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Video:How to Make a Mud Mask

with Ren Allen

If you're trying to make your own mud mask with actual mud from your yard, you're doing it wrong. Follow these easy steps to make a mud mask that will nourish your skin.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make a Mud Mask

Hi! This is Ren Allen, with Faces by Ren Professional Makeup Artistry, and today, I am going to show you how to make a chocolate mud mask from ingredients commonly found in your kitchen. This mask will deeply infuse a skin with antioxidants. So let's get started.

Mud Mask Ingredients

For this one you are going to want:
  • 2 tablespoons of Bentonite clay; Bentonite clay is actually bought by many companies so just pick your favorite; it can also be purchased online
  • 2 tablespoons of Hershey's or whatever your favorite cocoa powder is
  • 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt; I prefer organic when I am doing things on my face
  • If you want a little extra exfoliation with this mask, about a teaspoon of sea salt will help exfoliate the skin and I like the natural sea salt with this mask
  • You are going to add just enough mineral water to this mixture to turn it into a thick paste. So just adjust it according to the amount of moisture in your yogurt. It will affect how much mineral water you need, and I like to buy a good brand of mineral water like Perrier. Get a little fizzy action there.

Applying the Mud Mask

There is your chocolate mud mask. I am using a foundation brush that you can pick up from just about any cosmetic counter or may be supply store. This particular mask, because of the ingredients in it, if you store it in a jar will store in your fridge for about a week. And as you are applying the mask, avoid the eye area, of course, and once you have an even layer this applied, let this one sit for about 10 to 12 minutes is all. It works very quickly. And because Bentonite clay brings the blood to the surface, it can cause a little bit of redness in the skin, so you want to try this mask for the first time in the evening. So we'll let that dry now for 10 minutes. So now we are going to remove the mud mask. As you can see, the areas where it's completely dry, it does change color, you don't have to wait for it to dry completely though. If you are going to use a wet warm wash cloth on this, you might want to just set it on and kind of let some of the moisture absorb back into the mask. This can also be removed in the shower with some more warm running water, and of course your whole bathroom is going to smell like chocolate. Your skin should feel very, very soft after using this mask. And then your pores would be very, very clean.

And that's how you make a chocolate mud mask right at home.
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