We've asked our friend Adina Grigore, author of Skin Cleanse and founder of the all natural skin care line S.W. Basics, to share with us a simple DIY cleansing mask. She uses clay as a natural detoxifier and purifier to pull out dirt. Then she adds coconut milk to soothe and hydrate irritated skin, with a final light touch of cinnamon to help kill bacteria and fight acne.
Makes: 2 batches
Prep time: 10 minutes
1/4 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
1 tablespoon dry clay of any kind
3 tablespoons coconut milk
Small mixing bowl
Mix cinnamon and clay in a small bowl. Slowly pour in coconut milk, stirring the liquid into the dry powder evenly (use a fork or whisk to break up any clumps) until it makes a paste.
Apply like a wet face scrub with a cotton ball or with your hands. You can leave it on until it dries or rinse off immediately. The mud dries out quickly, so this recipe makes about two applications. You'll want to make a fresh batch each time you use it.
Recipe by Adina Grigore
Photography by Adina Grigore