Everyone has their go-to method of winding down after a long day of work. Maybe it’s doing a quick yoga sesh, grabbing a book, or—quite possibly the best option—putting on a face mask and spending some quality time with Netflix. Especially if it’s one that involves bentonite clay.
Brit Winsett, the blogger behind Celery and the City, has made it her mission over the years to provide her followers will a no-BS approach to all things health and wellness. Aside from schooling the world on mold toxicity and adrenal fatigue—with plenty of humor along the way—she’s also a trustworthy source when it comes to finding skincare solutions that actually work. And bentonite clay, one of her most recent favorites, is a longtime skin-healer due to its anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties.
“Bentonite clay is formed from volcanic ash that was once exposed to seawater, at which point it absorbed a lot of minerals. It’s been used since ancient times for its ability to bind to toxins internally and externally,” she shared on Instagram. “Your skin will feel amazingly soft and decongested after. It’s a gentle detox with no irritation.”
After grabbing the mask of your choice—Winsett recommends the Indian Healing Clay ($10, amazon.com)—she shared exactly how to customize the perfect mask according to your skin type or needs. Use her formulas ahead for a glowy, hydrated complexion.
Make the Perfect Bentonite Clay Face Mask
Detox: 2 Tbsp clay + 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Sensitive: 2 Tbsp clay + 1 Tbsp water + 1 Tbsp rosewater
Dry/Blemish-Prone: 2 Tbsp clay + 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar + 1 Tbsp jojoba
Instructions: Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Spritz afterward with rosewater to rebalance PH, hydrate, and soothe redness.
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