Deep Pore Cleansing Mask
If you notice deep pores on your face, you will love love love this deep pore cleansing mask recipe. While you will notice a reduction in the appearance of your pores almost immediately, there are also other powerful benefits from using this mask that every skin type can benefit from!
The raw apple cider vinegar in the mask restores your skin’s natural pH, which is amazing for all skin types. If your skin’s pH is out of balance, then you will most likely break out, or your pores will get clogged or your skin might get itchy and dry. But when your skin’s pH is in balance, your skin will be at the perfect place of not too dry and not too oily. That is skin heaven and the apple cider vinegar in this deep pore cleansing mask helps us get there 🙂
*Important note – make sure you get apple cider vinegar with “the mother.” The bottle should also say RAW apple cider vinegar. I use THIS kind, which can easily be found at most grocery and health food stores.
The healing clay (sometimes called green or bentonite clay) in this deep pore cleansing mask recipe is made up of minerals from the earth. It removes impurities from under the skin, giving you one of the best deep cleanings you can get! It also promotes circulation which helps with healthy cell turnover.
So as you can see, this deep pore cleansing mask packs a powerful punch! Use it one to two times a week (if you have acne prone skin, you can use it up to 3 times a week) and in two to three weeks, sometimes sooner, you’ll notice far less breakouts, smoother, more even skin and a huge reduction in the appearance of your pores. It’s easy, it’s very inexpensive and it will seriously give you one of the best facials you can get. Your skin will love you for it!
Deep Pore Cleansing Mask Recipe:
Makes enough for 1 mask. Once the ingredients are mixed together, you must apply it right away.
Optional: 3 drops of essential oil (not necessary, but I sometimes use it for an added punch!)
Essential Oil Suggestions:
Tea tree for acne prone or oily skin
Sandalwood for dry skin
Frankincense for aging or mature skin
Mix the clay with the apple cider vinegar until it forms a smooth paste. Add any essential oils if you are using them and mix again. It’s best to use a non-metal bowl and utensil. The clay works so well at pulling toxins, that it can actually pull the metal out of your dishes.
Apply the mask to your face, avoiding eyes, nostrils and mouth. Let it dry and harden on your skin for 10 minutes. Leave on for no longer than 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and apply moisturizer. I love to use Argan oil (I use THIS Argan Oil) as my moisturizer. You can read more about why I use Argan Oil in my blogpost HERE.
You will feel a tight, pulling sensation while the mask is on your face. Once you rinse it off, your face may look flushed because of the extra blood flow to your face. This is normal (and a sign that it worked well!). The redness will subside in a few minutes, up to an hour, and you’ll be left with beautiful, glowing skin.
How often should you apply this deep pore cleansing mask?
Once or twice a week. If you have very oily or acne prone skin, use it three times a week.
I’ve been using this deep pore cleansing mask faithfully once a week for the past couple of years. Don’t tell him I told you, but my husband also loves using this mask. I usually mix up enough for both of us so we look ridiculous together. But we both are at skin heaven (you know, that wonderful place that’s not too dry, not too oily and no breakouts) because of it! 🙂 If you give this mask a try, keep me posted on your results – I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!