How to Make a Homemade Facial Mud Mask

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If you want to give your face a spa-like treatment at home, a mud mask is a necessity. Don’t head out to the backyard with a shovel and pail to gather up mud. Mud masks are actually made of cosmetic clay, which you can buy at most major retailers. A mud mask cleans dirt and grime out of your pores while nourishing your skin and drawing out toxins, dead cells and excess oil. Use a homemade facial mud mask one a week to give your mug a deep cleaning without spending a fortune at the spa.

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Pour 1 tablespoon of milk, filtered water or cooled green tea into a bowl. If your skin is dry, use milk. If it’s oily, use water. Use green tea if you’re looking for an anti-aging effect to combat wrinkles and fine lines.

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Add 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and mix well.

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Stir in 2 tablespoons of cosmetic clay. Add the clay gradually and stir constantly as you’re adding it.

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Mix in one egg white and a few drops of chamomile, apricot or rose essential oil. Stir well with a spoon to thoroughly mix all the ingredients.

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Wash your face well with your regular facial cleanser. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

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Spread the mask onto your face using your fingers. Apply the paste in a thick layer, avoiding the lips and eye areas. Follow up by moisturizing your skin.

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Leave the mud mask on your face for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse it off with a washcloth and warm water.