Apple Cider Vinegar Acne Clay Mask Facial Friday #37
It is Friday! This is a quick post on a mask I have been seeing everywhere lately. It is a brightening and tightening apple cider vinegar clay mask. Read all the way to the end for this mask recipe, benefits, and my experience.
Apple Cider Vinegar Acne Clay Mask Ingredients
1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Clay of your choice
1 Tablespoon Water
5 drop Essential oil of your choice
Mix all ingredients together well. Apply and wear for 5- 15 minutes.
The texture of this mask reminds me of the Elizavecca Asian Bubble Clay Mask, I did a review on the mask in a previous post. This mask has a smooth texture and did not bubble at all.
This week I did a facial session with my bestie. Our focus was on treating acne and I wanted to create a mask that would help. In this mask I added some tea tree oil which is known for its high the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It is also a good choice for oily and damaged skin. I used clay that would help tighten and draw out toxins in the skin. Lastly, the apple cider vinegar is antibacterial, anti fungal, and anti viral making this a perfect addition to this mask.
Applying the Mask
For Sonia, I did apply a thicker layer of this mask on her face than I did on mine. I really wanted the ingredients to seep in and penetrate her skin. When apple cider vinegar is made, acetic acid is formed, it is considered an AHA acid. AHA’s work from the bottom up meaning this will go deep to the lower layer of skin and work out the problems.
I used a thinner layer that dried within ten minutes and got super tight! Along with a good exfoliator I love tightening mask. The only issue I experienced was from the apple cider vinegar. Once I removed the mask my face turned beet red. We could not stop laughing at how red I got. I remember my first attempt using apple cider vinegar, I called Sonia in a panic because my face turned so red I thought I may have burned my skin.
I look like I just took a spin class! My face was much more red than this picture shows. Sonia’s reaction is the total opposite of mine and she uses Apple Cider Vinegar regularly. I am thinking our ph balances are opposite. Usually, I have a reaction to anything that is too acidic. I thought it was just internally I have issues with acidity but this second Apple Cider Vinegar Acne Mask attempt left my skin red also.