I have a wonderful recipe for a mask that helps control oily skin, especially during the summer. I saw this on Pinterest and a couple of other online places so I can't take the recipe as my own. However, this DIY Clay Mask works wonders on oily skin and on blemishes as a spot treatment.
There are only TWO simple ingredients: Apple Cider Vinegar and Bentonite Clay or "Indian Healing Clay". You can buy ACV at any grocery store and the Bentonite Clay is available at most health food stores, specialty grocery stores, and online.
I started with a bowl, a spoon ( no metal spoons), ACV, and Bentonite Clay....
I measured just enough for my face and neck. That's about three spoonfuls of ACV....
Then, two spoonfuls of Bentonite Clay. The mixture will start to bubble as you mix them together.
It will be a creamy looking mess when its all mixed together!
I applied the mask and let it dry completely. You can feel the mask working, it pulls the skin tight, so tight, you will not be able to move. lol! If that's uncomfortable, just used a thinner layer of mask.
I rinsed with lukewarm water to remove the mask. My skin felt smooth and clean. This mask is best used after you have cleansed your skin of all makeup and exfoliated with your favorite scrub. I will say that I'm not as oily as I have been in the past after using this DIY mask for a couple months along with my regular skin routine. I also make a tiny batch for my pimples when I feel a pimple under my skin before it becomes an eruption.
If you have serious skin issues, please consult your doctor or dermatologist before using this method.