BEST WINTER FACE MASK

It’s winter in Wyoming! So, my face looks like the desert—dry and cracked.

Also, it’s the holidays! So, my face is breaking out due to eating all the foods I don’t normally have, and the stress of travelling.

Yes, the combo of flaky skin and zits is truly as attractive as it sounds.

Below I have included my recipe for my absolute favorite face mask that combats both of these problems. It’s truly been a life saver. Oh, and it’s super affordable. Which I love as a true blogger on a budget (I sincerely hope every time you see me write that you think of me as a balla’ on a budget, as well).

097Here’s what you need:

½ tsp Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

½ tsp Apple cider vinegar

½ tsp Honey

Here’s what you do:

Mix all of the ingredients together in a little bowl and then slather it all over your face. I prefer to apply it using an old foundation brush (it’s just less messy for me), but your fingers will work perfectly fine. You can leave this mask on anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 minutes. Then, rinse it off using warm water and apply your normal face moisturizer.

Here’s why I love it:

  • It clears up any zits I may have or any that are starting to form
  • It leaves my skin feeling hydrated, rather than stripped down
  • It isn’t runny on my face—once I’ve applied the mixture I can go about whatever chores or Netflix watching I want and it doesn’t get everywhere
  • The honey makes the apple cider vinegar smell much less in-your-face-disgusting
Here's the bog-ified version of my evening relaxing while using my face mask.
Here’s the bog-ified version of my evening relaxing while using my face mask.
Here's what I really did: watched Netflix, drank a beer, ate a cookie, and wrestled my blanket away from Teton.
Here’s what I really did: watched Netflix, drank a beer, ate a cookie, and wrestled my blanket away from Teton.

I use this mask at least once, sometimes twice, a week during the winter and I love it. Now, even if you don’t have the same particular skin issues or skin type as I do I highly recommend getting the Aztec Clay.

It’s super affordable (and I’m talking for real affordable—not fancy-shmancy skin care ‘affordable’—you get a whole pound tub of this stuff for about 8 bucks on Amazon). But, more importantly it’s super versatile. The most basic recipe mixes equal parts clay and water, which works well to clear off a little blemish. But, there are also tons and tons more recipes that are suited exactly for your skin type all over the internet. Personally, I used this mask without the honey for months, and while I still loved how it helped clear up my skin, I did notice I needed some serious, heavy-duty moisturizer afterwards. The honey was the game-changer for me. I’m sure there’s the perfect recipe out there for you, too.

Take some time to relax and treat yo’self during all of your holiday prep. I pop this mask on when I’m washing dishes from all my holiday baking, when I’m wrapping presents, when I’m online shopping, and of course when I’m watching the last season of Parks and Rec on Hulu.

Please let me know if you have any masks you swear by for that problem winter skin. I would love to add some new ones to my collection.

Thanks for reading,

Sydney