Coconut Clay Face Mask for Glowing Skin

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Post-baby, my face hasn’t been as kind to me as it once was. Random acne outbreaks, blotchy complexion, oily skin one day and dry as a bone the next… So I’ve been taking some pains to pamper myself and get this shiz under control!
I’ve been experimenting with different natural home remedies and ingredients from skin care, and I have settled on my favorites. The other day I decided why not throw all my favorite TOGETHER for an epic face mask of awesome? (I usually use all these beauties separately..)
This is now going to be a REGULAR in my pampering routine! Check it out!

You Will Need

1 tablespoon bentonite clay (I use Redmond’s Clay)
3 tablespoons coconut milk
8 drops of argan oil
In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients, giving the clay time to absorb the coconut milk.
Then, just apply a thin layer (about 1/8 inch thick) over your face and neck areas, allow to dry for 20-30 minutes. You’ll feel the clay shrinking down on your skin, its kind of trippy. Once the clay has dried to a white color and started cracking, just remove with warm water!

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Why These Ingredients

Bentonite Clay –

Bentonite clay has been used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes since ancient times. I prefer to use Redmond’s Bentonite Clay because it is a natural, edible healing clay with no additives, chemicals or preservatives.
At a molecular level, bentonite clay has a negative electrical charge. The formation of bentonite resembles teeny tiny business card shapes, with negatively charged wide surfaces and positively charged edges, providing a surprisingly high surface area and powerful drawing effects. Since nature hates a lonely ionic bond, each negatively charged ion attracts a substance carrying a positively charged ion. As most toxins, heavy metals and free radicals are positively charged, the clay eagerly pulls out the toxins by adsorption, naturally ridding your skin of these harmful elements.
Additionally, bentonite is one of the only clay’s with the ability to absorb toxins as well as adsorb them. So while working as toxin magnet, bentonite clay also works as a sponge, soaking in infections and harmful toxins into the core of the clay, to be eliminated as waste.
Bentonite is one power puncher for your skins overall health and well-being. This powerful clay helps to clarify skin, remove excess oil, shrink pores, draw out toxins, tone skin, remove impurities, and deep clean. AND it’s safe for all skin types!

Coconut Milk –

Coconut milk is a liquid extracted from grated coconut. (Don’t confuse it with coconut water, which is obtained from inside the coconut shells!) The milk is rich in vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 as well as iron, selenium, calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus which contribute to a smooth and radiant skin.
The distinctive fatty acids coconut milk contains – particularly lauric acid – makes coconut milk antibacterial and antiviral. Both of these properties help fight free radicals that skin is often exposed to, and helps gives skin an overall firmer appearance.
The fatty acids are also moisturizing and nourishing. It’s exceptionally great for oily skin because the fatty acids that coconut milk is known for are naturally antiseptic and do not have a habit of clogging pores, meaning you can clean and hydrate your skin at the same time.
Coconut milk also improves skin elasticity due to its copper and vitamin C content. These nutrients slow down the ageing process of your skin and body by maintaining flexibility and elasticity of the skin and blood vessels. Thus, it prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots.

Argan Oil –

With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is the ideal product to give skin a natural boost! It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturizer.
One of the main reasons that argan oil is so healing, is that it is rich with vitamin A and vitamin E. However, argan oil is also packed with anti-oxidants, Omega-6 fatty acids, and linoleic acid. Research shows that when applied to skin, it eases inflammation while moisturizing the skin.
When applied externally, trocopherol from the vitamin E helps to boost cell production while promoting healthy skin. As with coconut milk, the vitamin A and vitamin E can help to reduce fine wrinkles and sagging skin, and keep skin looking young, fresh and glowing!

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Give it a try! I love this face mask and just had to share with you guys! <3

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls.

Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

42 thoughts on “Coconut Clay Face Mask for Glowing Skin

  • 7 December, 2015 at 11:52 pm
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    Wowza this is fabulous!! I love it! I need it too. Thank you for sharing!

    • 8 December, 2015 at 4:02 pm
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      <3

  • 8 December, 2015 at 12:07 am
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    I was looking for a new face mask to try out…this one looks like it’s very beneficial 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • 8 December, 2015 at 3:47 pm
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      It is, my face is sooooo soft and smooth afterwards! It also sucks all the excess oil out of budding acne!

  • 8 December, 2015 at 12:46 am
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    Wow … must say I haven’t used a face mask in years …
    I think our hormones post baby often take longer to calm down than we first think, and they can often cause havoc with our skin and body.

    But your mask does sound amazing.

    All the best Jan

    • 8 December, 2015 at 3:49 pm
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      I keep waiting for things to normalize and regulate, but I am afraid this might be my new normal..ugh…

  • 8 December, 2015 at 1:47 am
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    I love doing face masks, so I’m putting this on my to-do list 🙂

    • 8 December, 2015 at 3:49 pm
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      Let me know how you like it!! <3

    • 8 December, 2015 at 4:06 pm
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      Be sure to check back in and let me know if it works for you!! <3

  • 8 December, 2015 at 12:49 pm
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    Gingi, this sounds like a divine face mask… I haven’t used a clay one for years… I do love the feeling of it on my skin with drying… it feels like it tightens everything up… I will have to try this out.. Where do you purchase the bentonite clay? I will have to research that on line xox

    • 8 December, 2015 at 3:59 pm
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      Yeah, the tightening effect is awesome.. and my skin does look and feel tighter afterward! And so soft! I get my clay off of Amazon, and I love using Redmond brand!

  • 8 December, 2015 at 1:35 pm
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    Sounds so indulgent – and we are really heading into rough weather up here in the Northeast, so time for a little skin pampering for sure:)

    • 8 December, 2015 at 4:07 pm
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      Usually we have rough air here in winter, but its still feeling like summer / autumn… it doesnt feel like Christmas at all! ugh!

    • 8 December, 2015 at 4:01 pm
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      Amazon.com is my go to online source for goodies.. <3

  • 8 December, 2015 at 2:34 pm
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    mmm … my face could use a little glowing right about now!

    ;-{

    • 8 December, 2015 at 4:09 pm
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      Oh pfft, your face is always glowing and gorgeous! 😉

  • 8 December, 2015 at 5:58 pm
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    wow I love this! I’ve been needing a new face mask idea because of nothing working so far..can’t wait to try it!

    xo,

    • 8 December, 2015 at 8:13 pm
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      Let me know what you think!! <3

  • 8 December, 2015 at 7:45 pm
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    I know that coconut has all these wonderful properties, but I just can’t stand the smell of it. Do you know of a good substitution?

    • 8 December, 2015 at 8:14 pm
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      You can always use just plain ol water to hydrate the clay, but really, you cant smell the coconut milk all that much!

  • 9 December, 2015 at 1:13 am
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    Oooo this sounds like something I wanna do on a GiGi Night In… With movies & PJs! 😉

    • 9 December, 2015 at 2:39 pm
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      Doooooooooooooooo it!!!!! <3

  • 9 December, 2015 at 2:52 am
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    I tend to love clay masks in general. I feel like they get me carded at the store! Just like I want. Dewy skin.

    • 9 December, 2015 at 2:40 pm
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      LOL, I still get carded. All. The. Time. Maybe shes born with it? Maybe its the… COCONUT CLAY MASK??? hehehe…

  • 9 December, 2015 at 5:38 am
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    I love this idea! I used to be really good about coconut oil (I have super oily skin) but haven’t used it as much lately. Will have to check out the clay!

    • 9 December, 2015 at 2:43 pm
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      Yeah, I jumped on the coconut craze just recently.. took me long enough!

  • 9 December, 2015 at 7:05 am
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    I’ve never made my own face mask before but this sounds simple enough. I’ve never been blessed with very good skin unfortunately.

    • 9 December, 2015 at 2:44 pm
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      Try it! Its so easy and a little bit goes a really long way!

  • 9 December, 2015 at 1:41 pm
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    Wow, such a great mask recipe dear!! Thanks a lot!
    Have a lovely day!

    • 9 December, 2015 at 2:44 pm
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      <3

    • 15 December, 2015 at 6:02 pm
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      <3

  • 10 December, 2015 at 1:22 pm
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    Having recently been diagnosed with rosacea I’m on the look out for natural products like this so thank you for sharing these recipes. Now I just need to track down the bentonite clay you mention.

    • 15 December, 2015 at 6:02 pm
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      Id recommend Redmond Clay, its suuuuper great for healing skin!

  • 8 April, 2016 at 6:53 pm
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    Hi, I do think this is a great blog. I stumbled upon it I will revisit once again since I have saved as a favorite it.

  • 6 July, 2016 at 8:40 am
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    Hi there, I noticed you mentioned you have occasional breakouts, and I wanted to say that Argan Oil isn’t the best for acne prone skin. Evening Primrose Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, or Rosehip Oil are better options due to their concentrations of linoleic acid, which acne-prone skin is typically deficient in. Argan and coconut oil contain oleic acid, which has been proven to be the oil that is produced in excess and causes breakouts. Check out this article I found, it’s gotten me on the track of healing my acne!! (I promise I’m not related to this blogger in any way, not trying to promote her lol) http://www.minimalistbeauty.com/oils-specifically-for-acne-prone-skin/

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