I use THIS)
Optional: 3 drops of essential oil (not necessary, but I sometimes use it for an added punch!)
Essential Oil Suggestions:Lavender for normal or sensitive skin (My favorite! I use THIS one)
Tea tree for acne prone or oily skin
Sandalwood for dry skin
Frankincense for aging or mature skin
Directions:Mix the clay with the apple cider vinegar until it forms a smooth paste. Add any essential oils if you are using them and mix again. It’s best to use a non-metal bowl and utensil. The clay works so well at pulling toxins, that it can actually pull the metal out of your dishes.
Apply the mask to your face, avoiding eyes, nostrils and mouth. Let it dry and harden on your skin for 10 minutes. Leave on for no longer than 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and apply moisturizer. I love to use Argan oil (I use THIS Argan Oil) as my moisturizer. You can read more about why I use Argan Oil in my blogpost HERE.
You will feel a tight, pulling sensation while the mask is on your face. Once you rinse it off, your face may look flushed because of the extra blood flow to your face. This is normal (and a sign that it worked well!). The redness will subside in a few minutes, up to an hour, and you’ll be left with beautiful, glowing skin.
How often should you apply this deep pore cleansing mask?Once or twice a week. If you have very oily or acne prone skin, use it three times a week.
I’ve been using this deep pore cleansing mask faithfully once a week for the past couple of years. Don’t tell him I told you, but my husband also loves using this mask. I usually mix up enough for both of us so we look ridiculous together. But we both are at skin heaven (you know, that wonderful place that’s not too dry, not too oily and no breakouts) because of it! If you give this mask a try, keep me posted on your results – I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!