Facial masks have probably been one of the hardest things for me to adapt in my skincare regimen. I had a terrible experience with a brand 3 years ago and it has really made me paranoid since then. My skin got so terrible after using that mask and it took about 4-5 months to heal. One day I will share the story. So moving forward I decided to stick to natural based or DIY face masks as I have very sensitive and acne prone skin. I’m afraid to react to products again.
I did a lot of research on natural clay masks and I finally found what works for me. I saw a fellow blogger on instagram use clay mask from a particular brand and I asked her about the brand and she actually recommended a more natural one since she hadn’t used that product long enough to give me a proper review. It was bentonite clay but I couldn’t order to get it on time so I had to source it locally. In the market its known as “Ayilor” or “Shile”. I mix it with water and a drop of tea tree essential oil. It has been so helpful.
It has become a favourite as it cleans and detoxifies my skin. I have noticed that it has minimized the appearance of my pores. I’ve also noticed a glow in my skin. Usually when something is good or works for me I tend to abuse it a lot but I’m trying to be disciplined so I only mask twice a week. When I first started I used it four times a week. I’ve been doing this for about two months and it has been working for me.