People ask us all the time, “What else can I put in my Klei mask besides water?” Well, there are a lot of skin loving ingredients that you can add! I like to call them “boosts”, because they either amplify the results of the mask, or target other skin concerns that the mask itself does not cover. Our clay masks are a great DIY skincare base, read below to find some of our fav DIY recipes!
Clarify is my favorite mask, because it gently cleanses and clears your skin. However, sometimes when I need a little extra oomf, I like to pair it with Thayer’s Witch Hazel and a little bit of Clarify Oil. If you’re looking for extra clarifying power, witch hazel is a great addition. If hydration and deep pore cleansing are your concerns, the Clarify Oil is excellent, as it’ll give the mask a medicated 2% Salicylic acid boost, while adding extra moisture.
- Add 1 ½ teaspoon of the Clarify clay powder to a mixing bowl.
- Squeeze a full pipette of Clarify Oil into the bowl.
- Add ½ teaspoon of witch hazel into the mixture.
- Stir until it creates a thick paste and the clay powder has completely dissolved.
Nourish is already a powerhouse for super sensitive skin, but try adding oats and yogurt to give the mask a boost. The lactic acid in the yogurt will help in gentle exfoliating dead skin cells and tighten pores, while helping to reduce fine lines. Oats help to soothe and calm skin irritations.
- Add 1 ½ teaspoon of the Nourish clay powder to a mixing bowl.
- Add a nickel-sized amount of yogurt into the bowl.
- Add two pinches of oats to your mixture.
- Stir until it creates a fluffy paste and the clay powder has completely dissolved.
Brighten is unique in the sense that it circulates blood flow and exfoliates with fruit enzymes. I love using this before a night out or the day before a big event. To boost its glowing properties, we recommend adding even more honey to the mix. Honey is great for acne because it is antibacterial, anti-aging because of its antioxidants, and a powerful glow maker! For an even more intense glow, we recommend adding chamomile tea. Chamomile is known to fade acne scars and is both anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.
- Add a 1 ½ teaspoons of clay powder to a mixing bowl.
- Add a dime size amount of honey into the bowl.
- Steep a tea bag of chamomile in hot water for 5-10 minutes.
- Squeeze the tea bag before tossing it out to get every last drop of the goodness.
- Once the water is at an appropriate temperature for facial application, pour a teaspoon into the clay and honey mixture.
- Stir until it creates a paste and the clay powder has completely dissolved. Feel free to add more clay powder if desired.