May is strawberry month in Southern California, and I am taking full advantage. They’re super cheap at the grocery store, so I’ve been buying a pound every week and eating berry bowls for breakfast every morning. Clear skin is truly an input/output thing — what you put in is what you get out. When I eat well and use weekly face masks, my skin looks great. When I eat bad and slack off on my routine, my skin reflects the same.
Last weekend I took a couple of leftover strawberries that were about to go bad and decided to try making a homemade strawberry-honey-clay face mask. And I think I have found an easy hack for making a homemade pink clay mask! I used Aztec Indian healing clay; fresh strawberries give this mask the perfect pink-ness. It smells really good too, I found it to be a soothing and relaxing sensory experience.
Aztec Clay: detoxifier, calms inflamed skin, absorbs excess oil (source)
Strawberry: rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, gently exfoliates and brightens the skin anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, reverses damage and scarring (source)
Honey: anti-inflammatory, soothes acne, fades scars (source)
Homemade Strawberry Honey Clay Facial Mask
Aztec Indian healing clay
Mashed or blended strawberries
Plastic or wooden bowl
Plastic or wooden spoon for mixing
Mash or blend the strawberries. In a bowl, mix the Aztec clay and the strawberry pulp to create a paste. Add a squeeze of honey and continue to mix to get the right consistency.
Make sure to do a spot test first. Apply the mixture to the skin. Let sit for 10-15 minutes, until the mask tightens. Rinse thoroughly. Pat dry and apply your favorite toner, serum, and moisturizer. Enjoy your beautiful skin!