My skin has been doing great lately, but I was bored and decided to make up a mud mask. I used a couple different types of clay to make this one up, along with some oils and bay leaves.
First of all I started out by boiling down about 5 Bay Leaves in some water. I let them steep for about 5 mins and then turned the burner off.
In a bowl I mixed some French Green Clay and some Pink Kaolin Clay. Next I added a little bit of Cranberry Seed Oil, Orchid Extract, and Tea Tree Oil. I mixed these well together to make a gummy kind of paste. Added some of the Bay Leaf Water, realized I'd diluted it a little too much and added some more French Green Clay.
I applied this with a brush and let it dry for 15 mins. I washed off with warm water and let it dry. I have to say, this really dried my skin up! No oily residue what so ever. It left it a little dryer than I'd like, so I think this would be a great mask for someone with oily skin. The biggest difference I noticed was in the texture of my skin. It felt so incredibly smooth! Even this morning when I woke up I still noticed how smooth my face was. I think that's pretty great! Now all I need to do is find a great moisturizer that doesn't make my skin break out and this will be right on the money!.
I did get made fun of for putting this on. My little "old" partner out here told me I should go hide in my bedroom because I looked retarded. But I wore my mud mask loud and proud! Anyways, I love mud masks, and I bet with a little formulation I'll have this mask down to a science for my skin in no time at all!