If you are looking for a gentle masque for the summer, here is a simple, quick recipe.

3 tablespoons kaolin clay

2 tablespoons jojoba oil

2 drops chamomile essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil

Combine all ingredients and apply to a clean face.  Leave on for 10 minutes.  Remove masque with tepid water, spritz on a lavender mist and moisturize.

Kaolin clay is good for detoxifying the skin and it helps to soak up excess oil without leaving the skin too dry.  Jojoba oil is close to the natural oil found in our skin.  Lavender and chamomile essential oils are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.  This masque is good to use even if you are experiencing an active acne breakout.

Reference:

Fuller, D. R. (2012). Cool Treatments for Summertime Heat. Les Nouvelles Esthetique & Spa, 105-106.

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