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Tue Oct 24, 2017, 10:08 AM

Anyone use a clay mask for oily skin?

I know this isn't exactly a heavy topic but I wasn't sure where to ask. I was thinking of getting some clay to use to help my oily skin. There are so many kinds out there but I was looking at a basic one that you mix yourself. Any experience with this? Thanks!

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Reply Anyone use a clay mask for oily skin? (Original post)
Phentex Oct 2017 OP
CurtEastPoint Oct 2017 #1
Phentex Oct 2017 #3
CurtEastPoint Oct 2017 #5
Phentex Oct 2017 #6
Phentex Nov 2017 #7
lunasun Oct 2017 #2
Phentex Oct 2017 #4
BainsBane Nov 2017 #8

Response to Phentex (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 10:13 AM

1. Not a woman here but oily boy...

I bought some fuller's earth and there it sits. I had the same idea...mix up some on my own. Let me know if you find a good recipe.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 10:11 AM

3. Most mix with rose water or apple cider vinegar

which I have on hand. (Not the rose water.) Seems the trick is to not let it get too dry on your face or you can do more harm than good.

Fuller's earth does seem to be economical. Thanks!

Why haven't you tried it?

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Response to Phentex (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 10:22 AM

5. Lazy. I will now that you have shamed me! LOL! JK.

Thanks for the tip on apple cider vinegar!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 11:04 AM

6. Ha!

Then post a picture while wearing.

Now THAT'S shaming!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 10:40 AM

7. Curt, I did your homework for you...

I googled around and found mixed information, no pun intended.

The first mask I tried I made with a thick layer. I used a small bowl and spoon to mix. And then used my hands to apply. Then I worried about washing that stuff down the drain in our old plumbing. The mask didn't dry and I was impatient so I rinsed it off in the shower. My skin felt smoother and it did help with a small breakout I had.

I went to youtube and that's where the real help came in. Found a person who mixes a very small amount in a dixie cup and uses a makeup brush to apply. I got a nice even layer. She kept repeating how thin you wanted it to be. I mixed with a tiny bit of apple cider vinegar and water. It dried nicely on my face and was easy to wash off. You can either throw the small cup away and rinse the brush or let the rest of the mix harden, crack it out into the trash and reuse the cup if you want. With such a small amount, it will be very economical to use.

I'm going to keep trying it and see if I notice a difference over time.

Try it!

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 10:33 AM

2. French clay but if super oily try bentonite clay . Adding sulphur drys and is good for breakouts

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Response to lunasun (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 10:11 AM

4. Good to know...

there are so many different kinds, I wasn't sure where to start.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 05:52 PM

8. Yes, but dont let it dry on your skin

Because even oily skin needs hydration. Also the CosRX oil-free moisturizer is good, and you can get it for less than $15 on Amazon. Itís made from birch sap.

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