DIY Beauty: Lucky Green Goddess Clay Mask
A lot of clay masks might leave your face feeling dry with a greasy residue. Why can’t there be a mask that detoxifies and nourishes? It shouldn’t have to be one or the other! Just like Olive + M’s Cleansing Oil, this Lucky Green Goddess Clay Mask will help get rid of damaging toxins and leave your skin feeling nourished, clean, and soft.
Ingredients like bentonite clay pull toxins and impurities from the skin, while avocado revitalizes the skin with Vitamin A, E, and K, among others. Green tea works with the bentonite clay to brighten skin with high antioxidant levels, B2, and Vitamin E. Lastly, olive oil’s antibacterial properties help fight skin infection, such as acne.
Enough to make 1-2 face masks.
- Lime, juiced (2 teaspoons)
- 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 teaspoons bentonite clay
You’ll also need a non-metal bowl and spoon for measuring and mixing your bentonite clay into the mask ingredients.
How to Make at Home:
- Grind avocado in a bowl with the back of a fork or a muddler until smooth. Be sure there aren’t any chunks left — you’ll want your mask to be smooth so that the ingredients can bind.
- Add lime juice and olive oil to avocado paste and mix.
- In a separate, non-metal bowl, add bentonite clay and matcha green tea powder and mix thoroughly. Once combined, the two should be bright green.
- Transfer the avocado mixture to the non-metal bowl, but do not mix.
- Add 1/4 cup water, and mix all ingredients together until completely smooth and bright green.
If you don’t have a non-metal measuring device to transfer the bentonite clay, you can wait until the final step to add in your clay, pouring into the mixture until there is a paste-like consistency.
- Before application, use a warm, wet washcloth to clean your face and open your pores.
- Use your hands to apply the mask directly to your face.
- Apply an even layer all over your face, avoiding the hairline and eyes.
- During the drying period, the mask may become tight — this is normal for clay masks!
- Let the mask sit for 20-30 minutes and then rinse with warm water.